Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Communications and Information Theory

Title: IP Traceback by Deterministic Packet Marking

Speaker: Nirwan Ansari, NJIT

Date: December 11, 2003, 4:30 - 5:30pm

Location: Princeton University, E-Quad-B205, Princeton, NJ


Currently, there are several ways of tackling anonymous attacks including source address filtering, SYN Flood Protection, and implementing a BlackHole Router server. The currently available methods for addressing anonymous attacks are not comprehensive. They either deal with a very limited set of the problems or are too expensive to implement and enforce. Prevention of all attacks on the Internet is far from reality. When prevention fails, a mechanism to identify the source(s) of the attack is needed to at least insure accountability for these attacks. This is the motivation for designing IP traceback schemes. Recently, we have proposed a novel IP traceback scheme known as Deterministic Packet Marking (DPM). This talk will quickly review existing IP traceback schemes, and then present how to trace distributed denial of service attacks with DPM.

Bio: Nirwan Ansari received the B.S.E.E. (summa cum laude), M.S.E.E., and Ph.D. from NJIT, University of Michigan, and Purdue University in 1982, 1983, and 1988, respectively. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NJIT, as an assistant professor in 1988, and has been Professor since 1997. His current research focuses on various aspects of high speed networks and multimedia communications. He is a technical editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine as well as the Journal of Computing and Information Technology. He authored with E.S.H. Hou Computational Intelligence for Optimization (1997, and translated into Chinese in 2000), and edited with B. Yuhas Neural Networks in Telecommunications (1994). He organized (as the General Chair) the First IEEE International Conference on Information Technology: Research and Education (ITRE2003), was instrumental, while serving as its Chapter Chair, in rejuvenating the North Jersey Chapter of the IEEE Communications Society which received the 1996 Chapter of the Year Award and a 2003 Chapter Achievement Award, served as the Chair of the IEEE North Jersey Section and in the IEEE Region 1 Board of Governors during 2001-2002, and currently serves in various IEEE committees. He was the 1998 recipient of the NJIT Excellence Teaching Award in Graduate Instruction, and a 1999 IEEE Region 1 Award.

Sponsored By: DIMACS-Joint Rutgers and Princeton Universities