Les Cottrell left the University of Manchester, England in 1967 with a Ph.D.
in Nuclear Physics to pursue fame and fortune on the Left Coast of the U.S.A.
He joined SLAC as a research physicist in High Energy Physics, focusing on
real-time data acquisition and analysis in the Nobel prize winning group that
discovered the quark. In 1972/3, he spent a year's leave of absence as a
visiting scientists at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and in 1979/80 at the
IBM U.K. Laboratories at Hursley, England, where he obtained United States
Patent 4,688,181 for a a dynamic graphical cursor. He was the U.S.
leader of the effort that, in 1994, resulted in the first Internet connection
to mainland China. He is currently the
Assistant Director of the SLAC Computing Services group and leads the
computer networking and telecommunications areas. He is also a member of the
Energy Sciences Network Site Coordinating Committee (ESCC),
the chairman of the ESnet Network Monitoring Task Force, and is an active
member of working groups in the Global Grid Forum, the Internet 2 End-to-end
Perfomance Initiative and the Particle Physics
Data Grid. He is the Principal Investigator for the DoE sponsored
Internet End-to-end Performance Monitoring (IEPM) project.
|07/16/2012||Summer 2012 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs||PingER: getting a lot from a simple utility||[pdf]|
|10/08/2007||Fall 2007 Internet2 Member Meeting||Locating hosts by TULIP (Trilateration Utility for Locating IP hosts)||[ppt] [htm]|
|04/26/2007||Spring 2007 Internet2 Member Meeting||Quantifying the need for Improved Network Performance for S. Asia||[ppt] [htm]|