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Alan Mislove

Associate Professor

College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Office: 250 West Village H

+1 617 373 7069 (p)
+1 617 373 5121 (f)

amislove (at) ccs (dot) neu (dot) edu

Note: I do not check my voicemail; email is the best way to reach me.
     Alan Mislove


Alan Mislove is an Associate Professor at the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. He was recently a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems In the summer of 2005, he was an intern at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, working with Antony Rowstron and Miguel Castro. In the fall of 2005, he moved with Peter Druschel to found the new Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, in Saarbruecken and Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Alan received a Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at Rice University in May 2009, under the direction of Peter Druschel and Krishna P. Gummadi. He was the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award in January 2011, his work with Mainack Mondal won the Distinguished Paper Award at SOUPS 2014, and his work with Yabing Liu won the Community Contribution Award at COSN'14.

His research interests currently lie in the area of social networks, distributed systems, and network measurement tools.


NEW: We are looking for a postdoc!

The Networked Systems Group in the College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS) at Northeastern University is currently looking to hire a postdoctoral scholar as part of a funded NSF grant. The ideal candidate is someone who has experience in Internet measurement, systems, and systems security, though candidates with other expertise will be considered. The position comes with two years of guaranteed salary funding, including funds for travel and equipment.

The Networked Systems Group at CCIS is comprised of Alan Mislove, Christo Wilson, and Dave Choffnes; the group works closely with the Systems Security Group (Engin Kirda and Wil Robertson) and the Network Science Group (Laszlo Barabasi, David Lazer, and Alex Vespignani). The candidate will have the opportunity to work with members of these groups, including the graduate students and other postdocs.

To be considered, please send your CV and a short cover letter by June 15, 2015 to amislove (at) ccs (dot) neu (dot) edu with a subject line of "Postdoc Application".






I'm thrilled to be working with a number of talented students:


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Coverage of the PeerSpective project has appeared in New Scientist, MIT Technology Review (Germany), and again in New Scientist. Articles on our Glasnost ISP transparency project have appeared in the New York Times, PC World, the Washington Times, and Ars Technica. Our social network privacy study was described in Miller-McCune and covered on Slashdot. Our Twitter mood study has received wide media coverage, including CBS Evening News, BBC, The New York Times, New Scientist, la Repubblica, and Slashdot. Finally, our study of price discriminiation and steering was covered by CBS Evening News, The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, and The Boston Globe.


Our research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Army Reseach Office, Narus, Google, the Data Transparency Lab, and Amazon.


My curriculum vitae is available in PDF format.