Ansley Post

Address: Max Planck Institute for Software Systems                    
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Phone: +49 681 9325-693

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Rice University in the Computer Science Department. I am working in the Systems Group under Peter Druschel. I'm currently based at the MPI-SWS, while I finish my degree.


An Analysis of Social Network-based Sybil Defenses (with B. Viswanath A. Mislove, and K. Gummadi). SIGCOMM 2010, New Delhi, India, September 2010.

Modelling MapReduce for Optimal Execution in the Cloud. (with A. Wieder, P. Bhatotia and R. Rodrigues). Brief Announcement. PODC 2010, Zurich, Switzerland, July 2010.

Conductor: Orchestrating the Clouds (with A. Wieder, P. Bhatotia and R. Rodrigues) LADIS 2010, Zurich, Switzerland, July 2010.

Ostra: Leveraging Trust to Thwart Unwanted Communication. (with A. Mislove, K. Gummadi, and P. Druschel). NSDI 2008, San Francisco, CA, April 2008.

PodBase: transparent storage management for personal devices. (with P. Kuznetsov, and P. Druschel). IPTPS 2008, Tampa Bay, FL, February 2008.

Experiences in building and operating a reliable peer-to-peer application (with A. Haeberlen, A. Mislove, and P. Druschel). Eurosys 2006, Leuven, Belgium, April 2006.

Fallacies in Evaluating Decentralized Systems (with A. Haeberlen, A. Mislove, and P. Druschel). The 5th International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS'05), Santa Barbara, CA, Feburary 2006.

Strata: A simple lightweight ad hoc communications infrastructure Masters thesis, April 2005

Sharing micronews with peer-to-peer event notification (with D. Sandler, A. Mislove, and P. Druschel). In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS'05), Ithaca, NY, Feburary 2005.

AP3: Cooperative, decentralized anonymous communication (with G. Oberoi, A. Mislove, P. Druschel, and D. Wallach). In Proceedings of the 11th ACM SIGOPS European Workshop (SIGOPS-EW'04), Leuven, Belgium, September 2004.

Self-Organizing Hierarchical Routing for Scalable Ad Hoc Networking Rice Computer Science Technical Reoprt TR04-433

Towards a Scalable Ad Hoc Network Infrastructure In Proceedings of the First IRIS Student Workshop (ISW'03) Boston, MA, August 2003

POST: A Secure, Resilient, Cooperative Messaging System (with A. Mislove, C. Reis, P. Willmann, P. Druschel, D. S. Wallach, X. Bonnaire, P. Sens, J.-M. Busca, and L. Arantes-Bezerra) in Proceedings of the 9th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS'03).

My C.V. can be found here.