Edgar Costa Molero

PhD Student

Edgar Costa Molero

I am a second year PhD student in the Networked Systems Group lead by Prof. Dr. Laurent Vanbever. My research focuses on the management and development of the next generation of networks using programable devices. In the past I worked on traffic engineering and anomaly detection in both legacy and SDN-based datacenter networks. 

Before starting my PhD, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Information and Communication Technology from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain, and then a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from ETH Zürich.

Recent Publications

Blink: Fast Connectivity Recovery Entirely in the Data Plane

Thomas Holterbach, Edgar Costa Molero, Maria Apostolaki, Alberto Dainotti, Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever

USENIX NSDI 2019. Boston, Massachusetts, USA (February 2019).

Hardware-Accelerated Network Control Planes

Edgar Costa Molero, Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever

ACM HotNets 2018. Redmond, WA, USA (November 2018).


Communication Networks


Spring 2019

Advanced Topics in Communication Networks

Assistant (Head assistant)

Autumn 2018

Supervised Theses

Automatic Generation of Adversarial Workload for Programmable Switches (S)

Tibor Schneider

Supervisors: Edgar Costa Molero, Roland Meier, Prof. Laurent Vanbever

On Offloading Control Plane Applications to the Data Plane (M)

Albert Gran Alcoz

Supervisors: Edgar Costa Molero, Prof. Laurent Vanbever

Data Plane Driven Network Convergence (M)

Fabian Schleiss

Supervisors: Thomas Holterbach, Edgar Costa Molero, Prof. Laurent Vanbever

Load balancing in a data center using the data plane (M)

Andreas Pantelopoulos

Supervisors: Maria Apostolaki, Edgar Costa Molero, Prof. Laurent Vanbever