Dr Peter Key

Consultant at Freelance

Freelance Consultant

Dr Peter Key is an independent consultant and researcher in networks, economics and computational Science. Until 2017 he worked at Microsoft Research European Research Centre in Cambridge (MRC), where he headed up the new Networks, Economics and Algorithms team. His research was on multipath routing in wired and wireless networks, home networking, and the economics of networks and of ad-auctions.

Prior to his current role, Dr Key was a Research Assistant in the Statistics and Computer Science department at Royal Holloway, University of London. From 1992 he worked for BT Labs in the field of Teletraffic Engineering and Performance Evaluation, where he was involved with the development and introduction of Dynamic Alternative Routing (DAR) into BT’s trunk network. In his time at BT he led a mathematical services group.

Peter received his BA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford; his MSc from University College London and his PhD from London University. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Statistical Laboratory, Cambridge, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET).

His current research interests include

  • Economics and Game theory
  • Distributed Control
  • Application Performance
  • Quality of Service
  • Stochastic Networks
  • Performance Modelling