Alexander Dietmüller

PhD Student

Alexander Dietmüller

I am a third year PhD student interested in the intersection of control theory, machine learning, 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

P2GO: P4 Profile-Guided Optimizations

Patrick Wintermeyer, Maria Apostolaki, Alexander Dietmüller, Laurent Vanbever

ACM HotNets 2020. Chicago, Illinois, USA (November 2020).

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

Mailing List Analysis (S)

Lina Gehri

Supervisors: Alexander Dietmüller, Rüdiger Birkner, Prof. Laurent Vanbever

In Search of Network Shifts (B)

Fredrik Nestaas

Supervisors: Alexander Dietmüller, Dr. Romain Jacob

Building Your Own Internet of Microcontrollers (G)

Nicolas Adam

Supervisors: Edgar Costa Molero, Alexander Dietmüller, Roland Meier, Rui Yang, Prof. Laurent Vanbever

Traffic-Aware Compilation

Patrick Wintermeyer

Supervisors: Maria Apostolaki, Alexander Dietmüller, Prof. Laurent Vanbever

Improving Performance with Network-aware Scheduling Algorithms (S)

Robin Berner

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

Network Visualization for the Routing Project (G)

Áedán Christie, Marco Di Nardo, Lina Gehri

Supervisors: 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