Google Networking Research Summit



Click here to watch the video of the opening talks by Googlers, Amin Vahdat and Bikash Koley.

Networking research and practice have been transformed both by new technologies and by rapid growth in scale. Software-defined networking has enabled new approaches to routing, traffic engineering, security, and network operations, and has in turn created new challenges for building scalable, reliable, real-time control planes, and for hardware designers wishing to expose flexible line-rate data planes. End-system virtualization has pushed many problems to the data-center edge, and has increased our need for fast software-based data planes. Cloud computing has changed how we manage and secure enterprise-scale networks. As we scale up in bandwidth, number of connected users, and geographic diversity, it becomes more challenging to deliver wide-area networking with high availability and low cost.

We are organizing this workshop to help the research community understand new challenges and opportunities in networking, both in the data center and the the wide area. We hope to learn more about what new things you’re working on. We hope you will learn more about real-world networking research problems. We would like this workshop to deepen our ties to the academic research community (including developing ideas for future research grants).

Workshops and Conferences

Each year Google hosts faculty summits and workshops, and sponsors many research symposia that highlight the latest and best research across computer science. These activities are a great way for us to collaborate and learn from our academic colleagues; they also give the academic community the opportunity to learn more about our challenges, as well as our innovation and technology. Learn more here.

Award Programs

While research at Google is vast and varied, we also know that it's at universities where some of the most exciting and game-changing research in computer science and technology is happening. We support academic communities to help further these innovation through our academic funding programs. Learn more here.

Student Support

We are eager to recognize the researchers and innovators of tomorrow. Our student programs provide support through fellowships, scholarships, internships, and other opportunities. Learn more here.

Tools and Resources

Researchers here benefit from Google's incredible scale and infrastructure, and our vast set of tools. We are happy to be able to provide some of these as services to academic and external researchers. Google also has a variety of products and resources aimed to help students, teachers, schools, and universities in their pursuit of education. Learn more here.

Organizers: Jeff Mogul, Anees Shaikh, Bikash Koley, Amin Vahdat, Negar Saei