Faculty Profile

Dr. Ihsan Ayyub Qazi

Associate Professor

Department Of Computer Science

Ihsan Ayyub Qazi is a tenured Associate Professor and the current Chair of the Department of Computer Science at LUMS, Pakistan. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA in 2010 and the BSc. (Hons) degree from LUMS with a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics in 2005. He was a Visiting Research Scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, USA in 2017. Previously, he has held positions at BBN Technologies (Cambridge, USA) and the Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures (Melbourne, Australia). His research interests are in computer networks and distributed systems and span cloud computing and datacenters, mobile/wireless networks, ICT for developing regions, Internet censorship, and online privacy. His work has appeared in premier networking conferences, such as ACM SIGCOMM, and journals including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. His work was selected as a best ACM SIGCOMM CCR paper in 2018. He is a recipient of the Google Faculty Research Award and the Andrew Mellon Fellowship. His research has been sponsored by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF), World Bank, Australian Research Council (ARC), HEC, and Ignite.

Title Publication Author Year
Efficient load balancing over asymmetric datacenter topologies Computer Communications Irteza S.M., Bashir H.M., Anwar T., Qazi I.A., Dogar F.R. 2018
Incentivizing censorship measurements via circumvention SIGCOMM 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication Nisar A., Kashaf A., Qazi I.A., Uzmi Z.A. 2018
Online advertising under internet censorship HotNets 2017 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks Javaid H., Khalil H.K., Uzmi Z.A., Qazi I.A. 2017
Load balancing over symmetric virtual topologies Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM Irteza S.M., Bashir H.M., Anwar T., Qazi I.A., Dogar F.R. 2017
Inside the walled garden: Deconstructing Facebook's free basics program Computer Communication Review Sen R., Ahmad S., Phokeer A., Farooq Z.A., Qazi I.A., Choffnes D., Gummadi K.P. 2017
Receiver-driven flow scheduling for commodity datacenters IEEE International Conference on Communications Khan A.Z., Qazi I.A. 2017
An empirical analysis of facebook's free basics program SIGMETRICS 2017 Abstracts - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGMETRICS / International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems Singh S., Nanda V., Sen R., Ahmad S., Sengupta S., Phokeer A., Farooq Z.A., Khan T.A., Kumaraguru P., Qazi I.A., Choffnes D., Gummadi K.P. 2017
PASE: Synthesizing Existing Transport Strategies for Near-Optimal Data Center Transport IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking Munir A., Baig G., Irteza S.M., Qazi I.A., Liu A.X., Dogar F.R. 2017
SlickFi: A service differentiation scheme for high-speed WLANs using dual radio APs CoNEXT 2016 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies Nishat K., Javed F., Salman S., Yaseen N., Fida A., Qazi I.A. 2016
A view from the other side: Understanding mobile phone characteristics in the developing world Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference, IMC Ahmad S., Haamid A.L., Qazi Z.A., Zhou Z., Benson T., Qazi I.A. 2016
Towards a redundancy-aware network stack for data centers HotNets 2016 - Proceedings of the 15th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks Iftikhar A.M., Dogar F.R., Qazi I.A. 2016
Low-Carb: A practical scheme for improving energy efficiency in cellular networks Computer Communications Ilyas M.S., Qazi I.A., Rassool B., Uzmi Z.A. 2016
A case for marrying censorship measurements with circumvention Proceedings of the 14th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets-XIV 2015 Nisar A., Kashaf A., Uzmi Z.A., Qazi I.A. 2015
eSDN: Rethinking datacenter transports using end-host SDN controllers SIGCOMM 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Conference on Special Interest Group on Data Communication Pirzada H.A., Mahboob M.R., Qazi I.A. 2015
Rethinking buffer management in data center networks Computer Communication Review Mushtaq A., Ismail A.K., Wasay A., Mahmood B., Qazi I.A., Uzmi Z.A. 2015
Friends, not foes - Synthesizing existing transport strategies for data center networks Computer Communication Review Munir A., Baig G., Irteza S.M., Qazi I.A., Liu A.X., Dogar F.R. 2015
Mitigating datacenter incast congestion using RTO randomization 2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015 Hafeez U.U., Kashaf A., Bajwa Q.-U.-A., Mushtaq A., Zaidi H., Qazi I.A., Uzmi Z.A. 2015
On the effectiveness of high-speed WLAN standards for long distance communication Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM Nishat K., Anwar R., Mehfooz A., Zaidi B., Choudhary H., Qazi I.A. 2014
Friends, not foes - Synthesizing existing transport strategies for data center networks SIGCOMM 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Conference on Special Interest Group on Data Communication Munir A., Baig G., Irteza S.M., Qazi I.A., Liu A.X., Dogar F.R. 2014
Rethinking buffer management in data center networks SIGCOMM 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Conference on Special Interest Group on Data Communication Mushtaq A., Ismail A.K., Wasay A., Mahmood B., Qazi I.A., Uzmi Z.A. 2014
On the coexistence of transport protocols in data centers 2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2014 Irteza S.M., Ahmed A., Farrukh S., Memon B.N., Qazi I.A. 2014
Loss differentiation: Moving onto high-speed wireless LANs Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM Anwar R., Nishat K., Ali M., Akhtar Z., Niaz H., Qazi I.A. 2014
Minimizing flow completion times in data centers Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM Munir A., Qazi I.A., Uzmi Z.A., Mushtaq A., Ismail S.N., Iqbal M.S., Khan B. 2013
SplitBuff: Improving the interaction of heterogeneous RTT flows on the Internet IEEE International Conference on Communications Jabeen S., Zafar M.B., Qazi I.A., Uzmi Z.A. 2013
Rate equilibria in WLANs with block ACKs Proceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN Nguyen S.H., Qazi I.A., Andrew L.L.H., Vu H.L. 2013