My current research work is primarily focused on two main areas: mobility/convergence and network management.
Current Research in Mobility and Convergence
I am currently very active in the area of mobile applications and services for converged networks. This work includes mobile handset development, service development, and interactive television.
Beginning in 2005, we have developed a strong emphasis on education and research in the field of IMS, the IP Multimedia Subsystem. Through a partnership with ATT and Nokia Siemens Networks we were able to create one of the first academic and research programs around IMS with a full IMS core available to students and researchers. The centerpiece of this effort was the IMS Student Research Competition where students form teams to develop application prototypes that are both novel and commercially viable.
The seeds of the IMS work have now blossomed into a much broader effort known as the Convergence Innovation Platform (CIP) and the Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC). The CIP provides an extensive collection of resources across Georgia Tech that enable the development and live trial deployment of converged applications and services. The CIC is a student research competition in the same spirit of the IMS competition but with much broader opportunities for students to work.
Location-based services are a popular theme in most of my current work. We have developed a location service for the Georgia Tech called WhereAmI. The primary goal of our work in this area is to provide a robust platform for researchers to work on location applications and services.
- John Etherton, Russell Clark, Matt Sanders, "WhereAmI: A Real World Testbed for Location Services", Proceedings of the Third IEEE Workshop on Advanced Experimental Activities on Wireless Networks and Systems (EXPONWIRELESS), Newport Beach, CA, June 23, 2008.
- Mike Hunter, Russell Clark, Frank Park. "Security Issues with the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)", Proceedings of the Workshop on Middleware for Next-Generation Converged Networks and Applications (MNCNA) 2007, Newport Beach, California, November, 2007.
Current Research in Network Management
- M.~Khadilkar, N.~Feamster, M.~Sanders, R.~Clark, "Usage Based DHCP Lease Time Optimization", Proceedings of the Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), San Diego, California, October, 2007.
ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Computer Networking: Curriculum Designs
and Educational Challenges August 20, 2002
Workshop Site - My Slides
- Studying circuit allocation techniques for ATM networks as part of the Ohio Computing and Communications ATM Research Network OCARNET project.
In Multicast Resource Distribution:
- Mostafa H. Ammar, Kevin Almeroth, Russell J. Clark, and Z. Fei. "Multicast Delivery of Web Pages OR How to make Web servers more Pushy", In Proceedings of the Workshop on Internet Server Performance, Madison, Wisconsin, June, 1998.
- Russell J. Clark and Mostafa H. Ammar. "Providing Scalable Web Services Using Multicast", Computer Networks and ISDN Systems Journal, Vol. 29, pp. 841-858, 1997. (Previous version In Proceedings of 2nd International Workshop on Services in Distributed and Networked Environments (SDNE 95), Whistler, Canada, June, 1995.)
In Multiprotocol Systems
- Russell J. Clark, Mostafa H. Ammar and Kenneth L. Calvert. "Protocol Discovery in Multiprotocol Networks", In Proceedings of The Fourth International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (IC3N'95) September, 1995.
- Russell J. Clark. "The Electronic Tower of Babel", Atlanta Computer Currents, Jaye Communications, Inc. December, 1994.
- Russell J. Clark, Mostafa H. Ammar and Kenneth L. Calvert. "Using DNS to Support Multiprotocol Interoperability", Internet Draft draft-clark-dns-support-00.txt, May, 1994.
- Russell J. Clark, Mostafa H. Ammar and Kenneth L. Calvert. "Multiprotocol Interoperability In IPng", RFC 1683 Internet Request for Comments, August, 1994.
- Russell J. Clark, Kenneth L. Calvert and Mostafa H. Ammar. "On the Use of Directory Services to Support Multiprotocol Interoperability", In Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM '94, Toronto, June, 1994.
- Russell J. Clark, Mostafa H. Ammar and Kenneth L. Calvert. "Multiprotocol Architectures as a Paradigm for Achieving Interoperability", In Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM '93, San Francisco, April, 1993.
In Network Configuration and Management
- Russell J. Clark, Ronald R. Hutchins and Scott Walker Register. "Deploying ATM in a Data Network: An Analysis of SVC Requirements", In Proceedings of The 20th Annual Conference on Local Computer Networks, October, 1995.
In Robotic Learning Systems
- Ashwin Ram, Ronald C. Arkin, Kenneth Moorman, Russell J. Clark. "Case-Based Reactive Navigation: A Case-Based Method for On-Line Selection and Adaptation of Reactive Control Parameters in Autonomous Robotic Systems", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Volume 27, Part B, No. 3, June 1997, pp.376-394.
- Russell J. Clark, Ronald C. Arkin and Ashwin Ram. "Case-based Reactive Navigation", Technical Report, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992.
- Russell J. Clark, Ronald C. Arkin and Ashwin Ram. "Learning Momentum: On-line Performance Enchancement for Reactive Systems", In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Nice, France, May, 1992.
And In A Previous Life
- Russell J. Clark. "The Port to AViiON" AViiON News, Database Publications, Inc. March/April, 1990.