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.


September 2022

9th ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN 2022) is coming in couple of weeks! IRL people have joint papers with our collaborators on NDN-based data distribution for data-intensive science applications, secure mobile-health data sharing, and an SoK paper on the evolution of NDN transport service designs.

May 2022

In cleaning up my messy file folders, I found this slide deck for a talk I gave at “Workshop on New Trajectories for Communication” organized by Semiconductor Research Corporation in February 2020, Future Networking via Named Secured Data.

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, and strong hands-on skills. 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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