I am an associate professor in the computer science department at Tufts University. My research interests span networking and distributed systems. My current interests include cloud and mobile systems, wide area networking, and future Internet architectures. I am also interested in designing technologies for social impact (autistic contexts, civic participation, developing regions, etc). My students and I are part of the NAT(Networking At Tufts) group.
Earlier, I completed my PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, a post-doc from Microsoft Research, UK, and undergrad from LUMS. I was also a visiting professor at LUMS in Fall 2011.
Note for Tufts undergrads: If you are interested in doing research with me, please shoot me an email. I have ongoing projects in mobile computing, cloud and data center networking, Internet architecture and protocols, and technologies for social impact.
NSDI 2022 (TPC || ACM SoCC 2022 || ICNP 2021 (TPC) || ACM SIGCOMM 2020 Poster Session (TPC) || NENS 2019 (Co-Chair) || ACM CoNext 2018 (TPC) || SoCC 2018 (TPC) || ACM ICN 2018 (Travel Grant Co-Chair) ||ACM Turing 50th Conference (Deputy Program Chair) || SIGCOMM Mentoring Co-Chair (2015, 2016, 2017) || SOCC 2017 || NENS (co-organizer) (2015, 2016) || SIGCOMM CCR Area Chair 2015-16 || PAM 2016 || ICNP 2015 || ANCS 2015 || ICNP 2014
Spring 2023 - CS-185: Computing for Developing Regions (regularly offered since Spring 2016)
Fall 2022 - CS112: Networks (regularly offered since Fall 2014)
Spring 2016 - COMP150: Rethinking the Internet Architecture
Fall 2014 - COMP 150: Cloud Computing
- Improving Performance of Cloud Systems
Past: Baraat [SIGCOMM'14a], PASE [SIGCOMM'14b]
- Wide Area Networking and Future Internet Architectures
ReWAN [CoNext''20, HotNets'15]
Past: XIA, Tapa
- Technologies for Social Impact
Free Communication Using Missed Calls [CHI'2020]
Augmented Reality for Collaboration (CSCW 2021, CHI'19-late breaking work)
Augmented Reality for Autism (ASSETS 2022)
Selected Publications (full list)
"Network Resource Management as a Database Problem"
Hafiz Mohsin Bashir, Abdullah Bin Faisal, and Fahad R Dogar
ACM SoCC 2022.
Designing a Customizable Picture-Based Augmented Reality Application For Therapists and Educational Professionals Working in Autistic Contexts
Tooba Ahsen, Christina Yu, Amanda O'Brien, Ralf W Schlosser, Howard C Shane, Dylan Oesch-Emmel, Eileen T Crehan, and Fahad Dogar
ACM ASSETS 2022
The Effects of Network Outages on User Experience in Augmented Reality Based Remote Collaboration - An Empirical Study
Tooba Ahsen, Zi Yi Lim, Aaron Gardony, Holly Taylor, J P de Ruiter, and Fahad Dogar
ACM CSCW 2021
"Judicious QoS using Cloud Overlays"
O Haq, C Doucette, JW Byers, and Fahad R. Dogar
ACM CoNext 2020
"MissIt: Using Missed Calls for Free, Extremely Low Bit-Rate Communication in Developing Regions"
Fahad R Dogar*, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi*, Ali Raza Tariq, Ghulam Murtaza, Abeer Ahmad, and Nathan Stocking
ACM CHI 2020 (* - joint lead/contact authors)
"Reducing Tail Latency Using Duplication: A Multi-Tiered Approach"
Hafiz Mohsin Bashir, Abdullah Bin Faisal, Muhammad Asim Jamshed, Peter Vondras, Ali Musa Iftikhar, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, and Fahad R Dogar
ACM CoNEXT 2019. arXiv version
"Workload Adaptive Flow Scheduling"
Abdullah Bin Faisal, Hafiz M Bashir, Ihsan A. Qazi, Zartash Uzmi, and Fahad R. Dogar
ACM CoNEXT 2018
"Towards Slack-Aware Networking"
Fahad R. Dogar
ACM SIGCOMM CCR, April 2018
"Measuring and Improving the Reliability of Wide-Area Cloud Paths"
Osama Haq, Mamoon Raja, and Fahad R. Dogar
"Load Balancing Over Symmetric Virtual Topologies"
Syed M. Irteza, Hafiz Mohsin Bashir, Talal Anwar, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, Fahad R. Dogar
IEEE Infocom 2017
"Towards a Redundancy Aware Network Stack for Data Centers"
Ali Musa Iftikhar, Fahad R. Dogar, and Ihsan Ayyub Qazi
ACM HotNets 2016
"Leveraging the Power of Cloud for Reliable Wide Area Communication"
Osama Haq and Fahad R. Dogar
ACM HotNets 2015
"Friends, not Foes -- Synthesizing Existing Transport Strategies for Data Center Networks"
Ali Munir, Ghufran Baig, Syed Irteza, Ihsan Qazi, Alex Liu, and Fahad R. Dogar
ACM SIGCOMM 2014
"Decentralized Task-aware Scheduling for Data Center Networks"
Fahad R Dogar, Thomas Karagiannis, Hitesh Ballani, and Ant Rowstron
ACM SIGCOMM 2014. slides
"Architecting for Edge Diversity: Supporting Rich Services Over an Unbundled Transport"
Fahad R Dogar and Peter Steenkiste
ACM CoNext 2012
"XIA: Efficient Support for Evolvable Internetworking"
Dongsu Han, Ashok Anand, Fahad R. Dogar, Boyan Li, Hyoentaek Lim, Michel Machado, Arvind Mukundan, W. Wu, A. Akella, Dave Andersen, J Byers, Srini Seshan, and Peter Steenkiste
Usenix NSDI 2012.
"XIA: An Architecture for an Evolvable and Trustworthy Internet",
Dongsu Han, Ashok Anand, Fahad R. Dogar, Boyan Li, Hyoentaek Lim, Michel Machado, W. Wu, A. Akella, Dave Andersen, J Byers, Srini Seshan, and Peter Steenkiste
ACM Hotnets 2011.
"Catnap: Exploiting High Bandwidth Wireless Interfaces to Save Energy for Mobile Devices",
Fahad R. Dogar, Peter Steenkiste, and Dina Papagiannaki
ACM MobiSys 2010
"Ditto: A System for Opportunistic Caching in Multi-Hop Wireless Mesh Networks"
Fahad R. Dogar, Amar Phanishayee, Himabindu Pucha, Olatunji Ruwase, and David Andersen
ACM MOBICOM 2008