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.

TitlePublicationAuthorYear
Online advertising under internet censorshipHotNets 2017 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in NetworksJavaid H., Khalil H.K., Uzmi Z.A., Qazi I.A.2017
Load balancing over symmetric virtual topologiesProceedings - IEEE INFOCOMIrteza S.M., Bashir H.M., Anwar T., Qazi I.A., Dogar F.R.2017
Inside the walled garden: Deconstructing Facebook's free basics programComputer Communication ReviewSen R., Ahmad S., Phokeer A., Farooq Z.A., Qazi I.A., Choffnes D., Gummadi K.P.2017
Receiver-driven flow scheduling for commodity datacentersIEEE International Conference on CommunicationsKhan A.Z., Qazi I.A.2017
An empirical analysis of facebook's free basics programSIGMETRICS 2017 Abstracts - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGMETRICS / International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer SystemsSingh 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 TransportIEEE/ACM Transactions on NetworkingMunir 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 APsCoNEXT 2016 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and TechnologiesNishat 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 worldProceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference, IMCAhmad S., Haamid A.L., Qazi Z.A., Zhou Z., Benson T., Qazi I.A.2016
Towards a redundancy-aware network stack for data centersHotNets 2016 - Proceedings of the 15th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in NetworksIftikhar A.M., Dogar F.R., Qazi I.A.2016
Low-Carb: A practical scheme for improving energy efficiency in cellular networksComputer CommunicationsIlyas M.S., Qazi I.A., Rassool B., Uzmi Z.A.2016
A case for marrying censorship measurements with circumventionProceedings of the 14th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets-XIV 2015Nisar A., Kashaf A., Uzmi Z.A., Qazi I.A.2015
eSDN: Rethinking datacenter transports using end-host SDN controllersSIGCOMM 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Conference on Special Interest Group on Data CommunicationPirzada H.A., Mahboob M.R., Qazi I.A.2015
Friends, not foes - Synthesizing existing transport strategies for data center networksComputer Communication ReviewMunir A., Baig G., Irteza S.M., Qazi I.A., Liu A.X., Dogar F.R.2015
Mitigating datacenter incast congestion using RTO randomization2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015Hafeez U.U., Kashaf A., Bajwa Q.-U.-A., Mushtaq A., Zaidi H., Qazi I.A., Uzmi Z.A.2015
Rethinking buffer management in data center networksComputer Communication ReviewMushtaq A., Ismail A.K., Wasay A., Mahmood B., Qazi I.A., Uzmi Z.A.2015
Loss differentiation: Moving onto high-speed wireless LANsProceedings - IEEE INFOCOMAnwar R., Nishat K., Ali M., Akhtar Z., Niaz H., Qazi I.A.2014
Friends, not foes - Synthesizing existing transport strategies for data center networksSIGCOMM 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Conference on Special Interest Group on Data CommunicationMunir A., Baig G., Irteza S.M., Qazi I.A., Liu A.X., Dogar F.R.2014
Rethinking buffer management in data center networksSIGCOMM 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Conference on Special Interest Group on Data CommunicationMushtaq A., Ismail A.K., Wasay A., Mahmood B., Qazi I.A., Uzmi Z.A.2014
On the effectiveness of high-speed WLAN standards for long distance communicationProceedings - IEEE INFOCOMNishat K., Anwar R., Mehfooz A., Zaidi B., Choudhary H., Qazi I.A.2014
On the coexistence of transport protocols in data centers2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2014Irteza S.M., Ahmed A., Farrukh S., Memon B.N., Qazi I.A.2014
Minimizing flow completion times in data centersProceedings - IEEE INFOCOMMunir A., Qazi I.A., Uzmi Z.A., Mushtaq A., Ismail S.N., Iqbal M.S., Khan B.2013
Rate equilibria in WLANs with block ACKsProceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCNNguyen S.H., Qazi I.A., Andrew L.L.H., Vu H.L.2013
On achieving low latency in data centersIEEE International Conference on CommunicationsMunir A., Qazi I.A., Qaisar S.B.2013
SplitBuff: Improving the interaction of heterogeneous RTT flows on the InternetIEEE International Conference on CommunicationsJabeen S., Zafar M.B., Qazi I.A., Uzmi Z.A.2013
Improving performance of router-assisted transport protocols over variable capacity linksIEEE International Conference on CommunicationsQazi I.A., Znati T., Mosse D.2012
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Summer Semester 2017-18Master's Thesis1703
Spring Semester 2017-18Master's Thesis1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Master's Thesis1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Senior Project1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Data Structures1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Topics in Internet Research1702
Fall Semester 2017-18Master's Thesis1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Senior Project1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Doctoral Thesis Research1701
Spring Semester 2016-17Data Structures1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Independent Study1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Independent Study1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Master's Thesis II1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Master's Project1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Senior Project II1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Topics in Internet Research1602
Fall Semester 2016-17Directed Research Project1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Directed Research Project1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Applied Probability1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Master's Thesis II1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Master's Thesis I1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Senior Project I1601
Spring Semester 2015-16Directed Research Project1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Data Structures1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Topics in Internet Research1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Network-Centric Computing1502
Fall Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Applied Probability1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis II1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project I1501
Spring Semester 2014-15Directed Research Project1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Data Structures1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Independent Study1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Doctoral Thesis Research1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Doctoral Thesis Research1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Master's Thesis II1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Master's Thesis I1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Senior Project II1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Topics in Internet Research1402
Fall Semester 2014-15Doctoral Thesis Research1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Applied Probability1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Senior Project I1401
  • Past Courses
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    Spring Semester 2013-14Data Structures1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Doctoral Thesis Research1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Master's Thesis II1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14MS Independent Study1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Senior Project II1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Topics in Internet Research1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14Doctoral Thesis Research1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Applied Probability1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Master's Thesis I1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Senior Project I1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13Data Structures1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Master's Thesis I1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Master's Project1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Senior Project II1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Topics in Internet Research1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13Doctoral Thesis Research1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13Applied Probability1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13Senior Project I1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12Data Structures1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12MS Independent Study1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Topics in Internet Research1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12Applied Probability1101