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Volker Hilt

Stuttgart, Germany

Education

Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Computer Science
University of Mannheim, Germany
June 2001

M.S. in Commercial Information Technology (Diplom Wirtschaftsinformatiker)
University of Mannheim, Germany
December 1996


 

Biography

Dr. Volker Hilt is leading a department in the IP Platforms Research Program at Bell Labs/Alcatel-Lucent with a focus on cloud computing and IP communication services.

Dr. Hilt received his M.S. in Commercial Information Technologies in 1996 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2001 both from the University of Mannheim in Germany. He joined Bell Labs/Alcatel-Lucent in Holmdel, NJ in 2002 and moved to Stuttgart, Germany in 2012.

His field of research is computer networking where he has made contributions in the areas of cloud computing technologies, distributed multimedia systems, the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), content distribution networks and peer-to-peer applications. Dr. Hilt is a contributor to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and has published over 50 papers and co-authored more than 15 Internet drafts and RFCs.

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Bell Labs Teamwork Award for Networked Cloud Research Team
  • 2011 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
  • 2010 Bell Labs Teamwork Award for the Bell Labs Seoul Project Team
  • 2005 Lucent Chairman’s Award for Creating IMS Leadership
  • 2005 Central Bell Labs Teamwork Award for the SIP Platform Team
  • 2003 Central Bell Labs Teamwork Award for the Anydial Team

Professional Activities

  • Co-chair of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) SIP Overload Control Working Group.
  • Advisory board member of EU-Japan Cooperation Project GreenICN coordinated by the University of Göttingen (EU) and KDDI (Japan)
  • Selection committee member for IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP)
  • General co-chair of IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols ICNP 2013
  • 2009 – 2013 Member of the Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG)
  • 2009 – 2013 Co-chair of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) Peer-to-Peer Research Group
  • TPC co-chair of ACM IPTComm conference 2011
  • Co-chair of IEEE Globecom Internet Services and Enabling Technologies Workshop 2006



Selected Articles and Publications

  • Nazanin Magharei, Reza Rejaie, Ivica Rimac, Volker Hilt, Markus Hofmann, ISP-friendly Live P2P Streaming, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 22, no. 1, Feb 2014.
  • Srinivasan Seetharaman, Volker Hilt, Markus Hofmann, Mostafa Ammar. Resolving Cross-layer Conflict between Overlay Routing and Traffic Engineering. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 17, no. 6, Dec 2009.
  • Vijay K. Gurbani, Volker Hilt, Ivica Rimac, Marco Tomsu, Enrico Marocco. A Survey of Research on the Application-Layer Traffic Optimization Problem and the Need for Layer Cooperation. IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 47, no. 8, August 2009.
  • Volker Hilt, Martin Mauve, Jürgen Vogel, Wolfgang Effelsberg. Recording and Playing Back Interactive Media Streams. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 7 (5),  pp. 960 - 971, October 2005.
  • Martin Mauve, Jürgen Vogel, Volker Hilt, Wolfgang Effelsberg. Local-lag and Timewarp: Providing Consistency for Replicated Continuous Applications. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 6 (1), pp. 47-57, February 2004.
  • Martin Mauve, Volker Hilt, Christoph Kuhmünch, Wolfgang Effelsberg. RTP/I - Towards a Common Application Level Protocol for Distributed Interactive Media. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE, New York, USA, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 152 - 161, March 2001.
  • Vijay Adhikari, Yang Guo, Fang Hao, Matteo Varvello, Volker Hilt, Moritz Steiner, Zhi-Li Zhang, Unreeling Netflix: Understanding and Improving Multi-CDN Movie Delivery, IEEE INFOCOM 2012, Orlando, FL, USA, March 2012.
  • Suman Srinivasan, Ivica Rimac, Volker Hilt, Moritz Steiner, Henning Schulzrinne. Unveiling the Content-Centric Features of TCP, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC2011), Kyoto, Japan, June 2011.
  • Long Vu, Ivica Rimac, Volker Hilt, Markus Hofmann, Klara Nahrstedt, iShare: Exploiting Opportunistic Ad hoc Connections for Improving Data Download of Cellular Users, IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Group Communication (IEEE PerGroup), Miami, FL, USA, December, 2010.
  • Prithula Dhungel, Moritz Steiner, Ivica Rimac, Volker  Hilt, Keith W. Ross. Waiting for Anonymity: Understanding  Delays in the Tor Overlay, 10th IEEE International Conference on  Peer-to-Peer Computing, Delft, Netherlands, August 2010.
  • Uichin Lee, Ivica Rimac, Volker Hilt. Greening the Internet with Content Centric Networking. ACM First International Conference on Energy-efficient Computing and Networking (e-Energy'10), Passau, Germany, Apr. 13-15, 2010.
  • Volker Hilt, Indra Widjaja, Controlling Overload in Networks of SIP Servers, IEEE ICNP 2008, Orlando, FL, October 2008.
  • Srinivasan Seetharaman, Volker Hilt, Markus Hofmann, Mostafa Ammar, Preemptive Strategies to Improve Routing Performance of Native and Overlay Layers, IEEE INFOCOM 2007, Anchorage, AL, May 2007.
  • Volker Hilt, Adiseshu Hari, Markus Hofmann. An Efficient and Robust Overlay Routing Scheme for VoIP. Proc. IEEE International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS), Bangkok, Thailand, December 2005.
  • Volker Hilt, Martin Mauve, Jürgen Vogel, Wolfgang Effelsberg. Interactive Media on Demand: Generic Recording and Replay of Interactive Media Streams. Proc. ACM Multimedia 2001, demonstration, Ottawa, Canada, pp. 593 - 594, 2001.
  • Volker Hilt, Martin Mauve, Wolfgang Effelsberg. A Light-Weight Repair Protocol for the Loss-Free Recording of MBone Sessions. Proc. IEEE Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS’01), Phoenix, Arizona, USA, pp. 63 - 68, 2001.
  • Volker Hilt, Werner Geyer, Wolfgang Effelsberg. A New Paradigm for the Recording of Shared Whiteboard Streams. Proc. SPIE Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN’00), San Jose, California, USA, pp. 154-164, 2000.
  • Volker Hilt, Martin Mauve, Christoph Kuhmünch, Wolfgang Effelsberg. A Generic Scheme for the Recording of Interactive Media Streams. Proc. International Workshop on Interactive Distributed Multimedia Systems and Telecommunication Services 1999 (IDMS’99), Toulouse, France, pp. 291-304, 1999.
  • Martin Mauve, Volker Hilt, Christoph Kuhmünch, Wolfgang Effelsberg. A General Framework and Communication Protocol for the Transmission of Interactive Media with Real-Time Characteristics. Proc. IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems (ICMCS’99), Florence, Italy, Vol. 2, pp. 641-646, 1999.
  • Volker Hilt, Werner Geyer. A Model for Collaborative Services in Distributed Learning Environments. Proc. International Workshop on Interactive Distributed Multimedia Systems and Telecommunication Services 1997 (IDMS’97), Darmstadt, Germany, pp. 364-375, 1997.