Andrew W Moore receives ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award 2015

Andrew W Moore has received the ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award 2015 for “Internet Traffic Classification Using Bayesian Analysis Techniques”.

The paper is joint work with Denis Zuev.

The ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award recognizes an influential performance evaluation paper whose impact is still felt 10-12 years after its initial publication.

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Disruption to Xen clients

Our Xen system was disrupted last night. It is believed to be mostly fixed, but users should check their systems.
A rogue process caused problems with the Lab routing, which caused the filer to be inaccessible, causing some domUs to deem their file systems broken. It is thought that most effected systems have been restarted, but there may still be problems which need fixing. Please email sys-admin if any help is needed.

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Lab PhD wins NSDI’15 Best Paper Award

Matthew P Grosvenor has received the Best Paper Award at NSDI’15.

The paper, ‘Queues Don’t Matter When You Can JUMP Them!‘ is joint work with Malte Schwarzkopf, Ionel Gog, Robert Watson, Andrew Moore, Steven Hand, and Jon Crowcroft.

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Cambridge Ring member Dr Hermann Hauser awarded an honorary knighthood

Cambridge Ring member Dr Hermann Hauser CBE, FRS, FREng has been awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of his services to engineering and industry.

Dr Hauser co-founded Amadeus Capital Partners in 1997. In his long and successful history as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, he has founded or co-founded companies in a wide range of technology sectors. These include Acorn Computers (where he helped spin out ARM), Active Book Company, Virata, Net Products, NetChannel and Cambridge Network Limited. Dr Hauser was a founder director of IQ (Bio), IXI Limited, Vocalis, SynGenix, Advanced Displays Limited (acquired by Cambridge Display Technology), Electronic Share Information Limited, E*Trade UK and has supported many other start-ups.

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Professor Ross Anderson named as BCS Lovelace Medal Winner 2015

Ross Anderson FRS FREng, Professor of Security Engineering, has been named as the recipient of the 2015 BCS Lovelace Medal awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

The award is presented annually to individuals who, in the opinion of BCS, have made a significant contribution to the advancement of Information Systems. It is the top award in computing in the UK.

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Cambridge team wins ‘Oxford Instruments Special Award’ at iCAN UK 2015

Congratulations to the Computer Laboratory’s Ran Guan and Bob Fang who, as part of team ‘GameBob’ won the Oxford Instruments Special Award at iCAN UK 2015.

The entry received the most audience votes for its “CamTunes” device that embeds sensors into gloves, enabling the wearer to make sounds with different gestures, as if playing the flute.

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2015 Wheeler Lecture

The annual Wheeler Lecture will be given on Tuesday 26th May of this year. Further information is available, and registration is now open.

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DHCP servers upgraded

The main Lab DHCP servers have been replaced. This should not have changed things for clients, so if there are any problems, please report them to sys-admin.

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Another power glitch 2015-03-03 03:06:24

This time it killed a switch ad (at least) two discs.

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West Cambridge power problem 2015/02/23

There was a power problem on the West Cambridge site effecting some of our systems in the WGB and some in the UIS at around 9PM on Mon 23 Feb. Please report any anomalies to sys-admin.

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