Alexander G. Fraser, President and Chairman of the Board
Alexander G. Fraser, known as "Sandy", established Fraser Research after his retirement from AT&T. As Vice President for Research, he founded AT&T Labs Research in 1996 when AT&T split off its equipment manufacturing business into Lucent Technologies. He was appointed AT&T Chief Scientist in 1998. More...
Elisabeth A. Fraser, Vice President and Director of Operations
For 18 years Elisabeth Fraser was head of technology and mathematics at The Peck School in Morristown, New Jersey. During her tenure at Peck, Elisabeth Fraser was responsible for spearheading the computer program at the school and establishing a rich technological environment for all students and faculty that includes a laptop for each student in grades 7 and 8 and all faculty. As chair of the mathematics department the school aligned its program with the NCTM Standards.
Prior to her work at The Peck School, Elisabeth Fraser was a member of the Cambridge University faculty from 1964 -1969 and the University of Western Ontario faculty from 1969-1970 where she taught engineering undergraduates mathematics and computing. For more details, please see her resume.
Jaime Adeane joined Fraser Research in June 2007 after completing her PhD at the Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University, England. Her research was on Multiple-antenna systems, cooperative wireless networks, and ultrawideband wireless systems. At Curtain University in Perth, Western Australia, Jamie obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class Honors in electronics and communication engineering. While studying for that degree she won nine prizes for the quality of her work and for being the most distinguished engineering student in her year. While at Fraser Research, Jaime worked with Sandy on congestion control.
Mark Batty joined Fraser Research in November 2007 after completing the Diploma in Computing at the Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University England. Prior to that he completed a Masters degree in Mathematics from Nottingham University, England. While at Fraser Research, Mark emulated aspects of a next generation network.
Alastair Beresford - A graduate of Cambridge University, England, Alastair was a fourth year graduate student in the Laboratory for Communication Engineering at Cambridge University. His research interests lay in developing techniques for improving privacy and security in the domain of Ubiquitous Computing. While an intern at Fraser Research, Alastair simulated a new architecture to name network services and data flows in a nationwide network.
John Billings - A graduate of Cambridge University, England, John was about to begin graduate work in the Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University. His research interests lay in programming language design for distributed systems. While an intern at Fraser Research, John worked on naming for the Internet, creating a file system interface to network services.
Alex Bradbury - A graduate of Cambridge University, England. Alex was about to begin graduate work in the Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University. His research interests lay in compilers, virtual machine
and reconfigurable computer architectures. While an intern at Fraser Research, Alex developed a tool to help design a backbone network and investigated how routing might be performed within it.
D J Capelis - DJ was a Summer Intern between graduating University of California, San Diego and starting a PhD program at University of California, Santa Cruz. As a researcher who enjoys building secure systems, DJ's research generally involves examining how systems can be re-designed to include better security features. While an intern at Fraser Research, DJ focused on refining the network's notions of security and identity.
Tom Craig - A graduate of Cambridge University, England, Tom was about to begin graduate work in the Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University. His research interests lay in distributed systems, ubiquitous computing and user interface design. While an intern at Fraser Research, Tom worked on exposing the network namespace as a Unix filesystem; he investigated the resulting benefits in privacy, usability and extensibility.
Somdip Datta - A graduate of IIT, India, Somdip was a fifth-year graduate student in Engineering at Princeton University. His research interests lay in the area of routing and architechtural issues in Optical Core networks. While an intern at Fraser Research, Somdip simulated a new architecture for a high performance/large scale packet switch.
Nandita Dukkipatti - A graduate of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Nandita was a third year graduate student in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Her research interests are broadly in the area of algorithms for high performance networks. Her current research is on congestion control. While an intern at Fraser Research, Nandita investigated algorithms for backbone flow control in large-scale networks.
Paulo Ferreira de Castro - A graduate of the University of Campinas, Brazil, where he obtained the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees, Paulo was a third year Computer Science PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, UK. His research interests include the software-hardware interface and architectural design of networks and embedded computer systems. While an intern at Fraser Research, Paulo developed a prototype system that emulates the operation of packet forwarding engines controlled by a distributed network operating system. He also investigated compatibility strategies for existing Internet applications.
Simon Hay - A Computer Science graduate of Oxford University, Simon was a Summer Intern during his first-year as a PhD student at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. Simon's research interests lie in the field of ubiquitous computing. In particular he is working on location and sensor systems and their applications to sport and energy metering. Simon investigated the use of existing DNS software to deliver name service for the new network. He analyzed weaknesses in the internet name service protocol and developed strategies which allow DNS to be safely used in the new network.
Frank Hoffmann - Frank received a Ph. D. in Communication Engineering from Cambridge University, England. His thesis project was the exploration of communication with mobile objects through the surfaces on which they stand. He received a Dipl.-Ing. (FH) in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany.
During the summer of 2000, Frank Hoffmann was a visiting scholar at AT&T Research Labs in Florham Park, New Jersey where he conducted research on a network switch for a fiber optic network. He designed a prototype switch and prepared it for fabrication. In 1997 and 1998, Frank Hoffmann was a visiting Research Assistant at IBM Research Labs in San Jose, California where he did research on applications for capacitive sensors in the field of user interfaces. While at Fraser Research Frank worked on hardware design using FPGA technology.
Stephen Kell - A graduate of Cambridge University, Stephen was a Summer Intern during his first-year as a PhD student at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. His research interests lay in the intersection of operating systems, programming languages and software engineering. His current work is investigating the use of software adaptation within the operating system, for the composition of mismatched application code. While an intern at Fraser Research, Stephen worked on the design of a middlebox for enabling migration to the new network architecture, and on the implementation of an emulator for signaling protocols.
Alden King - Alden has degrees in Computer Scence and in Philosophy from the University of Washington. Alden was a Summer Intern during his second year as a PhD student at the University of California, San Diego. His interest lie in programming models for parallel computation (multi-core, distributed computing, cloud computing) and data representation and integration such as in file systems. Alden wrote a simulator to work in unison with emulated regional networks so that two emulated regional networks could connect to a backbone in which their traffic would mix with traffic from a number of simulated regions.
Alan Lawrence - Alan has Bachelor and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Cambridge University, England. His research interests lay in the areas of compilers and program optimization, types,and programming languages. Alan was a Summer Intern during 2007 just prior to PhD graduation. He worked on the semantics of an access control system for a new network. The focus was ease of use in a distributed system of capabilities.
Anil Madhavapeddy - A graduate of Imperial College, London University, England, Anil was a second-year graduate student in Computer Science at Cambridge University, England. His research interests included operating system security and audio networking. While an intern at Fraser Research, Anil explored techniques to make broadband home networks easy to use and configure.
Robin Message - A graduate of Cambridge University, Robin was a Summer Intern during his first-year as a PhD student at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. Robin participated in the development of a network emulator. He created an n-box which allows a non-upgraded host to use the new network, and he explored the possibilities for conducting experiments with channel hand-over protocols for the new network.
Ganesh Narayanaswamy - A graduate of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Ganesh came to Fraser research while he was a Research Assistant in Cambridge University, England. His research interests lie in the area
of Distributed Systems, Storage Systems and Programming Languages. His current research explores the topological underpinnings of program analysis. While an intern at Fraser Research, Ganesh designed and developed a simulation model for the new network and explored aspects of scalable congestion control algorithms in nation-wide networks.
Aaron Patzer - A graduate of Duke University, Aaron was a second-year graduate student in Engineering at Princeton University. His research interests lay in optical communications, switching, and systems architecture. While an intern at Fraser Research, Aaron investigated algorithms for fast restoration of service in a broadband access network.
Sandeep Sarat - A graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Sandeep was a fifth year graduate student in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. His research interests lay in the intersection of networking, operating systems and security. While an intern at Fraser Research, he explored congestion control mechanisms in data networks.
David Scott - David graduated with a PhD in Computer Science from Cambridge University. His research interest lay in developing methods for abstracting security policies from application code at a high level in the domain of Ubiquitous Computing. David became a Summer Intern in the fourth year of his graduate studies and subsequently worked as Research Scientist for Fraser Research. He worked first on protocol verification for a dynamic method of connection establishment. Subsequently he created a graphic simulation of a packet switching network.
Michael Smith - A graduate of Cambridge University, England, Michael was about to begin graduate work at Edinburgh University, Scotland. His research interests lay in the application of formal methods to communications systems, and in particular, static analysis techniques for performance modeling. While an intern at Fraser Research, Michael designed and simulated fault-tolerant protocols for fast restoration in an actively switched access network.
Chris Smowton - A graduate of Cambridge University, Chris was a Summer Intern prior to his first year as a PhD student at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. Chris participated in the design and implementation of tools to emulate new network designs, design of support for peer-to-peer networks, design and implementation of support for mobile hosts, users and processes, and design of improved support for legacy machines in the new network. His primary interest is operating system design, with a focus on learning and adaptive application execution.
Sriram Srinivasan - A graduate of The Institute of Technology, BHU, India and the National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering, Bombay, India. Sriram came to Fraser Research as a first year PhD student at Cambridge University, following an 18 year stint in industry developing high performance middleware and transaction processing monitors. His research interests lay in programming languages for distributed and concurrent systems. While an intern at Fraser Research, he developed connection setup and management protocols to combine high speed label switching with first-class support (in the network) for multicast and mobility.
Chee Wei Tan - Chee Wei was a second year graduate student in Electrical engineering at Princeton University. His research interests lay in theoretic and applied topics in communication systems, especially in the areas of nonlinear optimization and queuing theory. While an intern at Fraser Research, he investigated algorithms for congestion control in data networks.
Alastair Tse - A graduate of the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Alastair was a second year graduate student in the Laboratory for Communication Engineering at Cambridge University. His research interests lay in indoor location systems for Ubiquitious Computing. Whilean intern at Fraser Research, Alastair worked on a compact operating system for self-restoring network switches.