David Tipper

  • Professor

David Tipper is a professor in DINS at the University of Pittsburgh with a secondary appointment at Pitt’s Department of Electrical Engineering. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona (PhD Electrical Engineering, MS Systems Engineering) and Virginia Tech (BS in Electrical Engineering).

At Pitt, Tipper teaches courses on communication systems, wireless networks, network performance modeling and analysis, network design, and infrastructure protection. Tipper’s research has been supported by grants from various government and corporate sources such as NSF, DARPA, NIST, IBM, ARO, and AT&T.

Prior to joining Pitt in the fall of 1994, Tipper was a faculty member at Clemson University (South Carolina) and Molde University College (Norway). Tipper also worked in industry as a system engineer on a NASA project and as a Networking Technology Center staff member at The Mitre Corporation. Dr. Tipper is also a senior member of the IEEE.

Institution of Highest Degree

  • University of Arizona, Ph.D.

Representative Publications

R Abhishek, D Tipper, D Medhi, "Network virtualization and survivability of 5g networks," Journal of Network and Systems Management 28 (4), 923-952

D Santos, T Gomes, D Tipper, "Software-Defined Network Design driven by Availability Requirements," 16th International Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks, 2020

R Abhishek, D Tipper, D Medhi, "Resilience of 5g networks in the presence of unlicensed spectrum and non-terrestrial networks," 16th International Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks, 2020.

Research Interests

Network Design
Performance Modeling
Availability and Resilience
Information Security
Smart Grid Systems