Current Positions

  • 2014 to present: Texas A&M University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Full Professor (with tenure)
  • 2018 to present: Director, Texas A&M Institute of Data Science
  • 2020 to present: Texas A&M College of Engineering, Royce E Wisenbaker Professorship I

Current and Recent Positions, Affiliations and Professional Service

  • 2015 to present: Professor by Courtesy, Texas A&M Computer Science and Engineering
  • 2014 to present: Editor-at-Large, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
  • 2018 to present: Executive Board, Center for Geospatial Sciences, Applications and Technology (GEOSAT)
  • 2015-2019: Member of Board of Directors, ACM Sigmetrics
  • 2014-2019: Chief Editor for Big Data Networks, Frontiers in ICT
  • 2019-2020: TEES Research Professor




  • Fall 2018, 2019 ECEN 758 Data Mining and Analysis
  • Spring 2015, 2016, Fall 2017, ECEN 689 Data Mining and Analysis
  • Fall 2014, Fall 2015: ECEN 689 Data Science for Communications Networks

Current Students

  • Mahmood Ettehad (Texas A&M Mathematics)
  • Yixiao Feng (Texas A&M Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Ziyi Zhang (Texas A&M Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Peiman Mosheni (Texas A&M Computer Science and Engineering)

Graduated Students

  • Liangzhen Xia, Facebook (Texas A&M Electrical and Computer Engineering, MS 2017)
  • Arash Abdollahzadeh, Chevron (Texas A&M Electrical and Computer Engineering, BS 2019)
  • Yunhong Xu, Facebook (Texas A&M Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD 2020)
  • Hanzi Mao, Facebook AI (Texas A&M Computer Science and Engineering, PhD 2020)

Current Research Projects and Collaborators

  • AI Applications to Video Imaging in Transportation
    • Amir Behzadan (Texas A&M Construction Science)
    • Yalong Pi (Texas A&M Construction Science)
    • Tim Lomax (Texas A&M Transportation Institute)
  • Research Organizational Intelligence
    • Jack Baldauf (Texas A&M Division of Research)
    • Bruce Herbert (Texas A&M Libraries)
    • Jian Tao (TAMIDS / HPRC / TEES)
  • Machine Learning on Graphs
    • Krishna Narayan (Texas A&M Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Xiaoning Qian (Texas A&M Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Arman Hasanzadeh (Texas A&M Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD Student)
    • Eshan Hajiramezenali (Texas A&M Electrical and Computer Engineering, Phd Student)
  • Streaming Algorithms for Graph Sampling
  • Data Science in Hydrology
    • Dhruva Kathuria (Texas A&M Biological and Agricultural Engineering), PhD student)
    • Binayak Mohanty (Texas A&M Biological and Agricultural Engineering)
  • Network Resilience through Tomography
    • Mahmood Ettehad (Texas A&M Math Phd Student, as advisor)
    • Kyriakos Manouskis (Applied Communication Sciences)
    • Gregory Berkolaiko (Texas A&M Mathmatics)
    • Anirban Bhattacharya (Texas A&M Statistics)
  • Advanced Traffic Measurement and Analysis Platforms
    • K.K. Ramakrishnan (UC Riverside)
    • Yixiao Feng (Texas A&M Electrical and Computer Engineering, as advisor)
  • Read more about current opportunities

Recent Completed Projects

  • Rough Paths in Data Analytics
    • Ni Hao (University of Oxford, Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance)
    • Weijung Xu (University of Warwick, Mathematics Institute)
  • Big Data in Transportation
    • Byron Chigoy (Texas Transportation Institute, Research Specialist)
    • Shawn Turner ( Texas Transportation Institute, Division Head for Mobility)
  • Measurement in Software Defined Networking
    • Bin Liu (Tsinghua University
    • Hao Wu (Tsinghua University)
    • Yunhong Xu (Texas A&M ECE PhD Student, as advisor)
    • Minlan Yu (University of Southern California)

Recent Research Funding

  • EAGER: Real-Time: Learning-Mediated Control for Traffic Shaping, National Science Foundation, Award 1839816, 10/1/2018-9/30/2020, PI N. Duffield, Co-PI’s, K. Narayanan, S. Shakkottai, A. Talebpour,  Total $300,000 / Duffield $75,000
  • Advanced Traffic Analysis For Network Virtualization, 07/20/2018 to 08/31/2018, PI N. Duffield, $61,743
  • EAGER: III: Adaptive Sampling of Massive Graph Streams, National Science Foundation, Award 1848596 , 09/01/2018 to 08/21/2020, PI N. Duffield, Total $200,488 / Duffield $200,488
  • NeTS: Small: Collaborative Research: Distributed Approximate Packet Classification, National Science Foundation, Award 1618030, 9/1/2016-8/31/2019. PIs Nick Duffield (Texas A&M) & Minlan Yu (Yale). Total $350,996 / Duffield $198,346.
  • DEDUCE: Distributed Enclave Defense Using Configurable Edges. DARPA $11,500,000, 7/1/2015-6/30/2018, Applied Communication Sciences. Texas A&M Subaward, PI: Nick Duffield. Total $11,500,000 / Duffield $389,872
  • Traffic Measurement from High-level Names in Software Defined Networking, Google Faculty Research Award, 2015,  $79,992, PIs N.G. Duffield and Minlan Yu (Yale).
  • Approximation Methods for Massive Graph Analytics, Intel Corporation, 2016, PI N.G. Duffield, $30,000
  • Understanding Multi-Scale Hydrology: Fusion of BIG DATA from Ground Networks and Space-Based Satellites, Texas A&M Big Data Seed Grant, January 2016, PI: Binayak Mohanty (Texas A&M Biological and Agricultural Engineering); co-PI: N. Duffield. Total $50,000./ Duffield $25,000
  • Improving Understanding of 
Travel Behavior and Transportation Systems through Big Data Analytics, Texas A&M Big Data Seed Grant, January 2016, PI: Shawn Turner (Texas A&M Transportation Institute) co-PI: N. Duffield. Total $50,000 / Duffield $25,000
  • Boosting Attack Identification through Correlated System & Network Monitoring. Texas A&M Cybersecurity Seed Grant, January 2016,. PI: N. Duffield, co-PI: Guofei Gu (Texas A&M Computer Science and Engineering). Total  $50,000 / Duffield $25,000

Recent Short Term Research Visits

  • 7/17/2017-7/28/2017, Alan Turing Institute, London, UK
  • 7/3/2017-7/14/2017, Computer Science, University of Warwick, UK
  • 6/20/2016-7/15/2016, Intel Research, Santa Clara, CA
  • 7/1/2015-7/31/2015, Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance

 Recent Talks

  • 3/29/2017: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2/6/2017: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • 12/5/2016: Keynote, 2016 BigGraphs Workshop at IEEE BigData’16, Washington, DC
  • 11/29/2016: Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • 7/13/2016: Intel Research, Santa Clara, CA
  • 7/8/2016: University of Southern California
  • 1/21/2016: Informatics Institute, University of Florida
  • 11/2015: University of Texas at Austin
  • 12/6/2014: Keynote, IPCCC, Austin TX
  • 9/12/2014: Invited talk, Heilbronn Conference, Bristol, UK
  • 8/2014: Sampling for Big Data: A Tutorial (with G. Cormode), ACM SIGKDD 2014
  • 2/26/2014: Big Data Lecture Series, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • 2/11/2014: Computer Engineering Eminent Scholar Seminar, Texas A&M University
  • 12/10/2013: Facebook, Menlo Park CA
  • 12/10/2013: Google, Mountain View CA
  • 11/13/2013: Invited Speaker and Panelist, Big Data in the Mathematical Sciences, Warwick University
  • 09/11/2013: Keynote Speaker, ITC 25, Shanghai

Recent Service

  • Technical Program Committee, WWW 2018
  • Technical Program Committee, IEEE Big Data Conference 2017
  • Technical Program Committee, IFIP Performance 2017
  • Program Committee 2016 BigGraphs Workshop at IEEE BigData’16
  • Scientific Programme Committee, 9th Bernoulli/IMS World Congress in Probability and Statistics, Toronto 2016
  • Chief Editor for Big Data, Frontiers in ICT, since October 2014
  • Editor-at-Large, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, since September 2014
  • TPC, International Workshop on Traffic Monitoring Analysis (TMA). Barcelona, April 2015
  • TPC, IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP 2014
  • TPC, Workshop on MAthematical performance Modeling and Analysis, MAMA 2014
  • TPC Co-Chair, IFIP Performance 2013,

Previous Positions and Education

  • 2013-2014: Rutgers University / DIMACS, NJ: Research Professor
  • 1995-2013: AT&T Labs-Research, NJ:  Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (final level) and AT&T Fellow.
  • 1986-1995: Post-doc and faculty positions in Dublin, Ireland and Heidelberg, Germany.
  • 1983-1986: Queen Mary College, University of London, PhD, Mathematical Physics (1987)
  • 1979-1983: Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, BA Natural Sciences (1982) and MMath (Part III Maths, 1983), MA (1986)

Previous Research Areas