Keynote Speeches

The Forwarding Plane: An Old New Frontier of Networking Research

Changhoon "Chang" Kim

Barefoot Networks

Chang
About the speaker - Changhoon "Chang" Kim is a Director of System Architecture at Barefoot Networks and is also working actively for the P4 Language Consortium (P4.org). Before getting involved with P4.org and Barefoot, he worked at Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud-service division, and led engineering and research projects on the architecture, performance, and management of datacenter networks. Chang is interested in programmable networking technologies, network monitoring and diagnostics, network verification, self-configuring/running networks, and debugging and diagnosis of large-scale distributed systems. Many of his research contributions — including TPP, VL2, Seawall, EyeQ, Ananta, and SEATTLE — are adopted in large production systems. He received a few awards, including SIGCOMM 2017 Best Paper Award and Microsoft RockStar Award 2013.