The GSU chapter of the ACM presents Cox Backbone Capacity Planning and Automation Dr. Marco Valero Senior Manager, Software Engineering Cox Communications, Inc. Cox Backbone Capacity Planning and Automation has been one of the company's priorities over the past few years and was successfully completed in January of 2020. The goal was to forecast the backbone hardware needs for the entire year, then deploy and verify that hardware across the nation, and finally turn up network capacity between markets automatically or on-demand at the click of a button. My team actively collaborated on this project with multiple teams and vendors and completed multiple activities, including data collection, traffic forecasts, network simulations, physical hardware verification, and port activation. To succeed in this work, we needed to learn and improve the traditional capacity processes and create new applications and automations that expedite and simplify the work of our engineers. About the Speaker: Dr. Marco Valero is Senior Manager of the Software Engineering team for Backbone and Metro - IP and optical networks at Cox Communications. He has extensive expertise in systems development and automation, large-scale network monitoring and traffic control, and smart device interactions and automation. He holds a patent for Internet routing and traffic control and has published seven articles in top-tier IEEE and ACM conferences and two articles in journals. Dr. Valero graduated with honors from his computer engineering program in 2005. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Georgia State University in 2009 and 2012, respectively. Win a valuable door prize! An Amazon Echo Show 5 smart display will be given away. Friday, April 16, 2021 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Microsoft Teams link: https://tinyurl.com/ValeroACM<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/ap/t-59584e83/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fteams.microsoft.com%2Fl%2Fmeetup-join%2F19%253ameeting_YTk1MmZkOWMtNmY3Zi00NjE4LWI4ODktNTc2ZGY5ZTE2N2Rk%2540thread.v2%2F0%3Fcontext%3D%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%2522704d822c-358a-4784-9a16-49e20b75f941%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%2522621139c9-c741-4346-ae38-3b65856160d2%2522%257d&data=04%7C01%7Ctdudley%40gsu.edu%7C56564293cef049f6820d08d8fedf76d9%7C515ad73d8d5e4169895c9789dc742a70%7C0%7C0%7C637539583019261347%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=vq1ozTrUwUR61W9vmfPp5lEGl4ZbXvbTu7Ga%2FB1OYqo%3D&reserved=0> NOTE: You will need to provide your GSU CampusID and password in order to use Teams. Everyone welcome! For more information about the GSU ACM chapter, please visit our website: acm.cs.gsu.edu<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Facm.cs.gsu.edu%2F&data=04%7C01%7Ctdudley%40gsu.edu%7C56564293cef049f6820d08d8fedf76d9%7C515ad73d8d5e4169895c9789dc742a70%7C0%7C0%7C637539583019271343%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=5XyMrjBTGQlzAAGx%2FX9ucggMtP2lJxsCqtV6sY5RQUA%3D&reserved=0>. ________________________________ Congratulations to Tawfiq Aliu, who won the door prize (an Amazon Echo Show 5) at the meeting on April 2! The chapter welcomes the following new members: Malia Absi, Luis Gonzalez, and Scott Ross. CAUTION: This email was sent from someone outside of the university. Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know the content is safe.