Krys Pawlikowski

Krys Pawlikowski

Professor Emeritus
Erskine 301
Internal Phone: 7772
My research focuses on developing new methodologies for automated analysis of dynamic stochastic systems by means of discrete-event simulation.


Research Interests

Main research interests of Prof. Pawlikowski’s have been in area of quantitative discrete-event simulation and credibility of its final results, in particular in applications to telecommunication networks. One of research goals is to extend the functionality of Akaroa2, a unique controller of quantitative stochastic simulation, designed under his leadership by the Simulation Research Group. The first version of Akaroa2 received an international commendation in Science category in the 1993 Computerworld Smithsonian Award, USA, as the first full-scale implementation of the concept of grid processing. Its documentation is kept in archives of Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. He works on developing automated methods for conducting credible quantitative stochastic simulation, in particular for performance evaluation of computer networks.He graduated from Gdansk Univ. of Technology, Poland, with Ph.D. (Distinction) in Computer Eng, and worked there until 1983. Since 1984, he had been an active academic of the Univ. of Canterbury in Christchurch, NZ, until he retired in 2014. Currently, as Professor Emeritus of the University of Canterbury, he is involved in research only. He is the author or co-author of over 200 peer-reviewed research papers and 4 books on computer networks, and gave over 170 invited lectures at over 100 universities and research institutions around the globe. More info at

Recent Publications

  • Arfeen MA., Pawlikowski K., Willig A. and McNickle D. (2014) Internet traffic modelling: From superposition to scaling. IET Networks 3(1): 30-40.
  • Yazdi ET., Willig A. and Pawlikowski K. (2014) Frequency adaptation for interference mitigation in IEEE 802.15.4-based mobile body sensor networks. Computer Communications 53: 102-119.
  • Lee JSR., McNickle D., Pawlikowski K. and Jeong HDJ. (2012) Self-similar properties of malicious teletraffic. International Journal of Computer Systems Science and Engineering 27(6): 1-7.
  • Liu W., Sirisena H. and Pawlikowski K. (2012) A new BlueGreen methodology for designing next generation networks. International Journal on Internet Protocol Technology 7(1): 15-25.
  • Liu W., Pawlikowski K. and Sirisena H. (2011) Algebraic connectivity metric for spare capacity allocation problem in survivable networks. Computer Communications 34(12): 1425-1435.