Dr Richard Nelson

Senior Lecturer (Computer Science)

Qualifications: BE(Hons), ME, PhD Canterbury

Contact Details

Room: G.1.28
Phone: 07 858 5054
Extension: 5054
Fax: +64 7 858 5095

About Richard

I completed a BE(Hons) in Electrical Engineering at the University of Canterbury in the late '80s before starting to work in telecommunications industry, first in Wellington, then in London before returning to Canterbury and completing an ME and PhD in the Electrical Engineering Department. After that I went to Melbourne and worked as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Telecommunications and Information Engineering (CTIE) at Monash University. There I became a Project Leader for the Australian Telecommunications CRC. I was involved in extensive consulting work in Australia and Internationally.

I have been at Waikato since 2003 and am now leader of a FRST research contract on "Integrated Network Performance Measurement and Simulation".

Research Interests

My primary research interests are in Network measurement and also simulation. The project I lead is looking to develop new ways of characterising network traffic and then to use this to build more accurate network simulations. I am also interested in high quality video conferencing using the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol. In the past I have worked on mobile networks particularly IPv6 looking at providing simple mechanisms to improve handover performance.

Recent Publications

  • Alcock, S., Möller, J. P., & Nelson, R. (2016). Sneaking past the firewall: Quantifying the unexpected traffic on major TCP and UDP Ports. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference, IMC (pp. 231-237). NY, USA. doi:10.1145/2987443.2987447

  • Ko, R. K. L., Russello, G., Nelson, R., Pang, S., Cheang, A., Dobbie, G., . . . Holmes, G. (2015). STRATUS: Towards returning data control to cloud users. In G. Wang, A. Zomaya, G. M. Perez, & K. Li (Eds.), Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing: ICA3PP International Workshops and Symposiums Proceedings Vol. LNCS 9532 (pp. 57-70). Zhangjiajie, China: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-27161-3_6 Open Access version: hdl:10289/10147

  • Löf, A., & Nelson, R. (2014). Annotating network trace data for anomaly detection research. In Proc 2014 IEEE 39th Conference on Local Computer Networks Workshops (pp. 679-684). Edmonton, AB, Canada: IEEE. doi:10.1109/LCNW.2014.6927720

  • Stringer, J., Pemberton, D., Fu, Q., Lorier, C., Nelson, R., Bailey, J., . . . Rothenberg, C. E. (2014). Cardigan: SDN distributed routing fabric going live at an Internet exchange. In Proc IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication (pp. 7 pages). Funchal, Madeira, Portugal: IEEE. doi:10.1109/ISCC.2014.6912501 Open Access version: hdl:10289/10015

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