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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 C-ACCEL OIA-1937165)OKNOKN-KISMETOpen Knowledge Network - Knowledge of Internet Structure: Measurement, Epistemology, and TechnologyWe 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.National Science Foundation (NSF)2019 - 2020
(NSF OAC-1724853)DIBBSPANDAIntegrated Platform for Applied Network Data AnalysisWe 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-1925729)CCRIFANTAILFacilitating Advances in Network Topology AnalysisWe propose to develop a system to enable discovery of the full potential value of massive raw Internet end-to-end path measurement data sets. National Science Foundation (NSF)2019 - 2022
(NSF CNS-1901517)CNSSLAMStrategies for Large-Scale IPv6 Active MappingThis 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.National Science Foundation (NSF)2019 - 2022
(Radio Free Asia contract 1002-2019-009)OTF-Censorship OutagesCensorship OutagesAn Observatory for Realtime Monitoring and Analysis of Internet Blackouts Caused by CensorshipWe are creating an observatory for Internet shutdowns caused by censorship and seek to make this platform as useful as possible to the general public.Open Technology Fund (OTF)2019 - 2020
(DHS S&T contract 140D7018C0010)ASPIREAugment Spoofer Project to Improve Remediation EffortsThe overarching objective of our project is to promote using Source Address Validation Best Current Practices (SAV BCP) by networks around the world.Department of Homeland Security (DHS)2018 - 2020
(NSF CNS-1705024)MapKITInvestigating the Susceptibility of the Internet Topology to Country-level Connectivity Disruption and ManipulationIn collaboration with the 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.National Science Foundation (NSF)2017 - 2020
(NSF CNS-1730661)STARDUSTSustainable Tools for Analysis and Research on Darknet Unsolicited TrafficThis 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 cooperative agreement FA8750-18-2-0049)IMPACTASSISTSAdvancing Scientific Study of Internet Security and Topological StabilityCAIDA 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.Department of Homeland Security (DHS)2017 - 2020
(DHS S∧T cooperative agreement FA8750-19-2-0004)MADDVIPRMapping DNS DDoS Vulnerabilities to Improve Protection and PreventionIn 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.Department of Homeland Security (DHS)2018 - 2022
(DHS contract 70RSAT18CB0000015)PARIDINEIODA-NPMulti-source Realtime Detection of Macroscopic Internet Connectivity DisruptionThe focus of this project is on detection and characterization of large-scale Internet outages significatnly affecting large geographic regions or specific Internet operators.Department of Homeland Security (DHS)2018 - 2020
(Radio Free Asia contract 1002-2018-027)OTF-ObservatoryCensorship Outages ObservatoryAn Observatory for Realtime Monitoring and Analysis of Internet Blackouts Caused by CensorshipWe are creating an observatory for Internet shutdowns caused by censorship and seek to make this platform as useful as possible to the general public.Radio Free Asia (RFA)2018 - 2019
(NSF OAC-1848641)ARTEMISExperimental Deployment of the ARTEMIS BGP Hijacking Detection Prototype in Research and Educational NetworksIn 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. National Science Foundation (NSF)2018 - 2019
(NSF CNS-1513283)iLENS-NPInternet Laboratory for Empirical Network Science: Next PhaseThe 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 - 2019
(NSF CNS-1528148)Modeling IPv6 AdoptionA Measurement-driven Computational ApproachThis project seeks to measure the adoption of IPv6 and characterize factors affecting IPv6 deployment.National Science Foundation (NSF)2015 - 2018
(NSF CNS-1423659)HIJACKSDetecting and Characterizing Internet Traffic Interception Based on BGP HijackingThe 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 - 2019
(NSF CNS-1513847)Economics of Contractual Arrangements for Internet InterconnectionsIn 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
(AT&T 20161289)AT&T InterconnectionMeasuring Internet Interconnection Performance MetricsPursuant 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&T2015 - 2019
(NTT)NTTQUINCEQuality of User Internet Customer Experience: A Reactive Crowdsourcing-based QoE Monitoring PlatformWe are developing a framework which integrates existing network measurement infrastructures and crowdsourcing platforms to measure the Quality-of-Experience on network paths. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)2018 - 2018
(DHS S&T contract HHSP 233201600012C)SISTERScience of Internet Security: Technology and Experimental ResearchUsing 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
(NSF CNS-1414177)CongestionMapping Interconnection in the Internet: Colocation, Connectivity and CongestionIn 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 - 2018
(DHS S&T contract D15PC00188)SpooferSoftware Systems for Surveying Spoofing SusceptibilitySeeking 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
(DHS COE CIRI grant 2015-ST-061-CIRC01, Subaward 077083-16369)COECIRIQuantifying Interdependencies of the Logical/Physical Internet topologiesWe seek to quantify the impact of observed outages and evaluate the interdependencies of the logical and physical Internet topologies. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)2017 - 2018
(DHS S&T cooperative agreement FA8750-12-2-0326)IMPACTSupporting 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.Department of Homeland Security (DHS)2012 - 2017
(NSF CNS-1345286)NDN-NPNamed Data Networking Next PhaseThe 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-1228994)IODADetection and analysis of large-scale Internet infrastructure outagesThe 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 MappingCartographic Capabilities for Critical CyberinfrastructureThe 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 IPv6topology, performance, and trafficThis 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-DatCatMetadata 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)NDNNamed 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)TelescopeA Real-time Lens into Dark Address Space of the InternetWe 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 / NetSEDiscovering Hyperbolic Metric Spaces Hidden Beneath the Internet and Other Complex NetworksIn 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)iLENSInternet Laboratory for Empirical Network ScienceThe 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-SPSustainable data-handling and analysis methodologies for the IRNC networksThe 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 GraphsUniversal Laws of Structural Dynamics of Large Scale GraphsThe 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-EconThe Economics of Transit and Peering Interconnections in the InternetDeveloping 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)CybersecurityLeveraging the Science and Technology of Internet Mapping for Homeland SecurityApplying 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)PREDICTSupporting Research and Development of Security Technologies through Network and Security Data CollectionOur 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)CiscoFunding in support of Empirical Internet Research and MeasurementIncludes 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 Corporation2003 - 2005
(NSF 05-51542)CONMIToward Community-Oriented Network Measurement InfrastructureUpgrading 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-ITRImproving the Integrity of Domain Name System (DNS) Monitoring and ProtectionThe 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-FINDGreedy Routing on Hidden Metric Spaces as a Foundation of Scalable Routing Architectures without Topology UpdatesThe 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-NRToward Mathematically Rigorous Next-Generation Routing Protocols for Realistic Network TopologiesOur 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 TrustQuantitative Network Security AnalysisDeveloping a combination of network analysis techniques and network measurement infrastructure to analyze large-scale Internet security threats.National Science Foundation (NSF)2003 - 2007
TrendsCorrelating Heterogeneous Measurement Data to Achieve System-Level Analysis of Internet Traffic TrendsThe 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
NCSRouting Analysis and Peering Policy for Enhancing Internet Performance and SecurityDeveloping 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-ESTBandwidth EstimationWe improve existing techniques and tools, and test and integrate them into DOE and other network infrastructures.Department of Energy (DOE)2001 - 2004
NMSNetwork Modeling and SimulationThis 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 Corportation2003 - 2003
Advanced Techniques to Detect and Control Global Security ThreatsWe continue and extend our research and analysis of connectivity among autonomous systems.Cisco Corportation2002 - 2003
NGINext-Generation InternetFocusing 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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