Mark Allman / ICSI @mallman_icsi

I am a computer scientist in the Networking and Security Group at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI). I am also adjunct faculty in EECS at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining ICSI in 2003, I worked for BBN Technologies' Internetwork Research Department at NASA's Glenn Research Center for six years. And, prior to that I was part of Shawn Ostermann's Internetworking Research Group at Ohio University. My current research interests are in the areas of network architecture, network measurement, security, transport protocols and congestion control.

  • A new version (-03) of the Internet-Draft on high level guidelines for developing RTO estimators has been posted.
  • Slides from my talk at the MAP RG meeting at IETF95 are available. (The talk was given remotely. Spencer Dawkins took a picture in the meeting room during the talk.)
  • Misha presented our paper on on DNS characterization at PAM. The paper and talk slides are available here.
  • Ben presented our paper on detecting DNS root manipulations at PAM. The paper and talk slides are available here.
  • Kyle Schomp finished his Ph.D. thesis on the Domain Name System (DNS). Congratulations Kyle!
  • Jake presented our paper quantifying policy differences between IPv4 and IPv6 at NDSS. The paper and talk slides are available here.
  • A small bugfix release of stats is now available.
  • Craig Partridge and I have updated our paper from the Ethics in Networked Systems Research workshop in August. The updated paper is here.
  • Serving on the IMC 2016 PC, please submit!
  • Narseo presented a poster of our Haystack work at ICSI's "1984+31: Is Nothing Private Anymore?" Workshop.
  • The Haystack project has a new blog.
  • Posted a suggestion that the community no longer has to specify TCP's initial window size, but can leave it up to implementations.
  • I am finally getting around to 2009 and now have a spiffy Twitter account for research / CS stuff. It is mallman_icsi. I feel so very hip.
  • Matthew presented our paper assessing TCP's stance towards blind attackers at IMC. The paper and slides are posted. The paper won the IMC Best Paper Award.
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