Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Economics and Evolution of the Internet
  • Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing

Education

  • Columbia University, New York, USA
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering, 2010
    • Master of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering, 2008
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    • Master of Philosophy, Computer Science and Engineering, 2004
    • Bachelor of Science (First Class Honors), Computer Science, 2002

Experience

  • Assitant Professor, Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore, 2010 -- now
  • Research Scientist, Advanced Digital Sciences Center, University of Illinois, 2010 -- now
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Telefonica Research & Development, Internet Research Group, Barcelona, Spain, 2010
  • Research Intern, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY, 2006

Awards

  • Bell Labs Best Paper Award, IEEE Workshop on Smart Data Pricing (SDP) 2015.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP) 2014
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E) 2013

Publications (DBLP) (Google Scholar)

Selected Journal Papers

  • Xin Wang, Richard T. B. Ma and Yinlong Xu.
    The Role of Data Cap in Optimal Two-Part Network Pricing.
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, to appear.

  • Tom Z. J. Fu, Jianbing Ding, Richard T. B. Ma, Marianne Winslett, Yin Yang and Zhenjie Zhang.
    DRS: Auto-Scaling for Real-Time Stream Analytics.
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, to appear.

  • Richard T. B. Ma.
    Pay or Perish: The Economics of Premium Peering.
    IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp. 353 - 366, February, 2017.

  • Richard T. B. Ma, Jingjing Wang and Dah Ming Chiu.
    Paid Prioritization and Its Impact on Net Neutrality.
    IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp. 367 - 379, February, 2017.

  • Richard T. B. Ma.
    Usage-Based Pricing and Competition in Congestible Network Service Markets.
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp. 3084 - 3097, October, 2016.

  • Richard T. B. Ma.
    Subsidization Competition: Vitalizing the Neutral Internet.
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp. 2563 - 2576, August, 2016.

  • Richard T. B. Ma, John C. S. Lui and Vishal Misra.
    Evolution of the Internet Economic Ecosystem.
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp. 85 - 98, February, 2015.

  • Richard T. B. Ma and Vishal Misra.
    The Public Option: A Non-Regulatory Alternative to Network Neutrality.
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp. 1866 - 1879, December, 2013.
    Featured in "FCC Gives Municipal Broadband Providers (and Internet Competition) a Boost" IEEE Spectrum Magazine, February 26th 2015.
    Featured in "Why President Obama's Plan Just Might Fix the Internet" Money Magazine, January 16th 2015.
    Featured in Special Issue on Network Neutrality, the Internet & QoS IEEE ComSoc Technology News, June 2014.

  • Richard T. B. Ma and Vishal Misra.
    Congestion and Its Role in Network Equilibrium.
    IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Volume 30, Issue 11, pp. 2180 - 2189, December, 2012.

  • Richard T. B. Ma, Dah Ming Chiu, John C. S. Lui, Vishal Misra and Dan Rubenstein.
    On Cooperative Settlement Between Content, Transit and Eyeball Internet Service Providers.
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp. 802 - 815, June, 2011.
    Featured in "Routing Money, Not Packets. Revisiting Network Neutrality" Communications of the ACM, Volume 58, Number 6, June 2015.
    Featured in Special Issue on Network Neutrality, the Internet & QoS IEEE ComSoc Technology News, June 2014.

  • Richard T. B. Ma, Dah Ming Chiu, John C. S. Lui, Vishal Misra and Dan Rubenstein.
    Internet Economics: The Use of Shapley Value for ISP Settlement.
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp. 775 - 787, June, 2010.

  • Richard T. B. Ma, Vishal Misra and Dan Rubenstein.
    An Analysis of Generalized Slotted-Aloha Protocols.
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp. 936 - 949, June, 2009.

  • Richard T. B. Ma, Sam C. M. Lee, John C. S. Lui and David K. Y. Yau.
    Incentive and Service Differentiation in P2P Networks: A Game Theoretic Approach.
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp. 978 - 991, October, 2006.

Selected Conference Papers

  • Xin Wang, Richard T. B. Ma and Yinlong Xu.
    On Optimal Two-Sided Pricing of Congested Networks.
    Proceedings of the ACM Sigmetrics Conference, University of Illinois, IL, USA, June 5th-9th, 2017.

  • Mao Zou, Richard T. B. Ma, Xin Wang and Yinlong Xu.
    On Optimal Service Differentiation in Congested Network Markets.
    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), May 1st - 4th, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2017.

  • Richard T. B. Ma.
    Efficient Resource Allocation and Consolidation with Selfish Agents: An Adaptive Auction Approach.
    Proceedings of the 36th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Nara, Japan, June 27th - June 30th, 2016.

  • Richard T. B. Ma and Don Towsley.
    Cashing in on Caching: On-demand Contract Design with Linear Pricing.
    Proceedings of ACM Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT), Heidelberg, Germany, December, 2015.

  • Tom Z. J. Fu, Jianbing Ding, Richard T. B. Ma, Marianne Winslett, Yin Yang and Zhenjie Zhang.
    DRS: Dynamic Resource Scheduling for Real-Time Analytics over Fast Streams.
    Proceedings of the 35th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 29th - July 2nd, 2015.

  • Xin Wang, Richard T. B. Ma, Yinlong Xu and Zhipeng Li.
    Sampling Online Social Networks via Heterogeneous Statistics.
    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), April 26 - May 1, Hong Kong, China, 2015.

  • Richard T. B. Ma.
    Subsidization Competition: Vitalizing the Neutral Internet.
    Proceedings of ACM Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT), Sydney, Australia, December, 2014.

  • Richard T. B. Ma.
    Pay-As-You-Go Pricing and Competition in Congested Network Service Markets.
    Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), October 21-24, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2014.

  • Jing Tang and Richard T. B. Ma.
    Regulating Monopolistic ISPs Without Neutrality.
    Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), October 21-24, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2014.
    Best Paper Award (Acceptance rate: 32 out of 160)

  • Weijie Wu, Richard T. B. Ma and John C. S. Lui.
    Exploring Bundling Sale Strategy in Online Service Markets with Network Effects.
    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), April 27- May 2, Toronto, Canada, 2014.

  • Yudong Yang, Richard T. B. Ma and John C. S. Lui.
    Price Differentiation and Control in the Kelly Mechanism.
    Proceedings of the 31st International Symposium on Computer Performance, Modeling, Measurement and Evaluation (IFIP Performance), September 24-26, Vienna, Austria, 2013.

  • Richard T. B. Ma, John C. S. Lui and Vishal Misra.
    On the Evolution of the Internet Economic Ecosystem.
    Proceedings of the 22nd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), pp. 849-860, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 13-17, 2013.

  • Zhenjie Zhang, Richard T. B. Ma, Jianbing Ding and Yin Yang.
    ABACUS: An Auction-Based Approach to Cloud Service Differentiation.
    Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E), pp. 292-301, San Francisco, California, USA, March 25-28, 2013.
    Best Paper Award (Acceptance rate: 22 out of 107)

  • Richard T. B. Ma and Vishal Misra.
    The Public Option: a Non-Regulatory Alternative to Network Neutrality.
    Proceedings of ACM Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT), Tokyo, Japan, December, 2011.

  • Richard T. B. Ma, Dah Ming Chiu, John C. S. Lui, Vishal Misra and Dan Rubenstein.
    On Cooperative Settlement Between Content, Transit and Eyeball Internet Service Providers.
    Proceedings of ACM Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT), Madrid, Spain, December, 2008.

  • Richard T. B. Ma, Dah Ming Chiu, John C. S. Lui, Vishal Misra and Dan Rubenstein.
    Internet Economics: The Use of Shapley Value for ISP Settlement.
    Proceedings of ACM Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT), New York, USA, December, 2007.

  • Richard T. B. Ma, Vishal Misra and Dan Rubenstein.
    Modeling and Analysis of Generalized Slotted-Aloha MAC Protocols in Cooperative, Competitive and Adversarial Environments.
    Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Lisbon, Portugal, July, 2006.

  • Richard T. B. Ma, Sam C. M. Lee, John C. S. Lui and David K. Y. Yau.
    A Game Theoretic Approach to Provide Incentive and Service Differentiation in P2P Networks.
    Proceedings of the ACM Sigmetrics/Performance Conference, Columbia University, New York, USA, June 12th-16th, 2004.

  • Richard T. B. Ma, Sam C. M. Lee, John C. S. Lui and David K. Y. Yau.
    An Incentive Mechanism for P2P Networks.
    Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Tokyo, Japan, March, 2004.

Professional Services -- Conference TPC Member

  • ACM CoNEXT 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011
  • ACM SIGMETRICS 2014, 2013
  • ACM MobiHoc 2017, 2016
  • IEEE ICNP 2015
  • IFIP Performance 2014, 2011
  • IFIP Networking 2012, 2011
  • IEEE ICDCS 2012
  • IEEE ICDCN 2016
  • IEEE/ACM IWQoS 2016
  • IEEE MASCOTS 2015, 2013
  • IEEE International Workshop on Smart Data Pricing (SDP) 2014, 2015
  • Joint Workshop on Pricing and Incentives in Networks and Systems (W-PIN+NetEcon) 2014, 2013, 2012
  • Conference on the Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services (GECON) 2014, 2013, 2012
  • IEEE International Teletraffic Congress (ITC) 2016, 2012
  • COMSNETS 2015
  • WiOpt 2015