Newly minted UW CSE Ph.D. Will Scott has captured the Best Student Paper Award at the 2016 USENIX Annual Technical Conference underway in Denver for the paper Satellite: Joint Analysis of CDNs and Network-Level Interference.
The winning paper presents Satellite, an efficient tool for understanding global trends in the distribution and accessibility of website content from a single vantage point. The system, which collects and analyzes data on DNS resolution and resource availability by monitoring the IPv4 address space, enables researchers to measure the growth and behavior of content distribution networks (CDNs) and prevalence of online censorship among the top 10,000 domains as ranked by Alexa.
Scott co-authored the paper with his Ph.D. advisers, Tom Anderson and Arvind Krishnamurthy, and CSE professor Yoshi Kohno. Read the full paper here, and check out the Satellite website here.
This is the second year in a row that UW CSE research has been recognized at the conference. Last summer, the GRAPPA team collected the Best Paper Award for its work on software distributed shared memory for data-intensive applications.