Dr. Lavian has co-authored over 25 scientific publications, journal articles, and peer-reviewed papers on topics in telecommunications, network communications, Internet protocols, and mobile wireless technologies.

As presented below, he and his colleagues have produced analyses of six models that characterize modern approaches to advanced research; potential legal issues surrounding combinations of separate software applications in the age of open source software and the General Public License; achieving an open, programmable paradigm for application-driven network control via a novel network plane; innovating a grid-computing paradigm that fully harnesses the available communication infrastructure; as well as papers touching on:

  • Wi-Fi and the 802.11 (a/b/g/n/ac) standard
  • Wireless LAN (WLAN)
  • TCP/IP suite, TCP, UDP and IP
  • Ethernet and the 802.3 standard
  • Network protocols and software applications—including the data link, network, and transport layers (L2, L3, L4) plus data center network architecture
  • LANs, WANs, VPNs and routing protocols—from RIP, BGP, MPLS, and OSPF to multicast, DNS, QoS, switching and packet switching
  • PSTN as well as IP telephony, VoIP, SIP, RTP, SS7
  • Streaming media, SMS and instant messaging/chat via video and audio
  • R&D Models for Advanced Development & Corporate Research

    Understanding Six Models of Advanced R&D

    Ikhlaq Sidhu, Tal Lavian, Victoria Howell – University of California, Berkeley. Accepted paper for 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. June 2015. Our purpose is to develop new models that define the advanced development & corporate research approaches of modern global high tech firms. While the world has moved on from Bell Labs’ famous advanced research […]

  • Dangerous Liaisons – Software Combinations as Derivative Works?

    Determann L.; Berkeley Technology Law Journal. Volume 21, Issue 4, Fall 2006. (Lavian T. contributor to the technical section). Companies have been fighting about software interoperability and substitutability for decades. The battles have usually involved wholesale copying and significant modifications of code to achieve compatibility, and the law seems fairly settled in this respect. More recently, […]

  • Applications Drive Secure Lightpath Creation Across Heterogeneous Domains

    Feature Topic: Optical Control Planes for Grid Networks: Opportunities, Challenges and the Vision.

    Gommans L.; Van Oudenaarde B.; Dijkstra F.; De Laat C.; Lavian T.; Monga I.; Taal A.; Travostino F.; Wan A.; IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 44, no. 3, March 2006, pp. 100-106. We realize an open, programmable paradigm for application-driven network control by way of a novel network plane – the “service plane” – layered above legacy […]

  • Lambda data grid: communications architecture in support of grid computing

    Tal Lavian, Randy H. Katz; Doctoral Thesis, University of California at Berkeley. January 2006. The practice of science experienced a number of paradigm shifts in the 20th century, including the growth of large geographically dispersed teams and the use of simulations and computational science as a third branch, complementing theory and laboratory experiments. The recent exponential […]

  • Information Switching Networks

    Hoang D.B.; T. Lavian; The 4th Workshop on the Internet, Telecommunications and Signal Processing, WITSP 2005, December 19-21, 2005, Sunshine Coast, Australia. Circuit switching and packet switching have been developed to achieve statistical gain in sharing transmission bandwidth of a “passive” transport network whereby voice and data are transported end-to-end without content modifications by the network. […]

  • Grid Network Services, Draft-ggf-ghpn-netservices-1.0

    George Clapp, Tiziana Ferrari, Doan B. Hoang, Gigi Karmous-Edwards, Tal Lavian, Mark J. Leese, Paul Mealor, Inder Monga, Volker Sander, Franco Travostino, Global Grid Forum(GGF). Network services are services that specialize in the handling of network-related or network-resident resources. Examples of network services are data transport service, network advance reservation service, network Quality of Service (QoS) […]

  • Impact of Grid Computing on Network Operators and HW Vendors

    Allcock B.; Arnaud B.; Lavian T.; Papadopoulos P.B.; Hasan M.Z.; Kaplow W.; IEEE Hot Interconnects at Stanford University 2005, pp. 89-90. Grid computing is an attempt to make computing work like the power grid. When you run a job, you shouldn’t know or care where it runs, so long as it gets done within your constraints […]

  • Project DRAC: Creating an applications-aware network

    Travostino F.; Keates R.; Lavian T.; Monga I.; Schofield B.; Nortel Technical Journal, February 2005, pp. 23-26. Intelligent networking and the ability for applications to more effectively use all of the network’s capability, rather than just the transport “pipe,” have been elusive. Until now. Nortel has developed a proof-of-concept software capability – service-mediation “middleware” called the […]

  • DWDM-RAM: An Architecture for Data Intensive Service Enabled by Next Generation Dynamic Optical Networks

    Hoang D.B.; Cohen H.; Cutrell D.; Figueira S.; Lavian T.; Mambretti J.; Monga I.; Naiksatam S.; Travostino F.; Proceedings IEEE Globecom 2004, Workshop on High-Performance Global Grid Networks, Houston, 29 Nov.-3 Dec. 2004, pp. 400 – 409. An architecture is proposed for data-intensive services enabled by next generation dynamic optical networks. The architecture supports new data […]

  • DWDM-RAM: a data intensive Grid service architecture enabled by dynamic optical networks

    Lavian T.; Mambretti J.; Cutrell D.; Cohen H.J; Merrill S.; Durairaj R.; Daspit P.; Monga I.; Naiksatam S.; Figueira S.M.; Gutierrez D.; Hoang D.B., Travostino F.; CCGRID 2004, pp. 762-764. Next generation applications and architectures (for example, Grids) are driving radical changes in the nature of traffic, service models, technology, and cost, creating opportunities for an […]

  • Implementation of a quality of service feedback control loop on programmable routers

    Nguyen C.; Hoang D.B.; Zhao, I.L.; Lavian, T.; Proceedings, 12th IEEE International Conference on Networks 2004. (ICON 2004) Singapore, Volume 2, 16-19 Nov. 2004, pp. 578 – 582. Current Diffserv architecture lacks mechanisms for network path discovery with specific service performance. Our aim is to introduce an enhanced-Diffserv scheme utilizing a feedback loop to gather path […]

  • A Platform for Large-Scale Grid Data Service on Dynamic High-Performance Networks

    Lavian T.; Hoang D.B.; Mambretti J.; Figueira S.; Naiksatam S.; Kaushil N.; Monga I. ; Durairaj R.; Cutrell D.; Merrill S.; Cohen H.; Daspit P.; Travostino F; GridNets 2004, San Jose, CA., October 2004. Data intensive Grid applications often deal with multiple terabytes and even petabytes of data. For them to be effectively deployed over distances, […]

  • Optical Network Infrastructure for Grid, Draft-ggf-ghpn-opticalnets-1

    Dimitra Simeonidou, Reza Nejabati, Bill St. Arnaud, Micah Beck, Peter Clarke, Doan B. Hoang, David Hutchison, Gigi Karmous-Edwards, Tal Lavian, Jason Leigh, Joe Mambretti, Volker Sander, John Strand, Franco Travostino, Global Grid Forum(GGF) GHPN Standard GFD-I.036 August 2004. During the past years it has become evident to the technical community that computational resources cannot keep up […]

  • DWDM-RAM: Enabling Grid Services with Dynamic Optical Networks

    Figueira S.; Naiksatam S.; Cohen H.; Cutrell D.; Daspit, P.; Gutierrez D.; Hoang D. B.; Lavian T.; Mambretti J.; Merrill S.; Travostino F; Proceedings, 4th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, Chicago, USA, April 2004, pp. 707-714. Advances in Grid technology enable the deployment of data-intensive distributed applications, which require moving terabytes or […]

  • An extensible, programmable, commercial-grade platform for internet service architecture

    Lavian T.; Hoang D.B.; Travostino F.; Wang P.Y.; Subramanian S.; Monga I.; IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics on technologies promoting computational intelligence, openness and programmability in networks and Internet services Volume 34, Issue 1, Feb. 2004, pp. 58 – 68. With their increasingly sophisticated applications, users promote the notion that there is more to […]

  • DWDM-RAM: An Architecture for Data Intensive Service Enabled by Next Generation Dynamic Optical Networks

    Lavian, T.; Cutrell, D.; Mambretti, J.; Weinberger J.; Gutierrez D.; Naiksatam S.; Figueira S.; Hoang D. B.; Supercomputing Conference, SC2003 Igniting Innovation, Phoenix, November 2003.

  • Edge device multi-unicasting for video streaming

    Lavian T.; Wang P.; Durairaj R.; Hoang D.; Travostino F.; Telecommunications, 2003. ICT 2003. 10th International Conference on Telecommunications, Tahiti, Volume 2, 23 Feb.- 1 March 2003, pp. 1441 – 1447. After a decade of research and development, IP multicast has still not been deployed widely in the global Internet due to many open technical issues: […]

  • The SAHARA Model for Service Composition Across Multiple Providers

    Raman B.; Agarwal S.; Chen Y.; Caesar M.; Cui W.; Lai K.; Lavian T.; Machiraju S.; Mao Z. M.; Porter G.; Roscoe T.; Subramanian L.; Suzuki T.; Zhuang S.; Joseph A. D.; Katz Y.H.; Stoica I.; Proceedings of the First International Conference on Pervasive Computing. ACM Pervasive 2002, pp. 1 – 14. Services are capabilities that […]

  • Enabling Active Flow Manipulation in Silicon-based Network Forwarding Engines

    Lavian T.; Wang P.; Travostino F.; Subramanian S.; Duraraj R.; Hoang D.B.; Sethaput V.; Culler D.; Proceeding of the Active Networks Conference and Exposition, 2002.(DANCE) 29-30 May 2002, pp. 65 – 76. A significant challenge arising from today’s increasing Internet traffic is the ability to flexibly incorporate intelligent control in high performance commercial network devices. The […]

  • Practical Active Network Services Within Content-aware Gateways

    Subramanian S.; Wang P.; Durairaj R.; Rasimas J.; Travostino F.; Lavian T.; Hoang D.B.; Proceeding of the DARPA Active Networks Conference and Exposition, 2002. 29-30 May 2002, pp. 344 – 354. The Internet has seen an increase in complexity due to the introduction of new types of networking devices and services, particularly at points of discontinuity […]

  • Active Networking On A Programmable Network Platform

    Wang P.Y.; Lavian T.; Duncan R.; Jaeger R.; Fourth IEEE Conference on Open Architectures and Network Programming (OPENARCH), Anchorage, April 2002. Current active networks research projects are mainly realized in software-based host systems since commercial network devices lack required networking programmability. This paper studies the active networking approach using the Openet programmable networking platform. Openet comprises […]

  • Active networking on a programmable networking platform

    Lavian T.; Wang P.Y.;Proceedings of Open Architectures and Network Programming, 2001 IEEE, pp. 95 – 103. Current active networks research projects are mainly realized in software-based host systems since commercial network devices lack required networking programmability. This paper studies the active networking approach using the Openet programmable networking platform. Openet comprises ORE (Oplet Runtime Environment) and […]

  • Intelligent Network Services through Active Flow Manipulation

    Lavian T.; Wang P.; Travostino F.; Subramanian S.; Hoang, D.B.; Sethaput V.; IEEE Intelligent Networks 2001 Workshop (IN2001), Boston, May 2001. A significant challenge in today’s Internet is the ability to efficiently introduce intelligent network services into commercial high-performance network devices. This paper tackles the challenge by introducing the active flow manipulation (AFM) mechanism, a key […]

  • Intelligent Network Services through Active Flow Manipulation

    Lavian T.; Wang P.; Travostino F.; Subramanian S.; Hoang D.B.; Sethaput V.; Intelligent Network Workshop, 2001 IEEE 6-9 May 2001, pp. 73 – 82. A significant challenge in today’s Internet is the ability to efficiently introduce intelligent network services into commercial high-performance network devices. This paper tackles the challenge by introducing the active flow manipulation (AFM) […]

  • Enabling Active Flow Manipulation in Silicon-based Network Forwarding Engine

    Lavian, T.; Wang, P.; Travostino, F.; Subramanian S.; Hoang D.B.; Sethaput V.; Culler D.; Journal of Communications and Networks, March 2001, pp. 78 – 87. A significant challenge arising from today’s increasing Internet traffic is the ability to flexibly incorporate intelligent control in high performance commercial network devices. The paper tackles this challenge by introducing the […]

  • Popeye – Using Fine-grained Network Access Control to Support Mobile Users and Protect Intranet Hosts

    Mike Chen, Barbara Hohlt, Tal Lavian, December 2000. We are facing a trend towards ubiquitous connectivity where users demand access at anytime, anywhere. This has lead to the deployment of public network ports and wireless networks. Current solutions to network access control are inflexible and only provide all-or-nothing access. It is also increasing important to protect […]

  • Open Networking – Better Networking through Programmability

    Nortel Seminar, Tal Lavian, August 2000.

  • Enabling Active Networks Services on a Gigabit Routing Switch

    Wang P.; Jaeger R.; Duncan R.; Lavian T.; Travostino F.; 2nd Workshop on Active Middleware Services, 2000. Current Active Networks (AN) research projects are mainly realized in software-based network systems since available hardware lacks networking programmability. This paper studies the deployment of AN services on the Accelar Gigabit Routing Switch. The Accelar is one of the […]

  • Dynamic Classification in Silicon-based Forwarding Engine Environments

    Jaeger R.; Duncan R.; Travostino F.; Lavian T.; Hollingsworth J.; Selected Papers. 10th IEEE Workshop on Metropolitan Area and Local Networks, 1999. 21-24 Nov. 1999, pp. 103 – 109. Current network devices enable connectivity between end systems with support for routing with a defined set of protocol software bundled with the hardware. These devices do not […]

  • Open Programmable Architecture for Java-enabled Network Devices

    Lavian, T.; Jaeger, R. F.; Hollingsworth, J. K.; IEEE Hot Interconnects Stanford University, August 1999, pp. 265-277. Current network devices enable connectivity between end systems given a set of protocol software bundled with vendor hardware. It is impossible for customers to add software functionality running locally on top of network devices to augment vendor software. Our […]

  • Open Java SNMP MIB API

    Rob Duncan; Tal Lavian; Roy Lee; Jason Zhou; Bay Architecture Lab Technical Report TR98-038, December 1998.

  • Java-Based Open Service Interface Architecture

    Lavian T.; Lau S.; BAL TR98-010 Bay Architecture Lab Technical Report, March 1998.

  • Parallel SIMD Architecture for Color Image Processing

    Lavian T.; Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, November 1995.