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.


Shiva Pokhrel

PhD Candidate, CAIA

Faculty of Science Engineering and Technology

Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne

Tel:+61 3 9214  4846, :+61 42156  8973
: spokhrel(at),sthadmk(at)


  • PhD in multipath TCP analysis and dynamics control over wireless, thesis submission by FEB 2017
  • Trained in performance analysis, rigorous stochastic modelling, online optimization, experiments, congestion and distributed dynamics control
  • Gold Medal in Master of Computer Engineering (CGPA: 4.00/4.00)
  • Published IEEE A* Journals (for e.g. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing) and IEEE conferences
  • 5 years of relevant Telecom Industry Experience

Academic Experience:

  • 2007-2012: Lecturer (part-time), NCIT Pokhara University
  • 2013-Now: Lecturer/Tutor (Sessional), Swinburne University

Industrial Experience:

  • 2007-2012: Telcom Engineer, Nepal Telecom

Research Interests:

Distributed Optimization, Data Analytics, Real-time Control, Wireless Networking, LTE, IEEE 802.11 MAC, Multipath TCP
  • Design, analysis and optimization of networked systems and protocols
  • Artificial Intelligence, Stochastic modelling, control and online optimization
  • IT Logistics, Database algorithm design, Network, Transport layer protocol design
  • Data Analytics, Experiments, Digital simulation of wireless channels

Research Outcomes: Google Scholar

Selected IEEE Journals
  • Fair Co-existence of Regular and Multipath TCP over Wireless Last-mile, IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing, under revision, 2017
  • Analytical Modeling of Multipath TCP over Last-mile Wireless, IEEE Transactions on Networking, Jan 2017 pdf
  • TCP performance over WiFi: Joint Impact of Buffer and Channel Losses, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2016 pdf
  • Performance Analysis of TCP NewReno over a Cellular Last-Mile: Buffer and Channel Losses, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2015 pdf
Selected IEEE Conferences
  • Performance Modelling and Evaluation of V2I Video Surveillance System, IEEE, 2015
  • Enhanced optimization of field based routing for macro mobility in IEEE 802.11 s mesh, particle swarm optimization, IEEE, 2014
  • Global optimization of field based routing in wireless mesh network(GOFBR-WMN), particle swarm optimization, IEEE, 2013
Reports and Seminars
  • Analytical modeling of multipath TCP over Wireless link
  • TCP Performance over Wi-Fi link
  • Modeling TCP over Wireless, State of the Art & Future Directions link
Last Updated: Saturday 25-Feb-2017 10:55:09 AEDT | Maintained by: Shiva Raj Pokhrel ( | Authorised by: Grenville Armitage (