CAIDA Funding

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 info@caida.org.

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FANTAILFacilitating Advances in Network Topology Analysis CCRI-FANTAIL
We propose to develop a system to enable discovery of the full potential value of massive raw Internet end-to-end path measurement data sets.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-1925729)
2019-092022-08
SLAMStrategies for Large-Scale IPv6 Active Mapping CNS-SLAM
This is a collaborative project co-led by Professor Robert Beverly of Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Measurement and Analysis of Network Data. We propose to rigorously investigate, develop, and evaluate Strategies for Large-Scale IPv6 Active Mapping (SLAM), with three inter-related and complementary thrusts: measurement strategies that can amplify our coverage by orders of magnitude; innovations in IPv6-specific algorithms to infer router-level topologies; and analysis and remediation of security and privacy risks that our measurements reveal.
Principal Investigators: kc claffyAaron Schulman
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-1901517)
2019-092022-08
MADDVIPRMapping DNS DDoS Vulnerabilities to Improve Protection and Prevention USNL MADDVIPR
In collaboration with researchers from the University of Twente, Netherlands, we will perform comprehensive analysis of the DDoS attacks targeting the DNS and assess vulnerabilities that threaten the resilience of the DNS under such DDoS attacks.
Principal Investigators: Alberto Dainottikc claffy
Department of Homeland Security
(DHS S&T CA FA8750-19-2-0004)
2018-112021-12
DIBBS-PANDAIntegrated Platform for Applied Network Data Analysis DIBBS-PANDA
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.
Principal Investigators: kc claffyAlberto DainottiBradley Huffaker
National Science Foundation
(NSF OAC-1724853)
2017-092021-12
PacketLabA Universal Measurement Endpoint Interface NeTS PacketLab
This project aims to answer several fundamental questions in network measurement including 1) how to express measurement experiments using a small number of measurement primitives; 2) whether experiment logic can be effectively moved off the endpoint conducting the measurement; and 3) how measurement platform operators can ensure conformance to their platform policies while encouraging resource sharing.
Principal Investigators: Kirill Levchenkokc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-1764055NSF CNS-1903612)
2018-072021-09
PENMANPerformance Evaluation Network Measurements and Analytics DARPA-PENMAN
The project's goal is to improve substantially the ability of a third party to ascertain the presence of performance bottlenecks along a given path of interest, and identify physical attributes of that bottleneck.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
(DARPA CA HR00112020014)
2020-032021-08
MapKITInvestigating the Susceptibility of the Internet Topology to Country-level Connectivity Disruption and Manipulation SATC MapKIT
In collaboration with Paul Barford (University of Wisconsin-Madison), we seek to develop methodologies to highlight and quantify macroscopic vulnerabilities of the Internet infrastructure, especially from the perspective of cyberterrorist attacks and cyber-conflicts between nation-states.
Principal Investigator: Alberto Dainotti
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-1705024)
2017-082021-07
zzz KISMETKnowledge of Internet Structure: Measurement, Epistemology, and Technology Convergence Accelerator Phase I (RAISE)
We propose to explore the feasibility of codifying an Open Knowledge Network (OKN) about properties of the Internet identifier system - the domain names and addresses that represent communication entities - and the rich structural relationships among these entities.
Principal Investigators: kc claffyGeoffrey Voelker
National Science Foundation
(NSF C-ACCEL OIA-1937165)
2019-092021-05
zzz Cisco URB 2002 AutorankConnectivity Ranking of Autonomous Systems Cisco URB 2002 Autorank
To extend and improve our methodology for deriving and depicting CAIDA's AS connectivity ranking, we would like to extend the project in two ways.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
Cisco Systems, Inc.
2002-072003-06
zzz RAPID-SPEEDTESTMeasuring Critical Infrastructure for Coronavirus-related Congestion RAPID-SPEEDTEST
We propose to orchestrate multiple speed tests across critical paths from the cloud to test servers inside access ISPs, obtain lists of available speed test servers in the US, and then execute speed tests from cloud instances using automated headless browser scripts.
Principal Investigators: Ka Pui Mokkc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-2028506)
2020-042020-10
zzz QUINCE Term 2Quality of User Internet Customer Experience - a Reactive Crowdsourcing-based QoE Monitoring Platform NTT QUINCE 2
We are developing a framework which integrates existing network measurement infrastructures and crowdsourcing platforms to measure the Quality-of-Experience on network paths. In the second term, we aim to collect more than 10,000 QoE measurements.
Principal Investigators: Ka Pui Mokkc claffy
Nippon Telegraph And Telephone West Corporation
(NTT Joint Experiment Agreement 20193641)
2019-032020-02
zzz Censorship OutagesAn Observatory for Realtime Monitoring and Analysis of Internet Blackouts Caused by Censorship OTF Censorship Outages
We are creating an observatory for Internet shutdowns caused by censorship and seek to make this platform as useful as possible to the general public
Principal Investigator: Alberto Dainotti
Open Technology Fund
(Radio Free Asia contract 1002-2019-009)
2019-112020-10
zzz Censorship OutagesAn Observatory for Realtime Monitoring and Analysis of Internet Blackouts Caused by Censorship RFA Observatory
We are creating an observatory for Internet shutdowns caused by censorship and seek to make this platform as useful as possible to the general public.
Principal Investigator: Alberto Dainotti
Radio Free Asia
(Radio Free Asia contract 1002-2018-027)
2018-122019-10
zzz ARTEMISExperimental Deployment of the ARTEMIS BGP Hijacking Detection Prototype in Research and Educational Networks EAGER-ARTEMIS
In collaboration with INSPIRE group (FORTH, Greece) we will carry out a first experimental assisted deployment of our Automatic and Real-Time dEtection and Mitigation System (ARTEMIS) in selected research and educational networks in the U.S.
Principal Investigators: Alberto DainottiAlistair King
National Science Foundation
(NSF OAC-1848641)
2018-092019-08
zzz ASPIREAugment Spoofer Project to Improve Remediation Efforts DDoS-ASPIRE
This is a collaborative project co-led by Matthew Luckie of the University of Waikato's Computing & Mathematical Sciences Department. The overarching objective of our project is to promote using Source Address Validation Best Current Practices (SAV BCP) by networks around the world.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
Department of Homeland Security
(DHS S&T contract 140D7018C0010)
2018-092018-10
zzz IODA-NPMulti-source Realtime Detection of Macroscopic Internet Connectivity Disruption PARIDINE IODA-NP
The focus of this project is on detection and characterization of large-scale Internet outages significatnly affecting large geographic regions or specific Internet operators.
Principal Investigator: Alberto Dainotti
Department of Homeland Security
(DHS contract 70RSAT18CB0000015)
2018-072020-01
zzz ASSISTSAdvancing Scientific Study of Internet Security and Topological Stability IMPACT-ASSISTS
CAIDA participates in the Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk & Trust (IMPACT) program as a Data Provider and as a Decision Analytics-as-a-Service Provider.
Principal Investigators: kc claffyAlberto Dainotti
Department of Homeland Security
(DHS CA FA8750-18-2-0049)
2017-122020-08
zzz CIRIQuantifying Interdependencies of the Logical/Physical Internet topologies COE CIRI
We seek to quantify the impact of observed outages and evaluate the interdependencies of the logical and physical Internet topologies.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
Department of Homeland Security
(DHS Center of Excellence Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (COE CIRI), Grant Award 2015-ST-061-CIRC01, Subaward 077083-16369)
2017-072018-06
zzz QUINCEQuality of User Internet Customer Experience - a Reactive Crowdsourcing-based QoE Monitoring Platform NTT QUINCE
We are developing a framework which integrates existing network measurement infrastructures and crowdsourcing platforms to measure the Quality-of-Experience on network paths.
Principal Investigators: kc claffyAmogh Dhamdhere
Nippon Telegraph And Telephone West Corporation
(NTT Joint Experiment)
2018-012018-11
zzz STARDUSTSustainable Tools for Analysis and Research on Darknet Unsolicited Traffic CNS-STARDUST
This project aims at maintaining continued operation of the UCSD Network Telescope infrastructure and maximizing its utility to researchers from various disciplines.
Principal Investigators: Alberto DainottiAlistair King
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-1730661)
2017-102021-03
zzz SISTERScience of Internet Security: Technology and Experimental Research SISTER
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.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
Department of Homeland Security
(DHS S&T contract HHSP 233201600012C)
2016-052018-11
zzz PREDICT-IMPACTSupporting Research and Development of Security Technologies through Network and Security Data Collection DHS PREDICT-IMPACT
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.
Principal Investigators: kc claffyAlberto Dainotti
Department of Homeland Security
(DHS S&T CA FA8750-12-2-0326DHS S&T NBCHC070133)
2012-092017-09
zzz AT&T InterconnectionMeasuring Internet Interconnection Performance Metrics AT&T Interconnection
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.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
AT&T
2015-112019-10
zzz iLENS-NPInternet Laboratory for Empirical Network Science: Next Phase CNS-ILENS-NP
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.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-1513283)
2015-082019-07
zzz Econ ContractEconomics of Contractual Arrangements for Internet Interconnections CNS Econ-Contract
In collaboration with Constantine Dovrolis (Georgia Tech), we will evaluate and model the currently existing framework of Internet interconnections and re-design it through an interdisciplinary techno-economic perspective.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-1513847)
2015-102019-09
zzz IPv6 AdoptionA Measurement-driven Computational Approach CNS-IPv6 Adoption
This project seeks to measure the adoption of IPv6 and characterize factors affecting IPv6 deployment.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-1528148)
2015-102018-09
zzz SpooferSoftware Systems for Surveying Spoofing Susceptibility DHS Spoofer
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.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
Department of Homeland Security
(DHS S&T contract D15PC00188)
2015-082018-07
zzz IODADetection and analysis of large-scale Internet infrastructure outages CNS-IODA
The Internet Outage Detection and Analysis (IODA) project will apply 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.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-1228994)
2012-092016-08
zzz HIJACKSDetecting and Characterizing Internet Traffic Interception based on BGP Hijacking CNS HIJACKS
The objective of this project is to enable near real-time detection and characterization of traffic interception events in the global Internet.
Principal Investigator: Alberto Dainotti
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-1423659)
2014-082019-01
zzz NDN-NPNamed Data Networking Next Phase CNS NDN-NP
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.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-1345286)
2014-052018-04
zzz CongestionMapping Interconnection in the Internet: Colocation, Connectivity and Congestion CNS-Congestion
In collaboration with David Clark (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.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-1414177)
2014-102018-09
zzz Dynamic GraphsUniversal Laws of Structural Dynamics of Large Scale Graphs ULSD DARPA
The main goal of this project is to develop a mathematically rigorous model describing dynamic graphs of complex networks evolving in time.
Principal Investigator: Dmitri Krioukov
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
(DARPA grant HR0011-12-1-0012)
2012-092013-09
zzz Internet MappingCartographic Capabilities for Critical Cyberinfrastructure CNS-C4
This page describes the results of research and development efforts funded by contract N66001-12-C-0130 with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (September 2012 - July 2016) and co-funded by the NSF grant CNS-1513283 (started in August 2015). This contract currently continues through an exercised optional six month final phase ending September 2016.
Principal Investigators: kc claffyAlberto Dainotti
Department of Homeland Security National Science Foundation
(DHS contract N66001-12-C-0130NSF CNS-1513283)
2012-092016-07
zzz DatCatMetadata Management Software Tools to Support Cybersecurity Research and Development of Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure NSF OCI DatCat
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.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF OCI-1127500)
2011-082014-12
zzz IPv6 EvolutionExploring the evolution of IPv6: topology, performance, and traffic CNS NeTS IPv6
This project (in collaboration with Robert Beverly, 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.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-1111449)
2012-052016-04
zzz TelescopeA Real-time Lens into Dark Address Space of the Internet CNS CRI Telescope
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.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-1059439)
2011-072014-06
zzz NDN-FIANamed Data Networking First Phase CNS NDN-FIA
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.
Principal Investigators: Dmitri Krioukovkc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-1039646)
2010-092014-08
zzz Interconnection EconomicsThe economics of transit and peering interconnections in the Internet CNS NetSE Econ
Developing and verifying a model of AS interconnection, we propose to study various interconnection practices, the stability and dynamics of interdomain links, and economic properties of the resulting equilibrium.
Principal Investigators: kc claffyAmogh Dhamdhere
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-1017064)
2010-082013-07
zzz Routing / NetSEDiscovering Hyperbolic Metric Spaces Hidden Beneath the Internet and Other Complex Networks CNS NetSE
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.
Principal Investigators: Dmitri Krioukovkc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-0964236)
2010-042014-03
zzz iLENSInternet Laboratory for Empirical Network Science CNS-iLENS
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.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-0958547)
2010-032014-02
zzz IRNCSustainable data-handling and analysis methodologies for the IRNC networks OCI IRNC-SP
The goal of this IRNC Special Project was to identify and support the measurement priorities of the International Research Network Connections community.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF OCI-0963073)
2010-032014-02
zzz CybersecurityLeveraging the Science and Technology of Internet Mapping for Homeland Security DHS Cybersecurity
CAIDA proposed to apply 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.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
Department of Homeland Security
(DHS N66001-08-C-2029)
2008-032012-06
zzz AtomsAtomized Routing NLNet Atoms
CAIDA is researching and implementing modifications to BGP routing that aggregate prefixes into equivalence classes (policy atoms) based on common AS path from a given topological location.
Principal Investigators: kc claffyPatrick VerkaikAndre Broido
NLNet Labs Foundation RIPE Network Coordination Centre
2002-102003-10
zzz NGINext Generation Internet DARPA NGI
Advancing the capacity to monitor, depict, and predict traffic behavior on current and advanced networks, through developing and deploying tools to better engineer and operate networks and to identify traffic anomalies in real time.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
(DARPA Contract N66001-98-2-8922)
1997-092001-10
zzz NCSRouting Analysis and Peering Policy for Enhancing Internet Performance and Security CNS NCS
Internet routing poses complex data collection and analysis problems. In an attempt to separate facts from Internet `myths' about the routing system, CAIDA focuses in this proposal on what research questions are relevant to maintaining the health of the global Internet routing system.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-0221172)
2002-102005-09
zzz CONMIToward Community-Oriented Network Measurement Infrastructure CRI2005
We seek additional funding for infrastructure that promises to deliver measurable progress in a wide range of Internet modeling, simulation, analysis, and theoretical research activities currently occurring without any validation against the real world.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF 05-51542)
2006-092011-08
zzz NeTS-FINDGreedy Routing on Hidden Metric Spaces as a Foundation of Scalable Routing Architectures without Topology Updates CNS NeTS-FIND
The ultimate goal of this NeTS-FIND project is to find the hidden spaces underlying real networks and to identify node coordinates in them.
Principal Investigators: Dmitri Krioukovkc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-0722070)
2007-102010-09
zzz DNS-ITRImproving the Integrity of Domain Name System (DNS) Monitoring and Protection NSF DNS-ITR
Our primary objective 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.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF 0427144)
2004-092009-08
zzz Cisco URB 2004 MapsAnalysis & Visualization of IP Connectivity Cisco URB 2004 Maps
For 2004-2005 our goal will be to derive three new connectivity information maps, which will involve analysis, and visualization components, as well as creating publically available software and databases that will support the community in a wide variety of operational analysis and research tasks.
Principal Investigators: kc claffyBradley Huffaker
Cisco Systems, Inc.
2004-072005-06
zzz NeTS-NRToward Mathematically Rigorous Next-Generation Routing Protocols for Realistic Network Topologies NSF NeTS
We propose to open a new area of research focused on applying key theoretical routing results in distributed computation to extremely practical purposes, i.e. fixing the Internet.
Principal Investigators: kc claffyDmitri Krioukov
National Science Foundation
(NSF 0434996)
2004-102008-09
zzz TrustQuantitative Network Security Analysis NSF Trust
We propose to develop a combination of network analysis techniques and network measurement infrastructure to analyze large-scale Internet security threats.
Principal Investigators: David MooreStefan SavageGeoffrey Voelker
National Science Foundation
(NSF CNS-0311690)
2003-082007-07
zzz Cisco URB 2002 SecurityAdvanced Techniques to Detect and Control Global Security Threats Cisco URB 2002 Security
This project considers not just Internet worm detection, but also attempts to identify countermeasures to stop their spread. In particular, we hope to quantify the time in which a countermeasure must be deployed in order to effectively stop or slow DoS attacks.
Principal Investigator: David Moore
Cisco Systems, Inc.
2002-072003-06
zzz Cisco URB 2003 AS RankAnalysis & Visualization of BGP Connectivity Among Autonomous Systems Cisco URB 2003 AS Rank
Principal Investigators: kc claffyBradley Huffaker
Cisco Systems, Inc.
2003-072004-06
zzz TrendsCorrelating Heterogeneous Measurement Data to Achieve System-Level Analysis of Internet Traffic Trends NSF Trends
As it grows, the Internet is becoming more fragile in many ways. 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.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
National Science Foundation
(NSF 0137121)
2002-092009-02
zzz BW-ESTBandwidth estimation: measurement methodologies and applications DOE SCiDAC BW-EST
We propose to improve existing techniques and tools, and to test and integrate them into DOE and other network infrastructures.
Principal Investigators: kc claffyConstantinos Dovrolis
U.S. Department of Energy
2001-072004-10
zzz NMSNetwork Modeling and Simulation DARPA-NMS
This project involved development of tools, collection of data, and performance of analyses aimed at supporting the network modeling and simulation communities.
Principal Investigator: kc claffy
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
(DARPA Contract N66001-01-1-8909)
2001-062004-06

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