Date:  Thursday, September 18, 2008

Time:  6:30 to 8:00 pm
Location:  AT&T Labs

9505 Arboretum Blvd

Austin, TX  78759

Topic:  Network Behavior Analysis
Speaker:  Peter Mullarkey - Sr. Scientist, NetQoS

This talk will discuss the convergence of network security and network performance. Anomaly detection will be defined in this context along with why it's important. Then we will dig into analyzing data for network anomalies, with details on how anomalies are identified and the value of studying different data sources. Examples of real-world network anomalies and how to troubleshoot them will be presented.
Peter Mullarkey is the senior research scientist at NetQoS. Previously, he was a product architect at Maxager Technology, Inc. and developed simulation based approaches for profit velocity based management of manufacturing systems. From 1985-1999, he was with Schlumberger doing research and development in knowledge-based decision support systems. Additionally, he worked for two years at Tandem Computers developing a state model-based diagnosis and maintenance system product. He received his  undergraduate degree in  Civil Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester,  Massachusetts.  He holds a Ph.D. in Civil  Engineering from Carnegie  Mellon University. He holds three patents and his  papers have appeared in Management Science, INTERFACES, AAAI and IEEE..