Distributed Systems

Bochra Boughzala, MSc

PhD Student

About Me

I joined the Distributed Systems research group at the University of Groningen in Feb. 2021, where I am currently a PhD student and teaching assistant at the Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. My research interests evolved around computer networks, software-defined networking, packet processing for switching and routing, programmable data planes, P4 programming language and more recently distributed systems, middleware and complex event processing.

Prior to joining University of Groningen, I was a Software Designer at Kaloom Inc, Montreal and before that an Experienced Researcher at Ericsson Research Montreal, Canada. I received my M.Sc. (2013) in Computer Science from UQAM (University of Quebec in Montreal). Before that, I completed my Engineering degree in Computer Networks (2010) at the National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (INSAT), Tunis, Tunisia.

  • room number: 496
  • e-mail: b.boughzala [at] rug.nl
  • profile page: B. Boughzala



  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Programmable Data Planes
  • Distributed Systems
  • Data Analytics

Selected Publications

  1. In-Network Management of Parallel Data Streams over Programmable Data Planes ( and ), In Proceedings of the 23rd International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Networking Conference (IFIP NETWORKING 2024), IEEE, .


  2. Window-based Parallel Operator Execution with In-Network Computing (, and ), In Proceedings of the 16th ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-Based Systems, ACM, .


  3. Accelerating the Performance of Data Analytics using Network-centric Processing (), In Proceedings of the 15th ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-based Systems, ACM, .



(For more publications go to Bochra's publication page)