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Dr Krzysztof Pawlikowski


Professor Emeritus


Ph.D. (Distinction) in Computer Engineering and
M.E. in Electronic Engineering, from Gdansk University of Technology, Poland.


Erskine Building  Room 301

Contact Details

Phone: +64 3 364 2987, Ext: 7772
Fax: +64 3 364 2569

Postal Address

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering,
College of Engineering,
University of Canterbury,
Private Bag 4800,
Christchurch 8140,
New Zealand.

Undergraduate Courses

COSC 261: Foundations of Computer Science

COSC 264: Data Communications and Networking

COSC 364: Internet Technology and Engineering

Graduate Courses

COSC 410: Simulation: Modelling and Analysis

School Administration

CSSE PG Studies Committee.

CSSE Research Committee.

Research Interests

Prof. Pawlikowski's current research interests are in the area of distributed quantitative dscrete-event simulation, networked processing (including P2P systems), telecommunication networks (including the Internet, as well as wireless and all-optical networks: their protocols, architectures and management) and teletraffic modelling.

Possible topics of research projects in the area of quantitative dscrete-event simulation, at PhD, Master and Honours level include, for example:

  • new sequential estimators for automated output data analysis during MRIP (Multiple Replications in Parallel) simulation;
  • comparative studies of sequential estimators of mean values during steady-state simulation;
  • sequential estimators of quantiles during steady-state simulation;
  • sequentatial quantitative simulation of rare events;
  • MRIP simulation and Variance Reduction;
  • sequential analysis of heavy-tailed data and/or data from self-similar processes during steady-state simulation;
  • Akaroa2 as an automated controller of distributed quantitative dscrete-event simulation.

See list of currently available research projects.


Professor K. Pawlikowski graduated from Technical University of Gdansk, Poland, with a Ph.D. (Distinction) in Computer Engineering, and was a member of academic staff there until 1984. He has been an academic member of staff in the Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, since Sept., 1984. Visiting appointments.
Prof. Pawlikowski gave over 180 invited lectures and seminar talks at over 90 universities and research institutions in Asia, Australia , Europe and North America, as well as keynote speeches, invited talks and tutorials at international conferences around the world. He is the author or co-author of more than 180 research publications, including 4 books on computer networks.
Currently responsible for ATNAC'2013 (Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, Christchurch,New Zealand, Nov. 2013) and 22 ITC SSEEGN (22nd ITC Specialist Seminar on Energy Efficient and Green Networking, Christchurch, New Zealand, Nov. 2013)
Member of numerous technical program committees of international conferences; technical editor of IEEE Network Magazine (1990-2000) and Int. J. of Communication Networks (Wiley; 2005-2006).
At the University of Canterbury, he has been a co-founder of the Research Centre on Network Protocols, Distributed Processing and Simulation. The centre consists of two interdepartmental research groups: with members from Computer Science, Management, and Electrical & Computer Engineering.
He is the leader of
  • an on-going research project Akaroa2 on distributed stochastic simulation (its first design, an automated controller of MRIP simulation, named Akaroa, received an international commendation in Science category in the Computerworld Smithsonian Award, USA , in 1993, as the first full scale implementation of the concept of grid processing, and its documnetation is kept in archives of the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington D.C. ) and
  • a project on PlanetLab NZ, on national experimental networking infrastructure within global experimental networking infrastructure/testbed PlanetLab.
Membership of professional organizations:
    Senior Member of IEEE.
    Member of ACM and SCS (Society for Modeling and Simulation Int.).
    Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
List of All Publications

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last time modified: 2 April 2013
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