Cambridge University


The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Cambridge comprises 31 Colleges and over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions. The Computer Laboratory is an academic department within the University of Cambridge that encompasses Computer Science, along with many aspects of Engineering, Technology and Mathematics. It consists of 38 full-time academic staff, 25 support staff, 40 post-doctoral research workers and 154 PhD students. The Computer Laboratory, Systems Research Group has been a pioneer in the design and study of multimedia applications for the Internet, and has also developed recently a strong expertise on challenging networks. Systems is the largest research area in the Computer Laboratory covering hardware, communications hardware and software, operating systems and distributed systems.

Project members
Dirk Trossen
Senior Researcher
Contact: dirk (dot) trossen (a)
Dirk is the Technical Manager of the PURSUIT project and he is the main Cambridge contact. Dirk is working on architectural concepts and foundations of PURSUIT as well as technological areas such as routing, network coding and caching.
George Parisis
Research Associate
Contact: georgios (dot) parisis (a)
George is working on the design and implementation within PURSUIT, more specifically in the areas of algorithmic IDs, rendezvous and middleware interfaces. George is also the main contact for the Blackadder prototype.
Ben Tagger
Research Associate
Contact: ben(dot)tagger (a)
Ben is working on middleware aspects in the PURSUIT project, developing ontological solutions that directly operate on the abstractions provided at the PURSUIT network layer.