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 2023

Mohit Lad (IRL graduate 2008, co-founder of ThousandEyes) was featured in an 18-minutes interview on the BBC's Business Daily podcast. Here's the link.

August 2023

We got 3 papers accepted by the ACM Information Centric Networking Conference 2023:

July 2023

The Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) Decentralization of the Internet Research Group (DINRG) hosted a workshop on Centralization in the Internet in June 2021. We finally pushed out the workshop report! The report concludes that the observed Internet centralization is the result of unregulated economy of scale; technology alone is not responsible for the observed consolidation and centralization, nor can it offer effective mitigation solely.

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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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