Welcome new PG studentsto Department of Computer Science Varsha Apte “Department Without Borders”
Who am I? (Professional) M. Sc. Computer Science Pune University (1989) B.Sc. Maths, Mithibai College (1987) Ph.D. Computer Science Duke University, USA (1994) AT&T Labs/Bell Labs (’94-’02)
What do I do now? • Teach: • Performance Analysis of Systems & Networks to you (this semester) • Computer Networks to UGs (next semester) • Admin: DPGC, PGPC, Web (Important to you), Networks Lab-in-Charge (of interest to some) other (not important to you). • Research… Associate Professor in CSE, since March 2002
S2 S1 S3 Research • Performance Analysis rooted in Queueing Theory ??? Involves drawing pictures like this:
A typical Web-based distributed system Web Server Client Internet Request LAN Response Database Server …Research • To represent systems like this
…Research • And produce graphs like this: Sometimes using equations!!!
…Research • Also work in Wireless Networks Our Lab really looks like this!!
Family & Travel Movies & music – Old & New Hanging out with my students! Is this all I do? Of course not! My favourite pastimes/responsibilities:
My slide background () signifies something What is it? Time to solve the mystery Life (especially your next two years) is all about achieving the right balance: work, fun, duty towards others. Hope all of you achieve the balance that works best for you.
Lastly… • Would like to get to know you! • Work hard! • Have fun! And Welcome to Department of Computer Science