Amreesh D. Phokeer

Internet Measurement and Data Expert at The Internet Society

Get in touch!

phokeer_at_isoc_dot_org

Located in Mauritius

Bored islander, always trying to find a excuse to step on a plane in a perpetual quest for newness. Dad x3, trail runner, scuba diver and watercolour enthusiast in a past life…will get back to these one day.

Currently working as an Internet Measurement Expert at ISOC to untangle this giant web. My areas of interest are Interdomain routing, network security, Internet measurements, content delivery and QoE, with a particular emphasis on African networks. I am a co-chair of the AFRINIC Measurement Working Group. On the side, I am a Research Committee member of the GFCE and I am a frequent speaker at NOG meetings in Africa. I enjoy reviewing papers as a TPC member of several academic and technical conferences including ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), Traffic Measurement and Analysis (TMA), AFRICOMM, AFPIF, AIS, SAFNOG, etc.

I completed a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2021 and I obtained an M.Eng in Computer Engineering at Telecom Nancy, France (2008) as well as an MSc in Information Security at the University of London, UK (2013). Between 2008 and 2010, I worked as a Guest Researcher at NIST in the Information Discovery, Use and Sharing division.

Thesis

  1. PHD THESIS
    Improving content delivery in low-resource networks: A case study of the African Internet Ecosystem
    Phokeer, Amreesh Dev
    2021

Selected publications

  1. ACM IMC
    On Measuring RPKI Relying Parties
    Kristoff, John, Bush, Randy, Kanich, Chris, Michaelson, George, Phokeer, Amreesh, Schmidt, Thomas C, and Wahlisch, Matthias
    2020
  2. ACM IMC
    On the free bridge across the digital divide: Assessing the quality of facebook s free basics service
    Sen, Rijurekha, Pirzada, Hasnain Ali, Phokeer, Amreesh, Farooq, Zaid Ahmed, Sengupta, Satadal, Choffnes, David, and Gummadi, Krishna P
    2016
  3. ACMDEV
    A first look at mobile internet use in township communities in South Africa
    Phokeer, Amreesh, Densmore, Melissa, Johnson, David, and Feamster, Nick
    2016
  4. SIGCOMM CCR
    Inside the walled garden: Deconstructing facebook s free basics program [BEST CCR]
    Sen, Rijurekha, Ahmad, Sohaib, Phokeer, Amreesh, Farooq, Zaid Ahmed, Qazi, Ihsan Ayyub, Choffnes, David, and Gummadi, Krishna P
    ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review 2017
  5. IEEE Africon
    Insight into Africa s country-level latencies [BEST PAPER]
    Chavula, Josiah, Phokeer, Amreesh, Formoso, Agustin, and Feamster, Nick
    2017
  6. IEEE INFOCOM
    Deep diving into africa s inter-country latencies
    Formoso, Agustin, Chavula, Josiah, Phokeer, Amreesh, Sathiaseelan, Arjuna, and Tyson, Gareth
    2018
  7. IEEE COMSNETS
    On the potential of Google AMP to promote local content in developing regions
    Phokeer, Amreesh, Chavula, Josiah, Johnson, David, Densmore, Melissa, Tyson, Gareth, Sathiaseelan, Arjuna, and Feamster, Nick
    2019