I'm keen to supervise new research students who are interested in improving the way we build Internet standards, transport protocols, protocol stacks and their APIs, or compact routing algorithms.
If you're considering a PhD, then contact me as early as possible so we can discuss whether I'm the right supervisor for you, and help you prepare a research proposal in time for the funding deadlines. Ideally, you should contact me in November or December for a start the following September, since some types of funding have deadlines in January/February.
Students are generally expected to have completed a Masters degree prior to starting their PhD. This could be an MSci, a taught MSc, or an MSc by Research. Our PhD programme is typically 3-4 years in duration, and there are various sources of funding available.
I'm currently supervising Vivian Band and Mihail Yanev for their PhD, and I've supervised, or co-supervised, the following completed PhD students:
- Stephen McQuistin, Deployable Transport Services for Low Latency Multimedia Applications, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, August 2019.
- Paul Jakma, A Distributed, Compact Routing Protocol for the Internet, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, April 2016.
- Niaz Chowdhury, NetCode: An XOR-based Warning Dissemination Scheme for Vehicular Wireless Networks, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, January 2016.
- Martin Ellis, Understanding the Performance of Internet Video over Residential Networks, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, October 2012.
- Stephen D. Strowes, Compact Routing for the Future Internet, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, February 2012.
I also supervised the following students for the degree of MSc by Research:
- Conor Cahir, Approaches to Adaptive Bitrate Video Streaming, MSc thesis, University of Glasgow, March 2014.
- Cristian Zamfir, Live Migration of User Environments Across Wide Area Networks, MSc thesis, University of Glasgow, October 2008.
- Alvaro Saurin, Congestion Control for Video-conferencing Applications, MSc thesis, University of Glasgow, December 2006.
I'm grateful for support from the UK EPSRC, the European Commission, the US National Science Foundation, DARPA, SICSA, Cisco, Ericsson, and others, for funding my students and other research activities.