Annual Retreat


The NPI retreat will bring together faculty, students, postdocs, and industry partners for a one-day workshop with presentations, panel discussions, working groups, and informal discussion related to network programming.

The Fall 2018 Retreat was held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in the Tata Innovation Center at the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island. Participation was by invitation only.


We gratefully acknowledge support from our sponsors for the Fall Retreat:

Comcast       VMware


8:00am Registration and Breakfast
9:00am Welcome
Nate Foster (Cornell)
9:30am Keynote: End-to-End SDN Programming with Nerpa
Leonid Ryzhyk (VMWare Research)
10:00am Probabilistic Network Programming
Steffen Smolka (Cornell)
10:30am Coffee
11:00am Internet Video Quality Inference from Encrypted Network Traffic
Paul Schmitt (Princeton)
11:30am Panel Discussion: Network Programmability Use Cases
  • Vignesh Ramamurthy (Infosys)
  • David Stern (DISA)
  • Walter Willinger (NIKSUN)
12:00pm Student Lightning Talks
12:15pm Lunch
2:00pm Keynote: What Network Programming means to Provider Networks
Yiu Liu (Comcast)
2:30pm Datacenter Network Monitoring and Debugging: The Core or The Edge?
Rachit Agarwal (Cornell)
3:00pm Sonata: Query-driven streaming network telemetry
Arpit Gupta (Princeton/Columbia)
3:30pm Coffee
4:00pm Enabling programmable transport protocols in high-speed NICs
Mina Tahmasbi Arashloo (Princeton)
4:30pm Wrapup and Next Steps
Jennifer Rexford (Princeton)
5:00pm Reception