In June of 2020, the GENI ENTeR project team (consisting of UNC RENCI and University of Kentucky) sent a survey to over 4000 experimenters who were known to have used GENI within the past 2 years.
We received 183 complete responses (251 total), of which 22% were from faculty, 68% from students, 10% from professional researchers, postdocs and technical staff.
• Across those groups, 40% used GENI for research, 80% used it for education (many used GENI for both).
• Over 40% used it periodically during the semester, and 30% reported using it weekly.
• Their activities spanned a wide variety of research topics, from network architectures and protocols, to security, virtualization and software-defined networking.
• Overwhelmingly 83% of respondents found GENI to be beneficial or very beneficial to their research or educational activities.
Faculty using GENI for teaching reported using GENI in classes that had a total over 4000 students. Many taught regularly recurring classes on Computer Communications, Networking, Cybersecurity, and Cloud Computing.
Respondents collectively reported publishing 245 papers that benefitted from GENI. Respondents provided 31 specific citations of these papers published between 2011 and 2020; 26 of these 31 were not previously listed in the GENI Bibliography.