Network of Excellence in Internet Science

University of Cambridge

The Computer Laboratory, Systems Research Group (UCAM) has been a pioneer in the design and study of multimedia applications for the Internet, and has also developed recently a strong expertise on challenging networks. UCAM is the largest research area in the Computer Laboratory covering hardware, communications hardware and software, operating systems and distributed systems. Past systems developed here include EDSAC, the Titan operating system, the Cambridge Ring and the Cambridge Distributed Computing System. The Systems Research Group (SRG) has some 40 members, and is divided into a number of subgroups: the Opera group, the Networks and Operating Systems group and the Self-Timed Logic group. Networks and Operating Systems group (NetOS) undertakes teaching and research into topics including computer architecture, operating systems design, network monitoring and protocol design, practical distributed systems and mobile communications. NetOS runs a number of team-based research projects simultaneously, with a leaning towards real implementations and deployments. We work closely with other groups in the Computer Laboratory, specifically the Security Group and University (such as the Judge Business School), as well as with industrial partners such as Microsoft Research.

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