Dr. Ihsan Ayyub Qazi @ LUMS
Computer Science Department
SBA School of Science & Engineering (SBASSE)
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Phone: +92 42 35608368
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
o Invited to serve in the TPC of ACM CoNEXT 2016
o Gave a research talk at Facebook, Menlo Park, CA, USA (Dec 11, 2015)
o Gave a research talk at UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA (Dec 10, 2015)
o Gave a research talk at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA (Dec 9, 2015)
o Gave a research talk at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA (Nov 20, 2015)
o Attended ACM HotNets in Philadelphia, PA, USA (Nov, 2015)
o Attended ACM IMC 2015 in Tokyo and IEEE Globecom 2015 in San Diego, CA, USA
o Our work on Internet censorship has been accepted in ACM HotNets 2015!
o Attended ACM SIGCOMM 2015 and presented eSDN, an architecture for building smart hosts using SDN controllers
o I was a mentor in the Mentoring Moments at ACM SIGCOMM 2015
o Invited to serve in the TPC of COMSNET 2016
o HEC NRPU research grant on designing high performance cloud datacenters. Thanks HEC!
o Gave talks at Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK) [VIDEO], Rutgers (USA), Stony Brook (USA), and UPitt (USA)
o Our work on data center transports appeared in ACM SIGCOMM 2014-(First SIGCOMM paper for Pakistan)
o Our work on buffer management in datacenters has been accepted in the poster session of ACM SIGCOMM 2014
o Invited to serve on the TPC of IEEE ICNP 2014
Our paper on wireless loss differentiation has been accepted in the IEEE INFOCOM 2014 Main Conference!
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 2012-2017: CS678 Topics in Internet Research (Grad-level)
Spring 2012-2017: CS202 Data Structures
Fall 2012-2016: CS501 Applied Probability (Grad-level)
Selected Publications (Complete list)
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
An Empirical Analysis of Facebook`s Free Basics Program [PDF] [BIBTEX] (NEW*)
Rijurekha Sen, Siddharth Singh, Vedant Nanda, Sohaib Ahmad, S. Sengupta, Amreesh Phokeer, Zaid Farooq, Taslim Khan, P. Kumaraguru, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, David Choffnes, Krishna Gummadi
ACM SIGMETRICS 2017, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, June 2017 (poster paper)
DRIBS: Flow Scheduling over Asymmetric Datacenter Topologies [PDF] [BIBTEX] (NEW*)
Tooba Ahsen, Fatima Tariq, Muhammad Tirmazi, Ifrah Idrees, Zafar Qazi, Ihsan Qazi, Zartash Uzmi
NSDI 2017, Boston, USA, March, 2017 (poster paper)
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%)
eSDN: Rethinking Datacenter Transports Using End-Host SDN Controllers [PDF] [BIBTEX]
Hasnain Ali Pirzada, M. Raza Mahboob, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi
ACM SIGCOMM 2015, London, UK, August 2015 (poster paper)
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%)
ACM SIGCOMM 2008, Seattle, USA, August 2008 (poster paper)
IEEE INFOCOM 2008, Phoenix, USA, April 2008 (acceptance rate=20%)