Professor Nicholas RaceProfessor of Networked Systems
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.
Prof. Nicholas Race is a Professor of Networked Systems within the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University. He has published over 90 refereed papers in the areas of autonomic (or cognitive) wireless mesh networks, mobile and ubiquitous computing, and modern approaches to the delivery of multimedia content (including the use of caching techniques, content delivery networks, QoS and P2P solutions). He is a technical programme committee member for many international conferences and workshops, including IDMS, MIPS, MMNS, ICETE, WINSYS, GridNets, GOBS and MCCSIS. He has received both the University's Commercialisation Prize (for overseeing the development of the IPv6 protocol stack with Microsoft) and the Community Prize (for the ongoing work in Wray).
For the academic year 2017/2018:
SCC306: Internet Applications Engineering
SCC365: Advanced Networking
Doctor of Philisophy (2000)
1st Class B.Sc. Hons in Computer Science, Lancaster (1996)
Professor, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, 2017 - present
Reader in Networking, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, 2015 - 2017
Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, 2008 - 2015
Lecturer, Computing Department & ISS, Lancaster University, 2003 - 2008
Research Lecturer, Computing Department, Lancaster University, 2001 - 2003
Research Assistant, Computing Department, Lancaster University, 2000 - 2001
Editorial board member of Computer Communications
Programme Co-Chair of DE2013: Open Digital
PC Member of key conferences in my field: ACM Multimedia, Multimedia Systems (MMSys), EWSDN
PhD Supervision Interests
SDN, Content Distribution, IPTV, Social TV, Security, NFV
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.
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.
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.
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.
NG-CDI : Next Generation Converged Digital infrastructure
01/11/2017 → …
INITIATE : UK Interconnected Test Beds to support a research and innovation internet evironment
01/02/2017 → 31/01/2021
MPAT: Multi-platform Application Toolkit
01/12/2015 → …
Towards Ultimate Convergence of all Networks (TOUCAN)
11/08/2014 → …
01/12/2013 → …
01/11/2013 → 31/12/2014
FP7: GN3plus: Cross-site Evaluation of an OpenFlow assisted Video-on-Demand Distribution Service
24/10/2013 → …
FP7: FI Content 2: Future media Internet for large-scale CONTENT experimentation 2
01/04/2013 → …
FP7: OFELIA open flow in Europe: Linking infrastructure & applications
01/09/2012 → …
FP7: STEER; Social Telemedia Environment for Experimental research
01/09/2012 → …
Telling Tales of Engagement: The Wray Broadband Project
01/06/2012 → …
Towards socially aware content centric networking
01/10/2011 → …
DART: Digital Advanced Rural Testbed
01/02/2011 → 31/07/2013
01/01/2010 → 30/06/2013
01/01/2008 → 30/04/2012
Trials of mobile IP functionality and applications
01/12/2007 → …
Towards robust attack detection in wireless mesh networks
01/11/2007 → …
01/07/2006 → 31/07/2012
Wray Broadband Project
01/01/2004 → …