Wednesday, December 24, 2008

ToN Quantum Paper Online

Our Transactions on Networking paper, "System Design for a Long-Line Quantum Repeater," is now available in final form in the IEEE's Digital Library. Print edition is not due until August 2009. Thanks as always to Thaddeus, Bill and Kae for their hard work on it.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

MARA in Infocom!

Congratulations to Yasu Ohara and Shinji Imahori! Yasu's paper (on which Imahori-san and I are coauthors), "MARA: Maximum Alternative Routing Algorithm", was accepted to INFOCOM 2009, one of 282 acceptances out of 1,435 submissions. This work is follow-through on Yasu's Ph.D. thesis, completed and defended in our lab last academic year. It's good work on how to do route calculations to support multipath forwarding in a network.

A trip to Rio for Yasu next April!

Monday, December 22, 2008

New Campus Web Site

For those who aren't allergic to Flash, our campus has a new website for faculty & research profiles. Check it out, let me know what you think.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Tell Me a Story

What he said. Robert Krulwich, you da man.

Now, if only I could write like that...I can't, but sign me up, I'm willing to give it a shot.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sustainable Sushi largely a hopeless prospect in this country (let alone the rising appetite for it world-wide, especially in China) for the foreseeable future, but: the Monterey Bay Aquarium's sustainable sushi guide is a win.

A translation to both Japanese language and Japanese market availability would be a plus...

FWIW, a sushi bar here is actually a reasonable place to take a non-squeamish vegan. At a good place, there are a number of pure vegetable rolls. Not clear how much goodwill you earn with the sushi chef that way, but it's a much better menu bet than a tonkatsu (deep-fried pork) restaurant.

I can't promise perfection, but I can promise to do my best to follow the guide.

Now, how to popularize the ideas here?