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Zafar Ayyub Qazi

Ph.D Candidate
Computer Science Department
Stony Brook University.
NY, 11794

Email: zaqazi [at] cs [dot] sunysb [dot] edu

Here is my CV

My research interests are in computer networks and distributed systems. My recent research focuses on software-defined networking, middleboxes, data centers and mobile/wireless networks. I am advised by Prof. Samir Das and Prof. Vyas Sekar. Prior to joining Stony Brook University, I did my BSc in Computer Science from LUMS, Lahore, Pakistan. My advisor there was Prof. Zartash Afzal Uzmi.


  • FireFly: A Reconfigurable Wireless Datacenter Fabric using Free-Space Optics. [PDF]
    Navid Hamed Azimi, Zafar Ayyub Qazi, Himanshu Gupta, Vyas Sekar, Samir Das, Himanshu Shah, Ashish Tanwer
    ACM SIGCOMM, Chicago 2014.

  • SIMPLE-fying Middlebox Policy Enforcement Using SDN [PDF] [Slides].
    Zafar Ayyub Qazi, Cheng-chun Tu, Luis Chiang, Rui Miao, Vyas Sekar, Minlan Yu
    ACM SIGCOMM, Hong Kong 2013.

  • Application-Awareness in SDN [PDF] [Poster].
    Zafar Ayyub Qazi, Jeongkeun Lee, Gowtham Bellala, Tao Jin, Manfred Arndt
    ACM SIGCOMM (poster/demo session), Hong Kong 2013.

  • MRMV: Design and Evaluation of a Multi-Radio Multi-Vehicle System for Metro-WiFi Access [PDF] [Slides].
    Pralhad Deshpande, Zafar Ayyub Qazi, Samir R. Das
    ACM VANET (in conjunction with MobiSys), Taiwan, 2013.

  • Practical and incremental convergence between SDN and middleboxes [PDF] [Slides].
    Zafar Ayyub Qazi, Cheng-chun Tu, Luis Chiang, Rui Miao, Vyas Sekar, Minlan Yu
    Open Network Summit (Research Track).
    Santa Clara, CA, April 2013.

Technical Reports


Spring 2010
Fall 2010
  • CSE 548 : Analysis of Algorithms
  • CSE 570 : Wireless and Mobile Networks

Spring 2011

Fall 2012

  • CSE 592 : Advanced Topics in Computing: Recent Advances in Networking

Fall 2013

  • CSE 690 : Software-Defined Networking and Beyond


Teaching Assistant, Stony Brook University (Spring 2010 and Fall 2010)
  • CSE 150 : Foundations of Computer Science: Honors
  • CSE 160 : Computer Science A: Honors
  • CSE 260 : Computer Science B: Honors
  • CSE 350 : Theory of Computation
Teaching Assistant, LUMS (Winter 2007)