Dr. Ihsan Ayyub Qazi @ LUMS
Associate Professor & Chair of Computer Science
SBA School of Science & Engineering (SBASSE)
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Phone: +92 42 35608368
o Our work on incentivizing Internet censorship measurements has been accepted at ACM SIGCOMM 2018. Many congrats to the C-Saw team!
o Attended a mini-workshop and gave a talk on Mobile Web Performance at Google, Seattle, USA (April, 2018)
o Gave a research talk at University of Washington, Seattle, USA (April, 2018)
o Received a grant to establish a research lab on edge computing as part of the National Center in Big Data & Cloud Computing. Looking forward to working on exciting research with my superb colleagues (and Co-PIs): Dr. Hamad Alizai, Dr. Zafar Qazi, and Dr. Basit Shafiq.
o LUMS wins the bid to establish the first National Center in Big Data & Cloud Computing in Pakistan. The center will comprise 12 labs, hosted in 11 Universities across Pakistan. Looking forward towards making a long-term impact on the research and innovation ecosystem of Pakistan.
o We have multiple openings for PhD students interested in cellular networks, ICTD, cloud computing, and/or Internet censorship.
o Invited to serve in the TPC of ACM CoNEXT 2018
o Our work on the tradeoffs between ethics and effectiveness in censorship measurement platforms will appear in NSDI 2018 (poster session)
o Our work on online advertising under Internet censorship has been accepted at ACM HotNets 2017!
o Gave a research talk at Netflix, Los Gatos, CA, USA (October, 2017)
o Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure!
o Our recent work on Facebook`s Free Basics program has been accepted in ACM SIGCOMM CCR, 2017
o Received a National ICT R&D (now Ignite) grant on failure resilient datacenters. Thanks Ignite!
o Our work on Facebook`s Free Basics service will appear in ACM SIGMETRICS 2017 (poster session)
o Gave a research talk at MIT, Cambridge, CA, USA (March, 2017)
o Gave a research talk at Harvard University, Cambridge, CA, USA (March, 2017)
o Gave a research talk at Facebook on Understanding Internet Access from the Developing World (March 21, 2017)
o Awarded a HEC NRPU grant. Thanks HEC!
o Our work on flow scheduling over asymmetric datacenter topologies will appear in NSDI 2017 (poster/demo) session
o Gave a research talk at University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA (Dec 12, 2016).
o Our work on failure resilient load balancing for datacenters has been accepted at IEEE INFOCOM 2017!
o Invited to serve in the TPC of APNet 2017 and APSys 2017
o Our work on redundancy aware network stack has been accepted at ACM HotNets 2016!
o Our paper on service differentiation in high-speed WiFi networks has been accepted at ACM CoNEXT 2016!
o Gave a research talk at CMU, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Sept. 8, 2016). Details are here
o Attended the ACM CoNEXT TPC meeting at CMU, Pittsburgh, USA
o Our work on understanding mobile phone characteristics in developing regions has been accepted at ACM IMC 2016
o Attended the Dagstuhl Seminar on network latency control in datacenters in Germany
o Our work on a low latency transport for datacenters has been accepted in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
My research interests are in computer networks and distributed systems and span datacenters and cloud computing, Internet censorship, mobile/wireless networks, and ICT for developing regions. My research goal is to design and build new architectures and protocols that improve the performance, robustness, and evolvability of networked systems. I lead the Networks and Systems Group (NSG) at LUMS.
Spring 2012-2018: CS678 Topics in Internet Research (Grad-level)
Spring 2012-2018: CS202 Data Structures
Fall 2012-2017: CS501 Applied Probability (Grad-level)
Selected Publications (Complete list)
Incentivizing Censorship Measurements via Circumvention [PDF] [BIBTEX] (NEW*)
Aqib Nisar, Aqsa Kashaf, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, Zartash Afzal Uzmi
ACM SIGCOMM 2018, Budapest, Hungary, August 2018
Online Advertising under Internet
Censorship [PDF] [BIBTEX] (NEW*)
Hira Javaid, H. Kamran Khalil, Zartash Afzal Uzmi, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi
ACM HotNets 2017, Palo Alto, USA, November 2017 (acceptance rate: 21.8%)
Inside the Walled Garden: Deconstructing Facebook's Free Basics Program [PDF] [BIBTEX] (NEW*)
Rijurekha Sen, Sohaib Ahmad, Amreesh Phokeer, Zaid Farooq, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, David Choffnes, Krishna Gummadi
ACM SIGCOMM CCR, October 2017
Load Balancing Over Symmetric Virtual Topologies [PDF] [BIBTEX] (NEW*)
Syed M. Irteza, Hafiz Mohsin Bashir, Talal Anwar, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, Fahad R. Dogar
IEEE INFOCOM 2017, Atlanta, USA, May, 2017 (acceptance rate=20.9%)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 25(1): 320-334, February 2017
Kamran Nishat, Farrukh Javed, Saim Salman, Nofel Yaseen, Ans Fida, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi
ACM CoNEXT 2016, Irvine, USA, December 2016 (acceptance rate: ~18%)
Towards a Redundancy Aware Network
Stack [PDF] [BIBTEX]
Ali Musa Iftikhar, Fahad Rafique Dogar, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi
ACM HotNets 2016, Atlanta, USA, November 2016 (acceptance rate: 27.8%)
A View from the Other Side:
Understanding Mobile Phone Characteristics in the Developing World [PDF] [BIBTEX]
Sohaib Ahmad, Abdul Lateef Haamid, Zafar Ayyub Qazi, Zhenyu Zhou, Theophilus Benson, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi
ACM IMC 2016, Santa Monica, USA, November 2016 (acceptance rate: ~25%)
A Case for Marrying Censorship Measurements with Circumvention [PDF] [BIBTEX]
Aqib Nisar, Aqsa Kashaf, Zartash Afzal Uzmi, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi
ACM HotNets 2015, Philadelphia, USA, November 2015 (acceptance rate: ~18%)
Ali Munir, Ghufran Baig, Syed M. Irteza, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, Fahad R. Dogar, Alex Liu
ACM SIGCOMM 2014, Chicago, USA, August 2014 (acceptance rate = 19%)
IEEE INFOCOM 2014, Toronto, Canada, April/May 2014 (acceptance rate = 19%)
Ali Munir, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, Zartash A. Uzmi, Aisha Mushtaq, Saad N. Ismail, M. Safdar Iqbal, and Basma Khan
IEEE INFOCOM 2013, Turin, Italy, April, 2013 (acceptance rate=17%)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 20(6), pp. 1721-1733, 2012
IEEE INFOCOM 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 2009 (acceptance rate=19.7%)
IEEE INFOCOM 2008, Phoenix, USA, April 2008 (acceptance rate=20%)