Academic Staff

Dr Dimitrios Pezaros

Dimitris is director of Netlab and a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow. His research is currently focusing on the efficient resource allocation and service deployment in Cloud Data Centre networks through the exploitation of converged network-server resource management, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV).

He has been leading research on next generation network and service management mechanisms for converged and virtualised networked infrastructures at Glasgow since 2009, and he has attracted significant funding from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the European Commission, the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the University of Glasgow, and the industry.

Between 2004 and 2009, he has held postdoctoral and senior research associate positions at Lancaster University, where he has worked on a number of EPSRC and EU-funded projects in the areas of network measurement and management, traffic engineering, autonomic communications, and network resilience. He holds a BSc (Hons.) and a PhD in Computer Science from Lancaster University, and he has been a doctoral fellow of Agilent Technologies Inc. between 2000 and 2004. Dimitris is a chartered engineer, a fellow of the HEA, and a senior member of the IEEE.

Dr Christos Anagnostopoulos

Christos Anagnostopoulos received his B.Sc. (2002), M.Sc. (2003), and Ph.D. (2008) in Computer Science from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA). Christos served at the University of Thessaly, Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics as a visiting Assistant Professor, at the Ionian University, Department of Informatics, he is an Assistant Professor in Network-centric Information Systems, and currently, Christos is a Big Data Research Fellow (tenure track) at the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow (UoG).  Christos has participated and is a co-investigator in numerous projects realised in the context of EU Programs as well as National Initiatives. His research interest is focused on distributed, mobile computing systems and machine learning techniques for Big Data processing. He is the author of over 90 publications, in international scientific journals, conferences, and books, in the above areas.

Dr Lewis Mackenzie

Lewis Mackenzie is a Senior Lecturer in Computing Science and a member of the Systems research section. His teaching in recent years has been primarily in data communications, networks and computer systems. His research interests are in mobile ad hoc, vehicular and wireless sensor networks, advanced computer architectures and simulation.


Dr Levente Csikor

Levente received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in technical informatics from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 2010 and 2015, respectively.
He has been a research fellow
at the High Speed Networks Laboratory, Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics, BME. Levente was involved in FP7 Unify project, as well as in several industrial projects carried on between HSN Lab and Ericcson TrafficLab Hungary (ETH) and Ericsson AB Sweden (EAB).
Recently, his interests have focused on Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), in particular, the dataplane performances of different software-based network functions.
Currently, he is a research associate at the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow working on
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded project called Network Measurement as a Service.

Simon Jouet

Simon is a Research Assistant at the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow.

Research Students

Gubran Al-Kubati

Gubran graduated with a Master in Science (M.Sci) in wireless communication engineering (2007--2009) and is currently working in Systems research section. His research interestes include wireless and mobile communications, vehicular ad hoc networks, Quality of Service (QoS), and cross-layer design for wireless networks.

Walaa Alayed

Walaa is a PhD student working in the area of routing protocols for next generation wireless sensor networks

Ibrahim Alghamdi

Ibrahim Alghamdi received his Master in Computer Science from Monmouth University in 2014 and his BS from Al-Baha University in 2009. Alghamdi has been with Al-Baha University since 2010, teaching courses in programming languages, networking, and software engineering. Currently, he is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow focusing on Resource Allocation in Cloud Computing. He is a member of the Glasgow Systems Section.

Abeer Ali

Abeer is a PhD student working on the security aspects of Software-Defined Networking.

Richard Cziva

Richard is an EPSRC-funded PhD student and a former Research Assistant. His research focuses on the efficient allocation of resources in Cloud Data Centre networks through the exploitation of converged network-server resource management and Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Recently, he has also been working on Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) by developing the Glasgow Network Functions (GNF) framework.

Natascha Harth

Natascha Harth is currently a PhD student at the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow. She received her B.Sc in Business Information Technology from the Cooperated University Mannheim, Germany (2014) in cooperation with Hewlett Packard (HP). Natascha worked for HP as a Technical Consultant for Business Intelligent solutions. She was awarded a Master (MSc) in Data Science from the University of Glasgow (2016).

Her research areas are: Edge Computing, intelligent predictive modelling for Internet of Things (IoT) environments, and Stochastic Optimisation.

Mircea Iordache

Mircea is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow focusing on enhancing security for Software-Defined Networks.

Kyle White

Kyle is a SICSA funded PhD student researching how to increase resilience and safety in Air Traffic Management communication networks and automated systems.

Alumni / Interns / External Collaborators

Corey Brooks

Project on a hardware-accelerated implementation of the Berkeley Packet Filter (BSc, 2016)

Gregg Hamilton

Project on 'Distributed VIrtual Machine Migration for Cloud Data Centres' (MRes, 2014); now at Linn

Martin Haug

Project on assessing the resilience of botnets against different remedial strategies (MSc, 2016)

Dr Angelos Marnerides

Lecturer at Lancaster University

Gabrielius Mickevicius

Project on a 'General Purpose Topic-Based Publish/Subscribe Overlay Network' (BSc, 2016); now continuing on a MSci

Atanas Pamukchiev

Project on 'Distributed Network Anomaly Detection on an Event Processing Framework' (BSc, 2016); now with J-P Morgan

Dr Posco Tso

SICSA NGI fellow (2011-2014); now lecturer at Loughborough University.