Talk topic: Application Driven Network
(W1 Building 424, 2PM Mar. 24th)
Gong (Nicholas) Zhang
Director, Principal Research Scientist
@Huawei Future Network Theory Lab
The Future Network Theory Lab of Huawei 2012 Lab announced a new network architecture, which is called Application Driven Network (ADN), in the IEEE GLOBECOM conference held at San Diego, California, United States, in December 2015. The key concept of ADN is that network design and evolution should be driven by network applications and usage. The ADN architecture is fundamentally different from traditional network architectures, which aim to optimize network operation and resource usage. This is the first time that the industry proposes the concept that the network should work for applications. This new network architecture overthrew the traditional line of thoughts on operating networks, which aim to optimize network resources. The fundamental difference between the ADN architecture and existing network architecture is on the top layer of network design. The ADN architecture does not simply map multiple applications to the physical networks that serve as communication pipes; instead, ADN aims to customize the end-to-end communication for different applications and to optimize the quality of experience for end users.
ØOver 20 years Research and development experience of system architect in Network, distributed system and communication system. Had contributed more than 90 patents globally.
ØIn 2000, System engineer for L3+ switch product.
ØIn 2002, PDT (Product development team) leader of smart devices, pioneering a new consumer business for company.
ØIn 2005, Senior Researcher, leading future internet research and cooperative communication.
ØIn 2009, Principal Researcher, in charge of advance network technology research department, leading researches of future network, distributed computing, Database system and data analysis.
ØIn 2012, Principal Researcher, leading system group in data mining and machine learning.
ØIn 2014, Principal Researcher, Director, leading future network theory lab.
Recently years, the major research directions are Network architecture and large scale distributed system.