The principle of science, the definition, almost,
is the following: The test of all knowledge is experiment. Experiment is the sole judge of scientific
'truth'. But what is the source of knowledge? Where do the laws that are to be tested come from?
Experiment, itself, helps to produce these laws, in the sense that it gives us hints.
I am interested in large-scale, longitudinal experimental research on computer networks and
distributed systems. The goals of my research is to understand networks and
the distributed systems we build on them from the perspective of users at the edge of
the network, and improve and design systems based on the gained insight.
My research group is one of the few in the world for which ``impact'' is measured from thousands
to million of users of our technologies. We have released over 15 software artifacts
and datasets, many of which have gained large, world-wide adoption. For instance, our popular
Ono software, a realization of the work presented at SIGCOMM 2008, has nearly 1.5 million
users as of December, 2014. Dasu, a more recent released aimed at broadband characterization
and network experimentation presented at NSDI 2013, was adopted by more than 100k users in just
over a year. One of our latest software release -- namehelp, an end-host solution to the
problematic interaction between public DNS services and content distribution problem (IMC 2012),
has been installed by over 144k users since October 2012. Our latest release is
a Chrome extension to characterize and improve your Web quality of experience in-flight.
Fabián E. Bustamante is a Professor of Computer Science
University and Lead Scientist at Phenix,
a Chicago-baserd startup focused on real-time video streaming, at scale. Fabián
completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia
Institute of Technology in 2001.
Before going to Georgia Tech, he studied and taught at the Universidad Nacional de La Patagonia
San Juan Bosco (Argentina), from which he received both a
3-year and a 5-year-and-project degrees in computer science. His
research interests span several areas of experimental systems,
with a focus on networking and distributed systems. As part of their work,
he and his research group have released tens of open-source systems that
together have gained over 1.5 million users worldwide. Fabián is an ACM and
IEEE senior member, a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award and the Science
Foundation of Ireland E.T.S. Walton Visitor Award.
Affiliated Faculty - Northwestern
Institute on Complex Systems - founded in 2004 with the
goals of uncovering fundamental principles governing complex
systems in science, technology, and human behavior and
applying these principles to solve societally relevant
problems through the analysis, design, and control of complex
Affiliated Faculty -
Northwestern Universtiy Transportation Center - a leading
interdisciplinary education and research institution
dedicated, since 1954, to the long-term improvement of
domestic and international systems for the movements of
materials, people, energy, and information.
Jeanine and I run long distance (marathons, half-marathons, and 10k).
I train using the advanced plan from Hansons Brothers, which I highly recommend. For years I used a program that closely
follows Pfitzinger and Douglas in Advanced
marathoning and one season I tried the Furman's
FIRST three-days+cross marathon plan, but had to go back to the old approach -- long