Alexander Dietmüller

PhD Student

Alexander Dietmüller

I am a first year PhD student interested in the intersection of control theory and communication networks.

In my current research, I study the opportunities provided by recent advances in programmable networks, in particular using P4 for feedback-based learning and control in large-scale networks, such as the Internet. Furthermore, I am investigating how such smart networks can improve transport protocols, e.g. when it comes to congestion control and fairness.

Aside from that, I am working on programmable packet scheduling together with Albert.

I received my Bachelor and Master degrees in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from ETH Zürich.

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

Network Visualization for the Routing Project (G)

Áedán Christie, Marco Di Nardo, Lina Gehri

Supervisors: Alexander Dietmüller, Prof. Laurent Vanbever

Improving Performance with Network-aware Scheduling Algorithms (S)

Robin Berner

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

Leveraging Network Programmability for Machine Learning in the Data Plane (M)

Coralie Busse-Grawitz

Supervisors: Roland Meier, Tobias Bühler, Alexander Dietmüller, Prof. Laurent Vanbever

  • ABB Research Award 2019