Kamil Sarac

Associate Professor - Computer Science
 
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

Tracetree: A Scalable Mechanism to Discover Multicast Tree Topologies in the Internet, with K. Almeroth, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol.12, No.5, pp.795-808, October 2004. 2004 - Publication
IP Traceback with Packet Marking and Logging, with Chao Gong, South Central Information Security Symposium (SCISS), pp.1, Houston, TX, USA, April 24, 2004. 2004 - Publication
A Distributed Approach for Monitoring Multicast Service Availability, with K. Almeroth, Journal of Network and Systems Management, Vol.12, No.3, pp.327-348, September 2004. 2004 - Publication
Multicast Session Announcements on top of SSM, with P. Namburi, IEEE International Conference on Communication (ICC), Vol.3, pp.1446-1450, Paris, France, June 2004. 2004 - Publication
Improving Energy Savings in Power Adaptive Broadcasting in MANETs, with Mehmet Baysan and Saipriya Gowdamachandran, BroadNets Wireless Networking Symposium, pp.745-747, San Jose, CA, USA, October 25-29, 2004. 2004 - Publication
MPing: A Ping Utility for IP Multicast,  with K. Almeroth, Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Internet Draft, January 2004. 2004 - Publication
Load Balancing for Reliable Multicast, with Chao Gong, Raja Jorhi, Ovidiu Daescu, and Balaji Raghavachari, 3rd IASTED International Conference on Communications, Internet, and Information Technology (CIIT), pp.86-91, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, USA, November 22-24, 2004. 2004 - Publication
Optimal Placement of NAK Suppressing Agents for Reliable Multicast: A Partial Deployment Case, with O. Daescu, R. Jothi,  and B. Raghavachari, Proc. 19th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), pp.334-338, Nicosia, Cyprus, March 2004. 2004 - Publication
End User Level Classification of Multicast Reachability Problems, with Pavan Namburi, Workshop on End-to-End Monitoring Techniques and Services (E2EMON), pp.10-15, San Diego, CA, USA, October 3, 2004. 2004 - Publication
SSM Extensions: Network Layer Support for Multiple Senders in SSM, with P. Namburi and K. Almeroth, Proceedings of International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (ICCCN), pp.74-80, October 2003, Dallas, TX. 2003 - 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.