Lixia Zhang


I jumped into Internet research in fall 1981 when I started my PhD study at MIT, the same month that the 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, but that did not happen — it is simply too much fun working with brilliant students and inventing the future together. My mission is to help the Internet grow. See my bio for more details.


November 2021

I will be attending IEEE MILCOM (11/29-12/2/2021), my first in-person conference after the pandemic. MILCOM organized a special session on Named Data Networking, and my group will present 3 papers there.

October 2021

The Annual NDN Community Meeting 2021 was held online 10/28-29, hosted by NIST again. The NIST team got the recording online in record time.

I am looking for a postdoc (starting as early as you can). An ideal candidate should be a great team player, with system or system security (not pure crypto) background, strong hands-on skills, can dive into NDN development to help us move NDN forward. Whoever interested, please contact me by email (please include in your msg the top 3 issues that you believe the NDN team should address now, and in the long run).

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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.


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