Talented researchers in the field of Internet technology share their work with the RIPE community as part of the RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI). Successful applicants receive complimentary tickets, travel and accommodation to attend meetings and get the opportunity to present their research to some of the leading technical figures in the Internet world.

The successful RACI applicants for RIPE 79 are:

  • Anna Maria Mandalari, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    Databox as a Platform for Monitoring IoT Devices at the Edge
    IoT WG, Thursday, 17 October 11:00 – 12:30

  • Austin Hounsel, Princeton University, USA
    Analyzing the Costs (and Benefits) of DNS, DoT, and DoH for the Modern Web
    DNS WG, Wednesday, 16 October 09:00 – 10:30

  • Franziska Lichtblau, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
    Measuring the Route collector Ecosystem
    Plenary, Tuesday, 15 October 14:00 – 15:30

  • Ilona Stadnik, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
    Internet Governance in Russia – trend on sovereignization
    Plenary, Monday, 14 October 16:00 – 17:30

  • Jie Li, University College London, United Kingdom
    Usage of Contemporaneous Border Links (CBLs) in Internet Multipath Routing
    Routing WG, Thursday, 17 October 11:00 – 12:30

  • Marcin Nawrocki, Free University Berlin, Germany
    Dismantling Operational Practices of BGP Blackholing at IXPs
    Connect WG, Wednesday, 16 October 11:00 – 12:30

  • Marco Chiesa, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
    Internet Clouds are (also) Unpredictable!
    RACI Session, Tuesday, 15 October 18:00 – 19:00

  • Sarah Wassermann, AIT Austria, France
    Decrypting QoE in an Encrypted Internet – AI to the Rescue
    MAT WG, Thursday, 17 October 14:00 – 15:30

  • Vladislav Bidikov, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia
    Keeping State Election Infrastructure Safe: How Cloudflare and local IXP
    connectivity helped a small country in Europe
    Connect WG, Wednesday, 16 October 11:00 – 12:30

Examples of Relevant Topics

  • Network measurement and analysis
  • IPv6 deployment
  • BGP routing
  • Network security
  • Internet governance
  • Peering and interconnectivity
  • Internet of Things


  • Receive complimentary tickets, travel and accommodation to the meeting
  • Present your research at the upcoming RIPE Meeting, ENOG, MENOG or SEE Meeting
  • Represent your department or institution within an international, open forum, attended by some of the large and most prominent technological organisations in the world
  • Receive valuable input and critique regarding their work from industry experts and attendees
  • Experience the professional networking environment with parties from a variety of nations and backgrounds, and get their perspectives on current topics of interest
  • Network with the “movers and shakers” of Internet infrastructure and governance, enhancing career and development prospects – attendees and sponsors have included some of the biggest names in related industries
  • Publish your work to the technical and Internet community at large via RIPE Labs, a public platform frequented by network operators, developers and industry experts