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Alexandre Gerber

Gerber, Alexandre
180 Park Ave - Building 103
Florham Park, NJ
Subject matter expert in IP traffic analysis

Alexandre Gerber is a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Network and Traffic Analysis Research Department at AT&T Labs Research in Florham Park, NJ. His research focuses on Internet routing, network management, network data mining, and IP traffic measurements across environments ranging from Enterprise VPNs to consumer wireless and wireline broadband Internet access.

He has written more than 25 research articles, has more than 25 patents - issued or pending - and has received in 2005 the AT&T Leaders Council award. Some of his work was covered by the popular press: National Geographic Magazine, the New York Times, TIME magazine, the Wall Street Journal or Newsweek. Some of his research on using communications and digital footprints to better understand Society is highlighted here.

He has also presented, as an invited speaker at OFC 2011, a tutorial on traffic types and traffic growth on Internet Backbones that is available here.

His recent work on wireless application performance and cross-layer interaction is summarized here.

He graduated in Telecommunications Engineering from Eurecom Institue and TELECOM Bretagne and joined  AT&T in 2001.
He has an MBA in Management and Business Strategy from Rutgers Business School.

Technical Documents

Traffic Types and Growth in Backbone Networks (SLIDES)
Alexandre Gerber, Robert Doverspike
in Proc. of OFC/NFOEC, INVITED PAPER,  2011.  [PDF]  [BIB]

Traffic Types and Growth in Backbone Networks
Robert Doverspike, Alexandre Gerber
in Proc. of OFC/NFOEC, INVITED PAPER,  2011.  [PDF]  [BIB]

Optical Society of America Copyright

To Cache or not to Cache: The 3G case
Jeffrey Erman, Alexandre Gerber, Mohammad Hajiaghayi, Dan Pei, Subhabrata Sen, Oliver Spatscheck
IEEE Internet Computing,  2011.  [PDF]  [BIB]

IEEE Copyright

The Connected States of America: Quantifying Social Radii of Influence
Francesco Calabrese, Dominik Dahlem, Alexandre Gerber, Deirdre Paul, Xiaoji Chen, James Rowland, Christopher Rath, Carlo Ratti
in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom),  2011.  [PDF]  [BIB]

IEEE Copyright

Profiling Resource Usage for Mobile Applications: A Cross-layer Approach
Feng Qian, Zhaoguang Wang, Alexandre Gerber, Z. Morley Mao, Subhabrata Sen, Oliver Spatscheck
in Proc. of ACM MobiSys,  2011.  [PDF]  [BIB]

ACM Copyright

Making Sense of Customer Tickets in Cellular Networks
Yu Jin, Nicholas Duffield, Alexandre Gerber, Patrick Haffner, Wen Hsu, Guy Jacobson, Shobha Venkataraman, Zhi-Li Zhang, Subhabrata Sen
in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM Mini-Conference,  2011.  [PDF]  [BIB]

Demo: Mobile Application Resource Optimizer (ARO)
Feng Qian, Zhaoguang Wang, Alexandre Gerber, Z. Morley Mao, Subhabrata Sen, Oliver Spatscheck
in Proc. of ACM MobiSys,  2011.  [PDF]  [BIB]

ACM Copyright

Cellular Data Network Infrastructure Characterization and Implication on Mobile Content Placement
Alexandre Gerber, Qiang Xu, Junxian Huang, Zhaoguang Wang, Feng Qian, Z. Morley Mao
In Proc. of ACM Sigmetrics,  2011.  [PDF]  [BIB]

ACM Copyright

AccuLoc: Practical Localization of Performance Measurements in 3G Networks
Qiang Xu, Alexandre Gerber, Z. Morley Mao, Jeffrey Pang
in Proc. of ACM MobiSys,  2011.  [PDF]  [BIB]

ACM Copyright

TOP: Tail Optimization Protocol for Cellular Radio Resource Allocation
Alexandre Gerber, Oliver Spatscheck, Subhabrata Sen, Feng Qian (University Michigan), Zhaoguang Wang (University Michigan), Z. Morley Mao (University Michigan)
ICNP, 18th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols,  2010.  [PDF]  [BIB]

IEEE Copyright

Speed Testing without Speed Tests: Estimating Achievable Download Speed from Passive Measurements
Jeffrey Pang, Shobha Venkataraman, Oliver Spatscheck, Alexandre Gerber
in Proc. of ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC),  2010.  [PDF]  [BIB]

1 Copyright

Network DVR: A Programmable Framework for Application-Aware Trace Collection
Chia-Wei Chang, Alexandre Gerber, University of California Bill Lin, Subhabrata Sen, Oliver Spatscheck
in Proc. Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM),  2010.  [PDF]  [BIB]

Springer Copyright

NEVERMIND, the Problem Is Already Fixed: Proactively Detecting and Troubleshooting Customer DSL Problems
Yu Jin, Nicholas Duffield, Alexandre Gerber, Patrick Haffner, Subhabrata Sen, Zhi-Li Zhang
in Proc. of ACM CoNext,  2010.  [PDF]  [BIB]

ACM Copyright

FlowRoute: Inferring Forwarding Table Updates Using Passive Flow-level Measurements
Lee Breslau, Cheng Ee, Alexandre Gerber, Subhabrata Sen, Amogh Dhamdhere, Nicholas Duffield, Carsten Lund
in Proc. of ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC),  2010.  [PDF]  [BIB]

ACM Copyright

Characterizing Radio Resource Allocation for 3G Networks
Oliver Spatscheck, Subhabrata Sen, Alexandre Gerber, Feng Qian, Zhaoguang Wang, Z. Morley Mao
in Proc. of ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC),  2010.  [PDF]  [BIB]

ACM Copyright

Towards Estimating the Presence of Visitors from the Aggregate Mobile Phone Network Activity they Generate
Fabien Girardin, Andrea Vaccari, Alexandre Gerber, Assaf Biderman, Carlo Ratti
International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM),  2009.  [PDF]  [BIB]

The Case for Enterprise-Ready Virtual Private Clouds
Timothy Wood, Alexandre Gerber, Kadangode Ramakrishnan, Prashant Shenoy, Jacobus Van
in Proc. of the USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud),  2009.  [PDF]  [BIB]

USENIX Copyright

TCP Revisited: A Fresh Look at TCP in the Wild
Feng Qian, Alexandre Gerber, Z. Morley Mao, Subhabrata Sen, Oliver Spatscheck, Walter Willinger
in Proc. of ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC),  2009.  [PDF]  [BIB]

ACM Copyright

Revisiting route caching: the world should be flat
Changhoon Kim, Matthew Caesar, Alexandre Gerber, Jennifer Rexford
in Proc. Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM),  2009.  [BIB]

Quantifying urban attractiveness from the distribution and density of digital footprints
Fabien Girardin, Andrea Vaccari, Alexandre Gerber, Assaf Biderman, Carlo Ratti
International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research, Volume 4 (2009) pp. 175-200,  2009.  [PDF]  [BIB]

Quantifying the Extent of IPv6 Deployment
Elliott Karpilovsky, Alexandre Gerber, Dan Pei, Jennifer Rexford, Aman Shaikh
in Proc. Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM),  2009.  [BIB]

Network-Aware Forward caching
Jeffrey Erman, Alexandre Gerber, Mohammad Hajiaghayi, Dan Pei, Oliver Spatscheck
in Proc. World Wide Web Conference (WWW),  2009.  [PDF]  [BIB]

IW3C2 Copyright

Multimedia content growth: From IP networks to Medianets
Alexandre Gerber, Jeffrey Erman, Oliver Spatscheck
IEEE Communications Society Live Webinar: TRANSFORMING NEXT GENERATION IP NETWORKS INTO MEDIANETS,  2009.  [PPT]  [BIB]

Multicast Redux: A First Look at Enterprise Multicast Traffic
Elliott Karpilovsky, Lee Breslau, Alexandre Gerber, Subhabrata Sen
in Proc. of ACM SIGCOMM Workshop: Research on Enterprise Networking (WREN),  2009.  [PDF]  [BIB]

ACM Copyright

Multi-VPN Optimization for Scalable Routing via Relaying
MohammadHossein Bateni, Alexandre Gerber, Mohammad Hajiaghayi, Subhabrata Sen
in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM Mini-Conference and IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking,  2009.  [PDF]  [BIB]

IEEE Copyright

A holistic framework for the study of urban traces and the profiling of urban processes and dynamics
Andrea Vaccari, Liang Liu, Assaf Biderman, Carlo Ratti, Francisco Pereira, Universidade de Coimbra Joao Oliveirinha, Alexandre Gerber
in Proc. IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC),  2009.  [PDF]  [BIB]

IEEE Copyright

Scalable VPN Routing via Relaying
Changhoon Kim, Alexandre Gerber, Carsten Lund, Dan Pei, Subhabrata Sen
in Proc. ACM SIGMETRICS,  2008.  [PDF]  [BIB]

ACM Copyright

Network-Aware Forward caching
Alexandre Gerber, Jeffrey Erman, Mohammad Hajiaghayi, Dan Pei, Oliver Spatscheck
2008.  [PPT]  [BIB]

Multicast Instant Channel Change in IPTV Systems
Kadangode Ramakrishnan, Alexandre Gerber, Oliver Spatscheck, Damodar Banodkar, Shivkumar Kalyanaraman
In Proc. of the Conference on COMmunication System softWAre and middlewaRE (COMSWARE),  2008.  [BIB]

Towards Quantification of IP Network Reliability
Hao Wang, Alexandre Gerber, Albert Greenberg, Jia Wang, Yang Richard Yang
ACM SIGCOMM (Poster),  2007.  [PDF]  [BIB]

Copyright

Reliability as an Interdomain Service
Hao Wang, Yang Richard Yang, Paul H. Liu, Jia Wang, Alexandre Gerber
in Proc. of ACM SIGCOMM,  2007.  [PDF]  [BIB]

Copyright

P2P, the gorilla in the cable
Alexander Gerber, Matthew Roughan, Subhabrata Sen, Joseph Houle, Han Nguyen
National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) National Show,  2003.  [PDF]  [BIB]

Copyright

Trajectory Engine: A backend for trajectory sampling
Nicholas Duffield, Alexander Gerber, Matthias Grossglauser
In Proc. IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS),  2002.  [PDF]  [BIB]

IEEE Copyright

Patents

Sampling And Analyzing Packets In A Network, December 14, 2010
Scalable Multiprotocol Label Switching Based Virtual Private Networks And Methods To Implement The Same, September 14, 2010
Method For Computing Multicast Traffic Matrices, September 7, 2010
Method For Controlling Traffic Balance Between Peering Networks, July 27, 2010