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Michigan State UniversityAli Munir

About MeAli Munir

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

munirali {at} msu {dot} edu
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I am a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University, with Dr. Alex Liu as my advisor. I received Masters in Electrical Engineering and Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan. I served as a Lecturer at National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan, in 2012. I have also worked as research intern at Hewlett Packard Labs, IBM Research T. J. Watson, AT&T Labs Inc., Microsoft Research Cambridge.

My research interests lie in measurement, modeling, design, optimization, and management of networking and security systems. For networking, my work focuses on datacenter networks, intent based cloud computing, and software-defined networks. For network security, my work focuses on design and analysis of secure network protocols.

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award
    Computer Science Department at Michigan State University.
  • TPC Member: IFIP Networking, 2019
  • EDAS Chair: IFIP Networking, 2019
  • Publicity Chair: IFIP Networking, 2019
  • Dr. Carl V. Page Graduate Fellowship, Spring 2019
    Computer Science Department at Michigan State University.
  • Dr. Herman D. Hughes Graduate Fellowship, Spring 2018
    Computer Science Department at Michigan State University.
  • Outstanding Poster Award, 2016
    Engineering Graduate Research Symposium (Honorable Mention).
  • President Gold Medal, (Batch: 2005-2009)
    National University of Sciences & Technology.

Selected Papers

  • Ali Munir, Ghufran Baig, Syed Irteza, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, Alex Liu, and Fahad Dogar, "Friends, not Foes - Synthesizing Existing Transport Strategies for Data Center Networks", in Proc. of ACM SIGCOMM 2014. [Paper], [Slides], [Code]
  • Ali Munir, Ting He, Ramya Raghavendra, Franck Le, Alex X. Liu, "Network Scheduling Aware Task Placement in Datacenters", in Proc. of ACM CoNEXT 2016. [Paper], [Slides], [Code]
  • Ali Munir, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, Zartash A. Uzmi, Aisha Mushtaq, Saad N. Ismail, M. Safdar Iqbal, and Basma Khan, "Minimizing Flow Completion Times in Data Centers", in Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM 2013. [Paper], [Code]
  • Chen Tian, Ali Munir, Alex X. Liu, Yingtong Liu, Yanzhao Li, Jiajun Sun, Fan Zhang, Gong Zhang, "Multi-Tenant Multi-Objective Bandwidth Allocation in Datacenters Using Stacked Congestion Control", in Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM 2017. [Paper], [Slides], [Code]
  • Ali Munir, Zhiyun Qian, Zubair Shafiq, Alex X. Liu, Franck Le, "Multipath TCP Traffic Diversion Attacks and Countermeasures", in Proc. of IEEE ICNP 2017. [Paper], [Slides], [Code]
  • Ali Munir, Ghufran Baig, Syed Muhammad Irteza, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, Alex X. Liu, Fahad Dogar, "PASE: Synthesizing Existing Transport Strategies for Datacenter Networks". IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), 2017.
  • Chen Tian, Ali Munir, Alex X. Liu, Jie Yang, "OpenFunction: An Extensible Data Plane Abstraction Protocol for Platform-independent Software-Defined Middleboxes". IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), 2018.
  • Wenxin Li, Deke Guo, Alex X. Liu, Keqiu Li, Heng Qi, Song Guo, Ali Munir, Xiaoyi Tao, "CoMan: Managing Bandwidth Across Computing Frameworks in Multiplexed Datacenters". IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), 2017.

Patents

  • Ramya Raghavendra, Ting He, Franck Le, Ali Munir, ``Network State and Scheduling-aware Task Scheduling'', U.S. Patent No. 20,170,286,180. 5 Oct. 2017.
  • Alex X. Liu, Ali Munir, ``Automatic Signature Generation on the Fly for Zero-day Attack Traffic'', U.S. Patent Application Submitted.
  • Puneet Sharma, Ali Munir, ``Libere: An intent-computing framework for edge-2-core infrastructure'', U.S. Patent Filed.