Lixia Zhang


I jumped into the Internet research in fall 1981 when I started my PhD study at MIT, the same month that TCP/IP specifications were published. During my eight years of graduate school, my adviser Dr. David Clark taught me how to think architecturally. After graduation I joined Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (Xerox PARC) and spent seven exciting years there (during this time the Internet went from an obscure research to its initial rollout in a global scale), before being recruited to UCLA computer science department. My original plan was to move onto something new once I got a taste of teaching after a few years at UCLA, but that did not happen — it is simply too much fun working with brilient students and inventing the future together. My mission is to help the Internet grow. See my bio for more details.


January 2020

PhD student reruiting season started. I am looking for smart, hardworking students who want to contribute to the mission of helping the Internet grow. Here is my expectation on new students.

The NDN team just made a new codebase release to start the new year.

After no submission to SIGCOMM for almost 10 years, we are now busy preparing a submission to SIGCOMM 2020.

The submission deadline of IEEE International Workshop on Information Centric Networking Solutions for Real World Applications (ICN-SRA 2020) is coming soon (January 27). The workshop will be held 7-11 June 2020 in Dublin, Ireland (Organized in conjunction with IEEE ICC 2020).

December 2019

I was unable to attend the Second IEEE HotICN conference held December 13-15, 2019 in Chengdu, China, but managed to deliver a keynote via zoom (will dig out the slides and post here)

September 2019

NDN Community Meeting (NDNComm) is an annual event that brings together a community of researchers from academia, industry, and government, as well as users and other parties interested in the development of Named Data Networking (NDN) technology. NIST hosted 2019 NDNcomm September 5-6, 2019 in DC. One can find the agenda and the meeting video recording on the NIST website.

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Named Data Networking

How time flies, especially when one is having fun -- in 2020 we will be celebrate the 10th anniversary of the NDN project which started on September 1, 2010! 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.