Taveesh Sharma

PhD Student in Computer Science


Email: taveesh@uchicago.edu

I am a second year PhD student at the University of Chicago. I am interested in working on internet measurements and security. As a member of the Network Operations and Internet Security (NOISE) lab, I am being advised by Prof. Nick Feamster. I also contribute as a researcher to the Internet Equity Initiative.

I hold an MSc degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Under the supervision of Dr. Josiah Chavula, my MSc research focused towards understanding the state of internet in rural communities of South Africa. I built a real-time network monitoring and troubleshooting system for the iNethi community network in Cape Town. Such an addition aims to equip researchers and network managers with an ability to execute and analyze on-demand network measurements.

In a past life, I was a software engineer in the Finance Technology industry. I worked for over a year in the Global Data Science team at PayPal, Inc., which was followed by a brief stint in a product development team at ePayLater.

I built this website as a side project to share my skills and experiences with the tech and academic community. Hope you like it!


Oct 20, 2023 Check out the code and the slides from my IMC talk!
Aug 21, 2023 Paper Estimating WebRTC Video QoE Metrics Without Using Application Headers accepted at ACM IMC 2023 :sparkles:
Apr 2, 2022 Joined NOISE lab @ UChicago as a PhD student.
Oct 20, 2021 QoSMon source code released.
Sep 11, 2021 Paper Topology-Aware Measurement Scheduling Strategies in Low Resource Networks accepted at SATNAC 2021.

Selected Publications


  1. IMC
    Estimating WebRTC Video QoE Metrics Without Using Application Headers
    Taveesh Sharma, Tarun Mangla, Arpit Gupta, Junchen Jiang, and Nick Feamster
    In Proceedings of the 2023 ACM Internet Measurement Conference, 2023
  2. TPRC
    A First Look at the Spatial and Temporal Variability of Internet Performance Data in Hyperlocal Geographies
    Taveesh Sharma, Jonatas Marques, Nick Feamster, and Nicole P Marwell
    The annual Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy, 2023


  1. HAISA
    PowerQoPE: A Personal Quality of Internet Protection and Experience Configurator
    Enock Samuel Mbewe, Taveesh Sharma, and Josiah Chavula
    In Proceedings of IFIP International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2022), 6-7 July 2022, Mytilene, (Greece), 2022
    Investigating the Usability and Quality of Experience of Mobile Video-Conferencing Apps Among Bandwidth-Constrained Users in South Africa
    Dominique Oosthuizen, Taveesh Sharma, Josiah Chavula, and Melissa Densmore
    In Proceedings of 43rd Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, 2022