Dr. Sevilla is a self-starting, fast-moving computer scientist with a record of creating innovative and award-winning solutions in the fields of computer networking and distributed systems. He is the author of thirteen peer-reviewed papers, ten US patents, has received multiple "Best Paper" awards (IFIP, ICNP) and was recently awarded a UC Presidential Fellowship. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the ICTD Lab at the University of Washington, where he works with Kurtis Heimerl on community cellular networks.

Spencer's primary research interest is Internet architecture and access in developing and disconnected regions, including issues such as content distribution and caching, spectum allocation, and last-mile connectivity. His previous research interests have included content networking, mesh routing (wired and wireless), future Internet architectures, and virtual datacenter networks.


Job Hunt - I have accepted a position as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington, where I'll be working with Kurtis Heimerl in the ICTD Lab!
DIME - I'll be presenting our paper on DIME, a HIDRA-architecture based approach to network address mobility, at IFIP Networking 2017. See you in Stockholm!
Defended! - I successfully defended my PhD on January 30th! I'll be officially walking in June.
GroupSec - Our paper on GroupSec, a new security/privacy model that supports transparent Web caching with TLS-grade security, will be presented at ICC 2017 in Paris.


  • UC President's Dissertation-Year Fellowship, 2016
  • NSA Mathematics and Computer Science Student Scholarship Finalist, 2014
  • Higherst Honors (Summa cum Laude) in Computer Science, UC Davis 2010
  • Departmental Recommendation for Undergraduate Research, UC Davis 2010
  • Dean's List, UC Davis College of Letters and Sciences 2006-2010

Selected Publications

  • GroupSec: A New Security Model for the Web
    S. Sevilla, J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, Hamid Sadjadpour
    Proc. IEEE ICC 2017
  • Design and Benefits of a Hidden-Identifier Network Architecture
    S. Sevilla
    Proc. IEEE ICNP 2015 PhD Forum Best Paper!
  • iDNS: Enabling Information-Centric Networking Through the DNS
    S. Sevilla, P. Mahadevan, J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves
    Proc. IEEE INFOCOM NOM 2014
  • FERN: A Unifying Framework for Name-Resolution Across Heterogeneous Architectures
    S. Sevilla, P. Mahadevan, J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves
    Proc. IFIP NETWORKING 2013 Best Paper Finalist!