Short Bio

Fernando A. Kuipers is a Full Professor at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), where he established and leads the Networked Systems group and the Lab on Internet Science. He was a Visiting Scholar at Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 2009, and Columbia University, New York City, in 2016.
His research comprises network optimization, network resilience, quality-of-service, and quality-of-experience and addresses problems in computer networks, software-defined networking, 6G, and Internet-of-Things. His work on these subjects led to a PhD degree conferred Cum Laude in 2004, the highest possible distinction at TU Delft, and includes 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.
He has served as General Chair and TPC Chair in flagship conferences such as ACM SIGCOMM (2021 and 2022) and IEEE INFOCOM (2024), and is Vice Chair of the ACM SIGCOMM Executive Committee. He co-founded the Do IoT fieldlab and the PowerWeb Institute and served on the board of the TU Delft Safety & Security Institute. Currently, he is co-PI of the Dutch 6G flagship project Future Network Services, where he leads the program line Intelligent Networks.

Highlights

  • 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

Books

Proceedings

  • Claudio Casetti, Fernando Kuipers, James P. G. Sterbenz, and Burkhard Stiller (eds.), Networking, Proc. of the 17th International IFIP TC6 Networking Conference, Networking 2018, Zurich, Switzerland, May 14-16, 2018, ISBN: 978-3-903176-08-9.
  • Fernando A. Kuipers and Poul E. Heegaard (eds.), Self-Organizing Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7166, Proc. of the 6th IFIP TC6 International Workshop, IWSOS 2012, Delft, The Netherlands, March 15-16, 2012, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-28583-7.

Journals

Conferences

Reports

Interviews

Software

  • The source code of the QoS routing algorithms SAMCRA and TAMCRA can be downloaded as zip-file [here], which also contains an example program of how to work with SAMCRA. The algorithms were written in C and make use of some open-source utility functions of the Numerical Recipes software. To compile, type "make samcra" and to run type "samcra inputfile". (The code was made under UNIX solaris).

Chairing

  • TPC co-chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2024, May 20-23, 2024, Vancouver, Canada.
  • General co-chair of ACM SIGCOMM 2022, August 22-26, 2022, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • General co-chair of ACM SIGCOMM 2021, August 23-27, 2021 (online).
  • PhD Forum co-chair of IEEE ICNP 2020, Madrid, Spain, Oct. 13-16, 2020.
  • Topic Preview co-chair of ACM SIGCOMM 2018, Budapest, Hungary, August 20-24, 2018.
  • TPC co-chair of IFIP Networking 2018, Zurich, Switzerland, May 14-16, 2018.
  • Finance chair of ACM SenSys 2017, Delft, the Netherlands, November 6-8, 2017.
  • General chair of IEEE SCVT 2014, Delft, the Netherlands, November 10, 2014.
  • Member of the local organizing committee of the IEEE Sections Congress 2014, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, August 22-24, 2014.
  • TPC co-chair of IFIP IWSOS 2012, Delft University of Technology, March 15-16, 2012.

TPC

  • Area chair IEEE INFOCOM: 2023, 2022
  • (Distinguished*) TPC member of IEEE INFOCOM: 2019*, 2018*, 2017*, 2016*, 2015*, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
  • TPC member of IFIP Networking: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • TPC member of IEEE ICNP: 2019

PhD supervision

Teaching

  • Lecturer of the MSc course "High-Performance Data Networking" (since November 2015)
  • Lecturer of the MSc course "Measuring and Simulating the Internet" (since February 2007)
  • Lecturer of the BSc course "Telecommunication Networks" (September 2010 - August 2017)
  • Lecturer of the MSc course "Advances in Networking" (September 2004 - August 2009, October 2014)
  • Co-lecturer of the MSc course "Complex Networks" (September 2010 - August 2012)
  • Co-lecturer of the BSc course "Ethiek en Techniek" (2007)

Talks

Visits

  • Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany, June 18 - 29, 2018.
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary, May 14 - 20, 2017.
  • Columbia University, New York, USA, February 1 - July 31, 2016.
  • Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, September 15-26, 2014.
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, Jan. 7-11, 2013 & Oct. 16-21, 2016 & Feb. 27 - March 3, 2018.
  • Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, Jan. 26 - Mar. 26, 2009.
  • Alcatel CRC, Antwerp, Belgium, Aug. 12 - Oct. 29, 1999.

Misc.

  • Member, since Sep. 2021, of the SIGCOMM Executive Committee.
  • Co-founder, in 2018, and scientific director of the Do IoT fieldlab.
  • Board member, 2020 - 2023, of the TU Delft Safety & Security institute.
  • Vice-Chair, June 2019 - June 2022, of the IFIP Working Group 6.2 on Network and Internetwork Architectures.
  • Member, Sep. 2017 - Dec. 2018, of the program advisory board of SURFnet on connecting infrastructures.
  • Board member, 2017 - 2018, of The Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI), section Telecommunication.
  • Co-initiator, in 2016, of The Things Network Delft community on LoRaWAN.
  • Co-founder (and member of the Steering Board 2012 - 2015) of PowerWeb.
  • IEEE Counselor, June 2011 - August 2023, of the IEEE Student Branch Delft.
  • Member, Mar. 2009 - Dec. 2021, of the executive committee of the IEEE Benelux chapter on communications and vehicular technology.
  • Member, in 2008, of the Future Media and 3D Internet Task Force of the EU.
  • Chairman of the board of examiners for the two MSc programs Computer Engineering and Embedded Systems (2008 - 2015) and from Oct. 2015 to Dec. 2016 for the two MSc programs Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering at Delft University of Technology.
  • Member of the board of examiners of the faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at Delft University of Technology (Nov. 2008 - Dec. 2016) and member of the 3TU board of examiners for the 3TU MSc program Embedded Systems (2011 - 2015).

Contact details

Fernando Kuipers
Room B28.2.E.160
Van Mourik Broekmanweg 6
2628 XE, Delft
The Netherlands
+31-15-2781347


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