CS Guest Seminar: Prabhakar Krishnan

Date: August 18, 2017



Guest Speaker: Dr. Sencun Zhu
Title: Software Defined Networking (SDN) - Challenges and Opportunities

Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: NPB 3.108-A Conference Room


As the world is becoming increasingly interconnected, information technology is being continuously transformed by mobile, social media, cloud and big data, it is reshaping markets, business models, and the way people access information by bringing very severe operational and security challenges. With the emerging networking technologies like SDN, SD-WAN, NFV, IXP evolving into standards, researchers are proposing new communication platforms to deliver secure and scalable networks. The modern SDN paradigm has initiated a fundamental redesign of how network traffic management, routing control logic, forwarding and network orchestration, security protocols, policies and applications are architected. In this talk, we will look at emerging trends in SDN technologies and their role in improving the trust, security and dependability of network, end point hosts, applications, data, devices, industrial networks and heterogeneous cyberphysical systems. I will share some of the ongoing work at Cyber Security Research Centre, Amrita University India, highlighting indicative efforts from each area that we intend to continue pursuing in the future.




Prof. Prabhakar Krishnan is currently a Research Advisor and Associate Professor at Amrita Research Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks Technology Advisor at Amrita Technology Business Incubator. A keen technology researcher and an Operating Systems & Network Security veteran, he has over 24 years of experience, which includes CTO/Head of Data Storage & Networking division of American Megatrends India and Senior engineer in US companies Sun Microsystems, NetApp, where he was responsible for various technologies such as network performance and communication protocols security, data protection and disaster recovery, large scale cloud networking. Before going to USA, he was a lead system software architect of India’s PARAM series supercomputers from CDAC. He has been invited to speak and train on emerging technologies in conferences, conducted workshops and summer school programs in Infosec/Software Protection and a member of security community forums – nullcon and cysinfo.in http://www.cse.psu.edu/~sxz16/.


Software Defined Networking (SDN) – Challenges and Opportunities