The principle of science, the definition, almost, is the following: The test of all knowledge is experiment. Experiment is the sole judge of scientific 'truth'. But what is the source of knowledge? Where do the laws that are to be tested come from? Experiment, itself, helps to produce these laws, in the sense that it gives us hints. But also needed is imagination to create from these hints the great generalizations to guess at the wonderful, simple, but very strange patterns beneath them all, and then to experiment to check again whether we have made the right guess.

- Richard Feynman, The Feynman Lectures on Physics

I am interested in large-scale, longitudinal experimental research on computer networks and distributed systems.

What's new?

These two are always news - Luca is already nine and Sofia just turned five.

More News

My group blog: A view from the Edge

Recent Publications

Complete list of publications

I lead the AquaLab research group; you can look there from more information and group's publications.

Other projects and groups with which I have been involved include: Active Streams, Proactive Directory Service, ECho, PBIO, DEOS, InfoSphere, Storage Systems Program, and The Virtual Microscope.


Previous Courses

Selected Professional Activities

Program Committees

Past: CoNEXT 2013 | Networking 2013 | ICDCS 2013 | ACM SIGCOMM 2012 | ACM SIGCOMM Poster/Demos 2013 | IEEE ICNP 2013 | ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Measurements Up and Down the STack (W-MUST) 2012 | ACM/USENIX IMC 2011 | ACM SIGCOMM Poster/Demos 2011 | ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Home Networks (HomeNets) 2011 ... (A complete list can be found in my CV)

Other Professional Service

(A complete list can be found in my CV)



Borges y Yo/Borges and I

Contact Information

Fabián E. Bustamante (email fabian)
EECS Department, Northwestern University
Technological Institute, L477 ( Getting there)
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL USA 60208
(847) 491-2745 | (847) 467-4144 (Fax)

Assistant: Patrick Hickey (email Patrick)
(847) 491-7132


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