Mehdi Nikkhah


About me

I recently joined Cisco, and currently work in the "Innovations Lab" team on Network Analytics.

I finished my Ph.D. in Electrical and Systems Engineering Department of University of Pennsylvania. My Ph.D. advisor was Dr. Roch Guerin. I received my B.Sc. from the Electrical Engineering Department of Sharif University of Technology.

My research interests encompass anything related to Networks, from the Internet to social and economical networks. I am also enthusiastic about Collecting and Analyzing data; that is why, in my first Ph.D. project, I collected/analyzed the largest dataset on IPv6 adoption by web sites, and IPv6 performance in web access (you can find its visualization here). Moreover, I enjoy Modeling real-world phenomena, and validating them using Big Data. Specifically, models involving Game Theory and its applications in network sciences lie within my research interests. I have spent the last five years investigating how Internet protocols evolve, and in particular, focused on IPv6 and its adoption as a case study. However, I have not limited myself to that and in an ongoing research project, we are trying to understand the role of initial design in evolution of a general layered ecosystem, and want to come up with a set of principles for evolvability of protocols.




Here, I post useful resources, mostly related to my own research.

IPv6 Adoption Monitoring Front-end
Pei Yan, a former student of my Ph.D. advisor, wrote a code to monitor IPv6 adoption by Websites. I have expanded this code throughout the years of my Ph.D. studies. The above link takes you to our webpage, which contains the data that we gathered over the last five years. This data composes a significant part of my Ph.D. thesis.

My Google Scholar Citation Page.

Map of the Internet.

Live tracker of total number of websites.