Lixia Zhang


I jumped into networking research in fall 1981 when I started my PhD study at MIT, the same month that TCP/IP specifications were published. During my 8 years of graduate school, my adviser Dr. David Clark taught me how to think architecturally. After graduation I joined Xerox PARC and had seven exciting years of research, then got recruited to UCLA computer science department when the Internet became the main stream. I had originally planned to move on once I got a taste of teaching after a few years, but that did not happen — it is simply too much fun working with students and inventing the future together. My mission is to help the Internet grow. See my bio for more details.


June 2019

We are busy preparing for the 2nd Annual project meeting of NSF-Intel Partnership Program on Information-Centric Networking in Wireless Edge Networks (ICN-WEN), to report the progress of ICN-Enabled Secure Edge Networking with Augmented Reality (ICE-AR) over the last year.

May 2019

Alex Afanasyev chaired a panel on "ICN coming out of age" at IEEE ICC 2019 RAFNET Workshop on May 24. We also presented a paper on A Note on Routing Scalability in Named Data Networking at the workshop.

March 2019

UCLA hosted the 11th NDN Retreat March 7-8, followed by the 8th NDN Hackathon.

January 2019

An NDN IoT experiment package was released on January 1 -- what a great gift to add to the new year celebration!

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Named Data Networking

How time flies, especially when one is having fun -- We are well into the 9th year of the NDN project! NDN is going ever stronger with time. We are busy developing more applications over NDN to force out architectural details to be filled in and, most importantly, verifies and shapes the architectural direction.

Here is a partial collection of old papers, showing cumulations of understanding on networking over the years.

Here is a partial collection of recent papers, showing the progress of the NDN development.