Computer Science @ University of St Andrews

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Network architecture and design

  • Academics in robes with Vint Cerf
  • The Jack Cole building
  • First year lecture
  • MSc students in the lab
  • MSc students in the lab
  • Undergraduate tutorial
  • Blue sky thinking
  • MSc students enjoying a sunny day
  • MSc students at the summer BBQ
  • First year students in a lab-based exercise class
  • MSc students in the snow after November graduation
  • MSc students after graduation
  • Undergraduate students after summer graduation


We have work in the general area of networked systems, architecture, protocols and applications. We have specific interests in:

  • next-generation Internet architecture
  • the control and management planes and the effect they have on overall systems behaviour and operation
  • mobile and wireless systems
  • network monitoring and measurement
  • privacy, security and trust in networked and distributed systems
  • online social networks
  • delay-tolerant and opportunistic networking
  • energy usage and efficiency in networked systems

We are especially interested in looking at the design, construction and operation of working systems, so a lot of the work we do is very practical: building test-beds, performing experiments and taking measurements of working systems. We explore new architectures and protocols, at the networking-oriented layers as well as the application-oriented layers of networked and distributed systems.



Research Fellows and Students


  • CRAWDAD: Community Resource for Archiving Wireless Data At Dartmouth, a wireless network data resource for the research community.
  • IU-ATC: India-UK Advanced Technology Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks, Systems and Services.
  • ILNP: Identifier Locator Network Protocol
  • Privacy Value Networks

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