[RIDING THE WAVES OF INNOVATION: CENIC's 2009 Annual Conference]








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GURU PARULKAR of Stanford and Clean Slate to speak -- Learn more!

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[Monday Keynote Speaker: Guru Parulkar, Stanford University]

Monday March 9, 2009: Guru Parulkar, Stanford University

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Dr. Parulkar has been active in the field of networking for more than 20 years and has worked in academia, start-ups, a large company, a top-tier venture capital firm, and a federal funding agency (NSF).

Dr. Parulkar joined Stanford University in August 2007 as Executive Director of its new research program on the Clean Slate Design for the Internet and as a consulting professor of Electrical Engineering.

On his web site, he states that his professional life "has been a great ride so far, full of opportunities to learn, contribute, create value, work with great people, and have fun in the process." CENIC is absolutely delighted to welcome Dr. Parulkar to RIDING THE WAVES OF INNOVATION , and we look forward to the insights that his Keynote Address will provide to the California K-20 research and education community.


The Clean Slate Design for the Internet is a research program centered at Stanford University that asks and then seeks to answer the questions: "With what we know today, if we were to start again with a clean slate, how would we design a global communications infrastructure?", and "How should the Internet look in 15 years?"

The program's mission is to essentially "reinvent the Internet" so that the Internet of the future can:

  • overcome fundamental architectural limitations (e.g. lack of security and mobility support) of today's Internet,
  • incorporate new technologies (e.g. sensor networks, optical networks),
  • enable new class of applications and services (e.g. content dissemination, sensorized physical world, large scale virtual world environments), and
  • continue to be a platform for innovations and thus be an engine for economic growth and prosperity for the society.