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
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
Ariana Mirian
Rossana Motta
Arjun Roy
Dongcai Shen
Gary Soeller
Edward Sullivan
ZhuoEr Wang
Yudong Wu
Chengcheng Xiang
Tianyin Xu
Liqiong Yang
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
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

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

Benjamin Braun (M.S. 2016) Facebook
Jacob Maskiewicz (M.S. 2016) Facebook

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

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

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)

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! George Porter
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Recent Publications

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.

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, 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(6), June 2016.

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