I am a senior research scientist with Akamai Technologies. My current research centers around developing data-driven approaches to measure Internet reliability, resilience, and security. I regularly mine massive (petabyte-scale) datasets to identify nascent Internet threats and their manifestiation, as well as to distill insights about the Internet and its structure.
I was a research affiliate from 2019 to 2021 and a post doc researcher from 2017 to 2019 in the Advanced Network Architecture group at MIT. I earned my PhD (proof picture) from TU Berlin in 2017, advised by Anja Feldmann. In the summer of 2015, I was a research intern in the Custom Analytics Group at Akamai in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the summers of 2013 and 2014, I was a visiting researcher at ICSI in Berkeley, California.
I am broadly interested in methods to mine and understand data at scale with an emphasis on measurements assessing structure, performance, and security of the Internet. In my PhD work I explored the phenomenon of IPv4 address space exhaustion and its consequences for the Internet and its stakeholders.
My research was awarded with a Best Paper Award at ACM IMC 2016, a Distinguished Paper Award at ACM IMC 2019, two IRTF Applied Networking Research Prizes in 2017 and 2019, and selected “Best of CCR” in 2015.
If you are a student and interested in working with me on Internet-related projects (measurements, security), get in touch with me.
I taught both undergraduate as well as graduate computer science courses as Teaching Assistant (TA). During my time as PhD candidate I organized and managed TAs for large introductory computer science classes. I also co-supervised MSc/BSc theses.
IPv4 addresses are now bought and sold on address markets. I collect transfer statistics from the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) to generate an interactive report. See it here (hopelessly outdated – sorry!)