Project Overview

Investigating the scalability and performance of a network performance experiment metadata collection tool

Faculty Sponsor

Joel Sommers (


Computer Science


The goal of this project is to define and carry out experiments for investigating the scalability and performance of a network measurement metadata collection tool called ELF.  A description of ELF and initial experiments to evaluate its performance was published in the IFIP Traffic Measurements and Analysis (TMA) conference (  There are a number of questions about scalability and performance that were not investigated as part of the TMA study; those will be the focus of this work.  For this project, the student would define (or help to define) the experiments to perform, then carry out those experiments in the Cloudlab testbed (, collect and analyze results from the experiments, and write up those results as part of an extended (journal submission) version of the TMA paper.

Student Qualifications

Applicants should have completed COSC 208; students with relevant experience but who have not taken COSC 208 will be considered

Number of Student Researchers

1 student

Project Length

8, but willing to consider 10 depending on student weeks

Applications open on 01/03/2022 and close on 02/04/2022

<< Back to List

If you have questions, please contact Karyn Belanger (