Pre-2016 Press Releases 1 December 2011

Applied Networking Research Prize Highlights Best New Ideas in Networking

Two researchers recognized at Internet Engineering Task Force Meeting this week

[Taipei, 14 November 2011] – The Internet Society and the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) today announced the recipients of the Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP). The ANRP is awarded for recent results in applied networking research that directly improves products and services, and advances related Internet standards. The winners are Michio Honda of Keio University, Japan, and Nasif Ekiz of the University of Delaware, USA.

The two researchers will present their findings at the Internet Research Task Force Open Meeting during the Internet Engineering Task Force Meeting (IETF 82) this week in Taipei. “The high quality of the submissions to the second round of the ANRP underscores the research community’s interest in exposing their research results to the IETF community,” said Lars Eggert, Chair of the IRTF, the research arm of the IETF, the premier Internet standards development body.
Michio Honda was recognized for research into determining the future extensibility of TCP. Michio Honda commented, “I’m very happy to receive this award. This work is the result of collaboration between many people who took the time to participate in our experiment. I believe continuing this work is important, as studying the current Internet allows us to understand how we may evolve it in the near future. As such, I would like to take this opportunity to both thank and ask for the continuing support from IETF/IRTF participants.”

Nasif Ekiz received the prize for analysis of misbehaving TCP receivers. Nasif Ekiz stated, “I am very excited to receive the ANRP award and present our findings at the IETF meeting. I would like to especially thank co-authors Abuthahir Rahman and Prof. Paul Amer. Without their great efforts, this award would not come true.”

In addition to the two new recipients, Mattia Rossi, inaugural prize winner recognized for research on reducing BGP traffic, has been sponsored by the Internet Society to return to this IETF meeting to continue collaborating on his research interests.

The recipients were selected using a diverse set of criteria, including scientific excellence and substance, timeliness, relevance, and potential impact on the Internet. Recipients receive a cash prize of US$500, travel expenses to attend the week-long IETF meeting, and recognition at the IETF plenary.

The ANRP is awarded three times per year, in conjunction with the three annual IETF meetings. The next call for nominations will open in January 2012. Read more about the ANRP and the Internet Society at:


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