Roch Guerin

University of Pennsylvania

Dept. Elec. & Sys. Eng.,

Rm. 367 GRW
200 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

phone: 215 898-9351
fax: 215 573-2068
email: Last Name




Link to Google Scholar Citation Page

For questions related to the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, as of July 1st, 2013, please direct your questions to the new EiC, R. Srikant.

Thanks and Acknowledgments

Support for most of my research projects comes primarily from the National Science Foundation and from industrial partners; most recently Comcast, and in the past companies such as Sprint Labs, Nortel Networks, and Siemens (see individual project pages for details).


After close to 15 wonderful years at Penn, I will be joining on July 1st, 2013, an equally great school, namely, Washington University in Saint Louis, to serve as the new chair of their Computer Science and Engineering department. As soon as I have setup a new web page there, it will be available here. My email address at Washington University is or you can always reach me at

Old Course Information

The wiki for ESE 680 ( Internet infrastructure threats: Attacks, defenses, and incentives) that I am teaching this semester is available here. Unfortunately, the course can only be accessed by Penn students. Wikis from the last two courses I taught are, however, accessible externally at:

Recent News

Notes to Ph.D. Applicants

Because of pending changes in my own situation, I will not be taking on new students next Fall.

However, there are several strong faculty recruiting students in either “Social and Technological Networks” or “Wired and Wireless Communication Networks,” so you should definitely consider applying to Penn if you are interested in working in either of those areas. The first deals with topics that naturally arise in a “networked” environment where users, technology, services interact in a complex manner and together influence each others as well as the evolution of the entire networked systems. The second area targets more traditional networking issues such as routing, traffic engineering, network protocols and network usage in both wired and wireless networks. Applications can be completed on-line using the ApplyYourself system. The application deadline for Fall 2013 admission is December 15, 2012.

Multimedia and Networking Lab

My research has been carried out under the auspices of the Multimedia and Networking Lab; a multi-disciplinary lab involving several faculty and exploring a variety of topics broadly connected by their dependency on “networks.” These topics span the various protocols layers, from the physical layer to the application layer, and embody the many opportunities and challenges behind realizing and leveraging ubiquitous communication. Projects in the lab also often involve a mixture of analysis and experiments, with experiments taking advantage of the several local and global testbeds available, many of which were built using equipment generously donated by industry partners.