About the Instructor

Azer Bestavros received his S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University in 1988 and 1992, respectively.  He is 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

Vijay Erramilli received his Bachelors degree from University of Delhi in Instrumentation and Control Engg. in Spring 2001. Having done a stint at IBM Research Labs at New Delhi during the summer of 2001, his interest in Computer Science got the better of him and soon he found himself at the University of Texas at Dallas where he proceeded to pursue a graduate degree in Computer Science (among other things like discovering a marvelous invention called the Xbox). Since Fall 2003 he has been pursuing a PhD here, with his interests being characterization, modeling and performance evaluation of networking systems, as well as getting indoctrinated as a member of the Red Sox nation. Vijay has been a Teaching Fellow for a number of courses including CS112: Data Structures and CS455/655: Computer Networks.