My main research interest is the analysis of the currently deployed interdomain routing protocol, the Border Gateway Protocol. With a focus on the interaction between Internet entities, we try to enhance our understanding on how networks modify their routing behaviour in order to meet stringent traffic engineering needs. We aim for a quantitative study of the impact that can be observed on the rest of the Internet due to the deployment of traffic engineering mechanisms, like prefix deaggreagation. To this end, we make use of a large variety of tools, like, for example, game theory, optimization models or BGP routing data analysis.
In July 2009 I have completed my undergraduated studies at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Information Technology. I've received my BSc. in Networks and Software for Telecommunications. During the final year of my studies, I was also a part of the Orange Romania “Top Talents” programme.
In October 2009, I have joined Institute IMDEA Networks as a Research Assistant. Since then, I have been working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Marcelo Bagnulo. I've graduated from the Interuniversitary Masters programme in Telematics Engineering from University Carlos III of Madrid in September 2010, after defending the Masters Thesis "Game Theory applications to Interdomain Routing". In October 2010, I have also joined the Telematics Engineering Department at University Carlos III of Madrid as a PhD candidate under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Marcelo Bagnulo.
In June-July 2012, I have been a part of the summer internship programme at Internet Initiative Japan - Innovation Institute.