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Institute of Applied Data Science


Dr Ignacio Castro

Ignacio CastroPhD

Lecturer in Data Analytics

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Francis Bancroft, FB 3.04


Network economics, Internet measurements


My main research interest is on the economics of interdomain traffic, and encompasses from peering, transit and other types  of interconnections to the underlying economics of the Internet architecture.


Publications of specific relevance to Applied Data Science


Latif S, Usman M, Manzoor S, Iqbal W, Qadir J, Tyson G, Castro I, Razi A, Boulos MNK, Weller A and Crowcroft J (2020). Leveraging Data Science To Combat COVID-19: A Comprehensive Review. Ieee  Ieee Transactions On Artificial Intelligence  vol. PP, (99) 1-1. 10.1109/TAI.2020.3020521


Böttger T, Cuadrado F, Antichi G, Fernandes EL, Tyson G, Castro I and Uhlig S (2019). An empirical study of the cost of DNS-over-HTTPS. Proceedings of The Acm Sigcomm Internet Measurement Conference, Imc  15-21. 10.1145/3355369.3355575
Ibosiola D, Castro I, Stringhini G, Uhlig S and Tyson G (2019). Who watches the watchmen: Exploring complaints on the web. The Web Conference 2019 - Proceedings of The World Wide Web Conference, Www 2019  729-738. 10.1145/3308558.3313438


Bruyere M, Antichi G, Fernandes EL, Lapeyrade R, Uhlig S, Owezarski P, Moore AW and Castro I (2018). Rethinking IXPs’ Architecture in the Age of SDN. Ieee Journal On Selected Areas in Communications  10.1109/JSAC.2018.2871294
Böttger T, Cuadrado F, Tyson G, Castro I and Uhlig S (2018). Open Connect Everywhere: A Glimpse at the Internet Ecosystem Through the Lens of the Netflix CDN. Acm  Sigcomm Comput. Commun. Rev.  vol. 48, 28-34. 10.1145/3211852.3211857


Antichi G, Castro I, Chiesa M, Fernandes EL, Lapeyrade R, Kopp D, Han JH, Bruyere M, Dietzel C, Gusat M, Moore AW, Owezarski P, Uhlig S and Canini M (2017). ENDEAVOUR: A Scalable SDN Architecture For Real-World IXPs. Ieee J. Sel. Areas Commun.  vol. 35, 2553-2562. 10.1109/JSAC.2017.2760398


Chiesa M, Dietzel C, Antichi G, Bruyére M, Castro I, Gusat M, King T, Moore AW, Nguyen TD, Owezarski P, Uhlig S and Canini M (2016). Inter-domain networking innovation on steroids: Empowering IXPs with SDN capabilities. Ieee Communications Magazine  vol. 54, (10) 102-108. 10.1109/MCOM.2016.7588277


Castro I, Stanojevic R and Gorinsky S (2014). Using tuangou to reduce IP transit costs. Ieee/Acm Transactions On Networking  vol. 22, (5) 1415-1428. 10.1109/TNET.2013.2278236


Grants of specific relevance to Applied Data Science
Streamlining Social Decision Making for Improved Internet Standards
de Castro Arribas I
£757,243 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (01-01-2020 - 31-12-2022)
EARL: sdn EnAbled MeasuRement for alL
de Castro Arribas I
£2,024,684 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (01-01-2018 - 31-12-2020)