The systems and networking group at UCSD engages in a wide range of experimental and theoretical research. Our current projects span fault-tolerant networks and systems, high-speed router design, storage system design, network measurement and traffic analysis, peer-to-peer system design, network security, mobile code architectures, high-performance cluster computing, and wireless networking. Our group consists of eight core faculty, five affiliated faculty (in a broad range of areas including security, machine learning and programming languages) and over 50 graduate students and research staff.

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Walter Burkhard (emeritus)
Keith Marzullo
Joseph Pasquale
George Porter
Stefan Savage
Aaron Schulman
Alex C. Snoeren
Geoffrey M. Voelker
Yuanyuan Zhou
Scientists and Postdocs
Karl Koscher
Kirill Levchenko
Ken Yocum
Affiliated Faculty
kc claffy (CAIDA)
Ranjit Jhala
Sorin Lerner
George Papen (ECE)
Lawrence Saul
Hovav Shacham
Deian Stefan
Steve Swanson
Tajana Šimunić Rosing
Research Staff
Brian Kantor
Cindy Moore
PhD Students
Lixiang Ao
Karyn Benson
Sunjay Cauligi
Rishan Chen
Joe DeBlasio
Louis DeKoven
Brown Farinholt
Alex Forencich
Alex Gamero-Garrido
Danny Huang
Xinxin Jin
Brian Johannesmeyer
Guo "Vector" Li
Wilson Lian
Rob McGuinness
Ariana Mirian
Arjun Roy
Gary Soeller
Edward Sullivan
Yudong Wu
Chengcheng Xiang
Tianyin Xu
Zhaomo Yang
Jing Zheng
MS Students
Rahul Bhalerao
Stephan Chenette
Mrinmayee Hingolikar
Grant Jordan
Vishal Parekh
BS Students
Tiaffany Allen
Kenyue Bao
Yimeng Gu
Aaron Hurtado
Andrew Jabassa
Laifeng Royston Lai
Angela Lin
Kelsey Ma
Alex Tsang
Administrative Staff
Jennifer Folkestad
Recent Alumni
Peng Huang (Ph.D. 2016) MSR (Postdoc)Johns Hopkins University

Neha Chachra (Ph.D. 2015)Facebook
Mike Conley (Ph.D. 2015)Google
Matthew Der (Ph.D. 2015)
Tristan Halvorson (Ph.D. 2015)Google
Rishi Kapoor (Ph.D. 2015)Google
He Liu (Lonnie) (Ph.D. 2015)Google
Keaton Mowery (Ph.D. 2015)Apple
Malveeka Tewari (Ph.D. 2015)Google
Bhanu Vattikonda (Ph.D. 2015)Apple

Benjamin Braun (M.S. 2016) Facebook
Jacob Maskiewicz (M.S. 2016) Facebook
Liqiong Yang (M.S. 2016) Google

Gautam Akiwate (M.S. 2015) PureStorage
Tao Cai (M.S. 2015) LinkedIn
Ian Foster (M.S. 2015) Salesforce
Mohit Kothari (M.S. 2015) Groupon
Sen Zhang (M.S. 2015) Google

Kathy Krane (CNS MSO 2008-2015) South County Center for Change

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Recent News

Peng Huang September 23Peng Huang successfully defended his dissertation today on "Understanding and Dealing with Failures in Cloud-Scale Systems". Peng is spending a year as a postdoc at MSR Redmond, and then heads to Johns Hopkins University next year to start as an Assistant Professor. Congratulations Peng!

June 15— But wait...there's more! June has become a "Win Everything" month for Stefan, who today was named to the Irwin Mark and Joan Klein Jacobs Chair in Information and Computer Science, succeeding Ron Graham who is retiring. Congratulations yet again, Stefan! Stefan Savage

Karyn Benson June 13— Congratulations to Karyn Benson who defended her dissertation today, entitled "Leveraging Internet Background Radiation for Opportunistic Network Analysis"! After putting the last finishing touches on the document itself, Karyn will be taking her many talents to Boston where she will join Akamai's technical staff, as well as continue her training for future Boston Marathons. Congrats, Karyn!

Stefan Savage June 11— In back-to-back awards, today Stefan Savage accepted the 2015 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences for "innovative research in network security, privacy, and reliability that has taught us to view attacks and attackers as elements of an integrated technological, societal, and economic system." Congratulations once again, Stefan! (Also congratulating Stefan at the awards ceremony was Amin, both of whom look quite distinguished in tuxedos.) Stefan and Amin

Stefan Savage June 10— Today Stefan Savage was awarded the 2016 University of Washington CSE Alumni Achievement Award, together with Albert Greenberg. Stefan receives the award for his "outstanding research in network security and efforts to fight cyber crime...tackling everything from computer worms and online scams, to distributed attacks, insidious global consumer fraud networks, and automobile systems hacking." Congratulations, Stefan! Stefan Savage
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Recent Publications

How They Did It: An Analysis of Emission Defeat Devices in Modern Automobiles, Mortiz Contag, Guo Li, Andre Pawlowski, Flexi Domke, Stefan Savage, Kirill Levchenko, and Thorsten Holz, Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, San Jose, CA, May 2017.

How Do System Administrators Resolve Access-Denied Issues in the Real World?, Tianyin Xu, Han Min Naing, Le Lu, and Yuanyuan Zhou, Proceedings of the 35th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'17), Denver, CO, USA, May 2017.

Pinning Down Abuse on Google Maps, Danny Yuxing Huang, Doug Grundman, Kurt Thomas, Elie Bursztein, Abhishek Kumar, Kirill Levchenko, and Alex C. Snoeren, Proceedings of the International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Perth, Australia, April 2017.

Passive Realtime Datacenter Fault Detection, Arjun Roy, Jasmeet Bagga, Hongyi Zeng, and Alex C. Snoeren, Proceedings of the 14th ACM/USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI), Boston, MA, March 2017.

Encoding, Fast and Slow: Low-Latency Video Processing Using Thousands of Tiny Threads, Sadjad Fouladi, Riad S. Wahby, Brennan Shacklett, Karthikeyan Vasuki Balasubramaniam, William Zeng, Rahul Bhalerao, Anirudh Sivaraman, George Porter, and Keith Winstein, Proceedings of the 14th ACM/USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI), Boston, MA, March 2017.

Enabling Wide-spread Communications on Optical Fabric with MegaSwitch, Li Chen, Kai Chen, Joshua Zhu, Minlan Yu, George Porter, Chunming Qiao, and Shan Zhong, Proceedings of the 14th ACM/USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI), Boston, MA, March 2017.

AgriBeats: An IoT Platform for Data-Driven Agriculture, Deepak Vasisht, Zerina Kapetanovic, Jongho Won, Xinxin Jin, Ranveer Chandra, Sudipta Sinha, Ashish Kapoor, Madhusudhan Gumbalapura Sudarshan, and Sean Stratman, Proceedings of the 14th ACM/USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI), Boston, MA, March 2017.

A Call to ARMs: Understanding the Costs and Benefits of JIT Spraying Mitigations, Wilson Lian, Hovav Shacham, and Stefan Savage, Proceedings of the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), San Diego, CA, February 2017.

Datalography: Scaling Datalog Graph Analytics on Graph Processing Systems, Walaa Moustafa, Vicky Papavasileiou, Ken Yocum, and Alin Deutsch, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Big Data, December 2016.

P-FatTree: A Multi-channel Datacenter Network Topology, William M. Mellette, Alex C. Snoeren, and George Porter, Proceedings of the 15th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-XV), Atlanta, GA, November 2016.

Early Detection of Configuration Errors to Reduce Failure Damage, Tianyin Xu, Xinxin Jin, Peng Huang, Yuanyuan Zhou, Shan Lu, Long Jin, and Shankar Pasupathy, Proceedings of the 12th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI'16), Savannah, GA, USA, November 2016.

Nanophotonic Devices and Circuits for Communications, Yeshaiahu Fainman, Andrew Grieco, George Porter, and Jordan Davis, Proceedings of the Third Annual International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (ACM Nanocom'16), New York, NY, September 2016.

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