Nick Duffield



Office: WEB 332D
Phone: 979.845.7328

Personal Website
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Research Interests

My research focuses on data and network science, particularly applications of probability, statistics, algorithms and machine learning to the acquisition, management and analysis of large datasets in communications networks and beyond. 

Awards & Honors

  • IEEE Fellow
  • AT&T Fellow
  • Co-recipient of the ACM Sigmetrics Test of Time Award in both 2012 and 2013 for work in Network Tomography


  • BA, the University of Cambridge, UK, 1982
  • MMath, the University of Cambridge, UK, 1983
  • PhD, the University of London, U.K., 1987

Selected Publications

•Graph Sample and Hold: A Framework for Big-Graph Analytics, N. Ahmed, N. Duffield, J. Neville, R. Kompella, to appear at the ACM SIGKDD 2014 Conference on Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining.

•Algorithms and estimators for summarization of unaggregated data streams, Edith Cohen, Nick Duffield, Haim Kaplan, Carsten Lund, Mikkel Thorup: Journal of Computer and System Sciences, 2014, to appear.

•On the Tradeoff between Stability and Fit, E. Cohen, G. Cormode, N. Duffield, C. Lund. arXiv:1302.2137

•High-Fidelity Per-Flow Delay Measurements With Reference Latency Interpolation. Myungjin Lee, Nick G. Duffield, Ramana Rao Kompella. IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw. 21(5): 1567-1580 (2013)

•Event detection using customer care calls. Y.-C. Chen, G.M. Lee, N.G. Duffield, L. Qiu, J. Wang: IEEE INFOCOM 2013: 1690-1698

•Modeling Cellular User Mobility Using a Leap Graph, W. Dong, N.G. Duffield, Z. Ge, S. Lee, J. Pang, Passive and Active Measurement PAM 2013: 53-62

•Understanding the complexity of 3G UMTS network performance. Y. Chen, N.G. Duffield, P. Haffner, W.-L. Hsu, G. Jacobson, Y. Jin, S. Sen, S. Venkataraman, Z.-L. Zhang, IFIP Networking 2013 Conference, Brooklyn, New York, May 22-24, 2013.