Richard Cziva

Richard Cziva Ph.D
Data Science Engineer

Richard Cziva is a software engineer at ESnet. He has a range of technical interests including traffic and performance analysis, data-plane programmability, high-speed packet processing, software-defined networking, and network function virtualization.

Prior to joining ESnet in 2018, Richard was a Research Associate at University of Glasgow, where he looked at how advanced services (e.g., personalized firewalls, intrusion detection modules, measurement functions) can be implemented and managed inside wide area networks with programmable edge capabilities.

Richard holds a BSc in Computer Engineering (2013) from Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (2018) from University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Richard’s publication list can be found on Google Scholar.  

Cziva, Richard, "Network Softwarization: State of the Art", IEEE Communications Society Young Professionals webinar, 28 March 2018.


Network softwarization is actively revolutionizing how networks are designed and operated to deliver services with greater agility and cost-effectiveness. During the last 10 years, softwarization has been presented for different network layers and domains, ranging from high-level, open-source control planes to programmable data planes, managing optical line systems, data centers, cloud, and 5G edge networks, among others. While this research field has been very active, there is no sign of slowing down: many challenges remain unsolved, while new ones are being presented continuously.

This talk will be a high-level, general overview of research and development efforts on network softwarization in an outside of IEEE Communication Society. The speaker, who is currently a software engineer of the world’s fastest science network (ESnet, a multi-100Gbit/s transcontinental network), will present his own view of the currently trending topics in academia and industry and highlight some possible research directions in this area.  Network Softwarization-State-of-the-Art-webinar