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.
Nick Feamster and I co-chaired the ACM Internet Measurement Conference 2020. Among the many changes we introduced to the review process, the use of a Review Task Force and Early Rejections seem to be popular and have been adopted by several other great conferences since.
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.
Winter 2022 CS-497 Distributed Systems in Challenging Environments: A seminar reviewing interesting ideas and ongoing projects that are pushing distributed systems into new and challenging domains. This year the course will focus on the Internet’s own challenging environment, from connectivity and censorship to natural disasters and environmental impact. Mon/Wed 9:30-10:50AM
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