Keith Sklower

Information Analyst IV


341 Soda Hall, Mail Stop 1776
Computer Science Division, EECS
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley CA 94720-1776
Email: sklower at CS.Berkeley.EDU
Office: (510) 642-9587
FAX: (510) 642-5775
Home: (415) 863-0990

Research Participation:

The DETERlab Testbed. (cyber-DEfense Technology Experimental Researc laboratory Testbed)
The DETERlab testbed is a general-purpose experimental infrastructure that supports research and development on next-generation cyber security technologies. The testbed allows repeatable medium-scale Internet emulation experiments for a broad range of network security projects.

Previous Projects:

Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. The Daedalus Project. is working, as part of the Infopad Project, to develop wireless networking strategies for microcellular systems that make it possible to support cellular hand-off while processing real-time data streams such as video. A major new direction is examine the issues of wireless/wireline network integration, internetwork operation, and end-to-end quality of service guarantees. We are testing these ideas in an in-building, metropolitan-area, and wide-area testbed that we call BARWAN (Bay Area Research Wireless Access Network)

Climate Modeling. A project I was previously involved with was archiving model output into an Object Relational database, trying to do this in a way that will minimize the blocking effects on the computation while spooling to tertiary storage.

This involves network optimatization, a schema for data storage ( BigSur) so that queries may be run against this data in the same was as that obtained via measurements from EOSDIS - Earth Observing System/Distributed Information System (EOSDIS). and some involvement in the actual atmospheric chemistry:

GATOR is an effort to parallelize a model of the earth's atmospheric chemistry, and integrate it into an Earth Systems Model encompassing atmospheric dynamics and physics, ocean dynamics, physics and eventually chemistry, satellite data, scientific visualization, and a very large database. Click here for pretty pictures of climate data.

The Tenet Project explores issues in real-time and high-performance network computing.


Improving the Efficiency of the OSI Checksum Calculation
Computer Communications Review 19(5), pp 32-43, October 1989.

Summary Information For LANs at Level 1 in IS-IS
University of California CS Technical Report, September 1990

A Tree-Based Packet Routing Table for Berkeley Unix
Proc. 1191 Winter Usenix Conf. January 21-25 1991

As Co-author:

RFC1990: The PPP Multilink Protocol (MP)

RFC2419: The PPP DES Encryption Protocol, Version 2 (DESE-bis)

Yuechen Chi, Carlos R. Mechoso, Michael Stonebraker, Keith Sklower, Richard Troy, Richard R. Muntz, Edmond Mesrobian
ESMDIS: Earth System Model Data Information System
SSDBM, pp. 116-118, IEEE Computer Society, 1997.

R. Ludwig and Keith Sklower
The Eifel retransmission timer
Computer Communication Reeview, 30(3) pp. 17-27,2000.

L. Anthony Drummond, James Demmel, Carlos R. Mechoso , H. Robinson, Keith Sklower, and Joseph A. Spahr
A Data Broker for Distributed Computing Environments
Computation Science - (1st ICCS'01, Part 1), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Vol. 2073 pp.31-40, Springer-Verlag (NY), May 2001.

Bhaskaran Raman, et. al.
The SAHARA Model for Service Composition across Multiple Providers
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 2414, p. 1-??, 2002.

Terry Benzel, Robert Braden, Dongho Kim, Cliford Neuman, Anthony D. Joseph, Keith Sklower
Experience with deter: A testbed for security research

Yu-Lun Huang et al.,
SWOON: A Testbed for Secure Wireless Overlay Networks
CSET, USENIX Association, 2008.

Kevin Lahey, Robert Braden, Keith Sklower
Experiment Isolation in a Secure Cluster Testbed
CSET, USENIX Association, 2008

Biographical Sketch:

Keith Sklower received his BA in Mathematics and Physics from Reed College in 1972 and was advanced to Candidacy in Mathematics at UC Berkeley in 1976. After spending six months at a real job, he found asylum in the Computer Science Division at Berkeley, where he was participated in the development of Franz Lisp, Vaxima, and the Berkeley Software Distribution. Personal interests are catalogued on this auxillary page.