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.

  • Abbas presented our work on mobile tracking at NDSS. Details---including his slides---are here.
  • Srikanth wrote an APNIC blog post on our congestion signatures work that is available here.
  • Our position paper on a new measurement framework called PacketLab was presented at IMC 2017. Details---including Kirill's slides---are here.
  • Our paper on congestion signatures was presented at IMC 2017. Details---including Amogh's slides---are here.
  • Our work on characterizing tracking within the mobile ecosystem has been accepted at NDSS 2018. Details here.
  • Our paper that considers baking measurement directly into protocols (with Brian and Rob) was presented at SIGCOMM 2017's "Bsst of CCR" session. Rob's slides are available here.
  • Our CGN work was awarded the IRTF's ANRP award at IETF-99. Phillip's presentation is here.
  • The slides from my RTO requirements presentation at IETF-98 A new version (-05) of are available.
  • A new version (-05) of the Internet-Draft on high level requirements for RTO mechanisms has been posted.
  • DNS transaction dataset from the CCZ FTTH network has been updated with 2016 data (so now includes 2011--2016). You can snag the data from here.
  • Our paper characterizing the susceptibility of IGMP-speaking routers to be used in attacks is now out.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
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