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.

  • Posted a suggestion that the community no longer has to specify TCP's initial window size, but can leave it up to implementations.
  • Version -03 of the Internet-Draft on high level guidelines for developing RTO estimators has been posted.
  • 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.
  • Kyle Schomp, Michael Rabinovich and I have a new draft paper available on DNS client characterization.
  • Craig Partridge and I have updated our paper from the recent Ethics in Networked Systems Research workshop. The updated paper is here.
  • We have a new project called HayStack that strives to help users understand data exfiltration from their mobile devices. An initial tech report on the system is here. There is also a project web site.
  • Guest editing an issue of IEEE Internet Computing on Internet measurement with Michael Rabinovich. Papers are due on October 30. Please submit!
  • Our IPv4 scarcity work was presented at the "Best of CCR" session at SIGCOMM 2015. Philipp's slides and other information about the paper is here.
  • Matt Sargent defended his Ph.D. dissertation on edge network measurement. Congratulations Matt!
  • Talk from Case Western's Cyberinfrastructure Day from March: Life in the Fast Lane .... With a Model-T: Why Last Mile Capacity is Just the Beginning.
  • The slides from my PAM keynote are available.
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