Skip to main content
Department of Computer Science

Networking and Distributed Systems

Network and system administration is the process of ensuring predictability, reliability, and security of computing networks, workstations, and services. 

Current research challenges include:

  • Development of tools, techniques, and practices to aid human administrators in the day-to-day tasks of administration.
  • Development of autonomic or automatic mechanisms for performing  administrative tasks either without human intervention, or in  partnership with human administrators.
  • Understanding how existing practices and tools help and hinder human administrators.
  • Coping with managing legacy systems and software.