Professor Duchamp researches networking and operating systems (especially file systems), distributed systems, mobile computing, and Web performance issues.

He is a participant in the NSF-funded FIND (Future Internet Design) project, a major new long-term initiative of the NSF NeTS research program. FIND invites the research community to consider what the requirements should be for a global network of 15 years from now, and how we could build such a network if we are not constrained by the current Internet.

Dr. Duchamp also proposes a novel technical mechanism—a new definition of the “session layer”—as a way to manage the new complexity, retrieve some of the lost benefits of the original homogeneous model, and open a variety of new possibilities. The session layer protocol allows endpoints to become aware of and manage intermediate services. The philosophy is to recognize the growing number of in-network services and make such services visible, first-class entities in the future Discrete Internet.

Professor Duchamp is a member of IEEE, ACM, and USENIX, received NSF funding for his work in Session Layer Management of Network, and a recipient of the ONR Young Investigator award.