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 eecs.qmul.ac.uk

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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.

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

Teaching

·       Network Modeling and Performance (ECS724, semester 2, 2013-2014, QMUL)

·       21st Century Networks (ECS703, semester 1, 2013-2014, QMUL)

·       Internet Protocols and Applications (ECS524, semester 1, 2013-2014, QMUL)

·       Network Modeling and Performance (ECS724, semester 2, 2012-2013, QMUL)

·       Internet Applications (ECS503, semester 2, 2012-2013, QMUL)

·       21st Century Networks (ECS703, semester 1, 2012-2013, QMUL)

·       Network Planning; Finance and Management (semester 2, 2011-2012, QMUL)

·       Internet measurements (Winter Semester 2010, TU Berlin)

·       Internet simulation and measurements (2007, TU Delft)

·       Telecommunication networks (2007, TU Delft)

Students

I am always interested in students with good ideas, at all levels (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.). Be aware that I have strong expectations in terms of ability to manipulate real/large datasets, e.g., C(++), Python, Perl, Java. Most projects/theses with me involve measurements as well as real-world data. Simulations are not out of scope, but are meant to complement observations from the real-world. For some ideas about topics for projects or theses, please go to my research areas section.


PhD (current)

·       Jie Deng (with Felix Cuadrado/Gareth Tyson)

·       Shan Huang (with Felix Cuadrado)

·       Kishan Patel (with Felix Cuadrado)

·       Marjan Falahrastegar (with Hamed Haddadi)

·       Hamed Saljooghinejad (with Felix Cuadrado)

·       Xueke Lu (with Athen Ma)

PhD (past)

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

·       Nadi Sarrar (graduated 2012, now at TUB)

·       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 University of Bern)

PhD thesis committee member

·       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

·       Guest professor, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

·       Member of the editorial board of Computer Communications journal

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

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

·       Co-organizer of Dagstuhl seminar on "Critical Internet Infrastructure", August 2013.

·       Travel grant co-chair for CoNEXT 2012

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

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

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

·       TPC chair: TMA 2011/14, SIMPLEX 2009/10, SIGMETRICS shadow 2010

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·       Reviewer for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Network magazine, Computer Networks, Computer Communication Review, Computer Communications, Journal of Communications and Networks, IET Communications.

Awards

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

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

Patents

·       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.