I am a Postdoctoral fellow in Chair of Connected Mobility, Technical University of Munich, Germany with Prof. Dr. Jörg Ott.

My research interests are in the areas of edge computing, next-generation network protocols, Internet-wide measurements, and critical application managment/deployment. Read more about my research here.

My Ph.D. thesis has been awarded Outstanding Ph.D. dissertation award 2020 by IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC).

Recent News

April, 2024 I will be talking in the IEEE VTS SAGWICS seminar series.
April, 2024 I am serving as a PC member for USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI) 2025. Please consider submitting your work!
March, 2024 I presented our research on Starlink network performance at LEOCONN Webinar Series. Check it out below.
March, 2024 I am on the organizing committee of ACM EuroSys 2025 as Poster Co-Chair. Call for posters to be released soon!
March, 2024 Giovanni will be talking about our research on application metric exposure through sidecars at IETF 119. This work was partly presented at ACM CoNEXT 2023.
January, 2024 Our paper A Multifaceted Look at Starlink Performance is accepted in ACM The Web Conference (WebConf) 2024 [previously WWW]. Congratulations to all co-authors!
January, 2024 I am serving as a PC member for Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2024.
December, 2023 Characterizing Distributed Mobile Augmented Reality Applications at the Edge in ACM CoNEXT 2023 was awarded all three artifact reproducibility badges!
November, 2023 Our work nextGSIM on 6G simulator was awarded the Best Paper Award at IEEE Future Networks 2023.
November, 2023 I am TPC Chair of the IFIP Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA 2024) which will be held in Dresden, Germany in May, 2024. CFP to be released soon!
October, 2023 Our paper Characterizing Distributed Mobile Augmented Reality Applications at the Edge is accepted in ACM Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT) 2023 (acceptance rate: 19.3%). Congratulations to all co-authors!
October, 2023 Dagstuhl seminar on Edge-AI: Identifying Key Enablers in Edge Intelligence was a huge success with several interesting discussions on the convergence and future of edge computing and AI.
October, 2023 I am TPC Chair of the ACM Intl. Conf. on the Internet of Things (IoT 2024) with Jan Rellermeyer which will be held in Oulu, Finland in November, 2024. CFP to be released soon.
October, 2023 Our paper Multipath Transport Analysis over Cellular and LEO Access for Aerial Vehicles is accepted in IEEE Access.
October, 2023 I am serving on the IRTF ANRP 2024 award committee. Consider submitting your cool accepted research works as nomination! Deadline mid-November!
October, 2023 LEO-NET 2023 was held in-person in Madrid, Spain and was a huge success. A huge thanks and congratulations to my co-organizers (Deepak Vasisht and Mohamed Kassem), LEO-NET speakers and attendees for making this happen.
September, 2023 Our paper nextGSIM: Towards Simulating Network Resource Management for Beyond 5G Networks is accepted in IEEE Future Networks World Forum.
August, 2023 I am serving as a PC member for The Web Conference (WebConf) [previously WWW] 2024.
July, 2023 Jörg Ott presented Oakestra in IETF 117 COINRG. Check it out below.
July, 2023 Jörg will be talking about Oakestra at Computing in the Network Research Group (COINRG) at IETF 117.
July, 2023 I will be talking about Oakestra at TUM Industry Day.
June, 2023 Our paper Oakestra: A Lightweight Hierarchical Orchestration Framework for Edge Computing in USENIX ATC 2023 was awarded all three artifact reproducibility badges!
May, 2023 Call-for-Papers for LEO Networking and Communications (LEO-NET 2023) workshop colocated with MobiCom 2023 is out now! Please consider submitting your work!
May, 2023 I was awarded my doctoral hat and sword at the 100th Ph.D. promotion ceremony at Helsinki. You can watch the full conferment ceremony video here.
May, 2023 Dagstuhl seminar on Lessons Learned From 40+ Years of the Internet was a huge success! It was an amazing opportunity to meet with the pioneers of the Internet that made it the success that it is today.
May, 2023 Our paper Perspectives on Negative Research Results in Pervasive Computing is accepted in IEEE Pervasive Computing journal. The paper results from the discussions at the PerFail workshop and highlights several insights on how to avoid and manage negative results in systems, networking and pervasive computing research.
April, 2023 Our work Oakestra: A Lightweight Hierarchical Orchestration Framework for Edge Computing is accepted in USENIX ATC 2023 (acceptance rate: 18.4%). Congratulations to the Oakestra team!
April, 2023 I am organizing the LEO Networking and Communications (LEO-NET 2023) workshop colocated with MobiCom 2023 with Deepak Vasisht and Mohamed Kassem. CFP to be released soon.
March, 2023 I visited and gave an invited talk at Dept. of Computer Science, Princeton University. Many thanks to Prof. Jennifer Rexford and Dr. Oliver Michel for hosting me!
March, 2023 I visited and gave an invited talk at Dept. of Computer Science, Stony Brook University (SUNY). Many thanks to Prof. Aruna Balasubramanian for hosting me!
March, 2023 I visited and gave an invited talk at College of Computing, GeorgiaTech. Many thanks to Prof. Ellen Zegura for hosting me!
March, 2023 PerFail 2023 was held in-person in Atlanta, USA and was a huge success. A huge thanks and congratulations to my co-organizers (Ella Peltonen and Peter Zdankin), PerFail speakers and attendees for making this happen.
January, 2023 I am serving as a PC member for Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2023.
January, 2023 I am serving as a PC member for Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA) 2023.
January, 2023 Patrick Sabanic successfully defended his master thesis "Supporting Unikernel-based microservices at the edge.". Congratulations Patrick!
November, 2022 I am serving as a PC member for Edge Computing track of 43rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) 2023.
November, 2022 Hosting Xiang Su (Assoc Prof. @ NTNU, NO) at TUM.
October, 2022 I am serving on the IRTF ANRP 2023 award committee. Consider submitting your cool accepted research works as nomination! Deadline mid-November!
October, 2022 I am serving as a PC member for Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM) 2023.
September, 2022 Uthra Ambalavanan presented our work on DICer: Distributed Coordination for In-Network Computations in IETF COINRG Interim. Check it out below.
September, 2022 Our paper The Many Faces of Edge Intelligence is accepted in IEEE Access.
August, 2022 Our project proposal EDGELESS on cognitive edge computing was successfully awarded 5.4M euro funding by EU Horizon 2020. The consortium includes Telefonica Research, University of Cambridge, Siemens, Infinion, amongst others.
August, 2022 Maria Nievas Viñals successfully defended her bachelor thesis "Designing Interaction Framework for Multi-Admin Edge Infrastructures.". You can check out her final presentation here. Congratulations Maria!
August, 2022 APNIC coverage of our MPTCP support is out now. Read it here.
August, 2022 Our paper Analyzing Real-time Video Delivery over Cellular Networks for Remote Piloting Aerial Vehicles is accepted in ACM Internet Measurements Conference (IMC).
August, 2022 Oakestra's webpage is now live at oakestra.io .
August, 2022 I have been invited to participate in Dagstuhl seminar on Lessons Learned From 40+ Years of the Internet in Dagstuhl, Germany.
August, 2022 Our paper DICer: Distributed Coordination for In-Network Computations is accepted in ACM Information-Centric Networking (ICN).
August, 2022 Our paper Resource Reservation in Information Centric Networking is accepted as a poster in ACM Information-Centric Networking (ICN).
August, 2022 I have been invited to participate in Munich Internet Research Retreat (MIR^3) in Raitenhaslach, Germany.
August, 2022 I am organizing the PerFail 2023 colocated with PerCom 2023 with Ella Peltonen and Peter Zdankin. CFP to be released soon.
August, 2022 Stefan Vladov successfully defended his master thesis "Have your cake and eat it too: Analyzing energy usage in blockchain protocols.". You can check out his final presentation here. Congratulations Stefan!
July, 2022 I am teaching the Internet Computing seminar course with my colleague Raphael Hetzel in the coming winter semester at TUM.
June, 2022 Our work Oakestra: An Orchestration Framework for Edge Computing is accepted in ACM SIGCOMM 2022 as a demo.
June, 2022 Hosting Abhishek Kumar (PostDoc @ University of Oulu, FI and UIUC, USA) at the Chair for the month of June.
June, 2022 I will be attending and presenting our orchestration framework for edge computing Oakestra at 34th Multi-Service Networks workshop (MSN 2022) to be held at The Cosener's House, UK.
May, 2022 Sonia Klärmann successfully defended her master thesis "Evaluating the Suitability of Kubernetes for Edge Computing Infrastructure". You can check out her final presentation here. Congratulations Sonia!
May, 2022 Edward Waterman successfully defended his master thesis "Agricultural AI Development on the Edge with NEVONEX". Congratulations Edward!
April, 2021 I am co-chairing the Ph.D. forum at NetSys 2023 with Prof. Dr. Matthias Wählisch.
March, 2022 Daniel Mair successfully defended his bachelor thesis "Designing Robust Interaction Frontend for Decentralized Edge Infrastructures". You can check out his final presentation here. Congratulations Daniel!
March, 2022 PerFail 2022 (with IEEE PerCom 2022) program is out! The workshop will discuss negative results and experiences in research from four technical talks, keynote by Prof. Jussi Kangasharju (University of Helsinki) and panel of experts featuring Prof. Jon Crowcroft (University of Cambridge), Dr. Victor Bahl (CTO, AfO, Microsoft Research), Dr. Suzan Bayhan (University of Twente), Dr. Keith Winstein (Stanford University) and Prof. Daniela Nicklas (University of Bamberg). Registrations are open now!
March, 2022 Kaushik Chavali successfully defended his master thesis "Feasibility Analysis of Multipath TCP for the Connectivity of Remote Piloting Operations of Drones and Flying Taxis". Congratulations Kaushik!
March, 2022 Our paper ComB: A Flexible, Application-Oriented Benchmark for Edge Computing is accepted in ACM Workshop on Edge Systems, Analytics and Networking (EdgeSys) co-located with ACM EuroSys 2022.
February, 2022 Oliver Haluszczynski successfully defended his master thesis "Service Scheduling for EdgeIO platform". You can check out his final presentation here. Congratulations Oliver!
February, 2022 I am serving as a PC member for Network Traffic Measurements and Analysis (TMA) 2022.
February, 2022 I am serving as a PC member for ACM Information-Centric Networking (ICN) 2022.
January, 2022 Our paper Roadmap for EdgeAI: A Dagstuhl Perspective is accepted in ACM Computer Communication Review (CCR).
January, 2022 Our paper Nimbus: Towards Latency-Energy Efficient Task Offloading for AR Services is accepted in IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC).
January, 2022 Simon Bäurle successfully defended his master thesis "A Flexible, Application-focused Benchmarking Suite for Edge Infrastructures". You can check out his final presentation here. Congratulations Simon!
January, 2022 Our paper Contact Duration: Intricacies of Human Mobility is accepted in Online Social Networks and Media.
October, 2021 The talk for our IMC 2021 paper Cloudy with a Chance of Short RTTs: Analyzing Cloud Connectivity in the Internet is now live! Check it out below.
October, 2021 Nikita Charushnikov and Mario Turic successfully defended their bachelor theses. Congratulations to both Nikita and Mario!
October, 2021 Two papers accepted in ACM Interdisciplinary Workshop on (de)Centralization in the Internet (IWCI) 2021Distributed Ledgers for Distributed Edge: Are we there yet? and Decentralizing Computation with Edge Computing: Potential and Challenges. Details out soon!
October, 2021 I am serving as a PC member for Edge Computing track of 42nd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) 2022.
September, 2021 Giovanni Bartolomeo successfully defended his master thesis "Enabling Microservice Interactions within Heterogeneous Edge Infrastructures". You can check out his final Presentation here. Congratulations Giovanni!
September, 2021 The call-for-papers and webpage of PerFail workshop colocated with PerCom 2022 is out now! Please consider submitting your work there.
August, 2021 Our paper Cloudy with a Chance of Short RTTs: Analyzing Cloud Connectivity in the Internet is accepted in ACM Internet Measurements Conference (IMC) 2021.
August, 2021 Ralf Baun successfully defended his master thesis Realizing self-organizing platforms for edge service deployments. Congratulations Ralf!
August, 2021 I am organizing the PerFail workshop colocated with PerCom 2022 with Ella Peltonen and Peter Zdankin.
August, 2021 Oliver Gasser presented our work on MPTCP support in the Internet in IETF 111 maprg. Check it out below.
July, 2021 Hendrik Cech successfully defended his master thesis Evaluating Transport Protocols for Remote Piloting of Aerial Vehicles. Congratulations Hendrik!
July, 2021 I have been invited to participate in Dagstuhl seminar on Identifying Key Enablers in Edge Intelligence in Dagstuhl, Germany.
July, 2021 I am organizing the Doctoral Seminar (DocSem) at Chair of Connected Mobility in TUM.
July, 2021 I will be taking the Hot Topics for Edge Computing seminar course with my colleague Leonardo Tonetto in the coming winter semester at TUM.
July, 2021 Leo Eichhorn successfully defended his master thesis Exploring Latency Boundaries of Blockchains in Edge Computing Networks Using Emulation. Congratulations Leo!
June, 2021 I have been invited as a panelist at Students in MobiSys (SMS) workshop held in conjunction with MobiSys 2021.
June, 2021 We have launched MPTCP Measurement Service at mptcp.io where we regularly publish the scan results for MPTCPv0 and MPTCPv1 in IPv4 and IPv6.
June, 2021 I am attending the Lorentz workshop on Beyond the Mobile-Cloud Computing Paradigm in Leiden, the Netherlands virtually.
May, 2021 The Khang Dang successfully defended his bachelor thesis Analyzing Cloud Reachability via Wireless Networks on Global Scale. Congratulations The Khang!
May, 2021 RIPE Labs coverage of our cloud reachability research is out now. Read it here.
May, 2021 Hasso Plattner Institut (HPI) will support our edge computing research by providing us access to their Service Oriented Computing lab infrastructure. Thank you HPI!
May, 2021 I am serving as a PC member for Edge Computing and IoT track of 17th International Conference on Mobility, Sensing and Networking (MSN) 2021. Please consider submitting your cool research there.
April, 2021 I am giving an invited talk on "Reality Check for Edge Computing" in 22nd Future SOC Lab Day hosted by Hasso Plattner Institut (HPI).
April, 2021 Two papers accepted in IFIP Networking 2021From Single Lane to Highways: Analyzing the Adoption of Multipath TCP in the Internet and (How Much) Can Edge Computing Change Network Latency?. Details out soon!
February, 2021 Mehdi Yosofie successfully defended his master thesis Flexible Multi-Cluster Edge Orchestration and Task Scheduling Platform. Congratulations Mehdi!
February, 2021 I will be taking the Human-Centric Netwoking seminar course with my colleague Leonardo Tonetto in the coming summer semester at TUM.
January, 2021 I am serving as a PC member for Workshop on Intelligent Things and Services (InThings) jointly held with IEEE WoWMoM 2021 . Please consider submitting your work there.
January, 2021 Our paper Surrounded by the Clouds: A Comprehensive Cloud Reachability Study is accepted in The Web Conference (WebConf) 2021 (formerly known as WWW) to be held in Slovenia.
January, 2021 Our paper SPA: Harnessing Availability in the AWS Spot Market is accepted in 3rd IEEE Infocom Workshop on Intelligent Cloud Computing and Networking to be held virtually.
November, 2020 Maximilian Eder successfully defended his bachelor thesis Analyzing Cloud Reachability on Global Scale. Congratulations Maximilian!
November, 2020 I am serving as a PC member for Edge Computing track of 41st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) 2021
November, 2020 I have been awarded Outstanding Ph.D Dissertation Award 2020 by IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC). The award is highly competitive and celebrates PhD dissertations that make extraordinary research contributions to the field of scalable computing.
October, 2020 The talk for our paper Pruning Edge Research with Latency Shears is now live! Check it out below.
October, 2020 Florian Aschenbrenner successfully defended his bachelor thesis Measuring and Analyzing Multipath TCP support on the Internet. Congratulations Florian!
September, 2020 Gave a talk about our HotNets work in Munich Internet Research Retreat Raitenhaslach (MIR^3). It was my first physical talk of this year.
August, 2020 Our paper Pruning Edge Research with Latency Shears is accepted in ACM Workshop in Hot Topics in Networking (HotNets), 2020 to be held in Chicago, Illinois virtually.
July, 2020 I will be taking the Hot Topics for Edge Computing seminar course in the coming winter semester at TUM.
June, 2020 I am serving as a TPC member for Cloud & Fog/Edge Computing, Networking and Storage track of IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom) 2020
May, 2020 I am giving an invited talk of our work "Reality Check for Edge Computing" in EdgeAI webinar organized by 6G Flagship and Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI).
February, 2020 I will be taking the Internet for All seminar course with my colleague Dr. Ljubica Kärkkäinen in the coming summer semester at TUM.
January, 2020 I have changed my banners and have moved countries!
From University of Helsinki, Finland Technical University of Munich, Germany.
January, 2020 Our paper Bricklayer: Resource Composition on the Spot Market is accepted in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2020 to be held in Dublin, Ireland
January, 2020 I am reviewing for IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC) 2020
January, 2020 I am serving as a PC member for Edge Computing track of 40th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) 2020
January, 2020 I am reviewing for IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE) 2020
November, 2019 Successflly defended my Ph.D.! My opponent was Prof. Dr. Abhishek Chandra and my advisor Prof. Dr. Jussi Kangasharju played the role of Custos. You can check out a photo from the defense and the video of my introductory lecture.
November, 2019 I will be defending my Ph.D. soon! Read the University of Helsinki announcement here.
October, 2019 Working as a Teaching Assistant for Distributed Data Infrastructures course. The course details can be found here.
August, 2019 Thank you ACM SIGCOMM for a generous $1100 travel grant to attend ACM Internet and Measurmements Conference (IMC) 2019 to be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
August, 2019 I am now reviewing for IEEE Internet of Things Journal (JIOT) and Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal (PMC)
July, 2019 Thank you ACM SIGCOMM for a generous travel grant to attend the physical meeting of Shadow Technical Program Committee (TPC) for ACM Internet and Measurmements Conference (IMC) 2019 to be held in London, UK.
May, 2019 I am serving as a member of Shadow Technical Program Committee (TPC) for ACM Internet and Measurmements Conference (IMC) 2019.
April, 2019 Our paper Open Infrastructure for Edge: A Distributed Ledger Outlook is accepted in 2nd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Edge Computing (HotEdge) 2019 co-located with USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC) to be held in Renton, Washington, USA.
March, 2019 Our paper DeCloud: Truthful Decentralization Double Auction for Edge Clouds is accepted in 39th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) 2019 to be held in Texas, USA.
February, 2019 Our paper ExEC:Elastic Extensible Edge Cloud is accepted in Workshop on Edge Systems, Analytics and Networking (EdgeSys), 2019 co-located with ACM EuroSys to be held in Dresden, Germany.
October, 2018 Working as a Teaching Assistant for Distributed Data Infrastructures course. The course details can be found here.
October, 2018 Our paper ICON: Intelligent Container Overlays is accepted in 17th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets), 2018 to be held in Washington, USA.
September, 2018 Thank you Microsoft Research for providing a partial travel grant to attend ACM MobiCom 2018 hosted by SIGMOBILE to be held in New Delhi, India.
August, 2018 Our poster Redesigning MPTCP for Edge Clouds is accepted in main proceedings of ACM MobiCom 2018 hosted by SIGMOBILE to be held in New Delhi, India.
June, 2018 Our paper Anveshak: Placing Edge Servers In The Wild is accepted in ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Mobile Edge Communications (MECOMM), 2018 to be co-located with SIGCOMM'2018 to be held in Budapest, Hungary.
May, 2018 Our paper Placing it right!: optimizing energy, processing, and transport in Edge-Fog clouds is accepted in Springer Annals of Telecommunication.
March, 2018 Our paper QAware: A Cross-Layer Approach to MPTCP Scheduling is accepted in IFIP Networking, 2018 to be held in Zurich, Switzerland.
March, 2018 Our paper MUTE: MUlti-Tier Edge networks is accepted in 5th Workshop on CrossCloud Infrastructures & Platforms to be co-located with EuroSys 2018 to be held in Porto, Portugal.
January, 2018 I am currently working as Visiting Researcher with Prof. Dr. Xiaoming Fu at Institute of Computer Science, University of Göttingen in Germany.
November, 2017 I will be part of the jury for Edge Hackathon being organized. If you are in Helsinki and want to win €2000 while learn more about edge clouds and its applications, feel free to participate!
August, 2017 Working as a Teaching Assistant for Distributed Data Infrastructures course. The course details can be found here.
September, 2017 Attending 3rd CleanSky Summer School being held in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
May, 2017 Our paper Managing Data in Computational Edge Clouds is accepted in ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Mobile Edge Communications (MECOMM), 2017 to be co-located with SIGCOMM'2017 to be held in Los Angeles, USA.
April, 2017 Our paper on Caching in Edge-Fog clouds is accepted in CrossCloud workshop to be co-located with EuroSys'17 to be held in Belgrade, Serbia. Please see the publication section for details.
March, 2017 I am currently attending NetSys-2017 conference and 3rd CleanSky ITN conference at Göttingen, Germany. A photo from the event here.
November, 2016 I am currently working as Visiting Researcher with Dr. Fabian Schneider at NEC Labs Europe (NLE) in Germany.
October, 2016 Our Edge-Fog cloud paper has been accepted as full-paper at IEEE CIoT-2016 to be held at Paris. Please see the publication section for details.
September, 2016 Working as a Teaching Assistant for Distributed Systems course. The course details can be found here.
September, 2016 Participated in Aware Machine-to-Machine Communication seminar held at Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany. A photo from the event here.
August, 2016 I am attending ACM SIGCOMM 2016 in Florianopolis, Brazil. I had the opportunity to meet ACM Distinguished Prof. Jim Kurose. Our photograph together here.
July, 2016 Participated in 3rd Helsinki-HKUST-Tsinghua workshop on Mobile services and Edge computing. A photo from the event here.
June, 2016 The 2nd CleanSky summer school was a huge success! The pictures of the summer school are available on Flickr. A photo of participants at Suomenlinna here.
April, 2016 Working as a Web-Chair for 2nd CleanSky summer school.
February, 2016 Presented "Edge-Fog Cloud model" at 1st CleanSky workshop held at NEC Labs, Heidelberg, Germany. A photo of me presenting here.
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Research Overview

I consider myself as a "distributed systems" guy as I have always been involved in various domains (read "avatars") of this field. "Divided we stand, united we fall" is my personal motto in the context of computer networking research.

Edge Computing
A broad theme of my research explores the physical deployment, specifications and effective utilization of compute resources at the network "edge". The problem is complex primarily due to different requirements imposed by emerging applications. For example, Internet-of-Things need data aggregation, autonomous vehicles require graphical processing, automated industry necessitates task interoperability and AR/VR demands ultra-low network latency. Incorporating such varying application demands to model an always available, semi-managed network of edge servers is something I quite enjoy.
Selected Publications ATC '23 CCR '22 HotNets '20 AoT '17
Next Generation Networks
Emerging applications have significantly changed the way we interact with the underlying network. Our old-yet-faithful protocol, TCP has started to show cracks in performance, especially in emerging cellular and wireless environments (e.g. 5G/6G, LEO satellites). I enjoy exploring and designing next-generation networking solutions which can plug-in several existing performance holes. For this measure, I am interested in working on protocols such as multipath flavors of TCP (MPTCP) and QUIC (MP-QUIC), Information Centric Networks (ICN) and more.
Selected Publications WebConf '24 IMC '22 Networking '18
Internet-wide Measurements
I am interested in analyzing and challenging several widespread preconceptions within networking research community via real-world measurements. The problems I particularly tackle in this domain range from performance analysis of transport protocols (TCP, QUIC, etc.) in varying environments and workloads, Internet-wide scans to analyze support for emerging protocols and widescale measurments to analyze cloud/CDN reachability.
Selected Publications IMC '21 Networking '21 WebConf '21
Application & Service Deployment
There is a rapid shift in the make-up of cloud computing as cloud providers try to incorporate edge resources and edge accelerators widely distributed in the region. The brunt of the complexity will be borne by existing cloud-based application as they need to depart from traditional monolithic client-server model. Another aim of my research is to devise intelligent softwarized applications and services which can adapt, adjust and adopt to changes in underlying compute infrastructure without sacrificing performance or quality-of-service.
Selected Publications CoNEXT '23 TCC '22 Networking '21 HotNets '18

Publications

2024
A Multifaceted Look at Starlink Performance
Nitinder Mohan*, Andrew E. Fergusson*, Hendrik Cech*, Rohan Bose, Prakita Rayyan Renatin, Mahesh K. Marina, Jörg Ott
(*joint first authors)

ACM The Web Conference [Acceptance Rate: 20.2%, 405/2008]

Code DOI Teaser Dataset ArXiv LEOCONN Reddit

WWW
2023
Characterizing Distributed Mobile Augmented Reality Applications at the Edge
Giovanni Bartolomeo, Jacky Cao, Xiang Su, Nitinder Mohan
ACM Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies [Acceptance Rate: 19.3%, 38/196]

Code DOI Video IETF 119

CoNEXT


Multipath Transport Analysis over Cellular and LEO Access for Aerial Vehicles
Aygun Baltaci, Kaushik Chavali, Mike Kosek, Nitinder Mohan, Dominic Schupke and Jörg Ott
IEEE Access [Impact Factor: 3.476]

DOI

Access
nextGSIM: Towards Simulating Network Resource Management for Beyond 5G Networks
Alba Jano, Mehmet Mert Bese, Nitinder Mohan, Wolfgang Kellerer and Jörg Ott
IEEE Future Networks World Forum Best Paper Award

Code

FNWF
Perspectives on Negative Research Results in Pervasive Computing
Ella Peltonen, Nitinder Mohan, Peter Zdankin, Tanya Shreedhar, Tri Nguyen, Suzan Bayhan, Jon Crowcroft, Jussi Kangasharju and Daniela Nicklas
IEEE Pervasive Computing [Impact Factor: 1.603]

DOI PerFail

PERMAG
Oakestra: A Lightweight Hierarchical Orchestration Framework for Edge Computing
Giovanni Bartolomeo, Mehdi Yosofie, Simon Bäurle, Oliver Haluszczynski, Nitinder Mohan, Jörg Ott
USENIX Annual Technical Conference [Acceptance Rate: 18.4%, 65/353]

Code DOI Video Website Artifacts IETF 117

ATC


2022
The Many Faces of Edge Intelligence
Ella Peltonen, Ijaz Ahmad, Atakan Aral, Michele Capobianco, Aaron Yi Ding, Felipe Gil-Castiñeira, Ekaterina Gilman, Erkki Harjula, Marko Jurmu, Teemu Karvonen, Markus Kelanti, Teemu Leppänen, Lauri Lovén, Tommi Mikkonen, Nitinder Mohan, Petteri Nurmi, Susanna Pirttikangas, Paweł Sroka, Sasu Tarkoma, Tingting Yang
IEEE Access [Impact Factor: 3.476]

DOI Lorentz

Access
Analyzing Real-time Video Delivery over Cellular Networks for Remote Piloting Aerial Vehicles
Aygün Baltaci, Hendrik Cech, Nitinder Mohan, Fabien Geyer, Vaibhav Bajpai, Jörg Ott, Dominik Schupke
22nd ACM Internet Measurement Conference [Acceptance Rate: 26.4%, 56/212]

Code Dataset DOI

IMC
DICer: Distributed Coordination for In-Network Computations
Uthra Ambalavanan, Dennis Grewe, Naresh Nayak, Liming Liu, Nitinder Mohan, Jörg Ott
ACM Information-Centric Networking Conference

DOI IETF 115

ICN
[Poster] Resource Reservation in Information Centric Networking
Uthra Ambalavanan, Naresh Nayak, Dennis Grewe, Nitinder Mohan
ACM Information-Centric Networking Conference

DOI Poster

ICN
[Demo] Oakestra: An Orchestration Framework for Edge Computing
Giovanni Bartolomeo, Simon Bäurle, Nitinder Mohan, Jörg Ott
ACM SIGCOMM [Acceptance Rate: 33.8%, 21/62]

Code DOI Website Poster

SIGCOMM
ComB: A Flexible, Application-Oriented Benchmark for Edge Computing
Simon Bäurle, Nitinder Mohan
ACM Workshop on Edge Systems, Analytics and Networking

Code DOI

EdgeSys
Roadmap for Edge AI: A Dagstuhl Perspective
Aaron Yi Ding, Ella Peltonen, Tobias Meuser, Atakan Aral, Christian Becker, Schahram Dustdar, Thomas Hiessl, Dieter Kranzlmüller, Madhusanka Liyanage, Setareh Maghsudi, Nitinder Mohan, Jörg Ott, Jan S. Rellermeyer, Stefan Schulte, Henning Schulzrinne, Gürkan Solmaz, Sasu Tarkoma, Blesson Varghese, Lars Wolf
ACM Computer Communication Review (editorial) [Impact Factor: 2.71]

DOI Dagstuhl

CCR
Nimbus: Towards Latency-Energy Efficient Task Offloading for AR Services
Vittorio Cozzolino, Leonardo Tonetto, Nitinder Mohan, Aaron Yi Ding, Jörg Ott
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC) [Impact Factor: 5.96]

Code DOI

TCC
Contact Duration: Intricacies of Human Mobility
Leonardo Tonetto, Malintha Adikari, Nitinder Mohan, Aaron Yi Ding, Jörg Ott
Online Social Networks and Media [Impact Factor: 3.79]

DOI

ONSEM
2021
Cloudy with a Chance of Short RTTs: Analyzing Cloud Connectivity in the Internet
The Khang Dang*, Nitinder Mohan*, Lorenzo Corneo, Aleksandr Zavodovski, Jörg Ott, Jussi Kangasharju
(*joint first authors)

21st ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) [Acceptance Rate: 27.9%, 55/197]

Code Dataset Video DOI Website

IMC
Distributed Ledgers for Distributed Edge: Are we there yet?
Leo Eichhorn, Tanya Shreedhar, Aleksandr Zavodovski, Nitinder Mohan
ACM CoNEXT Interdisciplinary Workshop on (de)Centralization in the Internet

Code DOI

IWCI
Decentralizing Computation with Edge Computing: Potential and Challenges
Aleksandr Zavodovski, Lorenzo Corneo, Andreas Johnsson, Nitinder Mohan, Suzan Bayhan, Pengyuan Zhou, Walter Wong, Jussi Kangasharju
ACM CoNEXT Interdisciplinary Workshop on (de)Centralization in the Internet

DOI

IWCI
From Single Lane to Highways: Analyzing the Adoption of Multipath TCP in the Internet
Florian Aschenbrenner, Tanya Shreedhar, Oliver Gasser, Nitinder Mohan, Jörg Ott
20th IFIP Networking Conference [Acceptance rate 25.9%, 41/188]

Dataset Video Website IETF 111 APNIC coverage DOI

Networking
(How Much) Can Edge Computing Change Network Latency?
Lorenzo Corneo, Nitinder Mohan, Aleksandr Zavodovski, Walter Wong, Christian Rohner, Per Gunningberg, Jussi Kangasharju
20th IFIP Networking Conference [Acceptance rate 25.9%, 41/188]

Dataset Video DOI Website

Networking
Surrounded by the Clouds: A Comprehensive Cloud Reachability Study
Lorenzo Corneo, Maximilian Eder, Nitinder Mohan, Aleksandr Zavodovski, Suzan Bayhan, Walter Wong, Per Gunningberg, Jussi Kangasharju, Jörg Ott
30th The Web Conference [Acceptance rate 20.6%, 357/1736]

Code Dataset DOI Video Website RIPE coverage

WWW
SPA: Harnessing Availability in the AWS Spot Market
Walter Wong, Aleksandr Zavodovski, Lorenzo Corneo, Nitinder Mohan, Jussi Kangasharju
IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Intelligent Cloud Computing and Networking

Slides DOI

ICCCN
2020
Pruning Edge Research with Latency Shears
Nitinder Mohan, Lorenzo Corneo, Aleksandr Zavodovski, Suzan Bayhan, Walter Wong, Jussi Kangasharju
19th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks [Acceptance rate 25%, 30/120]

Dataset Slides Video DOI Website RIPE Labs

HotNets
Bricklayer: Resource Composition on the Spot Market
Walter Wong, Lorenzo Corneo, Aleksandr Zavodovski, Pengyuan Zhou, Nitinder Mohan, Jussi Kangasharju
54th IEEE International Conference on Communications

Slides DOI

ICC
2019
Open Infrastructure for Edge: A Distributed Ledger Outlook
Aleksandr Zavodovski, Nitinder Mohan, Walter Wong, Jussi Kangasharju
2nd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Edge Computing, July 2019

Slides DOI

HotEdge
DeCloud: Truthful Decentralized Double Auction for Edge Clouds
Aleksandr Zavodovski, Suzan Bayhan, Nitinder Mohan, Pengyuan Zhou, Walter Wong, Jussi Kangasharju
39th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems [Acceptance rate 19.6%]

Slides DOI

ICDCS
ExEC: Elastic Extensible Edge Cloud
Aleksandr Zavodovski, Nitinder Mohan, Suzan Bayhan, Walter Wong, Jussi Kangasharju
ACM Workshop on Edge Systems, Analytics and Networking

Slides DOI

EdgeSys
2018
ICON: Intelligent Container Overlays
Aleksandr Zavodovski, Nitinder Mohan, Suzan Bayhan, Walter Wong, Jussi Kangasharju
17th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks [Acceptance rate 20.8%, 26/125]

Slides Poster Video DOI

HotNets
Redesigning MPTCP for Edge Clouds
Nitinder Mohan, Tanya Shreedhar, Aleksandr Zavodovski, Otto Waltari, Jussi Kangasharju, Sanjit K. Kaul
24th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking

Code Poster SRC Presentation DOI

MobiCom
Anveshak: Placing Edge Servers In The Wild
Nitinder Mohan, Aleksandr Zavodovski, Pengyuan Zhou, Jussi Kangasharju
ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Mobile Edge Communications, SIGCOMM

Code Slides Video DOI

MECOMM
Placing it right!: Optimizing energy, processing, and transport in Edge-Fog clouds
Nitinder Mohan, Jussi Kangasharju
Annals of Telecommunication, Springer

Code DOI

AoT
QAware: A Cross-Layer Approach to MPTCP Scheduling
Tanya Shreedhar, Nitinder Mohan, Sanjit K. Kaul, Jussi Kangasharju
17th IFIP Networking Conference [Acceptance rate 24.4%, 55/225]

Code Proceedings DOI

Networking
MUTE: Multi-Tier Edge Networks
Alessio Silvestro*, Nitinder Mohan*, Jussi Kangasharju, Fabian Schneider, Xiaoming Fu
(* joint first authors)

5th Workshop on CrossCloud Infrastructures & Platforms (CrossCloud), EuroSys

Slides DOI

CrossCloud
2017
Managing Data in Computational Edge Clouds
Nitinder Mohan, Pengyuan Zhou, Keerthana Govindaraj, Jussi Kangasharju
ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Mobile Edge Communications, SIGCOMM

Code Slides Video DOI

MECOMM
Grouping Computational Data in Resource Caches of Edge-Fog Cloud
Nitinder Mohan, Pengyuan Zhou, Keerthana Govindaraj, Jussi Kangasharju
4th Workshop on CrossCloud Infrastructures & Platforms, EuroSys Conference

Poster DOI

CrossCloud
2016
Edge-Fog Cloud: A Distributed Cloud for Internet of Things Computations
Nitinder Mohan, Jussi Kangasharju
IEEE International Conference on Cloudification of the Internet of Things

Code Slides DOI

CIoT
2015
CCNCheck: Enabling Checkpointed Distributed Applications in Content Centric Networks
Nitinder Mohan, Pushpendra Singh
4th CCNx Community Meeting and Conference, 2015 held at PARC, California, USA

Code

CCNxCon
Enabling Sender-initiated Distributed Applications and Checkpointing in Content Centric Networks
M.Tech. Thesis
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi, India
Best Thesis Nominee

People

I am actively looking for MSc, BSc and Guided Research students. I post currently available research topics at the Chair of Connected Mobility webpage.

= successfully defended

2023 Rohan Bose. Real-time Communication in Heterogeneous Networks.
2022 Giovanni Bartolomeo. Orchestration for Distributed Edge Infrastructures.
2021 Mehmet Mert Beşe. Edge Resource Modeling and Management in 6G.
2021 Hendrik Cech. Enhanced Transport for Next-Generation Applications.
2022 Xiang Su. Assoc. Prof. @ NTNU Norway
2022 Abhishek Kumar. PostDoc @ University of Oulu, FI & UIUC, USA
2024 Jakob Kempter. Next-Generation Orchestration Frameworks for Multicluster Cloud-Edge Integration.
2024 Alexander Malyuk. FLOps: Practical Federated Learning via Automated Orchestration (on the Edge).
2024 Mahmoud ElKodary. Enhancing Edge Orchestration Flexibility through Addons.
2024 Yuan Zhuang. Age-based control plane for edge orchestration.
2023 Markus Grühlke. Multi-Tenant Edge Testbed using Heterogenous Commodity Hardware.
Thesis Presentation
2023 Michael Schlicker. Multicloud Infrastructure Broker for Edge Orchestration Framework.
Thesis Presentation
2023 Karthik Narumanchi. Designing a global network measurement platform.
Thesis Presentation
2022 Md. Mahfuzul Haque Muftee. Web-based platform for LEO satellite measurements.
2022 Patrick Sabanic. Supporting Unikernel-based microservices at the edge.
Thesis Presentation
2022 Stefan Vladov. Have your cake and eat it too: Analyzing energy usage in blockchain protocols.
Thesis Presentation
2021 Kaushik Chavali. Feasibility Analysis of MPTCP for Remote Piloting Operations of Drones and Flying Taxis.
Thesis
2022 Edward Waterman. Agricultural AI Development on the Edge with NEVONEX. (in collaboration with Bosch Research)
2022 Sonia Klärmann. Evaluating the Suitability of Kubernetes for Edge Computing Infrastructure. (in collaboration with NTT DATA)
Thesis Presentation
2021 Oliver Haluszczynski. Service Scheduling for EdgeIO platform.
Thesis Presentation USENIX ATC 2023
2021 Simon Bäurle. A Robust Benchmarking Suite for Edge Infrastructures.
Thesis Presentation USENIX ATC 2023 EdgeSys 2022
2021 Giovanni Bartolomeo. Enabling Microservice Interactions within Heterogeneous Edge Infrastructures.
Thesis Presentation USENIX ATC 2023
2021 Hendrik Cech. Evaluating Transport Protocols for Remote Piloting of Aerial Vehicles.
Thesis IMC 2022
2021 Ralf Baun. Realizing self-organizing platforms for edge service deployments.
Thesis Presentation
2021 Leo Eichhorn. Exploring latency boundaries of blockchains in edge computing networks.
Thesis ACM IWCI 2021
2020 Mehdi Yosofie. Flexible multi-cluster edge orchestration and task scheduling platform.
Thesis USENIX ATC 2023
2022 Maria Nievas Viñals. Designing Interaction Framework for Multi-Admin Edge Infrastructures.
2021 Daniel Mair. Designing Robust Interaction Frontend for Decentralized Edge Infrastructures.
Thesis Presentation
2021 Nikita Charushnikov. Extending ViM platform with flexible analysis and scalable user access.
2021 Mario Turic. Supporting Flexible Simulations for Vehicular Scenarios in ViM Platform.
2020 The Khang Dang. Analyzing Cloud Reachability via Wireless Networks on Global Scale.
Thesis ACM IMC 2021
2020 Florian Aschenbrenner. Measuring and Analysing MPTCP Support on the Internet.
Thesis IFIP Networking 2021
2020 Maximilian Eder. Analysing Cloud Reachability on Global Scale.
Thesis TheWebConf 2021
2022 Prakita Renatin. Understanding operations of satellite networks.
2021 Maximilian Eder. Enabling Developer Interactions via Robust SLAs in Edge Infrastructures.
2020 Hendrik Cech. Analysing and Realizing MPTCP Schedulers in Linux.
Report
2022 Simon Zelenski. Transitioning the Edge Computing Framework Oakestra to IPv6.
Presentation
2022 Daniel Mair. Enhancement of the Oakestra User Interface.
Presentation
2021 International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT)
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Service

Organizer
EuroSys ACM EuroSys

Poster Co-Chair

2025
LEO-NET Intl. Workshop on LEO Networking and Communication
[associated with ACM MobiCom]
2023
PerFail Intl. Workshop on Negative Results in Pervasive Computing
[associated with IEEE PerCom]

IEEE Pervasive Computing
2024 2023 2022
NetSys Intl. Conference on Networked Systems

Ph.D. Forum Co-Chair

2023
UniKraft Unikraft TUM Hackathon 2022
DocSem Doctoral Seminar - TUM 2021
CleanSky CleanSky International Conference 2017
CleanSky CleanSky Summer School

Organizer + Web-Admin

2016
Award Committee
ANRP IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize 2024 2023
HackEdge HackEdge hackathon - organized by CEACS 2017
Program Committee (PC) Chair
TMA IFIP Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference 2024
IoT ACM Intl. Conf. on the Internet of Things 2024
Program Committee (PC) Member
NSDI Networked Systems Design and Implementation 2025
WebConf The Web Conference 2024
IMC Internet Measurement Conference 2024 2023
LCN Local Computer Networks 2024
ICDCS Intl. Conference on Distributed Computing Systems 2023 2022 2021 2020
TMA Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis 2023 2022
PAM Passive and Active Measurement Conference 2024 2023
MobiCom Intl. Conference On Mobile Computing And Networking [Poster] 2023
MetaCom Intl. Conference on Metaverse Computing, Networking and Applications 2023
MobiSys Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services - Demos 2023
EnvSys Workshop on Advances in Environmental Sensing Systems for Smart Cities 2023
ICN Information-Centric Networking 2022
MSN Intl. Conference on Mobility, Sensing and Networking 2022 2021
GlobeCom IEEE Global Communications Conference 2023 2022 2021 2020
IMC Internet Measurement Conference

Shadow PC

2019
Invited Reviewer
Networking IFIP Networking Conference 2023
INFOCOM IEEE Intl. Conference on Computer Communications 2022 2020
IMC ACM Internet Measurements Conference 2021
AIChallengeIOT ACM Workshop on Challenges in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Internet of Things 2019
ICC IEEE ICC NGNI Symposium 2019
ICN IEEE Information Centric Netwoking 2017

Teaching

Instructor
2023 Connected Mobility Basics Technical University of Munich
2022 Connected Mobility Basics Technical University of Munich
2022 Internet Computing Technical University of Munich
2021 Hot Topics in Edge Computing Technical University of Munich
2021 Human Centric Networks Technical University of Munich
2020 Hot Topics in Edge Computing Technical University of Munich
2020 Internet for All Technical University of Munich
Teaching Assistant
2019 Cloud & Edge Computing University of Helsinki
2018 Distributed Data Infrastructures University of Helsinki
2017 Distributed Data Infrastructures University of Helsinki
2016 Distributed Systems University of Helsinki
2015 Cellular Data Networks IIIT Delhi
Guest Lecturer
2018 Introduction to Data Science University of Helsinki

Talks

Invited Research Talks
IEEE VTS IEEE Vehicular Technology Society SAGWICS Seminar Series

Title: A Multifaceted Look at Starlink Network Performance

2024
LEOCONN LEOCONN Webinar Series

Title: A Multifaceted Look at Starlink Network Performance

2024
Dagstuhl Edge-AI: Identifying Key Enablers in Edge Intelligence 2023
IETF 117 Computing In-Network Research Group (COINRG)

Title: Oakestra: An Orchestration Framework for Edge Computing

2023
TUM CoC Industry Day

Title: Oakestra: An Orchestration Framework for Edge Computing

2023
Dagstuhl Lessons Learned From 40+ Years of the Internet 2023
Princeton Dept. of Computer Science, Princeton University

Title: Supporting Next-Generation Applications in the Internet

2023
MPI Max Planck Institute for Informatics

Title: Supporting Next-Generation Applications in the Internet

2023
SUNY Dept. of Computer Science, Stony Brook University

Title: Supporting Next-Generation Applications in the Internet

2023
GaTech College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

Title: Supporting Next-Generation Applications in the Internet

2023
DFG PICCOLO DFG Workshop, Munich

Title: A Top-Down Hierarchical Orchestration Framework for Edge Computing

2022
MIR3 Munich Internet Researtch Retreat

Title: Charting the Expanse of the Cloud

2022
Coseners 34th Multi-Service Networks workshop (MSN 2022)

Title: Orchestrating the Edge in a Distributed Manner

2022
Dagstuhl Identifying Key Enablers in Edge Intelligence

Title: Charting the Expanse of the Cloud

IEEE Access
2021
Lorentz Beyond the Mobile-Cloud Computing Paradigm

Title: Beyond 5G View

ACM CCR
2021
MIR3 Munich Internet Researtch Retreat

Title: Separating Reality from Research in Edge Computing

2020
HPI Future SOC Lab Day, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany

Title: Reality Check for Edge Computing

2020
FCAI EdgeAI Webinar, Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence, Finland

Title: Reality Check for Edge Computing

2020
Invited Lectures/Tutorials
UofOulu Distributed Systems course at University of Oulu, Finland

Title: Do we really need Edge Computing?

2023
DocSem Doctoral Seminar, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Title: Ethics of Networking Research

2021
UH Intro to Distributed Systems, University of Helsinki, Finland

Title: Big Data Frameworks: A primer on MapReduce & Spark

2019 2018

Funding & Support

My research career has been supported by many research projects, grants and organizations. I am truly grateful for their generous support.

Research Projects
2022 - Current EDGELESS
Support -- 5.4 million euros
EU Horizon 2020
10/2021 - Current 6G Life
Support -- 70 million euros
BMBF Germany
07/2021 - Current 6G Future Lab
Support -- 4 million euros
Bavarian State Ministry
01/2021 - Current Piccolo
Support -- 1.5 million euros
EU Celtic-Next
01/2020 - 09/2021 Virtual Mobility World (ViM) Bavarian State Government
03/2019 - 12/2019 Adaptive and Intelligent Data (AIDA) Academy of Finland
07/2018 - 03/2019 Bright Clouds Dark Clouds (BCDC) Academy of Finland
08/2015 - 07/2018 Cleansky Initial Training Network EU FP7 Marie Curie
Monetary Grants
10/2019 Travel grant for Internet Measurements Conference 2019 Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
07/2019 Travel grant for Shadow PC meeting of Internet Measurements Conference 2019 Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
11/2018 Travel grant for ACM Mobile Computing & Networking (MobiCom) 2018 Microsoft Research
01/2018 - 05/2018 Visiting Researcher at Computer Network Group, University of Göttingen European Union
11/2016 - 03/2017 Visiting Researcher at NEC Europe, Heidelberg, Germany European Union
05/2014 Travel grant for 4th South Asia Workshop On Research Frontiers In Computing National University of Singapore
Organizations

I am also very thankful towards several organizations for kindly supporting my research by proving access to their platforms and data.