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

SSM-Based Receiver-Controlled Communication in the Internet, South Central Information Security Symposium, pp.1, Denton, TX, April 2003. 2003 - Publication
RTP Control Protocol Extended Reports (RTCP XR), with T. Friedman, R. Caceres, A. Clark, K. Almeroth, R. Cole, N. Duffield, K. Hedayat, M. Westerlund, Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), RFC 3611, November 2003. 2003 - Publication
Monitoring Multicast Service in the Internet, IEEE Emerging Telecommunication Technologies Conference (ETTC), pp.  Dallas, TX, September 2002. 2002 - Publication
Multicast Monitoring: Supporting a Robust Multicast Service in the Internet, Ph.D. Dissertation Thesis, UC Santa Barbara, June 2002. 2002 - Publication
Scalable Techniques for Discovering Multicast Tree Topology, with K. Almeroth, International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV), pp.73-81, Port Jefferson, New York, USA, June 2001. 2001 - Publication
Tracetree: A Utility to Discover Multicast Tree Topology in the Network, with K. Almeroth, Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Internet Draft, December 2001. 2001 - Publication
Providing Scalable Many-to-One Feedback in Multicast Reachability Monitoring Systems,  with K. Almeroth, IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia Networks and Services (MMNS), pp.256-270, Chicago, IL, October 2001. 2001 - Publication
Monitoring Reachability in the Global Multicast Infrastructure, with K. Almeroth, IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), pp.141-150, Osaka, JAPAN, November 2000. (see SDR Monitor Home Page) 2000 - Publication
Supporting Multicast Deployment Efforts: A Survey of Tools for Multicast Monitoring, with K. Almeroth,   Journal of High Speed Networks, Vol.9, No.3-4, pp.191-211, 2000. 2000 - Publication
Supporting the Need for Inter-Domain Multicast Reachability,  with K. Almeroth, International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV), pp.230-239, Chapel Hill, NC,  June 2000. 2000 - 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.