About Me

Since spring 2015, I am a PhD student at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) under the supervision of Prof. Steve Uhlig and Dr. Félix Cuadrado. My research focuses on Internet measurements; more specifically, I am looking into infrastructures and distributed systems used for content delivery. In a recent study I managed to reveal the server infrastructure used by Netflix to deliver their video streaming services. The study not only describes the geographical server distribution and traffic estimation, but also exposes the huge number of different networks in which servers are deployed. Exposing the infrastructure in different networks contributes to a better understanding of the challenges faced by large-scale, Internet-wide distributed systems.

Work in Progress

  • Timm Böttger, Gianni Antichi, Eder L. Fernandes, Roberto di Lallo, Marc Bruyere, Steve Uhlig, Ignacio Castro: The Elusive Internet Flattening: 10 Years of IXP Growth. [Pre-Print]

Publications

  • Timm Böttger, Félix Cuadrado, Steve Uhlig: Looking for Hypergiants in PeeringDB. In ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communications Review (CCR), 48(3), July 2018. [PDF]
  • Timm Böttger, Félix Cuadrado, Gareth Tyson, Ignacio Castro, Steve Uhlig: Open Connect Everywhere: A Glimpse at the Internet Ecosystem through the Lens of the Netflix CDN. In ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communications Review (CCR), 48(1), January 2018. [PDF], also featured in The Register, IEEE Spectrum, Daily Mail, Quartz.
  • Timm Böttger, Lothar Braun, Oliver Gasser, Felix von Eye, Helmut Reiser, Georg Carle: DoS Amplification Attacks – Protocol-Agnostic Detection of Service Abuse in Amplifier Networks. In Proc. 7th Int. Workshop on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis, Barcelona, Spain, Apr. 2015. [PDF]

Community Engagement

  • Reviewer for ACM SIGCOMM CCR
  • Reviewer for Elsevier Computer Networks
  • TPC member for IEEE International Workshop on Measurements & Networking (M&N’17)
  • Shadow TPC member for EuroSys Conference (EuroSys’16 & EuroSys’17)
  • Shadow TPC member for ACM Internet Measurement Confernce (IMC’17 & IMC’18 [Report])
  • Web chair for ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC’17)
  • Submission chair for Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM’17)

Contact

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
United Kingdom
timm.boettger@qmul.ac.uk