About Me

Byungjin Jun (Jin)

Hi, I am a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at Northwestern University studying networks. I've worked in Northwestern's AquaLab under my advisor, Professor Fabián Bustamante.

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What I am particularly interested in is Quality of Services (QoS) of the network and connectivity under the challenged networks from mobile web service to the network connection in satellites. This interest is rooted from painful experience I went through as a Signal Officer in the Korean Army; as a network service provider in the army, I had to be very sensitive to the network failures and the QoS.

On top of my primary interest in Networks, I am also learning Machine Learning and trying to bridge it to the Networks. Establishing an interconnection between Networks and Machine learning would be one of the most enjoyable works I can imagine although it would be hard due to the nature of Networks; instantaneousness, many parties, and different characteristics among sub-networks.

Research

Google's AMP (Accelerated Mobile Project)

The rapid growth in the number of mobile devices, subscriptions and their associated traffic, has served as motivation for several projects focused on improving mobile users' quality of experience (QoE). Few have been as contentious as the Google-initiated Accelerated Mobile Project (AMP), both praised for its seemingly instant mobile web experience and criticized based on concerns about the enforcement of its formats. This paper presents the first characterization of AMP’s impact on users’ QoE. We do this using a corpus of over 2,100 AMP webpages, and their corresponding non-AMP counterparts, based on trendy-keyword-based searches. We characterized AMP’s impact looking at common web QoE metrics, including Page Load Time, Time to First Byte and SpeedIndex (SI). Our results show that AMP significantly improves SI, yielding on average a 60% lower SI than non-AMP pages without accounting for prefetching. Prefetching of AMP pages pushes this advantage even further, with prefetched pages loading over 2,000ms faster than non-prefetched AMP pages. This clear boost may come, however, at a non-negligible cost for users with limited data plans as it incurs an average of over 1.4 MB of additional data downloaded, unbeknownst to users.

Poster PAM 2019

Conference paper Mobicom 2019

Roaming and IPX (IP exchange)

Roaming has been common not only for human but for IoT machines from connected cars to logistic and wearables. More diverse traffic has caused new challenges in interconnecting each service provider to others like mobile network providers, fixed network operators, application service providers, and internet service providers. GSM Association-developed IP exchange (IPX) model is a telecommunication interconnection model for various IP-based traffic which needs a certain level of QoS between service providers. IPX can help to handle messy interconnections, so many providers have adopted the service. Also, learning about the characteristics of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) roaming would shed light on the breadth of IoT/M2M platforms.

Internship Telefonica (Barcelona, 2018)