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Alex Afanasyev

Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr. Afanasyev is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University. Prior joining FIU, he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and before that a postdoctoral scholar in UCLA. His main research focus is on the next generation Internet architecture as part of the Named Data Networking (NDN) project; and his research interests include a variety of topics that are vital for the success of NDN, including scalability of name-based routing, auto-configuration, distributed data synchronization, application and network security. Dr. Afanasyev’s postdoctoral achievements have been recognized by the UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research. He is also leading the development effort of the overall NDN codebase.

Dr. Afanasyev’s particular interest currently is application of Information-Centric Networking (ICN) to Internet-of-Things (IoT), specifically realizing the vision of IoT where applications securely communicate with and about “things” without being concerned about specific details of the devices/controllers that represent things.

Honors and Awards

2013 UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research

2011 and 2013 IEEE Communication Letters Exemplary Reviewer

2012 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award (A. Afanasyev, N. Tilley, P. Reiher, and L. Kleinrock, “Host-to-host congestion control for TCP,” IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 304–342, July 2010.)


Research and Educational Interests

Dr. Afanasyev’s particular interest currently is application of Information-Centric Networking (ICN) to Internet-of-Things (IoT), specifically realizing the vision of IoT where applications securely communicate with and about “things” without being concerned about specific details of the devices/controllers that represent things.

Background Education

2013 Ph.D., Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles
2012 M.S., Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles
2007 M.S., Computer Science, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia
2005 B.S., Computer Science, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia

Professional Activities

Co-chair of

– NDN Hackathon (1st NDN Hackathon’2015, 2nd NDN Hackathon, March 2016, 3rd NDN Hackathon, November 2016)
– Poster/Demo track of ACM Information-Centric Networking Conference (ICN’2017)
– INFOCOM Workshop on Name-Oriented Mobility: Architecture, Algorithms and Applications (NOM’2017)
– GLOBECOM Workshop on Named Data Networking for Challenged Communication Environments (NDN-CCE’2016).
– INFOCOM Workshop on Name-Oriented Mobility: Architecture, Algorithms and Applications (NOM’2016)
– International Symposium on Quality and Service (IWQoS’2015, Poster session)

Publicity and Web Chair of ACM SIGCOMM 2017

TPC member of

– The Conference on Networked Systems (NetSys 2017)
– ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN’2017, ICN’2016, Poster and Demos Track, ICN’2015, Posters and Demos Track)
– The Workshop on ns-3 (WNS3’2017, WNS3’2016, WNS3’2015, WNS3’2014)
– Workshop on Multimedia Streaming in Information-Centric Networks (MuSIC’2016, MuSIC’2015)
– NDN community meeting (NDNcomm’15)
– Workshop on Usable Mobile Security (WUMS’2014)

Professional Experience

2017 – Present Time: Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University

2016 – Present Time: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, University of California, Los Angeles

2015 – 2017, Assistant Researcher, Computer Science Department, University of California, Los Angeles

2013 – 2015, Postdoctoral Scholar, Computer Science Department, University of California, Los Angeles