Internet and Networked Systems

Computer networks teams explore sensor networks and cyber security, along with network infrastructure, design and simulation, among other thrusts. Our researchers emphasize both theory and practice across a wide range of technologies and potential uses. For example, current initiatives include research, development and applications in security testbeds; cyber infrastructure for self-sustaining sensor networks; and Internet measurement and monitoring.

Our principal focus areas: Internet infrastructure and network architecture; networked systems cybersecurity, cyber-physical systems and the smart grid, network simulation, protocol design, traffic and performance modeling; congestion control, high-speed communications and embedded systems.

Led by John Wroclawski, the group’s work includes the highly regarded DETER cybersecurity research and testbed project. We also work closely with ISI’s artificial intelligence and distributed systems experts, as well as with multiple departments in USC’s nationally ranked Viterbi School of Engineering.