Ezra Kissel

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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

Inder Monga, Erhan Saglamyurek, Ezra Kissel, Hartmut Haffner, Wenji Wu, “QUANT-NET: A testbed for quantum networking research over deployed fiber”, SIGCOMM QuNet'23, ACM, September 10, 2023, QuNet'23:31-37,

Alex Sim, Ezra Kissel, Damian Hazen, Chin Guok, “Experiences in deploying in-network data caches”, 26th International Conference on Computing in High Energy & Nuclear Physics, May 11, 2023,

Ezra Kissel, “Janus: Lightweight Container Orchestration for High-Performance Data Sharing”, Fifth International Workshop on Systems and Network Telemetry and Analytics (SNTA 2022), June 30, 2022,

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, INDIS@SC 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 Guok, Alex Sim, Experiences in deploying in-network data caches, 26th International Conference on Computing in High Energy & Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2023), May 8, 2023,


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