Tag home networking

Formative work on uCap to be presented at CHI 2012

Marshini’s paper “You’re Capped” Understanding the Effects of Broadband Caps on Broadband Use in the Home will be presented at the upcoming CHI conference in Austin, TX.

The study of how households in South Africa manage bandwidth caps showed that people have a hard time tracking their balance and understanding what or who is using up their bandwidth. This work informed the design of uCap, a tool to help households track, share, and manage bandwidth caps in their homes. A field study on uCap is planned for Summer 2012 – stay tuned for updates.

uCap system demo accepted at SIGCOMM 2011

Marshini demo-ed the uCap system with Hyojoon Kim and Srikanth Sundaresan from the GTNoise group. The system was well received and many conference attendees were excited about monitoring and managing bandwidth in a more user friendly manner. Our lab is continuing to collaborate with GTNoise to develop uCap into a robust deployable system.

Advancing the State of Home Networking

W. Keith Edwards, Rebecca Grinter, Ratul Mahajan, David Wetherall. “Advancing the State of Home Networking.” Communications of the ACM, June 2011. pp. 62-71.

Pixi Lab home networking research featured in CACM

Our research on home networking is featured in the June, 2011 issue of Communications of the ACM, the flagship publication of the Association of Computing Machinery.

Pixi Lab wins NSF Infrastructure award

The Pixi Lab has been awarded a National Science Foundation Computing Research Infrastructure Award: CNS-1059350, “Collaborative Research: Measurement Infrastructure for Home Networks.” Keith Edwards (Co-PI), along with Nick Feamster (PI, Georgia Tech) and Ken Calvert (Co-PI, University of Kentucky), have received $545,357 to create and deploy a “home network data recorder” to collect a variety of home network metrics across the U.S., with the goal of informing both policy and technical research.

Pixi Lab receives Intel Research funding

Keith has recently received $80,000 in unrestricted funds, plus in-kind hardware support, from Intel for support of Pixi Lab Home Networking Research. The project, “Understanding Current User Practices in Device-Rich Social Settings,” will explore end-user behavior in the home environment by monitoring aspects of home network usage.

Instrumenting Home Networks

K.L. Calvert, W.K. Edwards, N. Feamster, R.E. Grinter, Y. Deng, X. Zhou. “Instrumenting Home Networks.” To appear in ACM Computer Communications Review (CCR), 2011.

Keith delivers keynote at SIGCOMM Homenets Workshop

Keith gave the keynote, “Human-Network Interaction: Building Bridges Between HCI and Networking Research,” at the First SIGCOMM Homenets workshop, in New Delhi, India.

Eden: Supporting Home Network Management Through Interactive Visual Tools

J. Yang, W.K. Edwards, and D. Haslem, “Eden: Supporting Home Network Management Through Interactive Visual Tools.” In Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), New York, NY. October 3-6, 2010.

Two papers at UIST 2010

The Pixi Lab will have two papers appearing at UIST 2010 in New York this fall: Jeonghwa’s work on the Eden home networking management system, and the work of Derek and crew on the TwinSpace architecture for cross-reality interaction.