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Amy Csizmar Dalal

Amy Csizmar Dalal


I focus on the intersection of application performance and network performance, determining how the two interact with and react in the presence of each other. Currently, I'm interested in self-healing networks: specifically, how do we design networks that can detect potential future quality degradations in application performance and mitigate such degradations before they occur? I'm most interested in self-healing networks for media-rich applications such as high-quality video on demand, distance learning, and remote medicine; and in self-healing home networks. 

I am passionate about broadening participation in computing. I currently serve on CRA-E, the Computing Research Association's Education Committee, where we are studying the pipeline from undergraduate to graduate study in US institutions. I'm also co-leading the recruitment and engagement project team of the National Center for Women in Information Technology's (NCWIT) Academic Alliance. I formerly coordinated the Clare Boothe Luce Scholars program at Carleton, a program aimed at developing a cohort of research student-scholars in Physics, Astronomy, and Computer Science.

Education & Professional History

University of Notre Dame, BS, Electrical Engineering

Northwestern University, MS, PhD, Electrical Engineering.

Post-doctoral researcher, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA. 2000-2003.

At Carleton since 2003.

Highlights & Recent Activity

(bold = undergraduate coauthors)

J. Davis, J. Albrecht, C. Alvarado, T. Chen, A. Csizmar Dalal, S. Lee. "Computer science faculty careers at liberal arts colleges." In XRDS 21(3), March 2015, pp 13-15.

A. Csizmar Dalal. "A Framework for Self-Healing Home Networks." In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security, and Robustnests (Qshine), Rhodes, Greece, August 2014. (Short paper)

S.Hambrusch, R. Libeskind-Hadas, F. Zhao, D. Rabson, A. Csizmar Dalal, E. Fox, C. Isbell, V. Taylor. "Exploring the Baccalaureate Origin of Domestic Ph.D. Students in Computing Fields". In Computer Research News 25(1), Computing Research Association, January 2013.

A. Csizmar Dalal. "Systems Considerations in Real Time Video QoE Assessment". In Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Quality of Experience for Multimedia Communications (QoEMC), Anaheim, CA, December 2012.

A. Csizmar Dalal, Andy Bouchard, Sara Cantor, Yiran Guo, Anya Johnson. "Assessing QoE of On-Demand TCP Video Streams in Real Time." In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2012), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 2012.

A. Csizmar Dalal. "User-perceived Quality Assessment of Streaming Media Using Reduced Feature Sets". In ACM Transactions on Internet Technology 11(2), December 2011.

H. French, J. Lin, T. Phan, A. Csizmar Dalal. "Real Time Video QoE Analysis of RTMP Streams." (Poster). In Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC), Orlando, FL, November 2011.

A. Csizmar Dalal. "Revisiting a QoE Assessment Architecture Six Years Later: Lessons Learned and Remaining Challenges". (Invited paper) In Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Advanced Architectures and Algorithms for Internet Delivery and Applications (AAA-IDEA), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, November 2009.

A. Csizmar Dalal, E. Kawaler, S. Tucker. "Towards Real-Time Stream Quality Prediction: Predicting Video Stream Quality from Partial Stream Information". In Proceedings of The Sixth International ICST Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness (QShine), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, November 2009.

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

  • NCWIT Academic Alliance 
  • ACM 
    • SIGCHI (special interest group on human-computer interaction)
    • SIGCSE (special interest group on computer science education)
  • Girl Scouts USA

Courses Taught This Year

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Profile updated October 14, 2016

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