W. Mark Townsley

W. Mark Townsley : Professeur Charge de Cours, Cisco Fellow & Vice President

W. Mark Townsley

Professeur Charge de Cours, Cisco Fellow & Vice President

Mark joined Cisco in 1997 as a software engineer, focused on remote access and tunneling protocols in Cisco’s IOS, as well as scaling of the core IOS virtual interface system to support the rapid growth of dial-up and broadband connectivity in the 1990s and early 2000s. Mark is well-known in the Internet Protocol community as well, twice-nominated for terms as IETF Internet Area Director (2005-2009), Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) Working Group Chair (1999-2005), Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) Liaison to the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), IETF Pseudowire Working Group Technical Advisor, and is currently co-Chair of the IETF Home Networking Working Group (Homenet). On faculty at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, Mark also serves as “Professeur chargé de cours”, teaching and mentoring some of the brightest undergraduate and graduate engineering students in France. Before Joining Cisco, Mark held engineering and research positions at IBM, the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) and the Center for Satellite and Hybrid Communications Networks at the University of Maryland.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science (magna cum laude) from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Mark.Townsley@polytechnique.edu


2021

Yao, Zhiyuan; Desmouceaux, Yoann; Townsley, Mark; Clausen, Thomas Heide

Towards Intelligent Load Balancing in Data Centers Inproceedings Forthcoming

In: Machine Learning for Systems at 35th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2021), Dec 2021, Sydney, Australia, Forthcoming.

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Rizzi, Carmine; Yao, Zhiyuan; Desmouceaux, Yoann; Townsley, Mark; Clausen, Thomas Heide

Charon: Load-Aware Load-Balancing in P4 Inproceedings

In: 1st Joint International Workshop on Network Programmability & Automation (NetPA) at 17th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2021),, 2021.

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2018

Desmouceaux, Yoann; Townsley, Mark; Clausen, Thomas

Zero-Loss Virtual Machine Migration with IPv6 Segment Routing Inproceedings

In: Proceedings 1st SR+SFC Workshop at IEEE CNSM, 2018.

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Pit--Claudel, Benoit; Desmouceaux, Yoann; Pfister, Pierre; Townsley, Mark; Clausen, Thomas

Stateless Load-Aware Load Balancing in P4 Inproceedings

In: 1st P4 European Workshop (P4EU), 2018.

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Desmouceaux, Yoann; Clausen, Thomas; Cordero, Juan Antonio; Townsley, W. Mark

Reliable Multicast with B.I.E.R. Journal Article

In: IEEE/KICS Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN), 20 (2), pp. 182-197, 2018.

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Desmouceaux, Yoann; Pfister, Pierre; Tollet, Jérôme; Townsley, W. Mark; Clausen, Thomas

6LB: Scalable and Application-Aware Load Balancing with Segment Routing Journal Article

In: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 26 (2), pp. 819-834, 2018, ISSN: 1063-6692.

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2017

Desmouceaux, Yoann; Pfister, Pierre; Tollet, Jerome; Townsley, W. Mark; Clausen, Thomas

SRLB: The Power of Choices in Load Balancing with Segment Routing Inproceedings

In: In Proceedings of the 37th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2017.

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2016

Augustin, Aloys; Yi, Jiazi; Clausen, Thomas; Townsley, Mark

A Study of LoRa: Long Range & Low Power Networks for the Internet of Things Journal Article

In: MDPI Sensors, 16 (9), pp. 1466, 2016, ISSN: 1424-8220, ((5 yr Impact Factor: 2.437)).

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