Mehdi Nikkhah


About me

I am currently with Cisco's Innovation Labs, and work in the Network Analytics Team.

I received my Ph.D. in Electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in August 2015. My Ph.D. advisor was Dr. Roch Guerin. Before joining the Ph.D. program at UPenn, I received my B.Sc. from the Electrical Engineering Department of Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

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 adoption and performance of IPv6 across web sites (you can find its visualization at 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.




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.