Ashkan Nikravesh    

4670 Beyster Building
2260 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

I am a fifth year PhD student in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I work with Professor Z. Morley Mao. My primary research interest is Computer Networks. I am currently working on mobile computing and internet measurement.




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PhD Student in Computer Science and Engineering,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

B.Sc. in Computer Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran,  Iran.

Diploma in Physics and Mathematics Discipline, Allameh Helli High School (NODET), Tehran, Iran.

Research Experiences

Research Intern under supervision of Dr. Eric Osterweil
Verisign Labs, Reston, VA
Worked on designing and implementing a real-time DNS anomaly detection system.
Research Intern under supervision of Dr. Krishna Gummadi
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), Germany
Studied the impact of offline boundaries on the user interactions and behaviour on Online Social Networks.


Google Scholar Profile  - dblp Profile

  • An In-depth Understanding of Multipath TCP on Mobile Devices: Measurement and System Design
    Ashkan Nikravesh, Yihua Guo, Feng Qian, Z. Morley Mao, and Subhabrata Sen.
    In Proceedings of the The 22nd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), New York, October 2016
    Acceptance rate: 14% (32/226)
  • QoE Inference Without Application Control
    Ashkan Nikravesh, David Ke Hong, Qi Alfred Chen, Harsha V. Madhyastha, and
    Z. Morley Mao.
    In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on QoE-based Analysis and Management of Data Communication Networks (Internet-QoE), Florianópolis, August 2016
  • Revisiting Network Energy Efficiency of Mobile Apps: Performance in the Wild
    Sanae Rosen, Ashkan Nikravesh, Yihua Guo, Z. Morley Mao, Feng Qian, and Subhabrata Sen.
    In Proceedings of the 15th ACM SIGCOMM conference on Internet measurement (IMC), Tokyo, October 2015
  • Mobilyzer: An Open Platform for Controllable Mobile Network Measurements
    Ashkan Nikravesh, Hongyi Yao, Shichang Xu, David Choffnes, Z. Morley Mao.
    In Proceedings of the 13th annual international conference on Mobile systems, applications, and services (MobiSys), Florence, May 2015
    Acceptance rate: 13% (29/219)
  • Mobile Network Performance from User Devices: A Longitudinal, Multidimensional Analysis
    Ashkan Nikravesh, David R. Choffnes, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Z. Morley Mao, Matt Welsh.
    In Proceedings of Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM), Los Angeles, March 2014
  • Geographic Dissection of the Twitter Network
    Juhi Kulshrestha, Farshad Kooti, Ashkan Nikravesh, Krishna P. Gummadi.
    In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), Dublin, June 2012 [pdf][bib]