Network Economics and Privacy

It is almost impossible to study networking today without considering economic issues. Economics plays a defining role in routing (e.g., hot potato routing and net neutrality), protocol design (e.g., the analysis of TCP and the design of BitTorrent), and even control (e.g., deregulated electricity markets). Further, the design of the market places surrounding networks can have a strong interaction with the engineering of the systems themselves (e.g. cloud providers). RSRG's work in Network Economics bridges all these areas and is part of the broader Social and Information Sciences Laboratory (SISL, pronounced "sizzle") initiative at Caltech.

Our work so far

Some examples of ongoing projects in RSRG on network economics are below.