Richard MA

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, USA, 2010)
M.Sc. (Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, USA, 2008)
M.Sc. (Computer Science & Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2004)
B.Sc. (Computer Science, 1st Class Honours, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2002)
COM2-04-27
651 64244

http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~tbma

Research Areas

  • Systems & Networking

Research Interests

  • Computer Networking
  • Cloud-based Systems
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Economics and Evolution of the Internet
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Cloud Computing

Profile

Richard received his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University, where he was affiliated with Distributed Network Analysis (DNA) Research Group. During his Ph.D. study, he worked as a Research Intern at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York and Telefonica Research in Barcelona. He received his Mphil. and BSc. (first-class honors) degrees in Computer Science & Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where I was affiliated with Advanced Networking & System Research Group.

Current Projects

  • Towards Quality of Service for the Future Internet (MoE Academic Research Fund Tier 1)
  • Innovative Services with Software-Defined Networking (Singtel Corporate Lab Project)

Selected Publications

  • 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. 
    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, 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.

Awards & Honours

  • 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

Teaching (2019/2020)

  • CS4226: Internet Architecture
  • CS2105: Introduction to Computer Networks