Mar 022017
  • 8 PhD studentships are available in any area of EECS, including networking and distributed systems. Click here for further information or contact any of our academics to discuss applications and opportunities. Come join the Networks Group! (December)
  • Paper “Cold Filter: A Meta-Framework for Faster and More Accurate Stream Processing” by Prof. Steve Uhlig and collaborators has been accepted at ACM SIGMOD. This is the premier conference for data processing and management with an acceptance rate of under 20% (November).
  • Paper “Deep Diving into Africa’ Inter-Country Latencies” by Dr. Gareth Tyson and collaborators has been accepted at IEEE INFOCOM. This is a premier conference for computer networking with an acceptance rate of 19% (November).
  • The ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) was successfully organised and hosted by the Networks Group! The event lasted three days, including a range of presentations and posters and a gala dinner at the Cutty Sark (November).
  • Dr. John Schormans and collaborators have won the Vodafone Biggest Contribution to R&D Award for their work on delivering a superior Quality of Experience. Their results help network operators better determine the quantity of MEC nodes and the optimum deployment locations (October).
  • The Sixteenth Mathematics of Networks (MoN) co-organised by Dr. Richard Clegg took place on 12th September at the University of Sussex.  30 researchers from academia and industry met to listen to a variety of talks themed around control and management of networks.  Slides and videos of talks are on the website (September).
  • Dr. John Schormans spent 2 days in the Vodafone Lab, working with Teragence and engineers on packet level measurements in support of Vodafone’s plan to develop a Mobile Edge Computing capability (September).
  • Paper “Loom: Complex Large-Scale Visual Insight for Large Hybrid IT Infrastructure Management” by Dr. Felix Cuadrado and colleagues has been accepted at the Future Generation Computer Systems journal. This is one of the top journals for computer systems research. (August).
  • Poster “Raphtory: Decentralised Streaming for Temporal Graphs” by Ben Steer, Dr. Felix Cuadrado, and Dr. Richard Clegg gained the Best Poster Award at the 11th ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-Based Systems (DEBS). This is one of the premier venues for real time distributed systems research (July).
  • Paper “Keddah: Capturing Hadoop Network Behaviour” by Jie Deng, Dr. Gareth Tyson, Dr. Felix Cuadrado and Prof. Steve Uhlig has been published at the IEEE International Conference of Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS). This is one of the premier conference for distributed systems research (July).
  • Research by Dr. Gareth Tyson and collaborators has received wide media coverage, including by the BBC, The Times, Daily Mail, Science Daily, and radio interviews on BBC Radio and Radio Forth. The work explored the use of machine learning to detect “catfishing” on social media – the act of lying about your demographics. The paper was published in IEEE/ACM ASONAM’17, a top conference for social media with an acceptance rate of 19% (June).
  • Paper “Milking the Cache Cow with Fairness in Mind” by Dr. Gareth Tyson and collaborators has been accepted in IEEE/ACM Transactions in Networking. This is the premier journal of networks research with an impact factor of 3.376 (May).
  • Paper “Emu: Rapid Prototyping of Networking Services” by Dr. Richard Clegg and collaborators has been accepted at the USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC). This is one of the premier conference for systems research with an acceptance rate of 21% (April).
  • Dr. Ignacio CastroProf. Steve Uhlig and Dr. Felix Cuadrado have been awarded £2.5 million in funding from the EPSRC. The project, EARL (sdn EnAbled MeasuRement for alL), will investigate the use of Software Defined Networking in Internet Exchange Points (April).
  • Prof. Steve Uhlig will be delivering the keynote speech at this year’s Network and Traffic Measurements Workshop (TMA) in Dublin (March).
  • Paper “Faces in the Clouds: Long-Duration, Multi-User, Cloud-Assisted Video Conferencing” by Dr. Richard Clegg and collaborators has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. This is the premier journal for research in cloud computing (March).
  • Dr. Gareth Tyson and Prof. Steve Uhlig have been awarded a grant: ”CaMCoWCharacterising Mobile Content Networks in the Wild“. The project will design ways to improve content delivery in European cellular infrastructures (February).


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