About the Instructor

Azer Bestavros received his S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University in 1988 and 1992, respectively.  He is an Associate Professor and Chairman of the Computer Science at Boston University, where he conducts research on Networking, Internet/Web Protocols and Systems, and Real-Time Communication and Systems. Professor Bestavros has co-edited three books and has authored or co-authored in excess of 90 refereed technical publications. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Newsletter of the IEEE-CS TC on Real-Time Systems and the General Chair of the IEEE Real-Time Technology and Application Symposium.  Professor Bestavros' past course offerings included Introduction to Computer Science, Fundamentals of Computing Systems, the introductory and advanced Computer Architecture courses, in addition to various seminars on Real-Time and Networked Information Systems. Professor Bestavrosí research is funded through grants from the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Office, GTE, and Microsoft. Professor Bestavrosí professional activities include his consulting work for a number of industrial labs and Internet startups.

About the Teaching Fellow

Sumit Mehrotra received his Bachelors degree from the  Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, MESRA, India in 1998. From August 1998 to July 1999, he has been a Systems Engineer with NEC-ESMPRO group, Wipro Infotect Enterprise Solutions, Bangalore, India. Since September 1999, he has been a PhD student working under the supervision of Professor Azer Bestavros on a number of issues related to Internet measurement and characterization. Mr. Mehrotra has been a Teaching Fellow for a number of courses, including Introduction to Computer Science and Operating Systems.