Saleem Bhatti, University of St Andrews, UK.  

Saleem N. Bhatti is a Professor at the School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews. His research interests are in the general area of Networked and Distributed Systems (NDS). He has been involved in collaborative research since 1991, and has experience of working with network operators, equipment manufacturers, research institutions and academic institutions from all over Europe. His work has covered topics such as networked and computer communication architecture, protocols and systems; energy efficiency in networked systems; multi-service networking; network and systems management; network security; IPv6; mobile systems; network quality of service (QoS), tele-working and remote-working; multicast; and high-speed networking. He is also involved with industry in various consultancy roles in the area of networking technology and systems. Saleem holds a B.Eng.(Hons), in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, an M.Sc.(Distinction) in Data Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, all from UCL.

Current research interests

I am interested in the design, use and performance of computer communication systems, architectures, protocols and applications, including performance analysis. I have a preference for practical work, using test-beds - I like to build and break things! At the moment, ILNP is an exciting area of work for me. I am interested in the Internet architecture and how it effects the interaction between the network, the application and the user. As the nature of applications has become more distributed, so the aspects of networking that allow applications to communicate and distribute information have become increasingly significant. Traditional networked applications have assumed that the network resources they need are always available. As the demand for network resources from applications increases, and the nature of the networks themselves changes (e.g. fixed networks vs. mobile networks), the applications must become (a) generally aware of their own connectivity and (b) sensitive to the demand for the limited resources in the network. This is especially true for mobile and wireless applications and for applications operating at very high levels of performance. In both cases, users and system operation could be stressing the infrastructure, especially with data-streams, such as real-time applications and media flows, that are sensitive to resource limitations within the network.


Networked and computer communication systems, architectures, protocols and applications; Internet architecture; Mobile and wireless systems; Energy; Mobile health (mHealth); Security in networked systems; Communications systems for development; Performance analysis; Testbeds and empirical/data-driven research; Network control plane; Network management & resource management; Resource limited environments and systems; QoS (Quality of Service) adaptability & network QoS; High-speed networking.


I am Director of the EngD in Computer Science.

Current research activities can be found here.

A list of publications can be found here.

On the subject of Quality of Service, I was in charge of the design and development of the NRS software.


I consider consulting an important part of my work, and a chance to work with industry outside the context of research collaborations. Working in a very practical and fast moving area, I am involved in various freelance consultancy, including bespoke consultancy and training related to my research interests (see above), and also in the general areas of network technology and computer communications.

Research Duties


Conferences and Workshops

  • DamNet2016 - 6th IEEE ICDM Workshop on Data Mining in Networks, also 2015, 2014, 2013.
  • MILCOM2016 - IEEE Military Communications Conference, also 2014.
  • Global Access to the Internet for All (GAIA) workshop at SIGMCOMM 2016.
  • WONS2016 - 12th Wireless On-demand Network systems and Services Conference.
  • HPCC2014 - 16th IEEE High Performance Computing and Communications Conference.
  • CFI2014 - 8th International Conference on Future Internet Technologies, Technical Programme Committee, also 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.
  • PIMRC2013 - 24th Annual IEEE Internaional Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, Reviewer.
  • GI2013 - 16th IEEE Global Internet Symposium, Technical Programme Committee, also GI2012, GI2011, GI2010.
  • DANMS2011 - IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Autonomous Network Management Systems, Technical Programme Committee, also DANMS2008.
  • CBSEC2011 - Brazilian Conference on Critical Embedded Systems.
  • SAN2010 - Self-Adaptive Networking Workshop, Technical Programme Committee.
  • ATNAC2010 - Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, Technical Programme Committee.
  • ICNP2010 - 18th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, Technical Programme Committee, also ICNP2009.
  • INFOCOM2009 - 28th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, Technical Programme Committee
  • VoCS - BCS International Academic Conference, 2008 - Visions of Computer Science, Reviewer.
  • PAWN2008 - ACM/IET/ICST International Workshop on Performance and Analysis of Wireless Networks, Technical Programme Committee.
  • BROADNETS2008 - ICST 5th International Conference on Broadband Communication, Networks and Systems, Technical Programme Committee.
  • ICC2007 - IEEE Workshop on GMPLS Performance Evaluation, Technical Programme Committee.
  • IPOM2006 - 6th IEEE International Workshop on IP Operations & Management, Technical Programme Committee.
  • LCS2006 Technical Committee, also 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002.
  • PFDLnet2003 - 1st International Workshop on Protocols for Fast Long-Distance Networks, Programme Committee.
  • NGC2001 - 3rd International Workshop on Networked Group Communication, Local Arrangements Chair.
  • IWQoS'99 - 7th IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Service, Programme co-Chair and Local Arrangements Chair.