Next Generation Internet Lab at Tennessee Tech University

Welcome to the ngin, the Next Generation Internet Research Lab at Tennessee Tech. Our research areas include Named Data Networking, Big Science data transfers, Networking for AR/VR applications, Vehicular networks, Data center networking, and more. You can find a list of the latest publications in the Publications page. The research projects are guided by Dr. Susmit Shannigrahi.

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Master's Defense - David Reddick

David Reddick has successfully defended his master’s thesis - “Design of an Ndn-Based Data Distribution Infrastructure for …

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Science DMZ Performance Measurement

This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research program at Tennessee Tech …


NDN - Named Data Networking

The Named Data Networking (NDN) project aims to develop a new Internet architecture that prioritizes content delivery. NDN uses content names for all operations, making the network and applications simpler and more flexible.

hipFT - A High-performance error-free file transfer protocol

This project aims to improve the Internet’s ability to support big data transfers, both for science and commerce. hipFT enables users to transfer big files with confidence that the data will be accurately and efficiently copied over the network.


What's in a Name? Naming Big Science Data in Information-Centric Networking

Susmit Shannigrahi, Chengyu Fan, Craig Partridge

Named Data Networking based File Access forXRootD

C ̆at ̆alin Lordache, Ran Liu, Justas Balcas, Raimondas Šrivinskas, Yuanhao Wu, Chengyu Fan, Susmit Shannigrahi, Harvey Newman, Edmund Yeh


Hiring Ph.D. students. If designing the next-generation Internet, low-latency AR/VR applications, 5G mobile networks, and smart vehicular networks are interesting to you, drop me an email.
Hiring undergraduate students. We are hiring undergraduate students as part of an NSF REU grant. More details and how to apply is here.