Fernando A. Kuipers is an associate professor and head of the Lab on Internet Science at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). In 2004, he obtained his Ph.D. degree cum laude, the highest possible distinction at TU Delft.
His research focus is on network optimization, network resilience, Quality of Service, and Quality of Experience and addresses problems in software-defined networking, Internet-of-Things, optical networking, content distribution, and critical infrastructures. His work on these subjects include distinguished papers at IEEE INFOCOM 2003, Chinacom 2006, IFIP Networking 2008, IEEE FMN 2008, IEEE ISM 2008, ITC 2009, IEEE JISIC 2014, NetGames 2015, and EuroGP 2017.
Fernando Kuipers is senior member of the IEEE, was a visiting scholar at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (in 2009) and Columbia University in the City of New York (in 2016), and is board member of the IEEE Benelux chapter on communications and vehicular technology, the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI), section Telecommunication, and the program advisory board of SURFnet on connecting infrastructures.
SAMCRA: Enabling exact Quality-of-Service routing
Tools to analyze and address the fragility of critical infrastructures
OpenNetMon: Monitoring software-defined networks
Techniques for measuring Quality-of-Experience
Projects for SURFnet on "routing and wavelength assignment", "network planning", "multi-layer networks", "resilience", and "software-defined networking", and for KPN on "network (re)design".
Projects for Alliander on "energy data science", for PowerWeb on "game theory", and for SURFnet on "energy-efficiency in optical networks".
EU Network-of-Excellence projects "European Internet Science (EINS)", "Content distribution (CONTENT)", and "Traffic engineering (E-Next)", ENISA project on "Good practices for resilient internet interconnections", and EU COST actions on “Resilient communication services protecting end-user applications from disaster-based failures” and "Quality of future internet services".
TUDelft educational grassroot projects on "Peer evaluation" and "Social software in education".