Current members

Lixia Zhang

Principal Investigator

Alex Afanasyev

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Wentao Shang

PhD Candidate

Haitao Zhang

Ph.D. Candidate

Spyridon Mastorakis

Ph.D. Candidate

Zhehao Wang

Ph.D. Student

Zhiyi Zhang

Ph.D. Student

Qi Zhao

Ph.D. Student

Manika Mittal

Masters Student

Yukai Tu

Masters Student

Yumin Xia

Masters Student

Xin Xu

Bachelors Student


Alumni (PhD)

Yingdi Yu (Facebook, Menlo Park, CA)

Graduated in 2016
Thesis: Usable Security for Named Data Networking

Ilya Moiseenko (Cisco)

Graduated in 2015
Thesis: Consumer / Producer Communication with Application Level Framing in Named Data Networking

Zhenkai Zhu (Uber, San Francisco, CA)

Graduated in 2013
Thesis: Support Mobile and Distributed Applications with Named Data Networking

Peichun (Payne) Cheng (Cisco)

Graduated in 2012
Thesis: Understanding the BGP Transport Delay

Michael Meisel (ThousandEyes, San Francisco, CA)

Graduated in 2011
Thesis: BOND: Unifying Mobile Networks with Named Data

Jong Han (Jonathan) Park (Senior Manager at SK Telecom, Middletown, NJ)

Graduated in 2011
Thesis: Understanding the Impact of Internal BGP Route Reflection

Eric Osterweil (VeriSign)

Graduated in 2010
Thesis: Measurable Security: a New Substrate for DNSSEC

Ricardo V. Oliveira (ThousandEyes, San Francisco, CA)

Graduated in 2009
Thesis: Understanding the Internet AS-level Structure

Mohit Lad (ThousandEyes, San Francisco, CA)

Graduated in 2007
Thesis: Understanding and Diagnosing Routing Dynamics in Global Internet

Vasileios Pappas (Google)

Graduated in 2006

Dan Pei (Associate Professor in Computer Science Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)

Graduated in 2005

Lan Wang (Professor, University of Memphis, TN)

Graduated in 2004
Thesis: Improving Internet Resilience through Lightweight Preventive Detection (LPD) and Persistent Detection & Recovery (PDR)

Fan Ye (Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University, New York, NY)

Graduated in 2004
Thesis: Building Resilient Sensor Networks by Exploiting Scale and Redundancy

Nelson Tang (Northrop Grumman Mission Systems)

Graduated in 2003

Beichuan Zhang (Associate Professor at University of Arizona)

Graduated in 2003

Yixin Jin (Senior Software Engineer, Sandvine Inc.)

Graduated in 2001

Dan Massey (Program Manager of Cyber Security Division, Science and Technology Directorate in US Department of Homeland Security)

Graduated in 2000

Andreas Terzis (Google / Research Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University)

Graduated in 2000

Jun Wei (ChinaCache)

Graduated in 2000


Alumni (Masters)

Michael Sweatt (Bloomberg)

Graduated in 2016

Qiuhan Ding (Google, Mountain View, CA)

Graduated in 2015

Xingyu Ma (Facebook)

Graduated in 2014

Jiwen Cai (Google)

Graduated in 2012

Lucas (Jiangzhe) Wang (LinkedIn)

Graduated in 2012



Prof. Wang Yang (Visiting Scholar from Central South University, China)

2015.03 - 2016.02

Lijing Wang (Visiting Graduate Student from Tsinghua University, China )

2014.10 - 2015.08

Xiaoke Jiang (Visiting Ph.D. Student from Tsinghua University)

2014.07 - 2015.07

Shuo Chen (Visiting Graduate Student from Tsinghua University, China)

2014.01 - 2014.03

Xiaojiang Chen (Visiting Scholar from Northwest University, China)

2014.01 - 2014.03

Prof. Yu Zhang (Visiting scholar)

2013.04 - 2014.04

Kun Yu (Visiting Graduate student from Tsinghua University, China)

2013.01 - 2013.06

Chaoyi Bian (Visiting Graduate Student from Peking University, China,)

2011.09 - 2012.06

Prof. Xiaoming Fu (Visiting Scholar from University of Goettingen, Germany)

2009.09 - 2010.06