ABDUL ALIM

Research Associate

Department of Computing

Imperial College London

346 Huxley Building

180 Queen's Gate, London SW7 2AZ

I am a member of the Large-Scale Distributed Systems (LSDS) group and is working on Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) project with Dr. Peter Pietzuch. NaaS treats networks as shared computing and communication resources and aims to build a distributed platform so that application developers could exploit the computing resources along the path to enhance the performance of large-scale distributed data processing applications.

Previously, I worked as a Research Associate at Lancaster University, where I worked with Prof. Laurent Mathy on EU/FP7 CHANGE project and built FlowOS, a programmable middlebox platform for Internet flow processing. I received my PhD from the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr. Timothy Griffin, where I worked on Metarouting project and implemented a generalized link-state routing protocol (by modifying OSPF implementation of Quagga routing software) that uses routing algebras as routing metric and domain partitioning. I worked on Wireless Sensor Networks with Prof. Behcet Sarikaya and implemented an EAP based authentication protocol for multi-hop wireless sensor networks as part of my MSc degree at the University of Northern British Columbia, BC, Canada. I graduated in Computer Science from the University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh and worked there as a Lecturer for four years.