Ezra Kissel

Ezra Kissel
Network Research Engineer

Ezra's research interests include high-performance data movement and networking, software defined networks, HPC, and distributed systems. Ezra is involved in the FABRIC testbed project ( and is the ESnet PI on the FABRIC Across Borders (FAB) IRNC award. He is also exploring Quantum Networking control plane design within the QUANT-NET project (

Journal Articles

Ezra Kissel, Martin Swany, Aaron Brown, “Phoebus: A system for high throughput data movement”, J. Parallel Distributed Comput., 2011, 71:266--279,

Conference Papers

Brian Tierney, Dart, Kissel, Eashan Adhikarla, “Exploring the BBRv2 Congestion Control Algorithm for use on Data Transfer Nodes”, IEEE Workshop on Innovating the Network for Data-Intensive Science, [email protected] 2021, St. Louis, MO, USA, November 15, 2021, IEEE, 2021, 23--33,

Ezra Kissel, Martin Swany, Brian Tierney and Eric Pouyoul, “Efficient Wide Area Data Transfer Protocols for 100 Gbps Networks and Beyond”, The 3rd International Workshop on Network-aware Data Management, in conjunction with SC'13:, November 17, 2013,

Brian Tierney, Kissel, Martin Swany, Eric Pouyoul, “Efficient data transfer protocols for big data”, 8th IEEE International Conference on E-Science, e-Science 2012, Chicago, IL, USA, October 8-12, 2012, IEEE Computer Society, January 2012, 1--9,


Ezra Kissel, Chin Fang, “Zettar zx Evaluation for ESnet DTNs”, ESnet 100G Testbed, November 2020,