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Syncing Up Cyberspace

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When Monica Brockmeyer received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation in 2004, her goal was to make the Internet – a vast network of servers and other computers communicating with one another – more timely and predictable. Five years and countless algorithms later, she has reached her goal with the Predictable Services Overlay Network, or PSON, an overlay system which integrates communication timeliness and predictability into the Internet.