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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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Faculty
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
Karyn Benson
Sunjay Cauligi
Rishan Chen
Joe DeBlasio
Andres Celis
Louis DeKoven
Brown Farinholt
Alex Forencich
Alex Gamero Garrido
Steven Hill
Danny Huang
Peng Huang
Xinxin Jin
Long Jin
Brian Johannesmeyer
Guo "Vector" Li
Wilson Lian
Yang Liu
Rob McGuinness
Rossana Motta
Arjun Roy
Dongcai Shen
Edward Sullivan
ZhuoEr Wang
Tianyin Xu
Liqiong Yang
Zhaomo Yang
Jing Zheng
MS Students
Rahul Bhalerao
Benjamin Braun
Stephan Chenette
Mrinmayee Hingolikar
Grant Jordan
Jacob Maskiewicz
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
Neha Chachra (Ph.D. 2015)Facebook
Mike Conley (Ph.D. 2015)Google
Matthew Der (Ph.D. 2015)notch.io
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

Congming Chen (Postdoc 2013–2014)UIUC
Do-kyum Kim (Ph.D. 2014)Google
Feng Lu (Ph.D. 2014)Google
Sarah Meiklejohn (Ph.D. 2014)UCL
Sivasankar Radhakrishnan (Ph.D. 2014)Forward Networks
David Wang (Ph.D. 2014)Google
Jiaqi Zhang (Ph.D. 2014)Whova
Qing Zhang (Ph.D. 2014)Google

Alexandros Kapravelos (UCSB Visiting Ph.D. 2014) NC State

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

Chris Gardner (M.S. 2014) Arris
Gen Liu (M.S. 2014) Google
Devin Lundberg (M.S. 2014) Pinterest

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

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Recent News

Stefan Savage 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!

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! Karyn Benson

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

May 28— For this year's spring hike, we did a 10.7 mile one-way ridge hike along the Pacific Coast Trail in the San Gabriel Mountains. Along the way we bagged four peaks: Mt Lewis (8396'), Throop Peak (9138'), Mt Burnham (8997'), and Mt Baden Powell (9396').   (Pics)   (GPS Track)   (All Hikes)

George Porter May 15George Porter was awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from NSF, which kicks off officially today. With the four-year grant, George and his students will research "A Scalable Multiplane Data Center Network". Congratulations, George!

February 20— The winter hike this year was in Fossil Canyon, straight into the heart of the Coyote Mountains in Anza Borrego with views of the Carrizo Badlands – and fossils!   (Pics)   (GPS Track)   (All Hikes)

Neha Chachra December 7— Congratulations to Neha Chachra, who successfully defended her dissertation today on "Understanding URL Abuse for Profit." Neha caps a long, creative career contributing to the department in many roles, from the "Learn from Peers" graduate student program to heading the graduate student association's procurement committee. In true style, she gets bonus points for her gift to her advisors on the day of her defense. Neha joins Facebook in February to make online social networks a more secure place. Bobbles
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Recent Publications

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.

You’ve Got Vulnerability: Exploring Effective Vulnerability Notifications, Frank Li, Zakir Durumeric, Jakub Czyz, Damon McCoy, Stefan Savage, Michael Bailey, and Vern Paxson, Proceedings of the USENIX Security Symposium, Austin, TX, August 2016.

On the (In)effectiveness of Mosaicing and Blurring as Tools for Document Redaction, Steven Hill, Zhimin Zhou, Lawrence Saul, and Hovav Shacham, Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, Darmstadt, Germany, July 2016.

Automobile Driver Fingerprinting, Miro Enev, Alex Takakuwa, Karl Koscher, and Tadayoshi Kohno, Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, Darmstadt, Germany, July 2016.

61 Port 1x6 Selector Switch for Data Center Networks, William Mellette, Glenn M. Schuster, George Porter, and Joseph Ford, Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Anaheim, CA, 2016, pages M3I.3.

Lost in Space: Improving Inference of IPv4 Address Space Utilization, Alberto Dainotti, Karyn Benson, Alistair King, Bradley Huffaker, Eduard Glatz, Xenofontas Dimitropoulos, Philipp Richter, Alessandro Finamore, and Alex C. Snoeren, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication 34, 2016.

Is memory disaggregation feasible? A case study with Spark SQL, Pramod Subba Rao and George Porter, Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS), Santa Clara, CA, March 2016.

Stressing Out: Bitcoin "Stress Testing", Khaled Baqer, Danny Yuxing Huang, Nicholas Weaver, and Damon McCoy, BITCOIN '14: The Third Workshop on Bitcoin and Blockchain Research, Christ Church, Barbados, February 2016.

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Affiliations
Center for Networked Systems (CNS)         Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA)       Center for Wireless Communications (CWC)CWC        San Diego Super Computer Center (SDSC)        California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Cal-IT2) CalIT(2)
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