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.

News:
  • A small bugfix release of stats is now available.
  • Our PAM paper on detecting DNS root manipulations (with Ben Jones, Nick Feamster, Nick Weaver and Vern Paxson) is now available.
  • Our PAM paper on DNS characterization (with Kyle Schomp and Michael Rabinovich) 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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