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Rashid Mijumbi

Dublin, Ireland
Software Systems Reliability Engineer

Education

  • PhD in Telecommunications [Cum Laude, International Doctor] - Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Bsc Electrical Engineering [First Class, Hons] - Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Biography

Rashid Mijumbi received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications engineering from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. He was a Post-Doctoral Researcher with the UPC and the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group, Waterford, Ireland, where he participated in several Spanish national, European, and Irish National Research Projects. He is currently a Software Systems Reliability Engineer with Nokia Bell Labs, Dublin, Ireland. His current research focus is on all aspects involving future Internet, 5G, NFV, and SDN. He was a recipient of the 2016 IEEE Transactions Outstanding Reviewer Award recognizing outstanding contributions to the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORK AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT. He is a Reviewer for various journals and serves on technical program committees of leading conferences focusing on his research areas.

Research Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Dynamic Cloud
  • Wireless Communications

Honors and Awards

 

  1. IEEE Transactions Outstanding Reviewer Award 2016. Recognizing outstanding contributions to IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM)
  2. Cum Laude, International Doctor: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, PhD award for the thesis: “Self-managed Resources in Network Virtualisation Environment”.
  3. Best Student Paper Award: IFIP/IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium, (NOMS), 2014, Krakow, Poland.
  4. Best Work in Progress Award: Scalable and Adaptive Internet Solutions (SAIL), 2012, Santander, Cantabria.

 

Professional Activities

Reviewer for Research Funding Institutions

 

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

 

 Conference Organisation Committee (OC) Memberships

 

  1.  Publications Co-chair, IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft), Bologna, Italy. July 3-7, 2017
  2. Local Organising Committee, 11th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), Barcelona, Spain. November 09-13, 2015
  3. Local Organising Committee, 7th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS 2013). Barcelona, Spain. June 25-28, 2013

 

 Conference Technical Program Committee (TPC) Memberships

 

  1.  International Workshop on Management of SDN and NFV Systems (ManSDN/NFV), Co-located with IEEE/IFIP CNSM. Japan. 2017
  2. IEEE/IFIP IM 2017 Special Track on Autonomic Management
  3. 11th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS), University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. July 10-14, 2017
  4.  IEEE/IFIP International Workshop on Management of 5G Networks (Man5G). Co-located with IM 2017, Lisbon, Portugal. May 2017
  5. 3rd IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft), Bologna, Italy. 3-7 July 2017
  6. 24th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service (IEEE/ACM IWQoS), Barcelona, Spain June 14-16, 2017
  7. IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management 2017 (IM 2017)
  8.  International Workshop on Green ICT and Smart Networking (GISN 2016), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 31st - November 4th, 2016.
  9. International Workshop on Management of SDN and NFV Systems (ManSDN/NFV), Co-located with IEEE/IFIP CNSM. Montreal, Canada. Oct 31 – Nov 04, 2016.
  10. 12th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), Montreal, Canada. Oct 31 – Nov 04, 2016.
  11. The 18th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium (APNOMS) 2016, Kanazawa, Japan. October 5 – 7, 2016.
  12. IEEE/IFIP International Workshop on Management of 5G Networks (Man5G) 2016. Co-located with NOMS 2016, Istanbul, Turkey. 25-29 April 2016.
  13. IEEE International Conference on Open Source Systems and Technologies (ICOSST) 2015. December 2015, Lahore, Pakistan.
  14. International Conference on Software Networking (ICSN) 2016. Jeju Island, Korea, May 2016
  15. 10th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS). June 20-24, 2016, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
  16. 23rd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service (IEEE/ACM IWQoS), Beijing, China June 20-21, 2016
  17. 2nd IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft), Seoul, Korea. 6-10 June 2016
  18. 14th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), Istanbul, Turkey. 25-29 APRIL 2016.
  19. 11th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), Barcelona, Spain. November 09-13, 2015.
  20. 2nd International Workshop on Management of SDN and NFV Systems (ManSDN/NFV), Co-located with IEEE/IFIP CNSM 2015. Barcelona, Spain. November 09-13, 2015.
  21. International Conference on Smart Sustainable City Technologies, Toronto, Canada. October 13–14, 2015.

 

 Regular Journal Reviewer

 

  •  IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
  •  IEEE Communications Magazine
  •  IEEE Communications Letters
  • IEEE Transactions on Communications
  • IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
  •  IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  •  IEEE Access
  • ACM International Journal of Network Management
  • Journal of Communications and Networks,
  • Elsevier Computer and Industrial Engineering
  • Elsevier Ad hoc Networks,
  • Springer Journal of Supercomputing,
  • Springer Journal of the Network and Systems Management
  •  Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems
  • Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering
  •  International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems
  •  MDPI Future Internet Journal
  • Bentham Science Recent Advances in Communications and Networking Technology.

 

Conference Reviewer (Shadow TPC)

 

  •  4th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM), 2015
  • IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), 2014
  • 10th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), 2014
  •  IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM), 2013
  • 9th IEEE International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services, 2012

 


Selected Articles and Publications

Google Scholar Profile

2017

 

  1. Li Li, Ke Xu, Dan Wang, Chunyi Peng, Kai Zheng, Haiyang Wang, Rashid Mijumbi, “A Measurement Study on Skype Voice and Video Calls in LTE Networks on High Speed Rails”, 24th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service (IWQoS), VILANOVA I LA GELTRÚ, SPAIN, June 2017.
  2. Li Li, Ke Xu, Dan Wang, Chunyi Peng, Kai Zheng, Rashid Mijumbi and Qingyang Xiao, “A Longitudinal Measurement Study of TCP Performance and Behavior in 3G/4G Networks over High Speed Rails”, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. Accepted, In Press. March 2017.
  3. Bram Naudts, Mario Flores, Rashid Mijumbi, Sofie Verbrugge, Joan Serrat and Didier Colle, “A Dynamic Pricing Algorithm for a Network of Virtual Resources”, ACM International Journal of Network Management. Accepted, In Press. february 2017
  4. Rashid Mijumbi, Sidhant Hasija, Steven Davy, Alan Davy, Brendan Jennings, Raouf Boutaba, “A Topology-aware Approach to the Dynamic Management of Resources in NFV”, Submitted to IEEE Transactions of Network and Service Management. Invited Paper, Accepted for Publication, In Press. April 2017
  5. Niels Bouten, Maxim Claeys, Rashid Mijumbi, Joan Serrat, Jeroen Famaey, Steven Latre, Filip De Turck, “Semantically Enhanced Mapping Algorithm for Affinity Constrained Service Function Chain Requests”, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management. February 2017

 

 2016

 

  1. Rashid Mijumbi, Sidhant Hasija, Steven Davy, Alan Davy, Brendan Jennings, Raouf Boutaba, “A Connectionsit Approach to Dynamic Resource Management in NFV”, IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM). Montreal, Canada, Oct 31st – Nov 5th 2016.
  2. Ehsan Elahi, Jason Barron, Micheal Crotty, Miguel Ponce de Leon, Rashid Mijumbi, Steven Davy, Dimitri Staessens and Sander Vrijders, “On Load Management in Service Oriented Networks”, IEEE 5th International Conference on Cloud Networking (CloudNet). Pisa, Italy, October 2016.
  3. Niels Bouten, Maxim Claeys , Rashid Mijumbi, Joan Serrat, Jeroen Famaey, Steven Latre, Filip De Turck, Semantic Validation of Affinity Constrained Service Function Chain Requests, IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft), Seoul, Korea, June 6 – 10, 2016.
  4. Bram Naudts, Mario Flores, Rashid Mijumbi, Sofie Verbrugge , Joan Serrat and Didier Colle, A Dynamic Pricing Algorithm for a Network of Virtual Resources, IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft), Seoul Korea, June 6 – 10, 2016.
  5. Rashid Mijumbi, Joan Serrat, Juan Luis Gorricho, Steven Latre, Marinos Charalambides, Diego Lopez, “Management and Orchestration Challenges in Network Function Virtualization”, IEEE Communications Magazine. January 2016.
  6. Rashid Mijumbi, Joan Serrat, Juan Luis Gorricho, Niels Bouten, Filip De Turck, Raouf Boutaba, “Network Function Virtualization: State-of-the-art and Research Challenges”, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Vol.18, no.1, pp.236-262, First quarter 2016.

 

2015

 

  1. Rashid Mijumbi, Joan Serrat, Juan Luis Gorricho, Javier Rubio-Loyola, Steven Davy, “Server Placement and Assignment in Virtualized Radio Access Networks”. CNSM 2015, International Workshop on Management of SDN and NFV Systems. Barcelona, Spain, November, 2015.
  2. Rashid Mijumbi, Joan Serrat, Juan Luis Gorricho, Raouf Boutaba, “A Path Generation Approach to Embedding of Virtual Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management. September 2015.
  3. Yudong Zhao, Ke Xu, Rashid Mijumbi, Meng Shen. “Design and Evaluation of a Policy-based Security Routing and Switching System for Data Interception Attacks”. International Conference on Big Data Computing and Communications (BIGCOM). Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. August 2015.
  4. Rashid Mijumbi, Joan Serrat, Juan-Luis Gorricho, Niels Bouten, Filip De Turck, Steven Davy. “Design and Evaluation of Algorithms for Mapping and Scheduling of Virtual Network Functions”. IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft). London, United Kingdom. 13-17 April 2015.
  5. Rashid Mijumbi, Juan-Luis Gorricho, Joan Serrat, Meng Shen, Ke Xu, Kun Yang. “A Neuro-Fuzzy Approach to Self-Management of Virtual Network Resources”. Journal of Expert Systems with Applications. Volume 42, Number 3, Pages 1376 – 1390, 2015.
  6. Rashid Mijumbi, Joan Serrat, Juan-Luis Gorricho. “Self-managed Resources in Network Virtualization Environments”. IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM). Dissertation Digest Paper. Ottawa, Canada, May 2015.
  7. Niels Bouten, Jeroen Famaey, Rashid Mijumbi, Bram Naudts, Joan Serrat, Steven Latre, Filip De Turck. “Towards NFV-based Multimedia Delivery”. IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM), Ottawa, Canada, May 2015.
  8. Li Li, Ke Xu, Dan Wang, Chunyi Peng, Qingyang Xiao, Rashid Mijumbi. “A Measurement Study on the TCP Behaviors in HSPA+ Networks on High-speed Rails”. The 34th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Hong Kong, May-June 2015.

 

 2014

 

  1. Rashid Mijumbi, Juan-Luis Gorricho, Joan Serrat, Maxim Claeys, Jeroen Famaey, Filip De Turck, “Neural Network-based Autonomous Allocation of Resources in Virtual Networks", European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), Bologna, Italy, June 2014.
  2. Rashid Mijumbi, Juan Luis Gorricho and Joan Serrat, “Learning Algorithms for Dynamic Resource Allocation in Virtualised Networks", Management of Large Scale Virtualized Infrastructures: Smart Data Acquisition, Analysis and Network and Service Management in the Future Internet, Bologna, Italy, June 2014. Invited Paper
  3. Rashid Mijumbi, Juan-Luis Gorricho, Joan Serrat, “Contributions to Efficient Resource Management in Virtual Networks", IFIP 8th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS), Brno, Czech Republic, June 2014.
  4. Rashid Mijumbi, Juan-Luis Gorricho, Joan Serrat, Maxim Claeys, Steven Latre, Filip De Turck, “Design and Evaluation of Learning Algorithms for Dynamic Resource Management in Virtual Networks", IEEE/IFIP Networks Operations and Management Symposium, (NOMS), Krakow, Poland, May 2014. Best Student Paper Award.

 

 Tutorials

 

  1. Rashid Mijumbi and Niels Bouten, “Network Functions Virtualisation: Conception, Present and Future”. Tutorial at IEEE/IFIP Network and Operations Management Symposium (NOMS), Istanbul, Turkey, April, 2016. Selected after Competitive Call, 41 Attendees
  2. Niels Bouten and Rashid Mijumbi, "Network Function Virtualization experiments on the Fed4FIRE testbed". Fed4FIRE - GENI Research Experiment Summit (FGRE 2015). Tutorial and Hands-on. Ghent, Belgium on July 6-10, 2015. Invited Tutorial, 25 attendees
  3. Niels Bouten and Rashid Mijumbi. “Deploying Network Function Virtualization experiments on the Virtual Wall testbed”. 9th IFIP International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS). Tutorial and Hands-on. Ghent, Belgium. June 22 – 26, 2015. Invited tutorial, 35 attendees

 

 Invited Talks

 

  1. Network Function Virtualization: Conception, Present and Future. Telecommunications Systems and Software Group, Waterford Institute of Technology. Waterford, Ireland. September 17, 2015.
  2. “Learning Algorithms for Dynamic Resource Allocation in Virtualised Networks", Workshop on Management of Large Scale Virtualized Infrastructures: Smart Data Acquisition, Analysis and Network and Service Management in the Future Internet, European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC). Bologna, Italy. June 2014.
  3. “Application of Learning Techniques to Resource Management in Virtual Networks", Future Internet Technologies, Tsinghua University, Beijing, PR China. December 2013.