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Morteza Kheirkhah Sabetghadam

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Research Interests

Data center networking; transport protocols and congestion controls.


2015, PhD, Informatics, University of Sussex.

2010, MSc, Data Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (DCNDS), University College London.

2008, BSc, Computing Information System (CIS), Goldsmiths University of London.


Since January 2016 I joined the Network Research Group (NRG) within the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. My current research focuses on congestion control, load-balancing and flow scheduling within large-scale data centre networks. Prior to joining NRG, I obtained my PhD in Informatics from University of Sussex and MSc in Data Communications, Networks, and Distributed Systems (DCNDS) from University College London (UCL).

My PhD focused on designing a new method of data transport within data center networks in order to minimize network congestion. This research eventually became the basis for a new design of transport protocol for such networks, the so-called Maximum MultiPath TCP (MMPTCP). In short, MMPTCP is an extension of standard MultiPath TCP (MPTCP) that aims to facilitate traffic engineering and load-balancing in data centers.

As part of my PhD thesis, I also implemented the first working model of the MPTCP protocol in Network Simulator-3 (NS-3); this involved >10k lines of C++ code within the NS-3 core.

Research outputs

  1. WhiteHaul: An Efficient Spectrum Aggregation System for Low-Cost and High Capacity Backhaul over White Spaces

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  2. MMPTCP: A Multipath Transport Protocol for Data Centers

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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