Programmable Forwarding Plane

In recent years, the rise of ultrabooks and mobile devices has been accompanied by an ever-increasing need for reliable high-bandwidth wireless communications. Their widespread use, combined with the industry’s move to virtualized cloud services, has put additional pressure on the Internet’s back-end infrastructure. Moreover, this increased load has coincided with a progressive shift in use-cases, as customers expect dependable and secure low-latency Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) communications, fast software downloads and an almost instantaneous streaming of content. Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators: more than forty percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. The purpose of this postdoctoral project is to research and develop methods for improving the performance and flexibility of next-generation Internet back-end routers and switches, ensuring that they meet the networking requirements of the future.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Samar Abdi


Gilbert Kowarzyk


Ericsson Canada


Engineering - computer / electrical


Information and communications technologies


Concordia University



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