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Publications

    2014

  1. NOSIX: A Lightweight Portability Layer for the SDN OS
    Minlan Yu, Andreas Wundsam, Muruganantham Raju
    Computer Communication Review (CCR).
    2014.
    [
    paper ]
  2. DIBS: Just-in-time Congestion Mitigation for Data Centers
    Kyriakos Zarifis*, Rui Miao*, Matt Calder, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Minlan Yu, Jitu Padhye
    European Conference on Computer Systems (Eurosys).
    Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 2014.
    * indicates co-primary authors
    [ paper ]
  3. Enforcing Network-Wide Policies in the Presence of Dynamic Middlebox Actions using FlowTags
    Seyed Kaveh Fayazbakhsh, Luis Chiang, Vyas Sekar, Minlan Yu, Jeff Mogul
    11th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI).
    Seattle, WA, April 2014.
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
    Also appears at Open Networking Summit (Research Track), Santa Clara, CA, April 2014.
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
  4. GRASS: Trimming Stragglers in Approximation Analytics
    Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Michael Chien-Chun Hung, Xiaoqi Ren, Ion Stoica, Adam Wierman, Minlan Yu
    11th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI).
    Seattle, WA, April 2014.
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
  5. SENSS: Software-defined Security Service
    Minlan Yu, Ying Zhang, Jelena Mirkovic, Abdulla Alwabel
    Open Networking Summit (Research Track).
    Santa Clara, CA, March 2014.
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
  6. Jive: Performance Driven Abstraction and Optimization for SDN
    Aggelos Lazaris, Daniel Tahara, Xin Huang, Li Erran Li, Andreas Voellmy, Y. Richard Yang, Minlan Yu
    Open Networking Summit (Research Track).
    Santa Clara, CA, March 2014.
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
  7. Try Before you Buy: SDN Emulation with (Real) Interdomain Routing
    Brandon Schlinker, Kyriakos Zarifis, Italo Cunha, Nick Feamster, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Minlan Yu
    Open Networking Summit (Research Track), Santa Clara, CA, March 2014.
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
    Also appeared at CoNEXT Student Workshop, Santa Barbara, CA, December 2013.
    Towards Impactful Routing Research: Running Your Own (Emulated) AS on the (Real) Internet.
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
  8. The Need for End-to-End Evaluation of Cloud Availability
    Zi Hu, Liang Zhu, Calvin Ardi, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Harsha Madhyastha, John Heidemann, Minlan Yu
    Passive and Active Measurements Conference (PAM).
    Los Angeles, March 2014.
    [ paper ]
  9. 2013

  10. SIMPLE-fying Middlebox Policy Enforcement Using SDN
    Zafar Qazi, Cheng-chun Tu, Luis Chiang, Rui Miao, Vyas Sekar, Minlan Yu
    ACM SIGCOMM.
    Hong Kong, August 2013.
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
    Also appears at Open Networking Summit (Research Track), Santa Clara, CA, April 2013.
    [ abstract ] [ slides ]
  11. Resource/Accuracy Tradeoffs in Software-Defined Measurement
    Masoud Moshref, Minlan Yu, Ramesh Govindan
    ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking (HotSDN).
    Hong Kong, August 2013.
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
  12. FlowTags: Enforcing Network-Wide Policies in the Presence of Dynamic Middlebox Actions
    Seyed Fayazbakhsh, Vyas Sekar, Minlan Yu, Jeff Mogul
    ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking (HotSDN).
    Hong Kong, August 2013.
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
  13. Don't Drop, Detour!
    Kyriakos Zarifis, Rui Miao, Matt Calder, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Minlan Yu, Jitendra Padhye
    ACM SIGCOMM poster.
    Hong Kong, August 2013.
    [ abstract ] [ poster ]
  14. NOSIX: A lightweight portability layer for the SDN OS
    Andreas Wundsam, Minlan Yu
    Open Networking Summit (Research Track).
    Santa Clara, CA, April 2013.
    [ abstract ] [ slides ]
  15. Scalable Rule Management for Data Centers
    Masoud Moshref, Minlan Yu, Abhishek Sharma, Ramesh Govindan
    10th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI).
    Lombard, IL, April 2013.
    [ paper ] [ slides ] [ full tech report ]
  16. Software defined traffic measurement with OpenSketch
    Minlan Yu, Lavanya Jose, Rui Miao
    10th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI).
    Lombard, IL, April 2013.
    [ paper ] [ slides ] [ full tech report ]
  17. Software-defined Measurement for Data Centers
    Masoud Moshref, Minlan Yu, Ramesh Govindan
    poster in 10th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI poster).
    Lombard, IL, April 2013.
    [ abstract ] [ poster ]
  18. 2012

  19. Tradeoffs in CDN designs for throughput oriented traffic
    Minlan Yu, Wenjie Jiang, Haoyuan Li, Ion Stoica
    8th ACM International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT).
    Nice, France, December 2012.
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
  20. VCRIB: Virtualized rule management in the cloud
    Masoud Moshref, Minlan Yu, Abhishek Sharma, Ramesh Govindan
    the 4th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud).
    Boston, MA, June 2012.
    [ paper ] [ slides ] [ poster ]
  21. NOSIX: A portable switch interface for the network operating system
    Andreas Wundsam, Minlan Yu
    poster in 9th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementations (NSDI poster).
    San Jose, CA, April 2012.
    [ abstract ] [ poster ] [ tech report ]
  22. Latency equalization as a new network service primitive
    Minlan Yu, Marina Thottan, Li Li
    IEEE/ACM Trasactions on Networking (TON).
    Vol. 20, No. 1, Feb 2012.
    [ paper ]
  23. 2011

  24. Scalable management of enterprise and data-center networks
    Minlan Yu
    Ph.D. Thesis (ACM SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award) .
    August 2011.
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
  25. Identifying performance bottlenecks in CDNs through TCP-level monitoring
    Peng Sun, Minlan Yu, Michael J. Freedman, Jennifer Rexford
    ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Measurements Up the STack (W-MUST).
    Toronto, ON, Canada, August 2011.
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
  26. A Survey of virtual LAN usage in campus networks
    Minlan Yu, Xin Sun, Nick Feamster, Sanjay Rao, Jennifer Rexford
    Network & Service Management Series, IEEE Communications Magazine.
    July 2011.
    [ paper ] [ survey ]
  27. Online measurement of large traffic aggregates on commodity switches
    Lavanya Jose, Minlan Yu, Jennifer Rexford
    Workshop on Hot Topics in Management of Internet, Cloud, and Enterprise Networks and Services (Hot-ICE).
    Boston, MA, March 2011.
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
  28. Profiling network performance for multi-tier data center applications
    Minlan Yu, Albert Greenberg, Dave Maltz, Jennifer Rexford, Lihua Yuan, Srikanth Kandula, Changhoon Kim
    8th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI).
    Boston, MA, March 2011.
    [ paper ] [ slides ] [ video ]
  29. 2010

  30. CloudPolice: Taking access control out of the network
    Lucian Popa, Minlan Yu, Steven Y. Ko, Ion Stoica, Sylvia Ratnasamy
    9th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-IX).
    Monterey, CA, October 2010.
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
  31. Scalable flow-based networking with DIFANE
    Minlan Yu, Jennifer Rexford, Michael J. Freedman, Jia Wang
    ACM SIGCOMM.
    New Delhi, India, August 2010.
    [ paper ] [ slides ] [ full tech report ]
  32. 2009

  33. BUFFALO: Bloom filter forwarding architecture for large organizations
    Minlan Yu, Alex Fabrikant, Jennifer Rexford
    5th ACM International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT).
    Rome, Italy, December 2009.
    [ paper ] [ slides ] [ full tech report ]
  34. Virtually Eliminating Router Bugs
    Eric Keller*, Minlan Yu*, Matthew Caesar, Jennifer Rexford
    5th ACM International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT).
    Rome, Italy, December 2009.
    Also presented at NANOG 46, Philadelphia, PA, June 2009.
    * indicates alphabetical order
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
  35. Hash, don't cache: Fast packet forwarding for enterprise edge routers
    Minlan Yu, Jennifer Rexford
    ACM SIGCOMM Workshop: Research on Enterprise Networking (WREN).
    Barcelona, Spain, August 2009.
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
  36. Fast packet forwarding on commodity platforms
    Minlan Yu, Jennifer Rexford
    poster in 6th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementations (NSDI poster).
    Boston, MA, April 2009.
    [ abstract ] [ poster ]
  37. 2008

  38. Latency equalization: A programmable routing service primitive
    Minlan Yu, Marina Thottan, Li Li
    ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Programmable Routers for Extensible Services of Tomorrow (PRESTO).
    Seattle, WA, August 2008.
    [ paper ] [ slides ]
  39. Rethinking virtual network embedding: Substrate support for path splitting and migration
    Minlan Yu, Yung Yi, Jennifer Rexford, Mung Chiang
    ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review.
    April 2008.
    [ paper ]

Teaching

Spring 2014:
Software Defined Networking
Fall 2012: CSCI 599 Special Topics: Trends in Cloud Computing and Data Center Networking


Students

I'm lucky to work with the following students and others in our NSL lab:
Rui Miao
Masoud Moshref (co-advised with Ramesh Govindan)
Brandon Schlinker (co-advised with Ethan Katz-Bassett)


Professional Activities

PC Chair:

2014 HotCloud

Program Committee:

2014 SIGCOMM, CoNEXT, ANCS, ONS Research Track, HotSDN, ICCCN (SDN track)
2013 SIGCOMM poster/demo, EWSDN, HotSDN, HotCloud, NSDI poster/demo
2012 PAM, COMSNET, CoNEXT student workshop

Services:

2014 SIGCOMM publication chair
2013 CoNext Student workshop panelist, session chair

Funding

Currently supported by
Cisco, USC Zumberge, WISE, Google, Samsung

Software Release

- HONE prototype [
github]
- OpenSketch prototype [github]
- DIFANE prototype [github]
- BUFFALO switch prototype [ github ]
- Virtual Network Embedding Simulator for CCR08 paper [ github ]
- dedup (next-generation compression with data deduplication): Benchmark program for Princeton Application Repository for Shared-Memory Computers (PARSEC) benchmark suite (website)
- Distributed packet monitoring tool (website)



Minlan Yu
I am an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at University of Southern Califonia. I co-lead the Networked Systems Lab with Ramesh Govindan and Ethan Katz-Bassett. I am interested in data networking, distributed systems, enterprise and data center networks, network virtualization, and software-defined networking.
I received my Ph.D. from Princeton University in August 2011, advised by Jennifer Rexford. After that, I was a postdoctoral scholar working with Ion Stoica at UC Berkeley for one year.


Contact

E-mail: minlanyu (at) usc (dot) edu
Address:
941 Bloom Walk, SAL 228
University of Southern California, Los Angelos, CA, 90089
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