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Nabeel Akhtar

I'm from a small town near Multan, Pakistan. Currently doing PhD at Boston University, USA. Passionate about computer networks, technology, traveling, and mountains.

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Me in a Nutshell

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University. I joined CS@BU in Fall’13.

At BU, I am working with Prof. Ibrahim Matta. My areas of interests are Computer Networks, Network Virtualization, Network Softwarization, Future Internet Architectures and Network Optimization.

Latest News

  • May 14-18, 2018: I am giving advance NFV/SDN tutorial on GENI testbed at GENI Regional Workshop (GRW 2018) and Summer Camp at Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

  • March 14, 2018: We got #f03c15FIRST PRIZE#f03c15 for our project EL-SEC at GENI Experimenter Contest 2018. Award worth $6000. We are invited to present our project demo at IEEE INFOCOM 2018, Hawaii, USA.

  • March 9, 2018: Our paper Virtual Function Placement and Traffic Steering over 5G Multi-Technology Networks got accepted at IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft) 2018, Montreal, Canada.

  • February 9, 2018: Our paper EL-SEC: ELastic Management of SECurity Applications on Virtualized Infrastructure got accepted at IEEE INFOCOM International Workshop on Computer and Networking Experimental Research Using Testbeds (CNERT) 2018, Hawaii, USA.

  • February 8, 2018: Our demo paper EL-SEC: ELastic Management of SECurity Applications on Virtualized Infrastructure got accepted at IEEE INFOCOM 2018, Hawaii, USA.

  • November 3-4, 2017: I am giving tutorial on Managing a Virtual Network Function using SDN and Control Theory at GENI Regional Workshop (GRW 2017), University of Oregon, USA.

  • October 16, 2017: Presenting our work Using a Control Theoretic Load Balancer for Efficient Attack Traffic Analysis and Defense on Virtualized Infrastructure (poster) at The 2nd Symposium on the COntrol of NEtwork Systems (SCONES 2017) , associated with IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems (TCNS), Boston, USA, Oct. 2017.

  • October 10, 2017: Presenting our work On Balancing Load to Quickly Detect and Stop Attack Traffic (poster/demo) at IEEE Network Innovators Community Event Workshop (IEEE NICE 2017), co-located with IEEE ICNP 2017, Toronto, Canada

  • August 15, 2017: Our journal paper Autonomic Communications in Software-Driven Networks got accepted at IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC). #f03c15Impact Factor 8.08#f03c15