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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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My Biography



Education

  • PhD Candidate, Computer Science, 2013 - present
    Boston University, Boston, USA
    • Advisor: Ibrahim Matta
    • Current Position: Research and Teaching Assistant
    • Research Area: Network Virtualization, Virtual Functions (VF), Cloud Computing, Future Internet Architectures
  • Master of Science, Computer Science and Engineering, 2011-2013
    Koc University, Istanbul. Turkey
    • Advisors: Prof. Oznur Ozkasap and Prof. Sinem Coleri Ergen
    • Thesis: Vehicle Mobility, Communication Channel Modeling and Traffic Density Estimation in VANETs (pdf)
    • Research Project: Distributed Algorithms for VANETS, Channel Modeling for VANETS
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, 2007-2011
    Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan
    • Advisor: Prof. Fareed Zaffer

Work Experience

  • Research Intern: Akamai Technologies – Summer 2016
    • Project: Over-Representation Analyzer for Anomaly Detection.
    • Description: Developing a tool which will help Akamai Media Performance team to identify problems (anomalies) in Akamai media delivery network.
    • Cambridge, USA
  • Researcher Scientist: Create-Net, Italy – Spring 2016
    • Project: NFV traffic management and service placement for 5G network
    • Description: Virtual Network Function management and deployment for 4G and 5G networks in Europe.
    • Trento, Italy
  • Research Intern: Akamai Technologies – Summer 2015
    • Project: Feature Selection, Anomaly Detection and Change Detection in Media Delivery.
    • Cambridge, USA
  • Research Assistant - Boston University – Spring 2013 to present
    • Project: Network Function Virtualization, RINA, Optimization
    • Boston University, Boston, USA
  • Research Assistant - Koc University – Fall 2011 to Spring 2013
    • Wireless Network Laboratory, Department of Computer Engineering,
    • Project: Chanel Modeling, Realistic Mobility Modeling and distributed algorithms for density estimation in vehicular ad-hoc networks
    • Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Summer Research Assistant, Koc University – Summer 2010
    • Project: Distributed Protocol for Frequent Item Set Discovery and network size estimation for P2P network
    • Koc University Summer Research Program, Istanbul, Turkey
  • IT Consultant: Sidat Hayder – Summer 2009
    • IT Department
    • Project: Worked on the second biggest database system in Pakistan, ‘‘Land Record Management Information System’’ (LRMIS)
    • Worked as software quality assurance consultant

Teaching

  • Boston University Sep. 2013 - present Department of Computer Science
    • CS 100 Introduction to Computing - Fall 2013
    • CS 105 Introduction to Databases and Data Mining - Fall 2015
    • CS 455/655 Computer Networks - Fall 2016
    • CS 210 Computer Systems - Spring 2018
  • Koc University Aug. 2011 - July 2013 Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    • ENG 200 Probability for Engineers - Spring 2013
    • COMP 416 Computer Networks - Fall 2012
    • COMP 202 Data Structures and Algorithm - Spring 2012
    • COMP 132 Advanced Programming - Fall 2011
  • Lahore University of Management Science Aug. 2010- Jun. 2011 Department of Computer Science
    • CS 212 Computational Problem Solving - Spring 2011
    • CS 371/ CMPE 371 Computer Networks - Fall 2010

Other Services

As Reviewer for:

  • Conference IFIP Wired/Wireless Internet Communications (IFIP WWIC) 2018
  • Journal IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) 2018
  • Workshop IEEE CNERT 2018
  • Conference IEEE INFOCOM 2017
  • Conference IEEE NFV-SDN 2017
  • Journal Future Generation Computer Systems 2017
  • Journal IEEE Communications Letters 2017
  • ITC 29 Soft5 Workshop 2017
  • Journal IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Transactions (ITST) 2017
  • Journal IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) 2017
  • Journal IEEE Communications Letters 2016
  • IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP) 2014
  • IEEE International Conference on ITS Telecommunications (ITST) 2012
  • IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety (ICVES) 2012

As Organizer:

  • Currently organizing Networking Reading Group (NRG) at Boston University
  • May 22-26, 2017: Student Volunteer/Organizer for GENI Regional Workshop and Camp, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Others:

  • October 28, 2016: GENI Webinar on “Managing a Virtual Network Function using SDN and Control Theory”