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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Joseph Pasquale
George Porter
Stefan Savage
Aaron Schulman
Alex C. Snoeren
Geoffrey M. Voelker
Yuanyuan Zhou
Scientists and Postdocs
Kirill Levchenko
William M. Mellette
Ken Yocum
Affiliated Faculty
Dinesh Bharadia (ECE)
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
Gautam Akiwate
Lixiang Ao
Nishant Bhaskar
Sunjay Cauligi
Sam Crow
Rajdeep Das
Joe DeBlasio
Louis DeKoven
Brown Farinholt
Alex Forencich
Alex Gamero-Garrido
Brian Johannesmeyer
Moein Khazraee
Guo "Vector" Li
Rob McGuinness
Ariana Mirian
Arjun Roy
Bingyu Shen
Gary Soeller
Shelby Thomas
Shu-Ting Wang
Yudong Wu
Chengcheng Xiang
Zhaomo Yang
MS Students
Nadah Feteih
Liz Izhikevich
Rohit Kulkarni
Administrative Staff
Jennifer Folkestad
Recent Alumni
Tianyin Xu (Ph.D. 2017) University of Illinois
Danny Huang (Ph.D. 2017) Princeton (postdoc)
Xinxin Jin (Ph.D. 2017) Whova
Karl Koscher (Postdoc 2014–2016) University of Washington
Karyn Benson (Ph.D. 2016) Akamai
Peng Huang (Ph.D. 2016) MSR (Postdoc)Johns Hopkins University
Wilson Lian (Ph.D. 2016) Google
Neha Chachra (Ph.D. 2015) Facebook
Rishan Chen (2015) Whova
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
Jing Zheng (2015) Oracle
Karthik Balasubramaniam (M.S. 2017) Amazon
Rahul Bhalerao (M.S. 2016) Amazon
Benjamin Braun (M.S. 2016) Facebook
Jacob Maskiewicz (M.S. 2016) Facebook
Liqiong Yang (M.S. 2016) Google
Gautam Akiwate (M.S. 2015) PureStorageUCSD Ph.D. program
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

Geoff Voelker December 14— Today Geoff Voelker was named an ACM Fellow for his "contributions to empirical measurement and analysis in systems, networking in security" which basically is a fancy way of saying that he is really good at figuring stuff out instead of just BSing.

Stefan Savage October 10— Today Stefan became a MacArthur Fellow! One of "24 Extraordinarily Creative People Who Inspire Us All", the MacArthur Foundation recognized Stefan for "identifying and addressing the technological, economic, and social vulnerabilities underlying internet security challenges and cybercrime." Clearly, there is only one word to sum it all up: Genius!
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Recent Publications

An Empirical Analysis of the Commercial VPN Ecosystem, Mohammad Taha Khan, Joe DeBlasio, Chris Kanich, Geoffrey M. Voelker, Alex C. Snoeren, and Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference, Boston, MA, October 2018.

Following Their Footsteps: Characterizing Account Automation Abuse and Defenses, Louis F. DeKoven, Trevor Pottinger, Stefan Savage, Geoffrey M. Voelker, and Nektarios Leontiadis, Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference, Boston, MA, October 2018.

Cloud Datacenter SDN Monitoring: Experiences and Challenges, Arjun Roy, Deepak Bansal, David Brumley, Harish Kumar Chandrappa, Parag Sharma, Rishabh Tewari, Behnaz Arzani, and Alex C. Snoeren, Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference, Boston, MA, October 2018.

Lawful Device Access without Mass Surveillance Risk: A Technical Design Discussion, Stefan Savage, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Toronto, Canada, October 2018.

Inferring Persistent Interdomain Congestion, Amogh Dhamdhere, David D. Clark, Alexander Gamero-Garrido, Matthew Luckie, Ricky K. P. Mok, Gautam Akiwate, Kabir Gogia, Vaibhav Bajpai, Alex C. Snoeren, and kc claffy, Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM Conference, Budapest, Hungary, August 2018.

Evaluating the Performance of Software NICs for 100-Gb/s Datacenter Traffic Control, Rob McGuinness and George Porter, Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS), Ithaca, New York, July 2018.

Dark Packets and the end of Network Scaling, Shelby Thomas, Rob McGuinness, Geoffrey M. Voelker, and George Porter, Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS), Ithaca, New York, July 2018.

CacheCloud: Towards Speed-of-Light Datacenter Communication, Shelby Thomas, Geoffrey M. Voelker, and George Porter, Proceedings of the 10th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud-X), Boston, MA, July 2018.

Toward Optical Switching in the Data Center, William M. Mellette, Alex C. Snoeren, and George Porter, IEEE International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing, Bucharest, Romania, June 2018.

Tracking Ransomware End-to-end, Danny Yuxing Huang, Maxwell Matthaios Aliapoulios, Vector Guo Li, Luca Invernizzi, Elie Bursztein, Kylie McRoberts, Jonathan Levin, Kirill Levchenko, Alex C. Snoeren, and Damon McCoy, Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, San Francisco, CA, May 2018.

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