I am an assistant professor at ETH Zürich since January 2015. At the moment, I do not have open PhD positions.
My research interests lie at the crossroads of theory and practice, with a focus on Software-Defined Networking and Internet routing. Overall, I aim at making networks both more performant and easier to manage.
I completed my PhD in computer science in October 2012 at the University of Louvain under the guidance of Olivier Bonaventure. My thesis is entitled "Methods and Techniques for Disruption-Free Network Reconfiguration". After my PhD, I spent two years at Princeton University working with Jennifer Rexford as a postdoctoral researcher.
Prior to my PhD, I earned my master degree in computer science from the University of Louvain in 2008. I also earned a master degree in management from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management in 2010.
To contact me, drop me an email at (preferred) or .
|>||Communication Networks (Spring 2017)|
|>||Discrete Event Systems (Autumn 2016)|
|>||Communication Networks (Spring 2016)|
|>||Discrete Event Systems (Autumn 2015)|
|May||>||Predictive Fast Reroute upon Remote BGP Outages accepted at ACM SIGCOMM 2017!! Stay tuned for the final version.|
|April||>||Network-wide Configuration Synthesis accepted at CAV 2017. More info on the project (including a pre-print) can be found on synet.ethz.ch.|
|>||Our Oakland paper Hijacking Bitcoin: Routing Attacks on Cryptocurrencies got covered by Slashdot.org, Bitcoin.com, The Register, The Coin Telegraph and Naked Security. More info on the project can be found on btc-hijack.ethz.ch. Check also our guest post on Hacking, Distributed (Emin Gün Sirer's blog).|
|>||Unsupervised Detection of APT C&C Channels using Web Request Graphs accepted at DIMVA 2017.|
|Feb||>||Hijacking Bitcoin: Routing Attacks on Cryptocurrencies accepted at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2017!|
|Jan||>||Four papers accepted at ACM SOSR 2017!|
|>||TPC member for ACM CoNEXT 2017.|
|Dec||>||"Safe Update of Hybrid SDN Networks" to appear in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.|
|Nov||>||I'm humbled to receive the Golden Owl award of the VSETH for our Communication Networks course. Looking forward to make the course better next semester!|
|>||Check out SyNet, our new approach to automatically produce network-wide configurations (supporting multiple protocols) out of high-level objectives. Visit our website and read our technical report for more details.|
|Oct||>||Participating as a jury member in a series of calls for innovation put together by Swisscom, Telia, and Proximus. Looking forward to see interesting ideas! More information available here.|
|>||"Sentinels: Guarding ISP Networks from Forwarding Anomalies" accepted at the ACM CoNEXT 2016 Student Workshop.|
|Sep||>||"Mille-Feuille: Putting ISP traffic under the scalpel" accepted at ACM HotNets 2016.|
|>||TPC member (External Review Committee) for ACM PLDI 2017.|
|Aug||>||TPC member for ACM SIGCOMM 2017.|
|July||>||TPC member for ACM SOSR 2017. Please consider submitting your best SDN work!|
|>||"Fibbing in action: On-demand load-balancing for better video delivery" accepted as a demo at SIGCOMM 2016.|
|June||>||Roland Meier (student in our group) wins an ETH Medal for his thesis on “SDN-based Network Obfuscation”!|
|May||>||Our new paper "Hijacking Bitcoin: Large-scale Network Attacks on Cryptocurrencies" is available online.|
|Mar||>||"iSDX: An Industrial-Scale Software Defined Internet Exchange Point" wins the NSDI'2016 Community Award! The paper was also selected by USENIX ATC in their Best of the Rest session.|
|Jan||>||"iRacer: Concurrency Analysis for Software-Defined Networks" accepted to PLDI 2016!|
|>||"Scaling the Internet Routing System through Distributed Route Aggregation" accepted to IEEE TON!|
|>||Chairing NSDI 2016 Poster Session together with Aruna Balasubramanian. Please consider submitting! Call for posters is available here.|
|>||TPC member for ACM CoNEXT 2016.|
|>||We organize an ETH-wide programming challenge. The best team will get a fully-paid trip to San Francisco! If you are an ETH student, please register yourself online here. A flyer for the event describing the event is available here.|