Mehmet Engin Tozal, Ph.D.

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Ph.D. - Computer Science
The University of Texas at Dallas (2012)


Dr. Tozal is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing and Informatics at The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a member of the Informatics Program. I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2012. My ongoing research involves analyzing, modeling and sampling real world complex systems including network topologies, social networks and information networks. I also work on designing secure and statistically reliable network protocols for extreme environments.

My research interests lie in the following areas:

Network Measurement

Network Topology Discovery, Internet Topology Modeling, Network Sampling, Traffic Analysis

Complex Systems

Social Networks, Information Networks, Sampling Strategies for Very Large Scale Networks, Sampling Bias Quantification and Elimination in Complex Systems


Network Protocols, Statistically Reliable Protocol Design for Extreme Environments

Network Security

Secure Protocols, Weak Point Detection and Fortification in ISP Networks, Weak Point Detection in Content Delivery Systems


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