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The DiRT Group’s Photo Gallery

Research in the DiRT group throughout the ages…


“Spot the New Asst. Prof”

What’s the difference between a new prof (Ketan Mayer-Patel) and a 10-year graduate student (Mark Parris)? Clearly neither of them do any work!
(Spring 2000.)

“Anyone wanna buy a nanoManipulator?”

Master Marketers Russell Taylor and Kevin Jeffay purvey the wonders of nano manipulation at the Intel Computing Continuim Conference in San Francisco.
(Spring 2000.)

“The DiRT Method of Conflict Resolution”

Noted scholar and WWF wanna-be Sanjoy “The Crusher” Baruah using well considered reasoning to convince Alex Blate that his ideas lack merit.
(Spring 2000.)

“But it never snows in North Carolina”

Michele Clark consoles fellow DiRTster Ramkumar Parameswaran after he was caught outside during North Carolina’s record breeaking 22″ snowfall.
(Winter 2000.)

“Tim Quigg Becomes an Honorary DiRTster”

Associate Chairman Tim Quigg chucks his MBA to learn BGPv4. Sez Tim, “I’m gonna be an Internet Millionaire!”
(Fall ’99)

“I Love This Place!”

Visiting student Gerardo Lamastra engrosses himself working with the toys in the DiRT lab. But what is he really doing?
(Fall ’99.)

“The DiRT Wedding of the Century”

DiRT alum Terry Talley marries and actually sent us this very picture of his wedding. As Dave Barry says, “I’m not making this up!” We just wanted to know why *he* didn’t kiss the bride.
(Fall ’99.)

“Show ’em the door!”

How to get rtid of those pesky graduate student hanger-on’ers? Give them a degree!! (It worked on Arun Moorthy.)
(Spring ’99.)

“OK, OK, you’re right!”

Mark Parris conceeding a point to one of his more vicious committee members.
(January ’99.)

“Waiting for the INS”

The Great Dane, Mikkel Christiansen is sentenced to “the rack” for forming a routing loop.
(Fall ’98.)

“Learning networking by osmosis”

David Ott reads from the good book of Stevens while monitoring the departmenal Internet connection.
(Fall ’98.)

“The DiRT group formulates its plan for world domination”

The DiRT group on Prozac. Left-to-right: Mark ParrisDon SmithKwang-Soo KimKevin JeffayBert DempseyMichele Clark, and Peter Nee.
Clearly a staged photo (for the ’97-’98 Departmental brochure). We’re never this civilized.
(Click on the image to see what a handsome lot we truly are.)

“The DiRT model of mentoring”

Michele Clark (right) instructs Mark Parris (left) on how to determine if a switch port is active by sticking a moistened finger in it.
(This technique also works for stopping packet spillage and loss.)
Another staged photo for the ’97-’98 brochure. (Why do we always let the photographers talk us into these silly poses?)
Click on the image for a version suitable for framing.

“Cheesehead mania sweeps the DiRT lab”

Wisconsin ex-patriates Peter Nee (left) and Prasun Dewan (right) prepare to lead the lab in the Green Bay Packers’s fight song prior to the ’97 Superbowl.

“Happy, Grumpy, and Sleepy”

Jan Borgersen (left), Mark Parris (center), and John Routh (right) demonstrate that it does take three students to write a line of code.
(January 1997.)

“The pilgrimage to the Zen Master”

Mark Parris (left), and Kevin Jeffay (right) journey to the East (on the taypayer’s nickel) to seek insight into the congestion control problem.
(Spring 1996.)

“When you get your Ph.D. they *do* surgically remove your arms”

Don Stone (right) *finally* graduates and is inducted into the secret society of learned people with flat hats.
(Graduation, Spring 1996.)

“If we had labcoats then we’d really be scientists”

Kevin Jeffay (left) and Ta-Ming Chen (right) set a new world record for “incredibly bogus poses for the departmental brochure.”
(When was the last time you actually wrote down output from a console onto a pad of paper?!)
(Summer 1995.)

“Multipoint conferencing to empty rooms *is* the killer app for multimedia networking”

Terry Talley working away on the PC of the future, the IBM PS/2, while having a stare-down with Rajaraman Krishnan (on screen).
(This was cool stuff — 2 Mbps of DVI video and CD-quailty audio zipping around the Departmental internetwork in real-time to and from 16 Mhz x386 machines (starting in 1991)!! And now we need 450 Mhz machines just to read mail. Talk about progress…)
(Spring 1993.)