School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Dr Gareth Tyson


Senior Lecturer

Room Number: Peter Landin, CS 404
Office Hours: Monday 14:00-16:00


Research Interests:

My research interests centre on user-facing Internet systems. This has included research into the Web, content delivery networks, and social media, as well as various related measurement studies. I am heavily involved in community activities, serving on many TPCs and organising committees, e.g. ACM IMCACM ICN and ACM DEV. More information can be found on my homepage

Recent Selected Publications
  • Aravindh Raman, Gareth Tyson and Nishanth Sastry. Facebook (A)Live? Are live social broadcasts really broadcasts? In 27th World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Lyon, France (2018). (Acceptance Rate: 15%)
  • Agustin Formoso, Josiah Chavula, Amreesh Phokeer, Arjuna Sathiaseelan and Gareth Tyson. Deep Diving into Africa's Inter-Country Latencies. In 37th IEEE Joint Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Honolulu, HI (2018). (Acceptance Rate: 19%)
  • Roderick Fanou, Gareth Tyson, Eder Leao Fernandes, Pierre Francois and Arjuna Sathiaseelan. Exploring the Deployment and Utilisation of Web Infrastructure in Africa. In ACM Transactions on the Web (2018). (Impact Factor: 1.526)
  • Liang Wang, Gareth Tyson, Jussi Kangasharju and Jon Crowcroft. Milking the Cache Cow with Fairness in Mind. In IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN) (2017). (Impact Factor: 3.376)
  • Gareth Tyson, Shan Huang, Felix Cuadrado, Ignacio Castro, Claudiu Perta, Arjuna Sathiaseelan and Steve Uhlig. Exploring HTTP Header Manipulation in the Wild. In 26th World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Perth, Australia (2017). (Acceptance Rate: 17%)
  • Liang Wang, Gareth Tyson, Jussi Kangasharju and Jon Crowcroft. FairCache: Introducing Fairness to ICN Caching. In 24th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), Singapore (2016). (Acceptance Rate: 20%)
  • Martin Chorley, Luca Rossi, Gareth Tyson and Matthew Williams. Pub Crawling at Scale: Tapping Untappd to Explore Social Drinking. In 10th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), Cologne, Germany (2016). (Acceptance Rate: 17%)
  • Roderick Fanou, Gareth Tyson, Pierre Francois and Arjuna Sathiaseelan. Pushing the Frontier: Exploring the African Web Ecosystem. In 25th World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Montreal, Canada (2016). (Acceptance rate: 16%)
  • Qinghua Wu, Zhenyu Li, Gareth Tyson, Steve Uhlig, Mohamed-Ali Kaafar and Gaogang Xie. Privacy-aware Multipath Video Caching for Content-Centric Networks. In IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) (2016). (Impact Factor: 3.67)
  • Gianfranco Nencioni, Nishanth Sastry, Gareth Tyson, Vijay Badrinarayanan, Dmytro Karamshuk, Jigna Chandaria, and Jon Crowcroft. SCORE: Exploiting global broadcasts to create offline personal channels for on-demand access. In  IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking(ToN) (2015). (Impact Factor: 3.376)
  • Matthias Wahlisch, Robert Schmidt, Thomas Schmidt, Olaf Maennel, Steve Uhlig and Gareth Tyson. RiPKI: The Tragic Story of RPKI Deployment in the Web Ecosystem.In 15th ACM Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2015). (Acceptance rate: 18%)
  • Gareth Tyson, Yehia Elkhatib, Nishanth Sastry and Steve Uhlig. Are People Really Social on Porn 2.0? In Proc. 9th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), Oxford, UK (2015). (Acceptance rate: 19%)
  • Yonggong Wang, Zhenyu Li, Gareth Tyson, Steve Uhlig and Gaogang Xie. Design and Evaluation of the Optimal Cache Allocation for Content-Centric Networking. To appear in IEEE Transactions on Computers (2015). (Impact Factor: 2.916)
  • Claudiu Perta, Marco Valerio Barbera, Gareth Tyson, Hamed Haddadi and Alessandro Mei. A Glance through the VPN Looking Glass: IPv6 Leakage and DNS Hijacking in Commercial VPN Clients. In Proc. 15th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS), Philadelphia, PA (2015). (Acceptance rate: ~20%)
  • Gareth Tyson, Eliane Bodanese, John Bigham and Andreas Mauthe. Beyond Content Delivery: Can ICNs Help Emergency Scenarios? In IEEE Network, Vol. 28, No. 3 (2014). (Impact Factor: 2.54)
  • Gareth Tyson, Yehia El-khatib, Nishanth Sastry and Steve Uhlig. Demystifying Porn 2.0: A look into a Major Adult Video Streaming Website. In Proc. ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), Barcelona, Spain (2013). (Acceptance rate: 23%)
  • Yonggong Wang, Zhenyu Li, Gareth Tyson, Steve Uhlig and Gaogang Xie. Optimal Cache Allocation for Content-Centric Networking. In Proc. 21st IEEE International Conference of Network Protocols (ICNP), Göttingen, Germany (2013). (Acceptance rate 18%)
  • Gareth Tyson, Nishanth Sastry, Ruben Cuevas, Ivica Rimac and Andreas Mauthe. Where is in a Name? A Survey of Mobility in Information-Centric Networks. In Communications of the ACM(CACM), Vol. 56, No.12 (2013). (Impact Factor 2.86)