Keynote: Can AI Run Your Cloud Network Better Than You Can?

Spring 2023

In this talk, Dr. Doug Comer, esteemed professor of Computer Science at Purdue University, will dive into the expanding world of AI and ML and its application to network automation. How/when has AI/ML succeeded in other fields? How has it failed? How much training data is needed? Where is this technology headed and what questions will need to be answered.


Dr. Douglas E. Comer is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. Formerly, he served as VP of Research at Cisco Systems. As a member of the original IAB, he participated in early work on the Internet, and is internationally recognized as an authority on TCP/IP protocols and Internet technologies.

Dr. Comer has written a series of best-selling technical books on Computer Networks, Internets, Operating Systems, and Computer Architecture. His 3-volume Internetworking series is cited as an authoritative work on Internet protocols and technologies. Dr. Comer’s books have been translated into 16 languages, and are used in industry and academia in many countries.

Dr. Comer consults for industry, and has lectured to thousands of professional engineers and students around the world. For twenty years he was editor-in-chief of the journal Software – Practice and Experience. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the recipient of numerous teaching awards.

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