Professor Nicholas Race

Professor of Networked Systems

Research Overview

My research area is experimental networking and networked media. More specifically, this includes:

- Software Defined Networks (SDN), developing network-aware caching solutions that utilise emerging SDN technology (examples of this include the recent work on OpenCache).

- Networking Testbeds / Wireless Mesh Networking; particularly the associated technical platforms and management infrastructure. More recently the focus has been on issues relating to security, developing intrusion/anomaly detection techniques and appropriate remediation strategies (e.g. OpenLIDS presented at MobiCom 2009).

- Media Delivery (IPTV and Content Distribution); particularly studies of media consumption and system streaming behaviour patterns (e.g. recent work published at ACM Multimedia 2014).

I am currently the principal investigator at Lancaster of the MPAT EU project and the co-investigator of the EPSRC TOUCAN Programme Grant. Previously I was the principal investigator at Lancaster of the FI-CONTENT2, STEER, GN3plus, Fed4FIRE, OFELIA and P2P-Next EU projects.

Selected Publications Show all 95 publications

Closing the gap: human factors in cross-device media synchronization
Mu, M., Fawcett, L., Bird, J., Trench-Jellicoe, J.M.E., Simpson, S., Stokking, H., Race, N.J.P. 02/2017 In: IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. 11, 1, p. 180-195. 16 p.
Journal article

REF: Enabling Rapid Experimentation of Contextual Network Traffic Management using Software Defined Networking
Fawcett, L., Mu, M., Hareng, B., Race, N.J.P. 14/07/2017 In: IEEE Communications Magazine. 55, 7, p. 144-150. 7 p.
Journal article

Network service orchestration standardization: a technology survey
Rotsos, C., King, D., Farshad, A., Bird, J., Fawcett, L., Georgalas, N., Gunkel, M., Shiomoto, K., Wang, A., Mauthe, A.U., Race, N.J.P., Hutchison, D. 11/2017 In: Computer Standards and Interfaces. 54, 4, p. 203-215. 13 p.
Journal article

A scalable user fairness model for adaptive video streaming over SDN-assisted future networks
Mu, M., Broadbent, M., Farshad, A., Hart, N., Hutchison, D., Ni, Q., Race, N. 1/08/2016 In: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 34, 8, p. 2168-2184. 17 p.
Journal article

Using software defined networking to enhance the delivery of video-on-demand
Georgopoulos, P., Broadbent, M., Farshad, A., Plattner, B., Race, N. 15/09/2015 In: Computer Communications. 69, p. 79-87. 9 p.
Journal article

P2P-Based IPTV Services: Design, Deployment, and QoE Measurement
Mu, M., Ishmael, J., Knowles, W., Rouncefield, M., Race, N., Stuart, M., Wright, G. 1/12/2012 In: IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. 14, 6, p. 1515-1527. 13 p.
Journal article

5GRIT : 5G Rural Integrated Testbed
01/04/2018 → 30/03/2019
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NG-CDI : Next Generation Converged Digital infrastructure
01/11/2017 → 31/10/2022
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INITIATE : UK Interconnected Test Beds to support a research and innovation internet evironment
01/02/2017 → 31/01/2021
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Towards Ultimate Convergence of all Networks (TOUCAN)
11/08/2014 → 10/08/2019
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FI-Content2
01/11/2013 → 31/12/2014
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FP7: GN3plus: Cross-site Evaluation of an OpenFlow assisted Video-on-Demand Distribution Service
24/10/2013 → 31/03/2015
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FP7: FI Content 2: Future media Internet for large-scale CONTENT experimentation 2
01/04/2013 → 31/03/2015
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FP7: OFELIA open flow in Europe: Linking infrastructure & applications
01/09/2012 → 30/09/2013
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FP7: STEER; Social Telemedia Environment for Experimental research
01/09/2012 → 30/11/2014
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Telling Tales of Engagement: The Wray Broadband Project
01/06/2012 → 30/11/2013
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Towards socially aware content centric networking
01/10/2011 → 30/09/2014
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DART: Digital Advanced Rural Testbed
01/02/2011 → 31/07/2013
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FIRM
01/01/2010 → 30/06/2013
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FP7: P2P-NEXT
01/01/2008 → 30/04/2012
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Trials of mobile IP functionality and applications
01/12/2007 → 30/11/2008
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Towards robust attack detection in wireless mesh networks
01/11/2007 → 31/03/2008
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FP6: Content
01/07/2006 → 31/07/2012
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Wray Broadband Project
01/01/2004 → …
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Fed4FIRE
01/01/1900 → …
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MPAT: Multi-platform Application Toolkit
01/01/1900 → …
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  • Security Lancaster
  • Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

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