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
I am interested in large-scale, longitudinal experimental
research on networks and distributed systems.
I am always looking for good students interested in networked systems (distributed
systems, networking, wired and mobile systems).
Affiliated Faculty - Northwestern
Institute on Complex Systems - founded in 2004 with the
goals of uncovering fundamental principles governing complex
systems in science, technology, and human behavior and
applying these principles to solve societally relevant
problems through the analysis, design, and control of complex
Affiliated Faculty -
Northwestern Universtiy Transportation Center - a leading
interdisciplinary education and research institution
dedicated, since 1954, to the long-term improvement of
domestic and international systems for the movements of
materials, people, energy, and information.
Affiliated Faculty -
Northwestern Institute for Sustainable Practices - NiSP
promotes interdisciplinary education and research into
economically, environmentally, and socially sound policies and
practices that will help secure the earth's natural resources
for use now and far into the future.
Jeanine and I run long distance (marathons, half-marathons, and 10k).
I train using the advanced plan from Hanson's Brothers, which I highly recommend. For years I used a program that closely
Pfitzinger and Douglas in Advanced
marathoning and one season I tried the Furman's
FIRST three-days+cross marathon plan, but had to go back to the old approach -- long