Such a crazy time we’ve had over the last two years with us being made acutely aware of our mortality. Unlike some who could write a lot and be productive during this time, I could hardly write a blog post! (I could do Youtube cooking videos and discover gardening though). However, with life seemingly intent […]
Part -2: the answer to the questions of part-1: will amnesiac flooding or viral spread on a network stop and how soon?
At this moment, it is very difficut to write something without reference to the rapidly spreading Corona virus which has brought the world to its knees. As it happens, our recent paper (in STACS 2020) is about a network process which can be seen to resemble an extreme version of a viral spread. This process […]
Recently, I received the good news that I am one of the recepients of the ASEM DUO-INDIA professors fellowship 2020, in partnership with Prof. Sushanta Karmarkar of IIT Guhawati. This is an innovative fellowship under the auspices of ASEM – Asia-Europe Meeting. The fellowship will allow Sushanta to spend one month with me in Loughborough […]
Disttibued algorithms and networks differ from their centralised counterparts in that failure is part of their DNA! i.e. they can continue despite failures and need to be designed to handle such failures. Failures can come in many forms – from crash failures (a component is knocked out and refuses to get up), transient failures (a […]