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CAIDA receives funding through grants, gifts, and sponsorship from governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and corporations. These pages document the plans and status of funded activities. For questions and comments specific to these funding sources or activities, please email

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CAIDA FundingPeriod of Performance
(NSF OAC-1724853) PANDA Integrated Platform for Applied Network Data Analysis We are developing a new Platform for Applied Network Data Analysis (PANDA) that will offer researchers more accessible calibrated user-friendly tools for collecting, analyzing, querying, and interpreting measurements of the Internet ecosystem. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2017 - 2022
(NSF CNS-1730661) STARDUST Sustainable Tools for Analysis and Research on Darknet Unsolicited Traffic This project aims at maintaining continued operation of the UCSD Network Telescope infrastructure and maximizing its utility to researchers from various disciplines. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2017 - 2020
(DHS S&T contract HHSP 233201600012C) SISTER Science of Internet Security: Technology and Experimental Research Using the versatile Ark measurement platform, we will conduct measurements and analysis for documented explanations of structural and dynamic aspects of the Internet infrastructure relevant to cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2016 - 2018
(AT&T 20161289) AT&T Interconnection Measuring Internet Interconnection Performance Metrics Pursuant to an FCC order 15-94, AT&T engages CAIDA as an Independent Measurement Expert to perform various duties in connection with developing a methodology for the measurement of Internet interconnection performance metrics. AT&T 2015 - 2019
(DHS S&T contract D15PC00188) Spoofer Software Systems for Surveying Spoofing Susceptibility Seeking to minimize Internet's susceptibility to spoofed DDoS attacks, we will develop, build, and operate multiple open-source software tools to assess and report on the deployment of source address validation (SAV) best anti-spoofing practices. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2015 - 2018
(NSF CNS-1513283) iLENS-NP Internet Laboratory for Empirical Network Science: Next Phase The focus of this project is on achieving greater involvement from a broader cross-section of the network research community in using the Ark infrastructure and the data products it enables. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2015 - 2018
(NSF CNS-1414177) Congestion Mapping Interconnection in the Internet: Colocation, Connectivity and Congestion In collaboration with MIT/CSAIL, we will characterize the changing nature of the Internet's topology and traffic dynamics, and describe the implications of these changes for network science, architecture, operations, and public policy. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2014 - 2017
(NSF CNS-1528148) Modeling IPv6 Adoption A Measurement-driven Computational Approach This project seeks to measure the adoption of IPv6 and characterize factors affecting IPv6 deployment. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2015 - 2018
(NSF CNS-1423659) HIJACKS Detecting and Characterizing Internet Traffic Interception Based on BGP Hijacking The objective of this project is to enable near real-time detection and characterization of traffic interception events in the global Internet. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2014 - 2017
(NSF CNS-1345286) NDN-NP Named Data Networking Next Phase The Named Data Networking Next Phase project (NDN-NP) is the next stage of a collaborative project (one of the three Future Internet Architecture Awards) for the research, development, and testbed deployment of a new Internet architecture that replaces IP with a network layer that routes directly on content names. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2014 - 2017
(NSF CNS-1513847) Economics of Contractual Arrangements for Internet Interconnections In collaboration with Georgia Tech, we evaluate and model the currently existing framework of Internet interconnections and re-design it through an interdisciplinary techno-economic perspective. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2015 - 2019
(DHS S&T cooperative agreement FA8750-12-2-0326) IMPACT Supporting Research and Development of Security Technologies through Network and Security Data Collection (formerly PREDICT) Our activities for this project include collection, curation, hosting, and distribution of active and passive Internet measurement data as well as providing advice on technical, legal, and practical aspects of the policies and procedures of the DHS Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk & Trust (IMPACT) project. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2012 - 2017
(NSF CNS-1228994) IODA Detection and analysis of large-scale Internet infrastructure outages The Internet Outage Detection and Analysis (IODA) project applies successful results in analyzing large-scale Internet outages to the development, testing, and deployment of an operational capability to detect, monitor, and characterize future episodes of Internet connectivity disruptions. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2012 - 2016
(DHS S&T N66001-12-C-0130) Internet Mapping Cartographic Capabilities for Critical Cyberinfrastructure The C4 project continued research and development efforts started under our previous contract with DHS (Leveraging the Science and Technology of Internet Mapping for Homeland Security). We developed new technologies and analysis capabilities spanning multiple research domains of the Internet measurement field to enable delivery of cybersecurity-relevant annotated maps of critical Internet resources. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2012 - 2016
(NSF CNS-1111449) Exploring the evolution of IPv6 topology, performance, and traffic This project, in collaboration with the Naval Postgraduate School, seeks to characterize the status of IPv6 deployment while simultaneously advancing the state-of-the-art in network measurement science and technology. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2012 - 2016
(NSF OCI-1127500) SDCI-DatCat Metadata Management Software Tools to Support Cybersecurity Research and Development of Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure. The focus of this project is on enhancing the utility of Internet Measurement Data Catalog (IMDC) for the needs of cybersecurity and cyberinfrastructure research community as well as in support of the new NSF Data Sharing Policy. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2011 - 2014
(NSF CNS-1039646) NDN Named Data Networking (First Phase) The main goal of this collaborative project (one of the four Future Internet Architecture Awards) is research, development, and testbed deployment of a new Internet architecture that replaces IP with a network layer that routes directly on content names. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2010 - 2014
(NSF CNS-1059439) Telescope A Real-time Lens into Dark Address Space of the Internet We are expanding our existing network telescope instrumentation to capture unique global data elucidating macroscopic events (large-scale attacks, malware spread, censorship, and geophysical disasters such as earthquakes) and make these data available to vetted security researchers. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2011 - 2014
(NSF CNS-0964236) Routing / NetSE Discovering Hyperbolic Metric Spaces Hidden Beneath the Internet and Other Complex Networks In researching the development and evaluation of solutions to the impending routing scalability problems, we focus on two related sub-topics: greedy routing based on hidden metric spaces underlying real networks; and the relationship between routing efficiency and the structure of the network topology. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2010 - 2014
(NSF CNS-0958547) iLENS Internet Laboratory for Empirical Network Science The goal of the iLENS project was to develop the active measurement infrastructure Archipelago (Ark), providing academic researchers with an unprecedented laboratory in which to quickly design, implement, and easily coordinate the execution of experiments across a widely distributed set of dedicated monitors. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2010 - 2014
(NSF OCI-0963073) IRNC-SP Sustainable data-handling and analysis methodologies for the IRNC networks The goal of this IRNC Special Project was to identify and support the measurement priorities of the International Research Network Connections community. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2010 - 2014
(DARPA grant HR0011-12-1-0012) Dynamic Graphs Universal Laws of Structural Dynamics of Large Scale Graphs The main goal of this project is to develop a mathematically rigorous model describing dynamic graphs of complex networks evolving in time. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) 2012 - 2013
(NSF CNS-1017064) NetSE-Econ The Economics of Transit and Peering Interconnections in the Internet Developing and verifying a model of AS interconnection, we study various interconnection practices, the stability and dynamics of interdomain links, and economic properties of the resulting equilibrium. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2010 - 2013
(DHS N66001-08-C-2029) Cybersecurity Leveraging the Science and Technology of Internet Mapping for Homeland Security Applying a decade of experience in Internet topology measurement, analysis, modeling, and visualization to DHS' immediate cybersecurity needs to understand and protect essential U.S. information infrastructure. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2008 - 2012
(DHS S&T contract D07PC75579) PREDICT Supporting Research and Development of Security Technologies through Network and Security Data Collection Our primary activities for this project include collection, curation, hosting, and distribution of active and passive Internet measurement data as well as providing advice on technical, legal, and practical aspects of PREDICT policies and procedures. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2007 - 2012
(Cisco) Cisco Funding in support of Empirical Internet Research and Measurement Includes three separate Cisco grants: Analysis & Visualization of IP Connectivity, Analysis & Visualization of BGP Connectivity Among Autonomous Systems, and COMMONS (Cooperative Measurement and Modeling of Open Networked Systems) Cisco Corporation 2003 - 2005
(NSF 05-51542) CONMI Toward Community-Oriented Network Measurement Infrastructure Upgrading both of our current measurement infrastructures (passive and active) to provide the research community data from the wide area Internet that will target the need for validation of current and proposed efforts in large-scale network modeling, simulation, empirical analysis, and architecture development. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2006 - 2010
(NSF OAC-0427144) DNS-ITR Improving the Integrity of Domain Name System (DNS) Monitoring and Protection The primary objective of the DNS-ITR project was to provide much needed data in support of the DNS research. The data collection and analysis methods, services and tools resulting from this project are essential to protecting the robustness and advancing the development of the global Internet. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2004 - 2009
(NSF CNS-0722070) NeTS-FIND Greedy Routing on Hidden Metric Spaces as a Foundation of Scalable Routing Architectures without Topology Updates The ultimate goal of this NeTS-FIND project is to find the hidden spaces underlying real networks and to identify node coordinates in them. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2007 - 2010
(NSF 0434996) NeTS-NR Toward Mathematically Rigorous Next-Generation Routing Protocols for Realistic Network Topologies Our agenda has three related and clearly defined tasks: 1) execute the next step on the path toward construction of practically acceptable next-generation routing protocols based on mathematically rigorous routing algorithms; 2) validate the applicability of the above algorithms against several sources of real Internet topology data; 3) build and evaluate a model for Internet topology evolution, which reflects fundamental laws of evolution of large-scale networks. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2004 - 2008
NSF Trust Quantitative Network Security Analysis Developing a combination of network analysis techniques and network measurement infrastructure to analyze large-scale Internet security threats. National Science Foundation (NSF)2003 - 2007
Trends Correlating Heterogeneous Measurement Data to Achieve System-Level Analysis of Internet Traffic Trends The complexity in managing or repairing damage to the system can only be navigated with sustained understanding of the evolving commercial Internet infrastructure. The research and tools proposed under this effort lead to such insights. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2003 - 2007
NCS Routing Analysis and Peering Policy for Enhancing Internet Performance and Security Developing techniques for correlating massive volumes of Internet routing and topology data, and developing and enhancing tools aimed at improving the community's ability to model realistic inter-domain Internet routing behavior. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2001 - 2005
BW-EST Bandwidth Estimation We improve existing techniques and tools, and test and integrate them into DOE and other network infrastructures. Department of Energy (DOE)2001 - 2004
NMS Network Modeling and Simulation This project involves development of tools, collection of data, and performance of analyses aimed at supporting the network modeling and simulation communities. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) 2001 - 2004
Connectivity Ranking of Autonomous Systems To extend and improve our methodology for deriving and depicting this connectivity ranking, we would like to extend the project in two ways: 1) Automate the rankings of AS connectivity as inferred from large scale active topology probes, and 2) Identify and depict exchange points and their influence on AS inter-connectivity and these rankings. Cisco Corportation 2003 - 2003
Advanced Techniques to Detect and Control Global Security Threats We continue and extend our research and analysis of connectivity among autonomous systems. Cisco Corportation 2002 - 2003
NGI Next-Generation Internet Focusing on the development of tools to automate the discovery and visualization of Internet topology and peering relationships, monitor and analyze Internet traffic behavior on high speed links, detect and control resource use (security), and provide for storage and analysis of data collected in aforementioned efforts. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) 1997 - 2001

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