Albert Gran Alcoz

I am a second year PhD student in the Networked Systems Group lead by Prof. Dr. Laurent Vanbever. My research lies in the intersection between Network Security, Programmability and Learning.

Currently working on the design of data-driven infrastructures for network security and performance. Part of my work is funded by armasuisse and the Zurich Information Security & Privacy Center (ZISC).

Prior to joining ETH Zürich, I received a Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering (2018) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Telecommunication Technologies Engineering (2016), both from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain.

From February 2016 to July 2016, I was a visiting researcher at the Broadband Wireless Networking Lab, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ian F. Akyildiz, working on Network Virtualization for 5G Software-Defined Cellular Systems. I have also combined my theoretical basis with industry projects for organizations like CERN (2015), Imagine Creativity Center (2016) and IBM (2017).

Recent Publications

SP-PIFO: Approximating Push-In First-Out Behaviors using Strict-Priority Queues

Albert Gran Alcoz, Alexander Dietmüller, Laurent Vanbever

USENIX NSDI 2020. Santa Clara, California, USA (February 2020).

Supervised Theses

Self-protecting Networks from IoT-based Attacks (M)

Noa Melchior

Supervisors: Albert Gran Alcoz, Roland Meier, Prof. Laurent Vanbever

Traffic-analysis Attacks over Encrypted HTTP from the Data Plane (M)

Jan Müller

Supervisors: Albert Gran Alcoz, Roland Meier, Prof. Laurent Vanbever

Improving Performance with Network-aware Scheduling Algorithms (S)

Robin Berner

Supervisors: Albert Gran Alcoz, Alexander Dietmüller, Prof. Laurent Vanbever