TITLE: Old and New Challenges in Networking
Dr. Ellen Zegura is Regents’ and Fleming Endowed Professor of Computer Science at Georgia Tech. She works in two primary areas, computer networking and computing for social good. In computer networking, she is known for her work on Internet topology tools and for inventing the message ferries for communicating in sparse networks. Her work in computing and social good includes work in Liberia with the Carter Center, with Native Americans in the Southwest, and with residents of the Westside of Atlanta. In education she is co-creator of the GT Serve Learn Sustain initiative, which prepares students to use their disciplinary skills to create sustainable communities. She co-led the Civic Data Science summer internship program, an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates site that has trained more than 70 students. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM, and recently stepped down as Chair of the Computing Research Association Board.