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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

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

October 6— Last night Yuanyuan Zhou ("YY") was named the 2015 winner of the ACM SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award, named for the legindary leader of Xerox PARC CSL. It is the highest award given by the operating systems community and is selected for "Contributions that are highly creative, innovative, and possibly high-risk, in keeping with the visionary spirit of Mark Weiser". There is no doubt that YY's work is all of these things and we are honored to have her as our friend and colleague. You can read more here.
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Recent Publications

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, 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.

Exploring Controller Area Networks, Ian Foster and Karl Koscher, USENIX ;login: 40(6), December 2015.

Scheduling Techniques for Hybrid Circuit/Packet Networks, He Liu, Matthew K. Mukerjee, Conglong Li, Nicolas Feltman, George Papen, Stefan Savage, Srinivasan Seshan, Geoffrey M. Voelker, David G. Andersen, Michael Kaminsky, George Porter, and Alex C. Snoeren, Proceedings of ACM CoNEXT, Heidelberg, Germany, December 2015.

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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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