Welcome to the Website of Samuel Jero


Samuel Jero
PhD Student
Department of Computer Science
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Email: sjero (AT) purdue (DOT) edu
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Advisor: Dr. Cristina Nita-Rotaru

I am currently pursuing a PhD in computer science at Purdue University under Dr. Cristina Nita-Rotaru. My research interests include Software Defined Networking (SDN), distributed systems, network protocol design and analysis, and network security. I am a member of the Dependable and Secure Distributed Systems Lab (DS^2) and the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS).

In prior semesters, I have coordinated a reading group/seminar on Software Defined Networking (SDN) at Purdue. You can find more information about that group here.

My masters and undergraduate work was in computer science at Ohio University. I was a member of Dr. Shawn Ostermann's Internetworking Research Group (IRG) there. We worked with NASA to maintain and improve the Interplanetary Overlay Network (ION), a software package for communication with satellites in deep space.

During my undergraduate and masters work I also did research on the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) with Dr. Ostermann. We examined DCCP's performance relative to TCP in testbed, Internet, and high delay environments. Along the way we identified and fixed several major bugs in the Linux implementation and developed a new visualization tool. My masters thesis developed out of this work and examined the performance of DCCP for real-time, streaming media applications. You can learn more about my work with DCCP here.