Computer Science Student’s Research Aims to Improve Future Internet Architecture

Rhonda-Lee Forbes went from taking part in a “test group” of students for a new course to researching information-centric networks.

Rhonda-Lee Forbes was introduced to computer science in her senior year of high school. It was the first year the school introduced the AP Computer Science Principles course, and she was in the group of “tester students” to see if the course should continue to be offered. She did not have any previous computer science experience and wasn’t expecting to enjoy the class as much as she did. The class covered topics of binary number conversion to cryptography and created games using Scratch. It was during the course when she decided to major in computer science. Computer science has been very fulfilling to her personally and academically, and she is grateful to have taken that AP class.

Rhonda-Lee Forbes started researching in information-centric networks about a year ago. Information-centric networking is a future Internet architecture that redesigns the current host-centric Internet to a content-centric one. She worked on evaluating the performance of state-of-the art caching strategies on diverse static and mobile networks. She then used the findings from the work to demonstrate the benefits of multi-hop routing to improve performance of these networks.

Rhonda-Lee Forbes was a part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) 2021. She has presented her research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2021 and the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) 2021. She will next be presenting her latest findings at National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2022 in April.

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