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Network Engineering Science and Theory
in Durham

Engineering / SystemsScienceTheory, Distributed Computing and Algorithms
Designing, engineering and analysing real networks.Network Science: Studying real world networks and their properties, often, empirically.Designing and analysing network, distributed algorithms, processes, and developing mathematical tools (graph theory, game theory, OR etc) for analysis.

Network Engineering Science and Theory in Durham (NESTiD) is a new research group (since Jan 2021) in the Computer Science department at Durham University. NESTiD spans a wide area of research underpinning the fundamental theory, practical systems and applications of networks and distributed computing.

This is a broad-based research group with research foci including:

Network design and algorithms, Distributed and parallel computing and algorithms, Networked systems and applications, Security and resilience, Network science,  Dynamism and processes on networks,  Mathematical theory underpinning networks and communication, Social network design and human interaction, Cloud, edge, fog and wireless networks.

Latest Events and News

  • Thomas Erlebach presented a talk on “Explorable Uncertainty and Untrusted Predictions” at the MAPSP 2022 (15th Workshop on Models and Algorithms for Planning and Scheduling).
  • Amitabh Trehan presented a talk on Self-healing Networks at the 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Smart Computing for Smart Cities (SC2) in conjunction with 23rd IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (IEEE WoWMoM 2022), Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Gagangeet Aujla and Anish Jindal are organising the 2nd International Workshop on Blockchain for Smart Cyber-Physical Systems; (Adhering to Security, Trust and Integrity) in conjunction with 15th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (IEEE/ACM UCC 2021), December 6-9, 2022 – Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Gagangeet Singh Aujla, Anish jindal and Honjian Sun have been awarded Durham seedcorn awrad for project "Carbon-Intelligent Computing for handling Uncertainties in Data Centers".
  • Amitabh Trehan was awarded Royal society  International Exchanges 2021 on "Resilient Self and Dynamic Data Stream Spanning Structures" in collaboration with Michael Elkin from  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
  • Gagangeet Singh Aujla joined as an Associate Editor of IET Smart Grid [].
  • Amitabh Trehan presented a tutorial on Self-healing Distributed Algorithms the 10th The Latin-American Symposium on Dependable Computing (LADC) 2021 (
  • Gagangeet Singh Aujla received 2021 IEEE Systems Journal Best Paper Award from IEEE Systems Council.
  • Gagangeet Singh Aujla joined as an Area Editor of Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier), 2021