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Prof. Davison and Ph.D. candidate win best paper award from CMG

Brian Davison, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, and Baoning Wu, a Ph.D. candidate in CSE, recently received the Best Paper Award at the 30th International Conference for the Resource Management and Performance Evaluation of Enterprise Computing Systems.

The conference was held by the Computer Measurement Group Inc. (CMG), a not-for-profit, international organization committed to the measurement and management of computer systems.

Davison and Wu won the award for their paper, which was titled "Implementing a Web Proxy Evaluation Architecture."

Caching web proxies save response time and bandwidth by storing cachable web content that could be of use in the future. If a request for a web object is made while the cached copy is still valid, say the authors, the object is served from the cache instead of the origin server.

Davison and Wu have developed a Simultaneous Proxy Evaluation (SPE) architecture called Lehigh Evaluation Architecture for Proxies (LEAP) that can measure average response time, hit ratio, and consistency of the data served by a proxy.

LEAP is more robust and accounts for more variables, the authors say, than previous SPE architectures developed at Lehigh.

Wu presented the paper at the CMG conference, which was held in Las Vegas in December.

The authors received a clock mounted on a plaque.

Davison is director of the Web Understanding, Modeling, and Evaluation Lab in the CSE department.

Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005

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