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Rafael Laufer

Crawford Hill, NJ, USA


Rafael Laufer received the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, in 2003 and 2005, respectively. In 2011, he received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

He is currently a Member of Technical Staff at Nokia Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ. During his Ph.D. studies, he worked as a Research Intern at Bell Labs, Technicolor Paris Research Lab, Cisco Systems, and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). His major research interests are wireless networks, distributed systems, network security, and cloud computing.

Dr. Laufer received the Marconi Society's Young Scholar Award in 2008 in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and intellectual promise in the field of communications science. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.

Selected Articles and Publications

  • R. Laufer, M. Gallo, D. Perino, A. Nandugudi, "CliMB: Enabling Network Function Composition with Click Middleboxes," ACM Computer Communication Review, vol. 46, no. 4, October 2016. [PDF]
  • M. Varvello, R. Laufer, F. Zhang, T. V. Lakshman, "Multilayer Packet Classification With Graphics Processing Units," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 24, no. 5, October 2016. [PDF]
  • R. Laufer, L. Kleinrock, "The Capacity of Wireless CSMA/CA Networks," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 24, no. 3, June 2016. [PDF]
  • R. Laufer, H. Dubois-Ferrière, L. Kleinrock, "Polynomial-Time Algorithms for Multirate Anypath Routing in Wireless Multihop Networks," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 743-755, June 2012. [PDF]
  • R. Laufer, T. Salonidis, H. Lundgren, P. Le Guyadec, "XPRESS: A Cross-Layer Backpressure Architecture for Wireless Multi-Hop Networks," ACM MobiCom 2011, pp. 49-60, Las Vegas, USA, September 2011. [PDF] [PPT]
  • R. Laufer, P. Velloso, O. Duarte, "A Generalized Bloom Filter to Secure Distributed Network Applications," Computer Networks, vol. 55, no. 8, pp. 1804-1819, June 2011. [PDF]





  • "Packet Classification Using Multiple Processing Units," U.S. patent pending.
  • "Characterization of the Capacity Region of a Set of Transmitters in a Communication Network," U.S. patent pending.
  • "Method and Processing Device for Optimal Interference Estimation and Scheduling in a Multi-Hop Wireless Networks with Centralized Control," European patent pending.
  • "Device and Method for Computing a Future Schedule of Elements From a Current Schedule and Predictions of a Network State," European patent pending.
  • "Device and Method for Precise Scheduling of High Layer Flows at a Low Layer of a Network," European patent pending.