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 92 publications

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

OpenLIDS: a lightweight intrusion detection system for wireless mesh networks
Hugelshofer, F., Smith, P., Hutchison, D., Race, N.J.P. 2009 In: Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2009). New York : ACM p. 309-320. 12 p.

Deploying rural community wireless mesh networks
Ishmael, J., Bury, S., Pezaros, D., Race, N. 07/2008 In: IEEE Internet Computing. 12, 4, p. 22-29. 8 p.
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