The SPARTA Lab is currently looking for self-motivated students seeking a Ph.D. in Computer Science and interested in pursuing research in topics related to computational social science, online privacy, and Internet measurement. Send an email to "rishab[-]-nithyanand[at]uiowa[dot]edu" with the subject "you NEED to hire me!" if you're interested in working with us and have a demonstrably strong background in any of the following areas: computer networking, statistics, text analytics, or experiment design.
We conduct measurements to improve our understanding of next-generation networking protocols such as IPv6, MultiPath TCP, and satellite communication. We use these measurements to understand how such technologies should be deployed in order to reduce the unintended (harmful) consequences on user experience, security, and privacy online.