Saying the winners of the 2021 Networking request for proposals in web and internet providers

As a continuation of the Networking Request for Proposals (RFP) 2020, Facebook has started the Networking RFP 2021 with a focus on Internet and web services. Today we announce the winners of this award.
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“Advances in content delivery techniques and Internet transport protocols are necessary to take advantage of the new capabilities of edge networks. Our collaboration with universities will help us provide a better user experience for products that serve a wide range of content and media, ”said Sanjay Sane, Software Engineering Manager at Facebook. “It was impressive to see the deep insights and diverse approaches suggested by this year’s submissions, with many suggestions fusing network protocols with application context. We look forward to working with the 2021 winners to enable advancement in this important area of ​​technology. “

Through this series of RFPs, Facebook’s networking team aims to promote further innovation in network research and deepen collaboration with academia.

The team received 59 high quality proposals from 11 countries and 49 universities and is proud to announce the following six winners and eight finalists. Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a proposal and congratulations to the winners.

Research Award Winner

Flexible transport scale-out with modern NICs
Michio Honda (University of Edinburgh)

Learned cross-stack web protocol optimization
Ravi Netravali (Princeton University)

Mitigate the impact of disconnections on live video QoE
Harsha V. Madhyastha (University of Michigan)

New horizons in network protocol analysis
Robin Marx (KU Leuven), Joris Herbots, Peter Quax, Wim Lamotte (University of Hasselt)

Service continuity of serverless computing at the edge through QUIC migration
Enzo Mingozzi (University of Pisa), Claudio Cicconetti (IIT-CNR)

Virtual reality support at the edge
Sonia Fahmy (Purdue University), George Kesidis (Pennsylvania State University), Voicu Popescu (Purdue University)

Finalists

Agile edge computing with ad-hoc networks on the fly
Sharief Oteafy (DePaul University)

Distributed edge intelligence for analyzing big data on social media
Hai Dong (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)

EDRON: Edge-based object recognition on a sub-RTT scale
Israat Haque (Dalhousie University)

Elastic edge computing overlay for live 360 ​​degree video streaming
Kanchana Thilakarathna, Albert Zomaya (University of Sydney)

Heterogeneous caching in the network for load balancing of Internet services
Zaoxing Liu (Boston University)

Meshed Tree Protocol – A Layer 2.5 protocol for content delivery
Nirmala Shenoy, Bill Stackpole, Daryl Johnson (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Re-architecture of the QUIC stack for performance
Gianni Antichi, Sebastiano Miano (Queen Mary University of London)

Edge offloading with limited resources
Roch Guerin, Chenyang Lu, Jiaming Qiu, Ruiqi Wang (Washington University in St. Louis)

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