Nick Duffield holds the Royce E. Wisenbaker Professorship I in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University and is Director of the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS). From 1995 until 2013, he worked at AT&T Labs-Research, Florham Park, NJ, where he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and an AT&T Fellow. He previously held post-doctoral and faculty positions in Dublin, Ireland, and Heidelberg, Germany. He received a BA in Natural Sciences in 1982 and an MMath in 1983 from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a PhD in Mathematical Physics from the University of London, U.K., in 1987.
Duffield’s research concerns data science and computer networking, with current projects involving algorithms for data streaming and machine learning, computer network measurement and resilience, and applications of data science to transportation, agriculture and hydrology. He is an author or co-author on over 160 publications in the areas of Data Science and computer networking and holds 55 US patents. His work on internet measurement and analytics has been implemented in internet systems, services and standards. Duffield’s work at Texas A&M has received support from the National Science Foundation, DARPA, Google, and Intel. In his TAMIDS role he leads and supports development of programs that promote research, education and training in Data Science.
Duffield is an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, an IET Fellow, and received the ACM SIGMETRICS Test-of-Time award in 2012 and 2013 for work in network tomography. He is Editor-at-Large for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, was founding Chief Editor for Big Data Network at Frontiers, and was TPC Co-Chair for the 2019 ACM SIGMETRICS / IFIP Performance Conference.