Pooya Shariatpanahi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Distributed Load Balancing in Cache Network

  Halls department, Hall 3
  Wednesday, 27 December 2017
  12:00 - 13:00


In this talk we consider a Content Delivery Network (CDN) consisting of a connected network of caching servers. The question we address is how to allocate upcoming content requests to these servers, in a distributed manner, so that the load is balanced out between them. As we will discuss, there exists a fundamental trade-off between the load balancing, storage size, and delivery communication cost. In our analysis, we employ results from Balls-into-Bins paradigm and moreover we investigate the role of coding.


Seyed Pooya Shariatpanahi received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2006, 2008, and 2013, respectively. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, Tehran. His research interests are wireless networks, information theory, and complex systems. He was a recipient of the Gold Medal at the National Physics Olympiad in 2001.