PROF Darryl Veitch

PROF Darryl Veitch


  • Atomic clock
  • Computer Networking (Traffic Measurement, Clock synchronisation)
  • Computer clocks
  • Data traffic
  • Internet monitoring
  • Statistics



  • Prof Darryl Veitch completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree at Monash University, Australia in 1985. His PhD is in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, England, graduating in 1990. In 1991 he joined the research laboratories of Telstra in Melbourne where he became interested in long-range dependence of tele-traffic.

    He spent a year at the CNET of France Telecom in Paris and then held visiting positions at the KTH in Stockholm, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis in France, and Bellcore in New Jersey, before returning to academia at RMIT, Melbourne. In 2000 he then joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne where he directed the EMULab, an Ericsson funded networking research group. He is now a Professorial Research Fellow in the Research Centre for Ultra-Broadband Information Networks (CUBIN) in the EEE department. 

    His research interests include the statistical and dynamic nature of Internet traffic, parameter estimation problems and queuing theory for traffic processes, the theory and practice of active measurement, network tomography, traffic sampling strategies, and clock synchronisation over the Internet (the RADclock project). In 2005 he Co-Chaired the ACM Internet Measurement Conference and brought it to Melbourne in 2010 as local arrangements chair. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

    RADclock: as good as an atomic clock, but free   


Member of

  • ACM. Member 2005 -
  • ACM Sigcomm. Member 2004 -
  • IEEE. Fellow 2003 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2012-2014: J. Ridoux and D. Veitch, 'Precision timekeeping infrastructure: bridging the hardware/software divide', ARC Linkage Project with Symmetricom Inc, Australian Research Council, ARC funding $260K

    RADclock: as good as an atomic clock, but free



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Cambridge 1990
  • BSc (Hons), Monash University 1985

Awards and honors

  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Symposium on Precision Clock Synchronization for Measurement, Control and Communication (ISPCS'08), 2008
  • Best Student Paper Award, ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC'03), 2003
  • Best Student Paper Award, ACM SIGMETRICS Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems 2002, 2002
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 2001



Available for supervision

  • Y