Dr. Arthur W. Berger


MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
The Stata Center, Room 32-G804
32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02139
Office Phone: (617) 253-6002
E-mail: awberger at csail . mit . edu


Professional Affiliations

I am a Principal Research Scientist at Akamai Technologies.

I am also a Research Affiliate in the Advanced Network Architecture Group at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Coordinates

The best way to reach me is to send e-mail to: awberger at csail . mit . edu

Technical Interests:

At Akamai Technologies I am currently working on measurements and analysis of IPv6 addresses, and routing and congestion over IPv4 and IPv6. Previously, I worked on the acceleration of applications over the Internet, which involved a routing overlay network, and forward error correction. Also worked on the mapping of requests from clients to appropriate Akamai servers, which depends on Internet topology, and transient traffic conditions.

Key words for topics of interest to me are:

  • Measurement of Interent Performance, Security and Architecture
  • Internet Policy
  • Performance Analysis
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Congestion Controls
  • Connection Admission Controls

Publications


Selected Papers

  • with P. Richter, G. Smaragdakis, & D. Plonka, "Beyond Counting: New Perspectives on the Active IPv4 Address Space," Proc. of the ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference 2016, Santa Monica, USA, November 14-16, 2016. Awarded best technical paper. [pdf]

  • with P. Foremski, & D. Plonka, "Entropy/IP: Uncovering Structure in IPv6 Addresses", Proc. of the ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference 2016, Santa Monica, USA, November 14-16, 2016. [pdf]

  • with B. Chandrasekaran, G. Smaragdakis, M. Luckie, & K.C. Ng, "A Server-to-Server View of the Internet," The 11th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT) 2015, Heidelberg, Germany, December 1-4 2015. [pdf]

  • with D. Plonka, "Temporal and Spatial Classification of Active IPv6 Addresses," Proc. of the ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference 2015, Tokyo, Japan, October 28-30, 2015. [pdf]

  • with R. Beverly, "Server Siblings: Identifying Shared IPv4/IPv6 Infrastructure via Active Fingerprinting," Proc. of Active and Passive Measurement Conference 2015, New York, New York, March 19-20, 2015. [pdf]

  • with N. Weaver, R. Beverly, & L. Campbell, "Internet Nameserver IPv4 and IPv6 Address Relationships," Proc. of the ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference 2013, Barcelona, Spain, October 23-25, 2013. [pdf]

  • with M. Heikkinen, "Comparison of User Traffic Characteristics on Mobile-Access versus Fixed-Access Networks," Passive and Active Measurement Conference 2012, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 7192, Pages 32-412. [pdf]

  • with S. Bauer & R. Beverly, "Measuring the State of ECN Readiness in Servers, Clients, and Routers," Proc. of the ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference 2011, Berlin, Germany, November 2-4, 2011, pp. 171-179. [pdf]

  • with R. Beverly, & G. Xie, "Primitives for Active Internet Topology Mapping: Toward High-Frequency Characterization," Proc. of the ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference 2010, Melbourne, Australia, November 1-3, 2010, pp. 165-171. [pdf]

  • with R. Beverly, Y. Hyun, & K. Claffy, "Understanding the Efficacy of Deployed Internet Source Address Validation Filtering," Proc. of the ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference 2009, Chicago, Illinois, November 4-6, 2009, pp. 356-369. [pdf]

  • with P. Faratin, D. Clark, S. Bauer, W. Lehr, & P. Gilmore, "The Growing Complexity Of Internet Interconnection," Communications & Strategies, No. 72, 4th quarter 2008, pp. 51-71. [pdf]. Extended version prepared for the 35th Annual Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, September 2007. [pdf]

  • with X. Yang and D. Clark, "NIRA: a New Inter-Domain Routing Architecture," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol.15, No. 4, August 2007, pp. 775 - 788. [pdf]

  • with S. Kandula, D. Katabi, and S. Sinha, "Dynamic Load Balancing Without Packet Reordering," Computer Communication Review, Vol. 37, No. 2, April 2007, pp. 53-62. [pdf]

  • with R. Beverly and S. Bauer, "The Internet's Not a Big Truck: Toward Quantifying Network Neutrality," Proceedings of the 8th Passive and Active Measurement Conference, Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium, April 5-6, 2007, pp. 135-144. [pdf]

  • with R. Beverly and K. Sollins, "SVM Learning of IP Address Structure for Latency Prediction," SIGCOMM 2006 Workshop on Mining Network Data (MineNet-06), Sept. 2006. [pdf]

  • with H. Rahul, M. Kasbekar, and R. Sitaraman, "Towards Realizing the Performance and Availability Benefits of a Global Overlay Network," Passive and Active Measurement Conference, March, 2006. [pdf]

  • with S. Kandula, D. Katabi, and M. Jacob, "Botz-4-Sale: Surviving Organized DDoS Attacks That Mimic Flash Crowds," Second Symposium on Networked Systems Design & Implementation (NSDI), May 2005. [pdf]

  • with J. Jung and S. Schechter, "Fast Detection of Scanning Worm Infections," Seventh Inter. Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID), Sept. 2004, [pdf].

  • with A. Feldmann, O. Maennel, Z. M. Mao, and B. Maggs, "Locating Internet Routing Instabilities," SIGCOMM 2004, [pdf]

  • with J. Jung, V. Paxson, and H. Balakrishnan, "Fast Portscan Detection Using Sequential Hypothesis Testing," Proc. of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, May 2004 [pdf].

Curriculum Vitae

If you are interested in more information, see my curriculum vitae [pdf]