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.

  • The paper Craig Partridge and I put together on dealing with ethical considerations in networking papers appears in the October issue of CACM. Details here.
  • The final version of our paper on detecting and characterizing carrier-grade NATs has been posted. The paper will be presented at IMC this fall.
  • DNS transaction datasets from the CCZ FTTH network are now available for 2011--2015.
  • A new version (-04) of the Internet-Draft on high level requirements for RTO mechanisms has been posted.
  • Videos of the PAM talks about our work on DNS have been made available. See the link here for Ben's talk on our work detecting manipulations of the DNS root and the link here for Misha's talk on characterizing modern DNS workloads.
  • Dr. Sargent and Dr. Schomp are done! Congrats guys! A picture of the awesomeness is here.
  • A new version of our Haystack paper is available.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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.
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