I am an Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Carleton College. I have been a member of the Carleton faculty since September 2003. Prior to Carleton, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Hewlett Packard Laboratories from 2000-2003. I earned a PhD and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
My research interests include quality of service/quality of experience of Internet applications; self-healing networks; streaming media; network measurement; performance analysis of computer and communication networks; and human-computer interaction. I focus on the intersection of application performance and network performance, determining how the two interact with and react in the presence of each other. Currently, I'm interested in self-healing networks for the home: specifically, how do we design networks for the home that can detect potential future quality degradations in application performance and mitigate such degradations before they occur? For more information, see my research page.
I teach courses in Computer Networks, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Security, Computer Architecture, Software Design, and our Intro course sequence. I've also taught and developed courses on Digital Storytelling, Peer-to-Peer and Multimedia Computing, and a dyad on human-centered computing (with the Psychology department). In addition, I typically advise our Senior Comprehensive Exercise ("Comps"). For more information, see my teaching page.
Want to know what's going on in my research lab, in the classroom, in the news, in my head? Then you'll want to visit my blog.
Selected recent publications
(undergraduate authors listed in bold)
- J. Davis, J. Albrecht, C. Alvarado, T. Chen, A. Csizmar Dalal, S. Lee. "Computer science faculty careers at liberal arts colleges." In XRDS 21(3), March 2015, pp 13-15.
- A. Csizmar Dalal. "A Framework for Self-Healing Home Networks." In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security, and Robustnests (Qshine), Rhodes, Greece, August 2014. (Short paper)
- A. Csizmar Dalal. "Systems Considerations in Real Time Video QoE Assessment". In Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Quality of Experience for Multimedia Communications (QoEMC), Anaheim, CA, December 2012.
- A. Csizmar Dalal. "User-perceived Quality Assessment of Streaming Media Using Reduced Feature Sets". In ACM Transactions on Internet Technology 11(2), December 2011.
- A. Csizmar Dalal, Andy Bouchard, Sara Cantor, Yiran Guo, Anya Johnson. "Assessing QoE of On-Demand TCP Video Streams in Real Time." In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2012), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 2012.
- H. French, J. Lin, T. Phan, A. Csizmar Dalal. "Real Time Video QoE Analysis of RTMP Streams." (Poster). In Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC), Orlando, FL, November 2011.
- A. Csizmar Dalal. "Revisiting a QoE Assessment Architecture Six Years Later: Lessons Learned and Remaining Challenges". (Invited paper) In Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Advanced Architectures and Algorithms for Internet Delivery and Applications (AAA-IDEA), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, November 2009.
- A. Csizmar Dalal, E. Kawaler, S. Tucker. "Towards Real-Time Stream Quality Prediction: Predicting Video Stream Quality from Partial Stream Information". In Proceedings of The Sixth International ICST Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness (QShine), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, November 2009.
- A. Csizmar Dalal. "Digital Storytelling as a Gateway to Computer Science". In Journal of the Research Center for Educational Technology 4(2), Fall 2008. Available online at http://www.rcetj.org
Teaching schedule, Winter 2016 :
- CS 201, Data Structures, 3A (Weitz 138)
- CS 257, Software Design, 5A (Weitz 235)
- CS 399, Senior Seminar (3 sections), T 9-11:15am, Th 9-10am (CMC 307)
Office hours, Winter 2016 :
- Monday, 4a, in Weitz Commons
- Wednesday, 9:30-10:30am, in CMC 133
- Thursday, 1:30-3:00pm, in CMC 133
- and by appointment
- Go to my calendar
Student research :
- If you are a current Carleton student who is interested in doing research with me, please stop by my office during office hours. I have several ongoing projects to which students can contribute.
Contact info :
- office : CMC 133
- email : adalal at carleton dot edu
- skype : acdalal
- twitter : @drcsiz
- mail : One North College St., Northfield, MN 55057
- phone : 507-222-5632