Philipp Richter

Based in Cambridge, MA, USA




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I am a post doc researcher in the Advanced Network Architecture group at MIT and a research collaborator with Akamai Technologies. My current research centers around developing data-driven approaches to measure Internet reliability, resilience, and security. Prior to joining MIT, I earned my PhD (proof picture) from TU Berlin, advised by Anja Feldmann. In the summer of 2015, I was a research intern in the Custom Analytics Group at Akamai in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the summers of 2013 and 2014, I was a visiting researcher at ICSI in Berkeley, California. I am broadly interested in methods to mine and understand data at scale with an emphasis on measurements assessing structure, performance, and security of the Internet. In my PhD work I explored the phenomenon of IPv4 address space exhaustion and its consequences for the Internet and its stakeholders. My research was awarded with a Best Paper Award at ACM IMC 2016, an IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize 2017, and selected “Best of CCR” in 2015.

When the Internet Goes Down: Tracking Edge Outages at Scale

Uninterrupted availability of the Internet has become increasingly critical these days, not just for end users but also for service providers who need to meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Yet, outages affecting end-user connectivity are widespread, whether they be unintentional fibre cuts, natu…

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All Quiet in the IPv4 Internet?

In 2016, IPv4 exhaustion is on everyone’s lips: four out of five Regional Internet Registries have run out of freely available address space.

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