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I am always looking for strong students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in networked systems (distributed systems, networking, wired and mobile systems).

Estoy siempre buscando buena gente interesada en estudios de posgrado en sistemas distribuidos y redes.

Another article from the same collaboration with the Amaral's group, Jordi Duch and Roger Guimera, this one accepted to the Proc. of the National Academy of Sciences!!

We have a paper accepted to ACM CoNEXT 2014 on a cool collaboration with Amaral's group, Jordi Duch and Roger Guimera

The work by Angela Jiang, one of my undergraduate researchers, and John Rula, one of my Ph.D. students have won both categories of the ACM Student Research Competition award at SIGCOMM 2014!

We have 3 papers accepted to the ACM IMC 2014! AquaLab is moving to Vancouver in November!

Mario Sánchez successfully defended his dissertation - Congrats!!

John Otto won the 2014 EECS Best Dissertation Award at Northwestern! Congratulations John!! This is the second best dissertation award for our lab!

I was invited to join the Editorial Board for the great IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

We had 3 posters accepted to the SIGCOMM 2014 Poster and Demo sessions! Congrats guys!

Just gave a talk in the Department of Computer Science at John Hopkins University; had a great visit!

We have released namehelp mobile and are getting some interesting perspective on the benefit of choice on DNS and the benefit of using public DNS (if you can manage) in your phone.

I am now chair of the Northwestern NICO Workgroup on Internet and Society (don't ask!)

Some thoughts on the need to identify and collect meaningful metrics on Broadband availability; it appeared as a "Note from the editors" in IEEE Internet Computing, Sep-Oct 2013.

I was invited to the Dagsthul Seminar on Global Measurement Framework.

I have been invited to the External Advisory Board of mPlane, an honor to be part of such a great team!

I will be co-chairing, with Y. Charlie Hu SIGCOMM 2014 in Chicago!!! Stay tuned!

I have been awarded the title of Adjunct Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin.

These two are always news - Luca is already eight and Sofia just turned four.

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My group blog: A view from the Edge

Research Interests

The principle of science, the definition, almost, is the following: The test of all knowledge is experiment. Experiment is the sole judge of scientific 'truth'. But what is the source of knowledge? Where do the laws that are to be tested come from? Experiment, itself, helps to produce these laws, in the sense that it gives us hints. But also needed is imagination to create from these hints the great generalizations to guess at the wonderful, simple, but very strange patterns beneath them all, and then to experiment to check again whether we have made the right guess.

- Richard Feynman, The Feynman Lectures on Physics

My interests span several areas of experimental systems, in particular distributed systems, networking and operating systems. My primary area of research involves the design, deployment and evaluation of large-scale distributed systems in both wide-area and mobile networks.

Recent Publications

I lead the AquaLab research group; you can look there from more information and group's publications.

Other projects and groups with which I have been involved include: Active Streams, Proactive Directory Service, ECho, PBIO, DEOS, InfoSphere, Storage Systems Program, and The Virtual Microscope.


Selected Professional Activities

Program Committees

Past: ACM SIGCOMM 2012 | ACM SIGCOMM Poster/Demos 2012 | IEEE ICNP 2012 | ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Measurements Up and Down the STack (W-MUST) 2012 | ACM/USENIX IMC 2011 | ACM SIGCOMM Poster/Demos 2011 | ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Home Networks (HomeNets) 2011 ... (A complete list can be found in my CV)

Other Professional Service


Borges y Yo/Borges and I

Contact Information

Fabián E. Bustamante (email fabian)
EECS Department, Northwestern University
Technological Institute, L477 ( Getting there)
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL USA 60208
(847) 491-2745 | (847) 467-4144 (Fax)

Assistant: Patrick Hickey (email Patrick)
(847) 491-7132


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