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Ph.D.

Computer Science Department, Boston University

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Nabeel Akhtar

I am working at Akamai Technologies.

I am also collaborating with Prof. Ibrahim Matta at Boston Univeristy.

Before joining Akamai, I receivd my Ph.D. from Department of Computer Science at Boston University.

My areas of interests are Computer Networks, Network Virtualization, Network Softwarization, Future Internet Architectures and Network Optimization.

Latest News

  • June 14, 2020: Selected to receive the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society #f03c152020 Neal Shepherd Memorial Best Propagation Paper Award 2020#f03c15 recognizing the best propagation paper for our paper: Vehicle Mobility and Communication Channel Models for Realistic and Efficient Highway VANET Simulation, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 64, No. 1, pp. 248-262, January 2015. Award consist of $1000 and certificate to be presented at the Awards Luncheon of the upcoming VTC2020-Fall Conference to be held in Victoria, Canada, October 4-7

  • December 4, 2019: Our paper COSE: Configuring Serverless Functions using Statistical Learning got accepted at IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2020), Canada.

  • November 2019: Our NSF grant proposal got accepted. It is based on my Ph.D. thesis, and I helped PIs in drafting it. We got $500,000 grant. HEECMA: A Hybrid Elastic Edge-Cloud Application Management Architecture. Project site http://sites.bu.edu/heecma/

  • November 20, 2019: In Technical Program Committee (TPC) for The Third International Workshop on Intelligent Transportation and Connected Vehicles Technologies (ITCVT 2020), Budapest, Hungary, 2020

  • October 21, 2019: I started working at Akamai technologies in the Mapping and Network Control group. I am excited about it!

  • August 29, 2019: In Technical Program Committee (TPC) for IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft), Ghent, Belgium, 2020

  • August 25, 2019: I am in the Technical Program Committee (TPC) for International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences (ICCAIS), Paris, France, January 23 - 24, 2020

  • August 6, 2019: I successfully defended my PhD thesis. I am excited about the next step!

  • August 6, 2019: I am in the Technical Program Committee (TPC) for Midscale Education and Research Infrastructure and Tools (MERIT) workshop, co-hosted with IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2019), Chicago, Illinois, USA, October 7, 2019

  • July 21, 2019: In Technical Program Committee (TPC) for IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS) 2020, Budapest, Hungary.

  • April 5, 2019: In Technical Program Committee (TPC) for IEEE MENACOMM 2019.

  • November 19, 2018: Accepted Publicity Chair position for IEEE International Workshop on Computer and Networking Experimental Research using Testbeds (CNERT), in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2019, Paris, France.

  • September 12, 2018: In Technical Program Committee (TPC) for IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft) 2019, Paris, France.

  • June 28, 2018: I will be presenting our paper Virtual Function Placement and Traffic Steering over 5G Multi-Technology Networks at IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft) 2018, Montreal, Canada.

  • June 25, 2018: I will be chairing “Design, Management and Orchestration of Edge Computing and Tactile Internet” session at Smart network Technologies and Edge computing for the Tactile Internet (STET 2018), Montreal, Canada.

  • May 14-18, 2018: I am giving advance NFV/SDN tutorial on GENI testbed at GENI Regional Workshop (GRW 2018) and Summer Camp at Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

  • March 14, 2018: We got #f03c15FIRST PRIZE#f03c15 for our project EL-SEC at GENI Experimenter Contest 2018. Award worth $6000. We are invited to present our project demo at IEEE INFOCOM 2018, Hawaii, USA.

  • February 9, 2018: Our paper EL-SEC: ELastic Management of SECurity Applications on Virtualized Infrastructure got accepted at IEEE INFOCOM International Workshop on Computer and Networking Experimental Research Using Testbeds (CNERT) 2018, Hawaii, USA.

  • February 8, 2018: Our demo paper EL-SEC: ELastic Management of SECurity Applications on Virtualized Infrastructure got accepted at IEEE INFOCOM 2018, Hawaii, USA.

  • November 3-4, 2017: I am giving tutorial on Managing a Virtual Network Function using SDN and Control Theory at GENI Regional Workshop (GRW 2017), University of Oregon, USA.

  • October 16, 2017: Presenting our work Using a Control Theoretic Load Balancer for Efficient Attack Traffic Analysis and Defense on Virtualized Infrastructure (poster) at The 2nd Symposium on the COntrol of NEtwork Systems (SCONES 2017) , associated with IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems (TCNS), Boston, USA, Oct. 2017.

  • October 10, 2017: Presenting our work On Balancing Load to Quickly Detect and Stop Attack Traffic (poster/demo) at IEEE Network Innovators Community Event Workshop (IEEE NICE 2017), co-located with IEEE ICNP 2017, Toronto, Canada

  • August 15, 2017: Our journal paper Autonomic Communications in Software-Driven Networks got accepted at IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC). #f03c15Impact Factor 8.08#f03c15