The IP Networking Lab that I lead is currently composed of the following researchers.

Former PhD students

  • Steve Uhlig graduated in 2004 and his Ph.D. thesis explored traffic engineering and Internet measurements. His PhD thesis received the IBM award from the FNRS. After postdocs at Delft and within the joint lab between Deutsche Telekom and TU-Berlin, he is now Professor of Networks at Queen Mary, University of London.
  • Cédric de Launois started to work on networking when I joined UCL. He initially worked on Network Address Translation but at that time IPv6 multihoming was starting to be developed within the IETF and I convinced him to change his PhD topic. His PhD thesis was one of the first PhD thesis on IPv6 multihoming. After his thesis, he chose to became a consultant. He is now Technical Architect at Onyrix
  • Bruno Quoitin worked for a small company during two years before starting his PhD. During his thesis he developed the c-bgp simulator, a very scalable simulator that has been used by many researchers to model networks. After a postdoc at UCL, he became professor at the University of Mons.
  • Cristel Pelsser explored the utilisation of MPLS for interdomain traffic engineering purposes in her thesis. After a postdoc at NTT Labs in Tokyo, she then worked at IIJ, one of the most advanced ISPs in Japan. She is now Professor at the University of Strasbourg, France.
  • Pierre François was the first researcher in the group to work on intradomain routing. Most of his PhD thesis has been funded directly by Cisco and is still listed as an example of successful collaboration between university and industry.
  • Virginie Van den Schrieck ‘s PhD thesis was focussed on interdomain routing with BGP. She is now professor in college and provides networking training
  • Damien Leroy worked IPv6 and the sharing of WiFi networks for his thesis. During his thesis he was involved in various discussions on a possible commercialisation of his results. In the end, this did not work but he joined keemotion another ICTEAM spinoff.
  • Sébastien Barré worked initially on IPv6 multihoming and then designed the first implementation of Multipath TCP in the Linux kernel. After his thesis, he worked in industry and later co-founded the Tessares startup
  • Damien Saucez worked on traffic engineering and contributed to the LISP protocol during his PhD thesis. He is now postdoc at INRIA in Nice and works on Content distribution.
  • Laurent Vanbever worked on network REconfiguration during his PhD thesis. He did a postdoc at Princeton University and is now Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich.
  • Ho Trong Viet was co-advised with Yves Deville. During his thesis, he worked on developing new traffic engineering suitable for networks using the Spanning tree.
  • Christoph Paasch obtained his Engineering degree from UCL. He spent one year with Alcatel before coming back to university for a PhD on Multipath TCP. He now works for Apple in Cupertino.
  • Grégory Detal obtained his Engineering degree from UCL. His Ph.D. thesis was on Evaluating and improving the deployability of Multipath TCP He co-founded the Tessares startup.
  • Sébastien Dawans obtained his Engineering degree from ULB. He now works as a consultant
  • Benjamin Hesmans obtained his Master in Computer Science degree from UCL. He worked on Multipath TCP and then joined the Tessares startup
  • David Lebrun obtained his Master in Computer Science degree from UCL. He designed the IPv6 Segment Routing implementation in the Linux kernel, contributed to various use cases and then joined Google
  • Renaud Hartert (co-advised with Pierre Schaus) obtained his Master in Computer Science degree from UCL. He worked on various traffic engineering techniques for Segment Routing in his Ph.D. thesis and then joined Google
  • Fabien Duchêne obtained his Master in Computer Science degree from Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (Lille I). He notably proposed load-balancers for Multipath TCP
  • Viet-Hoang Tran showed in his Ph.D. thesis that it was possible to dynamically extend TCP and Multipath TCP using eBPF
  • Olivier Tilmans developed Fibbing a new way to control packet flows in an OSPF network
  • François Aubry proposed in his Ph.D. thesis an elegant formalism to express optimization problems in networks using Segment Routing and efficient solutions for several of these.

Former postdocs

Several postdoc researchers have worked for one or more years within the IP Networking Lab :

  • Benoit Donnet obtained his PhD at LIP6. He worked on various types of Internet measurements. He is now associate professor at Université de Liège.
  • Luigi Iannone obtained his PhD at LIP6. He worked on the Locator/Identifier Separation Protocol. He is now associate professor at Telecom ParisTech.
  • Pascal Merindol obtained his PhD at the university of Strasbourg. He worked on routing protocols. He is now associate professor at the university of Strasbourg.
  • Mickael Hoerdt obtained his PhD at the university of Strasbourg. He worked on applying machine learning techniques to routing.
  • Juan Antonio Cordero obtained his PhD from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France. He is now assistant professor at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.
  • Stefano Vissicchio obtained his PhD from the University of Roma3, Italy. He works on Internet routing and Internet measurements. He is currently a Lecturer at University College London.