Kamil Sarac

Associate Professor - Computer Science
ksarac@utdallas.edu
972-883-2337
ECS4207
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Computer Science
University of California at Santa Barbara - 2002
M.S. - Computer Science
University of California Santa Barbara - 1997
B.S. - Computer Engineering
Middle East Technical University - 1994

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • Computer networks
  • Network and service monitoring and Internet measurements
  • Overlay networks
  • Network security and denial-of-service defense
  • Broadcast in ad hoc networks
  • Group communication and IP multicast

Publications

Adaptive Information Coding for Secure and Reliable Wireless Telesurgery Communications, M.E. Tozal, Y. Wang, E. Al-Shaer, K. Sarac, B. Thuraisingham, B-T. Chu, MONET, (to appear). forthcoming - Publication
Polynomial Time Solution to Minimum Forwarding Set Problem in Wireless Networks under Disk Coverage Model, M. Baysan, K. Sarac, and R. Chandrasekaran, Ad Hoc Networks Journal, Vol.10, No. 7, pp. 1253-1266, September 2012. 2012 - Publication
PalmTree: An IP Alias Resolution Algorithm with Linear Probing Complexity, M.E. Tozal and K. Sarac, Computer Communications, Vol. 34, No. 5, pp. 658-669, April 2011. 2011 - Publication
A Survey on the Design, Applications and Enhancements of Application Layer Overlay Network, J. Kurian and K. Sarac, ACM Computing Surveys, Vol.43, No.1, pp.5.1-5.34, November 2010. 2010 - Publication
Toward a Practical Packet Marking Approach for IP Traceback, C. Gong and K. Sarac, International Journal of Network Security, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 271-281, March 2009. 2009 - Publication
A Polynomial Time Solution to Minimum Forwarding Set Problem in Wireless Networks under Unit Disk Coverage Model, M. Baysan, K. Sarac, R. Chandrasekaran, and S. Bereg, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (to appear). 2009 - Publication
Analyzing Router Responsiveness to Measurement Probes, M. Gunes and K. Sarac, Passive and Active Measurement Conference, Seoul, Korea, April 2009. 2009 - Publication
Defending Network-Based Services Against Denial of Service Attacks, J. Kurian and K. Sarac, International Journal on Network Security, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 186-200, September 2009. 2009 - Publication
A SIP Security Testing Framework, H. Srinivasan and K. Sarac, IEEE CCNC, Security for Consumer Electronics Communications Track, Las Vegas, NV, USA, January 2009. 2009 - Publication
Resolving IP Aliases in Building Traceroute-Based Internet Maps, M. Gunes and K. Sarac,  IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, (to appear). 2009 - Publication

Appointments

Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2002–Present]
Research Assistant
UC Santa Barbara [1998–2002]
Teaching Assistant
UC Santa Barbara [1997–2000]

Projects

Variable Power Broadcasting in Ad Hoc Networks
2006–2006 IEEE International Conference on Communication, Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2006.
Resolving IP Aliases in Building Traceroute-Based Internet Maps
2007–2007 Invited talk at Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey, May 23, 2007.
Intersection Characteristics of End-to-End Internet Paths and Trees
2005–2005 IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), Boston, MA, USA, Nov 6-9, 2005.
Resolving IP Aliases in Building Traceroute-Based Internet Maps
2007–2007 Invited talk at Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, May 24, 2007.
Analytical IP Alias Resolution
2006–2006 IEEE International Conference on Communication, General Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2006.

Additional Information

Teaching
  • CS 4390: Computer Networks [Summer 2009]
  • CS 4396: Computer Networks Lab [Spring 2013]
  • CS 5390: Computer Networks [Summer 2009]
  • CS 6349:  Network Security [Spring 2013]
  • CS 6390: Advanced Computer Networks [Fall 2012]
  • CS 7301: Recent Advances in Computing: Advanced Network Services [Fall 2003]
Awards and Honors
  • QAD Fellowship - $5,000.00 for 2000 - 2001 academic year.
  • Turkish Government Scholarship - For graduate studies in the United States between 1996 and 1998.
Activities
  • Publication Chair, IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, Orlando, FL, USA, October 19-22, 2008.
  • TPC Co-Chair, the 5th IEEE Workshop on End-to-End Monitoring Techniques and Services, Munich, Germany, May 21, 2007.
  • Publicity Co-Chair, IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, November 12-15, 2006.
  • Workshop Co-chair, IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Services (ICPS), Santorini, Greece, July 11-13, 2005.
  • Special track co-chair, Special Track on Computer Networks (CN), ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), Nicosia, Cyprus, March 2004.
  • TPC member, IEEE ICCCN 2008, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA, August 2008.
  • TPC member, IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, Beijing, China, October 16-19, 2007.
  • TPC member, IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, November 12-15, 2006.
  • TPC member, IEEE ICC General Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey, June 11-15, 2006.
  • TPC member, The Workshop on End-to-End Monitoring Techniques and Services (E2EMON),  Nice-Acropolis, Nice, France, May 15,  2005.
  • TPC member, The 3rd IASTED International Conference on Communications, Internet, and Information Technology, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, November 22-24, 2004.
  • TPC member, IADIS WWW/Internet 2003 Conference, Algarve, Portugal.