Dr. Mirja Kühlewind

Master Researcher at Ericsson Research, Herzogenrath, Germany

Chair of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) in the IETF

mirja.kuehlewind at ericsson.com

Short CV

Mirja Kühlewind is since March 2019 working at Ericsson Research Eurolab in Herzogenrath near Aachen in Germany. Before that, starting July 2014, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Networked Systems Group (NSG) of the Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory at ETH Zurich. She received her PhD from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, working as a research at the Institute of Communication Networks and Computer Engineering (IKR) from 2009 to 2014 and her diploma degree in 2009 on Communication and Information Technologies from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. At the ETH she was also the project coordinator of the EU H2020 Measurement and Architecture for a Middelboxed Internet (MAMI) project which still has triggered current follow-up work in the IETF.

At Ericsson, Mirja 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 extensions.

Mirja serves, since March 2020, as Chair of the Internet Archiecture Board (IAB) in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Before that she served four years as Area Director (AD) of the tranport areas on the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). She is an author of multiple RFCs, 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).

Interview, press, and blog posts

Ericsson Blog: DNS security and why it's time for change

Heise online: IETF: Das Internet Architecture Board bekommt neue Chefin (in german)

CENTR: Mirja Kuehlewind new Chair of the Internet Architecture Board


Heise online: IETF: Gegenläufige Trends bei der Entwicklung von Netz-Transportprotokollen (in german)

IETF Blog: IETF Profile: Mirja Kühlewind

Presentations (extract)

Update on the IETF Status of QUIC and MSAQUE
GSMA SG online meeting, April 2020.

Privacy-preserving Explicit Network Support
Open Day for Privacy, Usability, and Transparency (PUT 2019) co-located with the 19th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, July 15, 2019, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Path Transparency What is it, and why should we care?
9th TMA PhD School, Paris, June 2019.

State of ECN and improving congestion feedback with AccECN in Linux.
NetDev Conference 2.2, Seoul, Nov 2017.

QUIC und HTTP/2 - neue Internet Protokolle Presentation.
Invited Talk at IT Monitoring Konferenz, Zürich, September 2017.[PDF]

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

  • Co-chair of the ACM/IRTF Applied Networking Research Workshop 2020 (ANRW'20)
  • TPC member of the Internet Measurement Conference (IMC 2020)
  • TPC member of the Future of Internet Transport Workshop (FIT 2020) at IFIP networking conference
  • TPC member of the Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM 2020)
  • TPC member of ACM, IRTF & ISOC Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW) 2017 & 2018 & 2019
  • Chair of IFIP/IEEE Workshop on Measurements in Mobile Networks (MNM) 2017 & 2018 & 2019; co-located with TMA
  • TPC member of the Internet Measurement Conference (IMC 2018)
  • TPC member of Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA 2017)
  • 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)

Publications (extract)

P. De Vaere, T. Bühler, M. Kühlewind, B. Trammell: Three Bits Suffice: Explicit Support for Passive Measurement of Internet Latency in QUIC and TCP. Inproceedings of Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2018, 2018. [PDF]

M. Kühlewind, M. Walter, I. R. Learmonth, B. Trammell: Tracing Internet Path Transparency Inproceedings of Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA 2018), 2018. [PDF]

B. Trammell, M. Kühlewind: Revisiting the Privacy Implications of Two-Way Internet Latency Data. Inproceedings of Passive and Active Measurement (PAM) conference, 2018. [PDF]

M. Kühlewind, T. Bühler, B. Trammell, R. Müntener, S. Neuhaus, G. Fairhurst A Path Layer for the Internet: Enabling Network Operations on Encrypted Protocols. IEEE International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), 2017.

B. Trammell, M. Kühlewind, P. De Vaere, I. R. Learmonth, G. Fairhurst Tracking transport-layer evolution with PATHspider Inproceedings Forthcoming. ACM, IRTF & ISOC Applied Network Research Workshop (ANRW'17), Prague, July, 2017. [PDF]

B. Trammell, C. Perkins, M. Kühlewind Post Sockets: Towards an Evolvable Network Transport Interface. IEEE and IFIP Networking Workshop on Future of Internet Transport (FIT 2017), Stockholm, June, 2017. [PDF]

Y. Cui, T. Li, C. Liu, X. Wang, X., M. Kühlewind Innovating Transport with QUIC: Design Approaches and Research Challenges. IEEE Internet Computing, 21 (2), pp. 72-76, January, 2017. ISSN: 1089-7801. (Journal) [PDF]

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