Current members

Lixia Zhang

Principal Investigator

Zhiyi Zhang

Ph.D. Candidate

Tianxiang Li

Ph.D. Student

Hunter Dellaverson

Ph.D. Student

Xinyu Ma

Ph.D. Student

Tianyuan Yu

Ph.D. Student

Yu Guan

Visiting Graduate Researcher from Peking University

Zhaoning Kong


Yufeng Zhang

Undergraduate Student


Alumni (PhD)

Spyridon Mastorakis (Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Omaha, NE)

Graduated in 2019
Thesis: Peer-to-Peer Data Sharing in Named-Data Networking

Haitao Zhang (Uber)

Graduated in 2018

Wentao Shang (Snapchat, Los Angeles, CA)

Graduated in 2017
Thesis: Distributed Dataset Synchronization in Named Data Networking

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

Alex Afanasyev (Assistant Professor in Florida International University, Miami, FL)

Graduated in 2013
Thesis: Addressing Operational Challenges in Named Data Networking Through NDNS Distributed Database

Zhenkai Zhu (Facebook, 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 (Assistant Professor, George Mason University)

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 (Department Chair and Professor, University of Memphis, TN)

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

Fan Ye (Associate Professor, 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 (Professor, University of Colorado Boulder)

Graduated in 2000

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

Graduated in 2000

Jun Wei (Sr Principal Architect, Equinix)

Graduated in 2000


Alumni (Masters)

Weijia Yuan (Masters Student)

Graduated in 2019

Yukai Tu (Masters Student)

Graduated in 2018

Xin Xu (Masters Student)

Graduated in 2018

Manika Mittal ()

Graduated in 2017

Zhehao Wang (Bloomberg)

Graduated in 2017

Yumin Xia (Barefoot Networks)

Graduated in 2017

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



Zhongda Xia (Visiting Graduate Researcher from Harbin Institute of Technology)

2017.09 - 2018.10

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

Yanbiao Li (Postdoctoral Scholar )

Graduated in 2019