Paul Duggan

Paul Duggan is currently a Postgraduate Researcher in Trinity College Dublin. He is studying for a PhD in computer science in the area of Information Centric Networking (ICN). Prior to this, he has in excess of 25 years in the telecommunications industry, particularly with eir and with Pulse Engineering. 

Paul has a B.Eng. in Electronics from the University of Limerick and a M.Sc. in Computer Applications from Dublin City University. He is a Chartered Member of Engineers Ireland and of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). 

Supported by HEAnet, Paul participated in FTP20 with a 5-minutes lightning talk about Information Centric Networking (ICN).

Information-Centric Networking (ICN) is an alternative approach to the Internet networking architecture. The main idea behind this approach is that information is identified by name, rather than by IP address. Due to this capability, this information can be cached on some or all hops on the delivery path between a source and an end-user, depending on a caching policy. For example, if an end-user requests a video, a copy of this video may be cached at every hop along the path between the source and end-user. When an adjacent user requests the same video, the request may be serviced from a node closer to the user instead of from the source. This can lead to significant savings in quality, costs and latency.

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