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 queueing theory. 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: specifically, how do we design networks that can detect potential future quality degradations in application performance and mitigate such degradations before they occur? I'm most interested in self-healing networks for media-rich applications such as high-quality video on demand, distance learning, and remote medicine. For more information, see my research page.
I teach courses in Computer Networks, Computer Security, Computer Architecture, Software Design, and our Intro course sequence. I've also taught and developed courses on Human-Computer Interaction, 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.
I currently serve on CRA-E, the Computing Research Association's Education Committee, where we are studying the pipeline from undergraduate to graduate study in US institutions. I'm also co-leading the recruitment and engagement project team of the National Center for Women in Information Technology's (NCWIT) Academic Alliance. I formerly coordinated the Clare Boothe Luce Scholars program at Carleton, a program aimed at developing a cohort of research student-scholars in Physics, Astronomy, and Computer Science.
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)
- 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
Student research :
- I currently have openings for independent research positions in my lab on my self-healing home networks project, for the term and for the summer. Contact me for details. You must be a current Carleton student to apply.
Teaching schedule, Winter 2014 :
- CS 201, Data Structures, 2A (in Weitz 138)
Office hours, Winter 2014 :
- Monday, 3a, in Weitz Commons
- Wednesday, 3:00-4:00pm, in CMC 322
- Thursday, 1:30-3:30pm, in CMC 322
- and by appointment
Contact info :
- email : adalal at carleton dot edu
- skype : acdalal
- twitter : @drcsiz
- mail : One North College St., Northfield, MN 55057
- phone : 507-222-5632
- office : CMC 322