Lixia Zhang


I jumped into networking research in fall 1981 when I started my PhD prgram 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 some 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.


November 2018

Long overdue, we finally put together An Overview of Security Support in Named Data Networking, appeared in November 2018 issue of IEEE Communications.

October 2018

Our poster on NDNoT: A Framework for Named Data Network of Things won the Best Poster Award at ACM Information Centric Networking Conference 2018.

One question that comes up again and again about how NDN could ever get rolled out, given the existing investment into TCP/IP infrastructure: this reminded me a ;Login interview KC and I did early 2016. Quoted below is the ending paragraph of that interview article, if we can learn something from history:

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Named Data Networking

How time flies, especially when one is having fun -- October 2018 marks the beginning of the NDN project's 9th year! 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.