PhD student recognised and thanked by Google2017-05-04
Toke Høiland-Jørgensen, PhD student in Computer Science at Karlstad University, has developed an open-source tool to reduce latency in the internet. He has now been recognised by Google for his contributions to the open-source movement and the development of the internet.
By its own account, Google depends on open source code and developers outside of the company. Google established the Google Open Source Peer Bonus to show appreciation for the work done by developers that the company uses or regards as important.
Toke Høiland-Jørgensen has for a number of years investigated reasons for latency in the internet as well as ways of reducing latency. To test the influence of different factors on internet traffic, he has developed a tool called Flent, The Flexible Network Tester, which automates testing.
“Flent has helped me a lot in my research by simplifying experiments and the handling of the data the produce. It has been a good experience to develop the tool as open-source software, and I’m very glad that Google recognises and appreciates my work. It is also very positive that others can benefit from the work I’ve done in developing the tool,” says Toke Høiland-Jørgensen.