# Simple, Scaleable Network Algorithms

Prof. Balaji Prabhakar, Stanford University
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Randomized algorithms are particularly well-suited for coping with the so-called "curse of dimensionality" from which many networking problems suffer. The main idea of randomized algoriths is simple to state: Rather than contend with a large state space, the trick is to base decisions upon a few randomly chosen samples.

This talk will illustrate the use of randomization in devising simple-to-impelement, high-performance network algorithms; specifically, for switch scheduling, web caching, and bandwidth partitioning.