Jussara Almeida (jussara@cs.wisc.edu)

BSc, 1994 and MSc, 1997 Computer Sciences Dept, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil,
MSc, 1999, Computer Sciences Dept, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Research Interests

As a member of the Sword Project, I work with Prof. Mary Vernon.
My thesis topic is on the design of content distribution networks for both unicast and multicast streaming of media files. The goal is to investigate simple but efficient strategies that (nearly) minimize the delivery cost taking into consideration cost sharing promoted by multicast delivery to multiple clients.

Resume: postscript, pdf

Recent Publications (Wisconsin)

J. M. Almeida, D. L. Eager, M. C. Ferris, and M. K. Vernon, "Provisioning Content Distribution Networks for Streaming Media", Proc. 21st Annual Joint Conf. of IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (Infocom 2002), New York, June 2002. (postscript, pdf)

J. M. Almeida, J. Krueger, D. L. Eager, and M. K. Vernon, "Analysis of Educational Media Server Workloads", Proc. 11th Int'l. Workshop on Network and Operating System Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV 2001), June 2001. (postscript, pdf)

J. M. Almeida, D. L. Eager, and M. K. Vernon, "A Hybrid Caching Strategy for Streaming Media Files", Proc. Multimedia Computing and Networking 2001, San Jose, Jan. 2001. (postscript, pdf)

E. M. Nahum, M. Rosu, S. Seshan and J. Almeida, "The Effects of Wide-Area Conditions on WWW Server Performance", Proc. of ACM SIGMETRICS Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems , Cambridge, MA, June 2001. (postscript, pdf)

L. Fan, P. Cao, J. Almeida, A. Z. Broder, "Summary Cache: A Scalable Wide-Area Web Cache Sharing Protocol", Proc. of SIGCOMM'98 , Vancouver, Canada, August-Septenber 1998. (postscript, pdf)
Also in Transactions on Networking , vol 8, no. 3. June 2000, pp. 281-293. (postscript, pdf)

J. Almeida and P. Cao,"Measuring Proxy Performance with the Wisconsin Proxy Benchmark", Third Web Caching Workshop, Manchester, England, June 1998.
Also in Journal of Computer Networks and ISDN Systems, vol 30, no. 22-23, pp. 2179-2192, November 1998 (postscript, pdf)

J. Almeida, M. Dabu, A. Manikutty and P. Cao, "Providing Differentiated Quality-of-Service in Web Hosting Services", ACM SIGMETRICS Workshop on Internet Server Performance , Madison, Wisconsin, June 1998. (postscript, pdf)

Past Publications (Brazil)

J. M. Almeida, V. A. F. Almeida and D. Yates, "Measuring the Behavior of a World-Wide Web Server", Seventh IFIP Conference on High Performance Networking, White Plains, NY, April 1997. (postscript, pdf)

J. M. Almeida, V. Almeida and D. J. Yates, "WebMonitor: a Tool for Measuring World-Wide Web Server Performance", First Monday, Peer-Reviewed Journal on the Internet, vol. 2, No. 7, July 1997, http://www.firstmonday.dk/issues/issue2_7/almeida/index.html

D. J. Yates, V. Almeida, J. M. Almeida, "On the Interaction between an Operating System and a Web Server", Third Technical Conference on Telecommunications R&D, Lowell, MA, November 1997. (postscript, pdf)

V. A. F. Almeida, J. M. Almeida and C. D. Murta, "Performance Analysis of a WWW Server", CMG'96 -- 22nd International Conference on Technology Management and Performance Evaluation of Enterprise-Wide Information Systems, San Diego, CA, December 1996. (postscript, pdf)

C. D. Murta, J. M. Almeida and V. A. F. Almeida, "Performance Analysis of a WWW Server", XXII SEMISH (Integrated Seminar of Software and Hardware), Recife, Brazil, August, 1996 (in portuguese). (postscript, pdf)

V. A. F. Almeida, J. M. Almeida, C. D. Murta, A. A. Oliveira and M. A. S. Mendes, "Performance Analysis and Modeling of a WWW Internet Server", Fourth Telecommunication Conference, Nashville, TN, March 1996. (postscript, pdf)

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Last Updated: July 25, 2002