Entry Date:
January 6, 1998

Advanced Network Architecture (ANA) Group

Principal Investigator David Clark

Co-investigators Karen Sollins , John Wroclawski , Chintan Vaishnav

The Advanced Network Architecture (ANA) group explores the future of network architectures, systems and protocols. Research targets core design principles and technology for large, decentralized, open-access networks, such as the Internet.

ANA's projects are broad in scope - ranging from detailed TCP performance analysis to the interplay of economics and technology in future internetworks. We are particularly concerned with the fundamental design principles that underlie tomorrow's networks--what we call the architecture of networks.

Research methods include engineering studies, software and prototype development, and the study of networks using a multi-disciplinary approach.