Named Data Networking Consortium
Named Data Networking is a Future Internet Architecture research project supported by the National Science Foundation, which has received over $13.5M in funding from NSF over 2010-2016. UCLA Professor and Jonathan B. Postel Chair in Computer Science Lixia Zhang leads the project along with Internet Hall of Fame inductee and UCLA adjunct professor Van Jacobson. The NDN project is developing a new fundamental architecture for the global Internet that leverages thirty years of empirical evidence of what has worked (and what has not). It aims to provide a practically deployable set of protocols replacing TCP/IP that increases network trustworthiness and security, addresses the growing bandwidth requirements of modern content, and simplifies the creation of sophisticated distributed applications.
This UCLA-led project involves universities across the United States—eight of which are funded by NSF in 2014-2016, operates an international network testbed, has attracted significant attention across the world, and includes research collaborations with Cisco, Qualcomm, Comcast, Verisign, and Panasonic. In addition, Intel, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, and Orange all have significant projects exploring NDN-related ideas. More information on NDN can be found on the project website, http://named-data.net.