Applied Networking Research Prize Winners Announced

By: Mat Ford

Date: April 17, 2016

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The Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) is awarded for recent results in applied networking research that are relevant for transitioning into shipping Internet products and related standardization efforts. The ANRP awards presented during IETF 94 went to the following two individuals:

  • Xiao Sophia Wang. For a systematic study of Web page load times using SPDY (an open networking protocol developed primarily at Google for transporting Web content) and comparisons with HTTP. Read the full paper at
  • Roland van Rijswijk-Deij. For a detailed measurement study on a large dataset of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)-signed domains. Read the full paper at

Xiao and Roland presented their findings to the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) open meeting during IETF 94. 

Slides are available at and 

Thanks to Meetecho, audio and video from the presentations is available at (from 00:10:49).

ANRP winners for 2016 also have been selected. The following winners will be the first to present their work at an IRTF meeting:

  • Zakir Durumeric, a Google Research Fellow and PhD candidate in computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan. Zakir will present an empirical analysis of email delivery security.
  • Roya Ensafi, a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University. Roya will present an examination of how the Great Firewall of China discovers hidden circumvention servers.

The call for nominations for the 2016 ANRP award cycle is now closed. ANRP winners for 2016 will be announced prior to each of the three IETF meetings scheduled in 2016. Join the [email protected] mailing list for all ANRP related notifications. Nominations for 2017 ANRP awards will open later this year.