Lois Wright Hawkes

Professor and Senior Associate Dean



Lois Wright Hawkes
Office: 0110 Longmire Building
Telephone: (850) 644-1083
E-Mail: hawkes [ at cs dot fsu dot edu ]
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Dr. Hawkes research interests relate to the development of fault-tolerant protocols that will support reliable, large data transfers over high-speed WANs. This is in response to the increasing need for high-performance disaster-tolerant networks that allow for the use of backup sites at a significant distance from the main site, thus ensuring a single disaster will not take down both sites. Included in this work are the development of fault-tolerant network protocols, quality of service issues, and reliability in end-to-end performance for the transfer of very large data sets. The corresponding infrastructure must be both cost-effective and robust.