Research Committee

Amreesh D. Phokeer

GFCE Title: GFCE Research Committee Member
Job Title: Research Manager, AFRINIC
Description: Amreesh D. Phokeer is a Research Manager at the African Network Information Center – AFRINIC, where he spearheads the organisation’s research activities in the areas of Internet security and Internet measurements – with a focus on African networks. He is currently responsible of multiple initiatives namely: the AFRINIC Research Collaborations (ARC) and the Africa Internet Measurement (AIM) programmes. Between 2011 and 2014, he headed the software development team as Applications Unit Manager, where he championed the development of various security frameworks namely RPKI and DNSSEC. Prior to joining AFRINIC, Amreesh worked as a Guest Researcher at NIST, USA. Amreesh has a number of scientific publications in A-ranked conferences in the areas of network performance, security, and Internet policy. He has been a Programme Committee member of several academic and technical conferences. He was the General Chair of the 12th EAI International Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (AFRICOMM). Amreesh is a frequent speaker at Internet conferences in Africa. He has an M.Eng in Computer Science from Telecom Nancy, France and an M.Sc in Information Security from the University of London, UK. He is currently finishing his PhD in Computer Networks at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.