IPRI’s network research is led by the Advanced Network Architecture (ANA) Group and explores the future of network architectures, systems, and protocols. Our research targets core design principles and technology for large, decentralized, open-access networks, such as the Internet.

The network research projects are broad in scope, ranging from detailed TCP performance analysis to the interplay of economics and technology in future internet works. We are particularly concerned with the fundamental design principles that underlie tomorrow’s networks — what we call the architecture of networks. Our research methods include engineering studies, software and prototype development, and the study of networks using a multidisciplinary approach.

Check out some of the ANA research here.

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IPRI MIT Funding Awards

Published on 2017-05-19

MIT’s interdisciplinary Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI) awarded $1.5 million to researchers across campus working…

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CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais at MIT

Published on 2017-05-18

By: Natalie Klym, Executive Director of MIT’s Communications Futures Program (CFP) April 24th, 2017 When…

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Student Profile: Keertan Kini

Published on 2016-12-12

“When you’re part of a community, you want to leave it better than you found…

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Research: Beyond Counting: New Perspectives on the Active IPv4 Address Space

Published on 2016-11-14

In this study, we report on techniques and analyses that enable us to capture Internet-wide…

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Research: Improving the measurement and analysis of Gigabit Broadband Networks

Published on 2016-09-27

Measurements of broadband performance are important for consumers, ISPs, edge providers, and regulators to make…

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Research: Content May Be King, But (Peering) Location Matters

Published on 2016-09-07

Since the commercialization of the Internet, content and related applications, including video streaming, news, advertisements,…

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Research: Would You Like Your Internet With or Without Video?

Published on 2016-08-01

William Lehr (MIT) and Douglas Sicker (CMU & U of Colorado at Boulder) August 1,…

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Event: Is Internet Policy Economic Policy?

Published on 2016-07-18

(website, livestream) Monday July 18 at 5:30 PM (open to the public) 6th floor of …

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Research: An Overview of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing – Ongoing Initiatives, Challenges, and a Roadmap for Future Research

Published on 2016-06-19

We are in the midst of a major paradigm shift in how we manage radio…

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Research: Ex-post mitigation strategies for theft of non-financial data

Published on 2016-03-30

As the financial sector has gotten better at dealing with data breaches of payment card…

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Event: VP Ansip (EU) and Secretary Pritzker (US) – Internet Policy Matters

Published on 2016-03-11

Why Internet policy matters for everything from MIT’s startup culture to the global economy European…

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Course: 6.S898 – Cybersecurity Policy

Published on 2016-02-01

This course introduces concepts and issues in cybersecurity policy and how to design and analyze…

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The Advanced Network Architecture Team

Arthur Berger
Research Affiliate - ANA
Steve Bauer
Research Affiliate - ANA
David Clark
Senior Research Scientist
Samuel DeLaughter
Ph.D. Candidate
Nathaniel Fruchter
Master's Candidate - Technology and Policy Program
Shirley Hung
Research Scientist
William Lehr
Research Associate
Susan Perez
Administrative Assistant
Georgios Smaragdakis
Postdoc - ANA
Karen Sollins
Principal Research Scientist
Mike Specter
Ph.D. Candidate
Cecilia Testart Pacheco
Ph.D. Candidate
John Wroclawski
Research Affiliate - ANA