Kamil Sarac

Associate Professor - Computer Science
 
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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

A Security Framework for Service Overlay Networks: Access Control, with Jinu Kurian, Proceedings of IEEE BroadNETs Conference, pp. , London, UK, September 2008. 2008 - Publication
Variable Power Broadcast using Local Information in Ad Hoc Networks, with Avinash Chiganmi, Mehmet Baysan, and Ravi Prakash, Ad Hoc Networks Journal, Vol.6, No.5, pp. 675-695, July 2008. 2008 - Publication
Resolving Anonymous Routers in Internet Topology Measurement Studies, with Mehmet Gunes, IEEE INFOCOM, Phoenix, AZ, USA, April 15-17, 2008. 2008 - Publication
A More Practical Approach for Single-Packet IP Traceback using Packet Logging and Marking, C. Gong and K. Sarac, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol.19, No.10, pp.1310-1324, October 2008. 2008 - Publication
Wormeros: A New Framework for Defending Against Wormhole Attacks on Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, with H. Vu, A. Kulkarni, N. Mittal, International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems and Applications, pp. Dallas, TX, USA, October, 2008. 2008 - Publication
Impact of Alias Resolution in traceroute-based Sample Network Topologies, with Mehmet Gunes and Nicolas Nielsen, Passive and Active Measurement Conference, Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium, April 5-6, 2007. 2007 - Publication
Importance of IP Alias Resolution in Sampling Internet Topologies, with Mehmet Gunes, Global Internet Symposium 2007, Anchorage, AK, USA, May 11, 2007. 2007 - Publication
Inferring Subnets in Router-Level Topology Collection Studies, with Mehmet Gunes, Internet Measurement Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, October 24-26, 2007. 2007 - Publication
Provider Provisioned Overlay Networks and  Their Utility in DoS Defense, with Jinu Kurian, IEEE Globecom, Washington DC, USA, November 26-30, 2007. 2007 - Publication
Single Packet IP  Traceback in AS-Level Partial Deployment Scenario, with Turgay Korkmaz, Chao Gong, and Sandra G. Dykes, International Journal on Security and Networks, Vol.2, No.1/2, pp. 95-108, 2007. 2007 - 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.