Dr. Mirja Kühlewind

Senior Researcher at ETH Zurich, Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory, Networked Systems Group (NSG)


ETZ H93
Gloriastrasse 35
8093 Zurich, Switzerland

phone +41 44 632 69 32
mirja.kuehlewind at tik.ee.ethz.ch


Short CV

Mirja Kühlewind is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Networked Systems Group (NSG) of the Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory at ETH Zurich. Before that until July 2014 she was research staff member and PhD student at Institute of Communication Networks and Computer Engineering (IKR) at University of Stuttgart. She is foremost working on the design of transport protocols with a focus on congestion control as well as Internet measurements investigating the deployability of new protocols or protocol extension. She is the project coordinator the EU H2020 Measurement and Architecture for a Middelboxed Internet (MAMI) project that started in January 2016. Further, she is, since March 2016, an transport Area Director at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). She is an author of multiple RFC including RFC6817 on Low Extra Delay Background Transport (LEDBAT) as well as RFC 7786 and RFC 7837 on Congestion Exposure (ConEx). Moreover, she is co-chair of the Measurements and Analysis for Protocols Research Group (maprg) in the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF).


Presentations (extract)

What if we'd designed measurement as a first-order service?
RIPE72, Copenhagen, May 2016. [PDF][video]

A Vision for Explicit Path-Cooperative Transport
Invited Talk at Conference on Innovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN 2016), Paris, March 2016. [PDF]

Middlebox Measurement and Cooperation
Heidelberg, Germany, February 2016. [PDF]

Towards Low Latency Support for the Internet
Stanford University Networking Seminar, April 2, 2015. [PDF] [video]

TCP SIAD: Congestion Control supporting High Speed and Low Latency
Internet Congestion Control Research Group (ICCRG) at IETF-91, Honolulu, USA, Nov 11, 2014. [PDF]


Professional Activities

  • TPC member of ACM, IRTF & ISOC Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW 2017)
  • TPC member of Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA 2017)
  • Chair of IFIP/IEEE Workshop on Measurements in Mobile Networks (MNM'17); co-located with TMA'17
  • TPC member of Workshop on Future of Internet Transport (FIT 2017); co-located with IFIP Networking 2017
  • TPC member of Workshop on Protocols and Mechanisms for a Low-Latency Internet (ProMeLLI); co-located with IFIP Networking 2017
  • Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM) 2016
  • Reviewer for Computer Networks 2016
  • TPC member of ACM, IRTF & ISOC Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW 2016)
  • TPC member of 7th International Workshop on TRaffic Analysis and Characterization (TRAC 2016)
  • Chair of IAB Workshop on Stack Evolution in a Middlebox Internet (SEMI) 2015
  • Reviewer for SIGCOMM Computer Communications Review 2015
  • TPC member of 6th International Workshop on TRaffic Analysis and Characterization (TRAC 2015)
  • TPC member of 5th International Workshop on TRaffic Analysis and Characterization (TRAC 2014)
  • TPC member of Global Internet Symposium 2013 (co-located with IEEE Infocom in Turin, Italy)
  • Chair of Capacity Sharing Workshop (CSWS):

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

  • Leadership positions
    • Transport Area Director (AD) since March 2016
    • tcpinc working group co-chair: July 2015 - March 2016
    • rmcat working group co-chair: September 2012 - March 2016
    • Member of the transport directorate: September 2012 - March 2016
  • Path Layer Substrate Protocol
  • Transport services and Interface
  • More Accurate ECN Feedback
  • Report from the IAB Workshop on Stack Evolution in a Middlebox Internet (SEMI): RFC 7663
  • Low Extra Delay Background Transport (LEDBAT): RFC 6817
  • Congestion Exposure (ConEx)
    • TCP modifications for Congestion Exposure: RFC7786
    • IPv6 Destination Option for Congestion Exposure: RFC7837
  • TCP Timestamp Option

Publications (extract)

K. Edeline, M. Kuühlewind, B. Trammell, E. Aben, B. Donnet: Using UDP for Internet Transport Evolution.ETH TIK Techreport, Zurich, December 2016. [PDF]

M. Kühlewind: TCP SIAD: Congestion Control supporting High Speed and Low Latency. ETH TIK Techreport 337, Zurich, December 2016. [PDF]

I. R. Learmonth, B. Trammell, M. Kühlewind and G. Fairhurst PATHspider: A tool for active measurement of path transparency. Applied Network Research Workshop (ANRW16), Berlin, July 2016. [PDF]

M. Bednarek, G. Barrenetxea Kobas, M. Kühlewind and B. Trammell Multipath bonding at Layer 3. Applied Network Research Workshop (ANRW16), Berlin, July 2016. [PDF]

B. Trammell, M. Kühlewind, E. Gubser and J. Hildebrand A New Transport Encapsulation for Middlebox Cooperation. Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking, Tokyo, Japan, October 2015. [PDF]

B. Trammell, M. Kühlewind, D. Boppart, I. Learmonth, G. Fairhurst, and R. Scheffenegger: Enabling Internet-Wide Deployment of Explicit Congestion Notification. Proceedings of the 2015 Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM), New York, USA, March 2015.[PDF]

M. Kühlewind, D. Wagner, J. M. Reyes Espinosa, B. Briscoe: Using Data Center TCP (DCTCP) in the Internet. Proceedings of 3rd IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on Telecommunications Standards: From Research to Standards (TCS), Austin, TX, USA, Dec 2014.

T. Werthmann, M. Kaschub, M. Kühlewind, S. Scholz, D. Wagner: A Network Simulation Tool Supporting Integration of Arbitrary Kernels and Applications. 7th International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SimuTools), Lisbon, Portugal, March 2014. [PDF]

M. Kühlewind: Adaptive and Scalable Congestion Control wanted! ISOC Workshop on Reducing Internet Latency, London, September 2013.

M. Kühlewind, S. Neuner, B. Trammell: On the state of ECN and TCP Options on the Internet. Proceedings of the 14th Passive and Active Measurement conference (PAM), Hong Kong, March 2013. [PDF]

M. Kühlewind, R. Scheffenegger: Design and Evaluation of Schemes for More Accurate ECN Feedback. IEEE ICC'12 Workshop on Telecommunications: from Research to Standards, Ottawa, June 2012. [PDF]

M. Kühlewind, S. Fisches: Evaluation of Different Decrease Schemes for LEDBAT Congestion Control. Proceedings of the 17th EUNICE 2011 Workshop on "Energy-Aware Communications", Dresden, September 2011, pp. 108-119. [PDF]

M. Kühlewind, B. Briscoe: Chirping for Congestion Control - Implementation Feasibility. PFLDNeT 2010, Lancaster, November 2010. [PDF]

M. Kühlewind, M. Scharf: Implementation and Performance Evaluation of the re-ECN Protocol. 3rd Workshop on Economic Traffic Management (ETM 2010), Amsterdam, September 2010, pp. 39-50. [PDF]


Impressum: Mirja Kühlewind, 2016