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.

  • Quick whitepaper with thoughts about barriers to Internet measurement was discussed at the recent WOMBIR workshop. Whitepaper and slides are here.
  • The RTO requirements document has (finally!) been published as RFC 8961 (BCP 233). The details are here.
  • A paper on considering DNS performance in the context of actual network transactions was presented at IMC. Details---including a video of the presentation---are here.
  • A paper on removing the DNS' root nameserver infrastructure was presented at HotNets. The paper and slides are available here.
  • Misha presented our position paper on re-thinking Internet organization in the era of FTTH at ICDCS in July. The paper is available here.
  • The dataset of DNS tranactions within a FTTH network has been updated with 2018 data. See details here.
  • A paper on DNS robustness was presented at IMC 2018. The paper and slides are available here.
  • Our paper on DNS challenge-response, as well as Rami's ANRW poster on the work are available here.
  • Abbas presented our work on mobile tracking at NDSS 2018. Details---including his slides---are here.
  • Srikanth wrote an APNIC blog post on our congestion signatures work that is available here.
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