Information for Prospective Students
It is always fun to work with bright, motivated students. However, our research projects have limited student openings, often require specific skills and can be very demanding. This is why we filter our applicants very thoroughly.
First off, the best way to approach me about doing research is with a recommendation by someone I know.
Second, the best students usually have a pretty good outline for a research proposal when they apply and they can communicate their ideas succinctly.
Finally, having some of the skills below can also make you more interesting, depending on the project:
- you have installed BSD or Linux and patched and compiled kernels
- you know how to set up a network and some essential services (DHCP, DNS, etc.)
- you know how to use diagnostic tools to debug network issues
- you can detect, analyze and eliminate security weaknesses
- you are fluent in a few programming languages and can read a few more
- you have written socket code and know the UNIX tool chain (make, diff, patch, etc.)
- you are familiar with revision control systems; branching, merging and tagging means something to you
- you have collaborated with others on a larger software project
- you have written and debugged kernel code
- you have done extensive simulations in the ns2/ns3 simulator, or you have extended ns2/ns3
Please do not waste your time emailing me directly if none of the above applies to you - and please do if it does. You are, however, welcome to submit your CV through the regular channels in any event.
I have advised or co-advised the internship, diploma, M.S. or B.S. thesis of these students:
A Proxy Architecture for High Speed Links. Keio University, Japan. B.S. Thesis, June - November 2016.
Improving TCP/IP Stack Performance by Fast Packet I/O Framework. Keio University, Japan. M.S. Thesis, May - October 2015.
Evaluation and Implementation of a Network Performance Measurement Tool for Analyzing Network Performance under Heavy Workloads. Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Germany. M.S. Thesis, September 2014 - April 2015.
Investigating a Reordering-Robust TCP for Storage Cluster and Data Center Use. Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. M.S. Thesis, March - December 2014.
Fachhochschule München, Germany. Internship, October 2013 - February 2014.
Improving Transmission Performance with One-Sided DataCenter TCP. Keio University, Japan. M.S. Thesis, April - October 2013.
Implementation and Performance Evaluation of TCP Extensions in FreeBSD. Technische Universität München, Germany. M.S. Thesis, April - September 2013.
Migrating NFS Sessions between Servers Using OpenFlow. North Carlolina State University, NC, USA. Internship, May - August 2013.
Impact of MultiPath TCP on Smartphone Energy Consumption. Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Internship, July - November 2011.
An Experimental Study of Web Transport Protocols in Cellular Networks. Aalto University, Finland. M.S. Thesis, October 2010 - September 2011.
Resilient and Energy-Efficient Scheduling for Mobile Devices using Multipath TCP. University College, London, UK. Internship, July - December 2010.
Epiphany: A Non-Validation Approach for DDoS Defense in Multipath Networks. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA. Internship, May 2008 - January 2009.
Bidimensional-Probe Multipath Congestion Control for Shared Bottleneck Fairness. Keio University, Japan. M.S. Thesis, July 2008 - January 2009.
Mobile Internet Measurement Platform. University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Internship, July - December 2008.
Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Implementation in the Symbian Environment. Tampere University of Technology, Finland. M.S. Thesis, May 2007 - April 2008.
TCP Response to Lower-Layer Connectivity-Change Indications. Ecole Nationale Superieure des Télécommunications – Institut Eurécom, France. M.S. Thesis, July - December 2007.
An Experimental Evaluation of Voice-over-IP Quality over the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol. International University Bremen, Germany. M.S. Thesis, January - June 2006.
Host Identity Protocol Extensions for the Traversal of Network Address Translators. Universität Karlsruhe, Germany. Diploma Thesis, November 2005 - April 2006.
Rendezvous Mechanisms in Host Identity Protocol. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain. Diploma Thesis, March - November 2005.
Scalability Analysis of a New Internetwork Naming and Addressing Architecture. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain. M.S. Thesis (Enginyer de Telecomunicació), October 2004 - June 2005.
An Autonomic Approach for Self-Organising Access Points. University of Ulm, Germany. Diploma Thesis (Dipl.-Inf.), September 2004 - March 2005.
Measurement-Based Wireless Network Troubleshooting. University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Internship, September - December 2004.
Performance Visualization of Traditional and Enhanced Internet Communication under Intermittent Connectivity. International University Bremen, Germany. Internship, June - August 2004.
Network Support for Intermittently Connected Mobile Nodes. University of Mannheim, Germany. Diploma Thesis (Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Inf.), November 2003 - June 2004.