Matt Stevens

Student School of Engineering and Computer Science

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Thesis Info

Research Interests: Software Defined Networks
Thesis Title: TBD
Supervisor: Dr Bryan Ng Dr David Streader Dr Ian welch


Research Interests

Software Defined Networks (SDN) and its use of Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) utilizing Service Chaining. Interesting questions are around how SDN manages NFV, what are the NFV building blocks are and how do you are a customer validate that a custom implementation performs as expected. We are building a rigourous model of a stateful firewall and creating a test harness to test SDN and legacy implementations provided expected behaviours.


Global and Local Knowledge in SDN, ITNAC IEEE, 2015.