23rd Asian School on Computer Science

Venue: intERLab, Asian Institute of Technology

November 13, 2012
Time 9:30-17:30

Registration Fee:  USD 100
Number of Participants: 30
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The Asian School of Computer Science is conducted annually by Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. The purpose of the school is to provide short courses conducted by leading experts in the computer science fields enabling local participations from the Asia Pacific region.


Topic: Online Game Systems - A Networking Perspective



Professor Magda El Zarki, University of California, Irvine, USA


Tutorial Overview:

This tutorial covers the concepts underlying networked games (NGs) and networked virtual environments (NVEs), from their definition, to distributed systems, to networking fundamentals, quality of experience and game design needs.
Topics include:

  •  the challenges of networked games
  •  the origins of networked games technology
  •  communications architectures
  •  managing dynamic shared state and game playability
  •  systems design – client server vs peer to peer
  •  resource management for scalability and performance


About the Speaker:

Professor Magda El Zarki received the B.E.E. from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt in 1979 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York City, NY in 1981 and 1987 respectively with a two year break from 1981 -1983 when she worked as a network planner in the international telecommunications department at Citibank, N.N., NYC, NY.

Professor Magda El Zarki currently holds the position of Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine, where she is involved in various research activities related to telecommunication networks and networked computer games. She is the Director of the Computer Games and Virtual Worlds Center and heads the Computer Game Science Degree program. Prior to joining UC, Irvine, she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where she also held the position of Director of the Telecommunications Program. She was director of the Networked Systems Graduate Program at UC, Irvine from 2005 – 2007. From 1992 – 1996 she held the position of Professor of Telecommunications at the Technical University of Delft, Delft, The Netherlands. She was the recipient of the Cor Wit Chair in Telecommunications at TU Delft from 2004 – 2006.

Professor El Zarki is an editor for several journals in the telecommunications area, and is actively involved in many international conferences. She was on the board of governors of the IEEE Communications society and was the vice chair of the IEEE Tech. Committee for Computer Communications. She is co-author of the textbook: Mastering Networks – An Internet Lab Manual.

Last Updated: 28 September 2012