The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Computer Science
Distributed and Real-Time Systems Research Group
The DiRT Group's Photo Gallery
Research in the
throughout the ages...
"Spot the New Asst. Prof"
What's the difference between a new prof
and a 10-year graduate student
Clearly neither of them do any work!
"Anyone wanna buy a nanoManipulator?"
purvey the wonders of
at the Intel Computing Continuim Conference in San Francisco.
"The DiRT Method of Conflict Resolution"
Noted scholar and WWF wanna-be
Sanjoy "The Crusher" Baruah
using well considered reasoning to convince
that his ideas lack merit.
"But it never snows in North Carolina"
consoles fellow DiRTster
after he was caught outside during North Carolina's record breeaking 22"
"Tim Quigg Becomes an Honorary DiRTster"
Associate Chairman Tim Quigg
chucks his MBA to learn BGPv4. Sez Tim, "I'm gonna be an Internet Millionaire!"
"I Love This Place!"
Visiting student Gerardo Lamastra engrosses himself working with the toys
in the DiRT lab. But what is he
"The DiRT Wedding of the Century"
marries and actually sent us this very picture of his wedding.
As Dave Barry says, "I'm not making this up!"
We just wanted to know why *he* didn't kiss the bride.
"Show 'em the door!"
How to get rtid of those pesky graduate student hanger-on'ers? Give them
a degree!! (It worked on
"OK, OK, you're right!"
conceeding a point to one of his more
vicious committee members.
"Waiting for the INS"
The Great Dane,
is sentenced to "the rack" for forming a routing loop.
"Learning networking by osmosis"
David Ott reads from the good book
of Stevens while monitoring the departmenal Internet connection.
"The DiRT group formulates its plan for world domination"
The DiRT group on Prozac. Left-to-right:
Michele Clark, and
Clearly a staged photo (for the '97-'98 Departmental brochure).
We're never this civilized.
(Click on the image to see what a handsome lot we truly are.)
"The DiRT model of mentoring"
Michele Clark (right)
Mark Parris (left)
on how to determine if
a switch port is active by sticking a moistened finger in it.
(This technique also works for stopping packet spillage and loss.)
Another staged photo for the '97-'98 brochure.
(Why do we always let the photographers talk us into these silly poses?)
Click on the image for a version suitable for framing.
"Cheesehead mania sweeps the DiRT lab"
Peter Nee (left) and
Prasun Dewan (right)
prepare to lead the lab in the Green Bay Packers's fight song
prior to the '97 Superbowl.
"Happy, Grumpy, and Sleepy"
Jan Borgersen (left),
Mark Parris (center), and
John Routh (right) demonstrate that it does take three students
to write a line of code.
"The pilgrimage to the Zen Master"
Mark Parris (left), and
Kevin Jeffay (right)
journey to the East (on the taypayer's nickel) to seek insight into the
congestion control problem.
"When you get your Ph.D. they *do* surgically remove your arms"
Don Stone (right)
*finally* graduates and is inducted into the secret society of learned people
with flat hats.
(Graduation, Spring 1996.)
"If we had labcoats then we'd really be scientists"
Kevin Jeffay (left) and
Ta-Ming Chen (right)
set a new world record for "incredibly bogus poses for the departmental
(When was the last time you actually wrote down output from a console onto a
pad of paper?!)
"Multipoint conferencing to empty rooms *is* the killer app for multimedia
Terry Talley working away
on the PC of the future, the IBM PS/2, while having a stare-down with
Rajaraman Krishnan (on screen).
(This was cool stuff -- 2 Mbps of DVI video and CD-quailty audio zipping
around the Departmental internetwork in real-time to and from 16 Mhz x386
machines (starting in 1991)!! And now we need 450 Mhz machines just to read
mail. Talk about progress...)
- Last revised: Sun May 14 9:55:29 EDT 2000 by firstname.lastname@example.org