Aryan TaheriMonfared graduated

Aryan TaheriMonfared successfully completed his trial lecture and PhD thesis defense at the University of Stavanger on Monday, the 26th of October 2015 and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

The title of his thesis is “Software-defined networking architecture framework for multi-tenant cloud environments enterprise”.

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure of a large-scale enterprise consists of a wide variety of computing, storage, and networking hardware and software. The demand for new services and business models is growing rapidly; however, traditional operating mechanisms and computing models can not cope with the trend.

Particularly, network infrastructure and services are complex and hard to manage. The reasons are various, including rudimentary interfaces and vertically integrated networking planes. The situation is more critical when network resources are off-premises. These resources have limited functionality, while offering less control.

The contribution of this thesis is twofold. First, several architectural improvements are proposed for network monitoring services. These proposals take advantage of the data-intensive computing model and SDN mechanisms to advance the state-of-the-art in monitoring backbone and data center networks. Second, various components of an SDN architecture framework are designed that enhance the efficacy, reliability, and manageability of a large-scale cloud infrastructure. The enhancements are particularly made to network virtualization techniques, which are the critical building blocks in the cloud service delivery.

The following committee has been appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense:

  • Professor Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Associate Professor Yan Zhang, University of Oslo
  • Associate Professor Terje Kårstad, University of Stavanger, had been appointed as the administrator of the assessment committee.

Aryan TaheriMonfared carried out his PhD work at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Stavanger. His main supervisor was Professor Chunming Rong.


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