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Full Name: 
Amreesh Phokeer
Academic Role: 
PhD Student
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Amreesh Phokeer graduated with an M.Eng in Computer Science and Engineering at Telecom Nancy / University of Lorraine, France in 2008. He also has an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London, UK (2013). His dissertation was on Interdomain routing security with focus on the deployment challenges of the RPKI (Resource Public Key Infrastructure) framework. Amreesh joined the African Network Information Center – AFRINIC in January 2011 as R&D Engineer where his main focus were Internet security and Internet measurements in Africa. Prior to joining AFRINIC, Amreesh worked as a Guest Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Maryland, USA, where he participated in research in the field of computational biology.

Research Project / Interests: 

Amreesh's current research interests are in network performance measurements, localized cloudlets and fog computing. He is currently looking into how a localized Internet can help bring down the cost of connectivity to rural areas in South Africa. His work involves understanding the data usage pattern of mobile Internet users and and evaluating the feasibility of offering services focusing on local-communication, leveraging community based infrastructure rather than depending on Internet connectivity. This is motivated by the high cost of Internet and the poor coverage typically found in townships due to minimal investments in infrastructure. He is also collaborating closely with other researchers on TV White Space and Wireless Mesh Network technologies.

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