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

Richard MA

Associate Professor

  • B.Sc. (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2002)
  • M.Phil. (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2004)
  • M.Sc. (Columbia University, New York, USA, 2008)
  • Ph.D. (Columbia University, New York, USA, 2010)

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.

RESEARCH AREAS

Systems & Networking
  • Computer Networks
  • Distributed Computing
  • Performance Evaluation

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Cloud-Based Big Data Systems

  • Economics and Evolution of the Internet

RESEARCH PROJECTS

RESEARCH GROUPS

TEACHING INNOVATIONS

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Yancan Mao, Yuan Huang, Runxin Tian, Xin Wang and Richard T. B. Ma. Trisk: Task-Centric Data Stream Reconfiguration. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC), Seattle, WA, USA, Novermber 1st-4th, 2021.
  • Richard T. B. Ma. Internet Transport Economics: Model and Analysis. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, to appear.
  • Xin Wang and Richard T. B. Ma. On Private Peering Agreements between Content and Access Providers: A Contractual Equilibrium Analysis. Proceedings of the ACM Sigmetrics Conference, Beijing, China, June 14th-18th, 2021.
  • Walid A. Y. Aljoby, Xin Wang, Tom Z. J. Fu and Richard T. B. Ma. On SDN-Enabled Online and Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation for Stream Analytics. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Volume 37, Issue 8, pp. 1688 - 1702, August 2019.
  • Li Wang, Tom Z. J. Fu, Richard T. B. Ma, Marianne Winslett and Zhenjie Zhang. Elasticutor: Rapid Elasticity for Realtime Stateful Stream Processing. Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD Conference, June 30 - July 5, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2019.
  • Jing Tang and Richard T. B. Ma. Regulating Monopolistic ISPs Without Neutrality. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Volume 37, Issue 7, pp. 1666 - 1680, July 2019.
  • 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, Volume 25, Issue 6, pp. 3338 - 3352, December 2017.
  • 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. Subsidization Competition: Vitalizing the Neutral Internet. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp. 2563 - 2576, August 2016.
  • 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.

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Best Paper Award Runners-up, ACM Mobihoc Conference 2020

  • Teaching Excellence Award, School of Computing 2019

  • Best Paper Award Finalist, Invited Fast-Track Paper, IEEE INFOCOM 2017

  • 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

MODULES TAUGHT

CS2105
Introduction to Computer Networks
CS4226
Internet Architecture