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dr.ir. P.T. de Boer (Pieter-Tjerk)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I'm an assistant professor (Dutch: "Universitair Docent"), working in a rather
broad area of computer and telecommunications systems, ranging
from performance modelling and efficient simulation techniques to
networking protocols and radio physics.

Expertise

Importance Sampling
Importance Sampling
Model Checking
Queue
Markov Processes
Statistical Models
Monte Carlo Simulation
Frequency Domain Analysis
Networks (Circuits)
Importance Sampling
Change Of Measure
Markov Chain
Knowledge
Tandem Queues
Change Of Measure
Path
Hypothesis Testing
Network Protocols
Rare Event Simulation
Attack
Costs
Linear Programming
Model Checking
Large Deviations

Research

My research field is quite broad in the area of computer and telecommunications systems.
One main topic (also the topic of my own PhD thesis) is efficient simulation of rare events, motivated by the need to estimate small probabilities (of undesirable events such as packet loss and call blocking) in queueing models of telecommuni
cation systems. Techniques from rare-event simulation also have broader applications.
On a broader scale, I'm interested in many aspects of communication systems and networks, in particular their mathematical aspects, such as performance and correctness.
Furthermore, I have an active interest in many aspects of radio, such as software-defined radio technology and propagation phenomena.

(Note: please use my manually maintained publication list here or by google ; the list below is automatically generated and consistently misspells my name and that of some co-authors.)

Publications

Recent
Hendriks, L., de Boer, P-T., & Pras, A. (2017). IPv6-specific misconfigurations in the DNS. In 2017 13th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) (International Conference on Network and Service Management Proceedings). IEEE. DOI: 10.23919/CNSM.2017.8256036
Hendriks, L., Velan, P., de O. Schmidt, R., de Boer, P-T., & Pras, A. (2017). Flow-based detection of IPv6-specific network layer attacks. In D. Tuncer, R. Koch, R. Badonne, & B. Stiller (Eds.), Security of Networks and Services in an All-Connected World: 11th IFIP WG 6.6 International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management, and Security, AIMS 2017, Proceedings (pp. 137-142). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 10356), (Lecture Notes in Computer Communication Networks and Telecommunications). Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60774-0_11
Hendriks, L., Velan, P., de Oliveira Schmidt, R., De Boer, P. T., & Pras, A. (2017). Threats and surprises behind IPv6 extension headers. In Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA), 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. DOI: 10.23919/TMA.2017.8002912
De Vries, W. B., de Oliveira Schmidt, R., Hardaker, W., Heidemann, J., de Boer, P-T., & Pras, A. (2017). Broad and load-aware anycast mapping with Verfploeter. In IMC '17: Proceedings of the 2017 Internet Measurement Conference (pp. 477-488). Association for Computing Machinery. DOI: 10.1145/3131365.3131371
Ruijters, E. J. J., Reijsbergen, D. P., de Boer, P-T., & Stoelinga, M. I. A. (2017). Rare Event Simulation for Dynamic Fault Trees. In S. Tonetta, E. Schoitsch, & F. Bitsch (Eds.), Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security: 36th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2017, Trento, Italy, September 13-15, 2017, Proceedings (pp. 20-35). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 10488). Springer International. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-66266-4_2
Ruijters, E. J. J., Reijsbergen, D. P., de Boer, P-T., & Stoelinga, M. I. A. (2017). Rare event simulation for dynamic fault trees. (CTIT technical report series; No. TR-CTIT-17-02). Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).

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Google Scholar Link

Education

Most of my education relates to computer networking. 
I'm the coordinator and lead lecturer of the module Network Systems, a mandatory module for all computer science students and an elective for electrical engineering.
I also chair the examination board for the technical computer science and internet science and technology programs.

Courses

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Zilverling (building no. 11), room 5102
Hallenweg 19
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Zilverling  5102
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands