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Ivica Rimac

Stuttgart, Germany
Department Head


Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Darmstadt University of Technology (TUD) - Advisers: Prof. Ralf Steinmetz (TUD) and Prof. Klara Nahrstedt (UIUC)


I joined Bell Labs in Holmdel in early 2005, moved (around the corner) to Crawford Hill in 2006, and eventually (across the big pond) to the Stuttgart location in 2011, where I lead the Autonomous Software Platforms team within the Application Platforms and Software Systems Lab since 2017.

Research Interests

  • Distributed Systems & Controls
  • Dynamic Cloud
  • Software Platforms

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS), June 2014

Professional Activities

Co-chair of the industry panel at the ACM Multimedia Conference 2014.
TPC member of the IEEE Infocom 2013 Workshop NOMEN, reviewer for the IEEE/ACM Transaction on Networking, IEEE JSAC, IEEE Communications Letter, and others.

Selected Articles and Publications

SAND: Towards High-Performance Serverless Computing
Istemi Ekin Akkus, Ruichuan Chen, Ivica Rimac, Manuel Stein, Klaus Satzke, Andre Beck, Paarijaat Aditya, Volker Hilt
In USENIX ATC, Boston, MA, USA, July 2018

Towards Reliable Application Deployment in the Cloud
Ruichuan Chen, Istemi Ekin Akkus, Bimal Viswanath, Ivica Rimac, Volker Hilt
In ACM CoNEXT, Incheon, South Korea, Dec. 2017.

HiFi: A Hierarchical Filtering Algorithm for Caching Online Video
Shahid Akhtar, Andre Beck, Ivica Rimac
In ACM Mutimedia, Brisbane, Australia, Oct. 2015.

ISP-friendly Live P2P Streaming
Nazanin Magharei, Reza Rejaie, Ivica Rimac, Volker Hilt, Markus Hofmann
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON), Vol. 22, No. 1, Feb. 2014.

DataSpotting: Exploiting Naturally Clustered Mobile Devices to Offload Cellular Traffic
Xuan Bao, Yin Lin, Uichin Lee, Ivica Rimac, Romit Roy Choudhury
Proc. of IEEE Infocom, Turin, April 2013.

Interactions Between HTTP Adaptive Streaming and TCP
Jairo Esteban, Steven Benno, Andre Beck, Yang Guo, Volker Hilt, Ivica Rimac
Proc. of ACM NOSSDAV, Toronto, June 2012.

Greening the Internet with Content Centric Networking
Uichin Lee, Ivica Rimac, Volker Hilt
Proc. of ACM e-Energy, Passau, May 2010.

UNAP: User-Centric Network-Aware Push for Mobile Content Delivery
Randeep Bhatia, Ivica Rimac, Girija Narlikar, Andre Beck
Proc. of IEEE Infocom, Rio de Janeiro, April 2009.

On Server Dimensioning for Hybrid P2P Content Distribution Networks
Ivica Rimac, Anwar Elwalid, Sem Borst
Proc. of IEEE P2P, Aachen, Sept. 2008.