Steve Uhlig
Professor of Networks
School of electronic engineering and computer science
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
United Kingdom
Office: E202
Phone: +44 (0)20 7882 5823

Fax: +44(0)20 7882 7997
E-mail: steve AT




Student projects




Short biography

Steve Uhlig obtained a Ph.D. degree in Applied Sciences from the University of Louvain, Belgium, in 2004. From 2004 to 2006, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (F.N.R.S.). His thesis won the annual IBM Belgium/F.N.R.S. Computer Science Prize 2005. Between 2004 and 2006, he was a visiting scientist at Intel Research Cambridge, UK, and at the Applied Mathematics Department of University of Adelaide, Australia. Between 2006 and 2008, he was with Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Prior to joining Queen Mary, he was a Senior Research Scientist with Technische Universität Berlin/Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Berlin, Germany. Starting in January 2012, he is the Professor of Networks and Head of the Networks Research group at Queen Mary, University of London. Between 2012 and 2016, he was a guest professor at the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Current Research interests: Internet measurements, software-defined networking, content delivery, privacy-preserving analytics


·       Applied Statistics (ECS764, semester 1, 2017-2018, QMUL)

·       21st Century Networks (ECS703, semester 1, 2017-2018, QMUL)

·       Internet Protocols and Applications (ECS524, semester 1, 2017-2018, QMUL)


I am interested in students with timely and out-of-the-box ideas, at all levels (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.). As my main interest is measurements-driven research, you are expected to handle real/large datasets. Therefore, you have to be proficient with programming languages such as C(++), Python, Perl, Java. As for PhD theses, most projects I supervise involve measurements as well as real-world data. Only in very limited circumstances will simulations be considered, and only to complement observations from the real-world. For some random ideas about topics for projects or theses, please go to my “research” area or “student projects” sections.

PhD (current)

·       Damilola Ibosiola

·       Eder Leao Fernandes

·       Timm Boettger

·       Nasreddine Fergani

·       Jie Deng

·       Shan Huang

PhD (graduated)

·       Marjan Falahrastegar (graduated 2017)

·       Xueke Lu (graduated 2016, now at JP Morgan)

·       Ingmar Poese (graduated 2013, now CTO at BENOCS)

·       Nadi Sarrar (graduated 2012, now Data Scientist at TradeBlock)

·       Amir Mehmood (graduated 2012, now Assistant Prof. at UET, Lahore, Pakistan)

·       Bingjie Fu (graduated 2009, now at Alcatel-Lucent)

·       Almerima Jamakovic (graduated 2008, now at Teradata)

PhD thesis committee member

·       Philipp Richter (Technische Universitat Berlin, August 2017): Empirical Analysis of the Effects and the Mitigation of IPv4 Address Exhaustion.

·       Tobias Fiebig (Technische Universitat Berlin, June 2017): An Empirical Evaluation of Misconfiguration in Internet Services.

·       Xuan-Nam Nguyen (INRIA, April 2016): The OpenFlow Rules Placement Problem: a Black Box approach.

·       Yi “Aaron” Ding (University of Helsinki, November 2015): Collaborative Traffic Offloading for Mobile Systems.

·      Alexandre Jaron (King's College London, November 2015): QoS-routing in Future All-IP Access Networks.

·       He Peng (Universite de Savoie/Chinese Academy of Sciences, May 2015): Design and Evaluation of High Performance Software-based Packet Classification Systems.

·       Haiyang Jiang (Universite de Savoie/Chinese Academy of Sciences, May 2015): Research on parallelization of network intrusion detection system.

·       Jordan Auge (Telecom ParisTech, France, November 2014): Flow-aware networking: garanties de performance pour le trafic IP.

·       Benjamin Frank (Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany, December 2013): Dynamic Content Delivery Infrastructure Deployment using Network Cloud Resources.

·       Doris Schioberg (Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany, November 2013): From online social network usage to the design of distributed online social networks.

·       Ingmar Poese (Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany, April 2013): Towards Collaborative Internet Content Delivery.

·       Peter Dely (Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden, December 2012): Architectures and Algorithms for Future Wireless Local Area Networks.

·       Nadi Sarrar (Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany, November 2012): On Workload-driven Router Designs.

·       Amir Mehmood (Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany, July 2012): Impact of Network Effects on Application Quality.

·       Stefano Vissicchio (Universita di Roma Tre, Italy, April 2012): Governing Routing in the Evolving Internet.

·       Virginie Van Den Schriek (Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium, December 2010): Improving internal BGP routing.

·       Pedro Casals Hernandez (Telecom Bretagne, France, July 2010): Statistical analysis of network traffic for anomaly detection and Quality of Service provisioning.

·       Ashley Flavel (University of Adelaide, Australia, April 2009): BGP is not easy as 1, 2, 3.

·       Marc-Olivier Buob (Orange Labs/Leria, France, October 2008): Intra and inter-domain routing in core networks.

·       Anders Gunnar (licentiate thesis, KTH, Sweden, December 2007): Towards robust traffic engineering in IP networks.

·       Mickael Meulle (France Telecom R&D, April 2007): Inference of business relationships between Autonomous Systems.

·       Bamba Gueye (LIP6, France, December 2006): Geolocation of Internet hosts using multilateration.

Professional activities

·       ACM/SIGCOMM member

·       IEEE member

·       Member of the editorial board of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking

·       Member of the editorial board of Computer Communications journal

·       Steering committee member (2007-2008-2009-2017) of the Passive and Active Measurement conference (PAM)

·       Steering committee member of the Traffic Monitoring and Analysis workshop (TMA) (2011-2016)

·       General chair: PAM 2007, SIMPLEX 2011, SIGCOMM 2015, IMC 2017

·       TPC chair: TMA 2011/14, SIMPLEX 2009/10, SIGMETRICS shadow 2010, PAM 2017, ITC (Area 1)

·       Co-organizer of Dagstuhl seminar on "Critical Internet Infrastructure", August 2013 & December 2017

·       Guest editor of IEEE network magazine special issue (March/April 2008) on “Internet scalability: properties and evolution”

·       Travel grant chair for CoNEXT 2012

·       Proceedings editor: PAM2008, PAM2009, SIMPLEX'09, TMA2011

·       Local organizer:

·       TPC member:


·       Best paper at ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference, 2011.

·       Annual IBM Belgium/F.N.R.S. Computer Science Prize, 2005.


·       US Patent 20,120,314,575: Network traffic engineering. Benjamin Frank, Georgios Smaragdakis, Ingmar Poese, Anja Feldmann, Steve Uhlig. 2012.

·       US Patent 20,120,226,734: Collaboration between Internet Service Providers and Content Distribution Systems. Ingmar Poese, Georgios Smaragkdakis, Benjamin Frank, Anja Feldmann, Steve Uhlig. 2012.

·       EP Patent 2,495,940: Collaboration between an internet service provider (ISP) and a content distribution system as well as among plural ISP. Ingmar Poese, Georgios Smaragkdakis, Benjamin Frank, Anja Feldmann, Steve Uhlig. 2012.

·       EP Patent 2,355,423: System and method for routing data packets over an Internet Protocol network. Steve Uhlig, Anja Feldmann, Nadi Sarrar, Robert Sherwood. 2011.