Background: kc claffy


kc claffy has played a leading role in Internet research for more than a decade. For the last 15 years she has led the direction, strategy, and overall management of the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), which she founded at the UC San Diego Supercomputer Center in 1996. CAIDA’s activities focus on Internet research, infrastructure, and data-sharing related to Internet topology, routing, traffic, economics, and policy. As a research scientist at SDSC and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at UCSD, her research interests include Internet (workload, performance, topology, routing, and economics) data collection, analysis, visualization, and enabling others to make use of CAIDA data and results. She has been at SDSC since 1991 and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC San Diego.


kc is providing project management support to the NDN project. She would like to lower the barrier to use of the NDN software and testbed platforms to a wide community. She is also interested in technologies and methods to evaluate the ability of NDN (or any other architecture) to achieve its goals.

NDN Plans:

Within one year, she would like to see at least everyone on the NDN team to be using NDN software tools to support some of their videoconferencing, chat, and shared whiteboard needs.

Within two years, she would like to see wide deployment of a “World on NDN” application layer mesh, where users can transmit a video stream from a webcam wherever they like to show the rest of the world their personal view, and the naming scheme for the video streams highlights the power of NDN to support modern data distribution needs.