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Richard Nelson (Dr)

BE(Hons), ME, PhD Canterbury


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Personal Description
I completed a BE(Hons) in Electrical Engineering at the University of Canterbury in the late '80s before starting to work in telecommunications industry, first in Wellington, then in London before returning to Canterbury and completing an ME and PhD in the Electrical Engineering Department. After that I went to Melbourne and worked as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Telecommunications and Information Engineering (CTIE) at Monash University. There I became a Project Leader for the Australian Telecommunications CRC. I was involved in extensive consulting work in Australia and Internationally. I have been at Waikato since 2003 and am now leader of a FRST research contract on "Integrated Network Performance Measurement and Simulation".

Research Interests
My primary research interests are in Network measurement and also simulation. The project I lead is looking to develop new ways of characterising network traffic and then to use this to build more accurate network simulations. I am also interested in high quality video conferencing using the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol. In the past I have worked on mobile networks particularly IPv6 looking at providing simple mechanisms to improve handover performance.

You can access a selection of my papers here

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