About GMI3S

Seeking to design a new generation of measurement infrastructure for the Internet

Project Structure

We organize this project into four tasks.

  1. Design, prototype, test and evaluate a new highly distributed network measurement platform
  2. Data management: design capabilities to make datasets easy to discover, use, and share
  3. Build community-oriented infrastructure that will enable use of the data for a broad set of cybersecurity research and beyond
  4. Workshops, and curriculum development to support STEM/cybersecurity workforce training
Proposal Summary

Project Management & Partners

The lead organization for the 3-year Design Phase of this project is the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) at UC San Diego.

kc claffy, the founder and director of CAIDA, and David Clark (MIT/CSAIL) are principal investigators of this project.

Our team includes two community-focused organizations with a 20-year history of collecting and sharing the most security-relevant data about the global routing system: NSRC/UO (Route Views) and RIPE (the EU’s IP address registry, which operates the Routing Information Service).

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Our critical assets also include partners with commercial network engineering expertise, data science techniques, and technology to manage data integrity, availability, and privacy. To reach the implementation phase, this project will require a rich structure of working groups and shared intellectual property to enable sustainable and secure infrastructure operations and use.

Data Providers

NLNet Labs Foundation (NLNet Labs)
RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC)
University of Oregon Route Views (Route Views)

Commercial Partners

Farsight Security, Inc. (Farsight)

R&E Cyberinfrastructure

Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC)
GÉANT Vereniging (GÉANT)
Great Plains Networks (GPN)
Indiana University (IU)
Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)
University of California San Diego (UC San Diego)
San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)
University of California Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)
University of Hawaii (UH)
University of Illinois (UIUC)
University of Memphis (U of M)
University of Virginia (UVA)


Army Cyber Institute At West Point (ACI)
Brigham Young University (BYU)
Case Western Reserve University
Colgate University
Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP)
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg)
Indiana University (IU)
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Northeastern University
University of California Davis (UC Davis)
University of California San Diego (UC San Diego)
University of Illinois (UIUC)
University of Twente (U Twente)
Virginia Tech


Internet Society (ISOC)
University of California Irvine (UC Irvine)

Strategic Advisory Council (SAC)

  • Nick Buraglio, Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
  • Romain Fontugne, Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ)
  • Avi Freeman, Kentik
  • Joe St Sauver, Farsight Security
  • Stephen D. Strowes, Fastly
  • Roland van Rijswijk-Deij, University of Twente
  • Suzanne Woolf, Public Interest Registry (PIR)

Funding Support

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Support for the Designing a Global Measurement Infrastructure to Improve Internet Security project is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant OAC-2131987 Designing a Global Measurement Infrastructure to Improve Internet Security. The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of NSF.