As part of a broader organisational restructure, data networking research at Swinburne University of Technology has moved from the Centre for Advanced Internet Architecture (CAIA) to the Internet For Things (I4T) Research Lab.

Although CAIA no longer exists, this website reflects CAIA's activities and outputs between March 2002 and February 2017, and is being maintained as a service to the broader data networking research community.


Professor Grenville Armitage

Tel:+61 3 9214 8373
  • Engineering Manager, Transport Protocol R&D group, Netflix (As of July 20th 2018 I am no longer a paid employee of Swinburne University of Technology)
Qualifications: B.E. (Elec)(Hons), University of Melbourne, 1988. PhD, University of Melbourne, 1994.

Publications: Local list, DBLP entries, Swinburne's Research Bank

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Short Bio: here

Advice for prospective PhD students: I am NO LONGER looking for new PhD students.

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Research interests:
  • Internet For Things (I4T): Engineering the Internet to become a unified, resilient and reliable communications platform for billions of humans and orders of magnitude more devices embedded in our built environments.
  • Anything to do with IP network infrastructure (such as performance, cybersecurity, scalability, resilience and monitoring) that ultimately impacts on an end-user's experience of 'the internet'
  • Implementing and experimentally evaluating IP transport protocols and their collateral impact on real-time services
  • Fast-paced, multiplayer online games and their interactions with the underlying IP network infrastructure 
  • Immersive tools for real-time visualisation of IP network conditions and collaborative inquiry/control of network devices
  • Minimally-intrusive IP traffic clasification schemes and network monitoring (for various purposes)
  • Covert channels over IP networks - construction, evaluation and detection 
  • Improving the energy efficiency of IP networking
  • Network layer spam mitigation
  • Mobile networks and the implications of networks with more bandwidth around the edge than in the core

Last Updated: Wednesday 5-Apr-2017 10:47:49 AEST | No longer maintained. Pre-2018 was maintained and authorised by Grenville Armitage,