S. Eugene Ng
Professor of Computer Science
and Electrical & Computer Engineering
St., MS 132,
Ng is a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical &
Computer Engineering at Rice University. He was selected as an Alfred
P. Sloan Research Fellow and received an IBM Faculty Award in 2009. He also received a
National Science Foundation
Award in 2005. He holds a B.S.
Engineering with distinction and magna cum laude from
University of Washington, a
M.S. and a
Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a holder of four U.S. patents. His
current research interest
lies in developing new network models, network
architectures, and holistic networked systems that enable a robust
and manageable global networked infrastructure for the future. Eugene grew up in
Hong Kong and can never resist good "dim sum" or good soup.
When he is not working, you are most likely to find him speeding down
the road on his race bike.
- The fantastic people who did these wonderful things (May 2014 1 2 3; May 2013 1 2 3; April 2011 1)
- BOLD (Big data and Optical Lightpaths Driven) Lab - Investigating creative use of high-performance, low-power optical networking devices to invent a transformative computing infrastructure for solving big data problems.
Control and Management - Aims to develop the blueprint designs that
will guide decision-makers in the
construction of a next generation network that is dependable and
understandable to users and operators; and both economical and scalable.
Geometry - Aims to develop geometric
models of the Internet's crucial structural properties, much like
distances between locations on the Earth can be represented compactly
by their geometric longitudes and latitudes. Geometric models are
inherently simple and scalable, and thus can enable a wide variety of
scalable performance-aware protocols and applications.
Space Synthesizer DS2 - An Internet delay space
synthesizer that can be used to synthesize Internet delay data at a
large scale compactly while preserving important properties of the real
Internet delay space.
Network Positioning (GNP) - Techniques to accurately model the
complex Internet distance topology as a simple Euclidean metric space.
Positioning System (NPS) - An Internet-scale service that
enables hosts to determine where they are in the Internet and how they
relate to each other topologically. Network position information will
a powerful tool for "navigating" the complex Internet and will enable
new distributed applications.
- The COMPASS project is developing a new sensor network architecture
whose communications hierarchy is aligned with the information flow of
- End System Multicast
- The ESM project is building a peer-to-peer overlay multicast system
that aims to support
large-scale overlay-based television on the Internet efficiently and
- Clean slate redesign of Internet architecture.
Virtualization Enabling Service (AVES) - A network service to
unify the naming and routing of heterogeneous IP, NAT-connected IP, and
IPv6 hosts. I'm also interested in research related to IPv6 transition.
multicast routing - A unique multicast
protocol in which forwarding is based on traditional unicast
thus it requires minimal multicast forwarding state in the network.
cooperative caching for streaming multimedia - A system designed to
handle static caching of streaming object segments and dynamically
caching and sharing on-going streams.
fair queueing algorithms - Channel-condition Independent Fair
Queueing (CIF-Q) algorithm for error-prone wireless cellular networks, Hierarchical
Fair Service Curve (H-FSC) scheduling algorithm for flexible
resource management and sharing.
- Darwin -
A system that provides a set of resource management mechanisms to
value-added network services. Related projects include VNS, a
virtual private network service on CAIRN.
- COMP 221 Introduction to
Computer Systems (Fall 10)
429 and 556 Introduction to
Computer Networks (Spring 04, Spring
05, Spring 06, Spring 08, Spring 09, Spring 10, Spring 12, Fall 13, Fall 14, Fall 15, Fall 16 COMP/ELEC 429 COMP/ELEC 556 )
- COMP/ELEC 529
Protocols and Systems (Fall 04, Fall
05, Fall 06, Fall 07, Fall 08, Fall 09, Spring 11, Fall 12, Spring 14, Spring 15, Spring 16)
- COMP 620 Graduate
Seminar in Distributed Computing (Spring 05, Fall 06, Fall 07, Spring 08, Fall 08, Spring 09, Fall 09, Spring 10)
- COMP 629
Graduate Seminar in Computer Networks (Spring 04)
- Associate editor: IEEE Transactions on Big Data
- Organizing committee member: National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium 2015, 2017
- Steering committee: Hot-ICE Workshop, Internet Network Management Workshop 2008-10
- Organization committee: Poster/demo program co-chair for NSDI 2014, Travel grant chair for CoNEXT 2011, Technical program co-chair for PRESTO Workshop 2010, Internet
Network Management Workshop 2008, Poster program
chair for SIGCOMM
- Technical program committee: IEEE INFOCOM 2016, IEEE ICNP 2013 2012, ACM CoNEXT 2011, USENIX Hot-ICE 2011, ACM CoNEXT 2010, INM/WREN 2010, ANCS 2009, PRESTO
2009, SIGCOMM 2008,
2008, NSDI 2008,
IWQoS 2007, NSDI 2007, SIGCOMM
Workshop on Internet Network Management 2006 and 2007, INFOCOM 2005 and 2008, ICDCS 2005
- Recent activities:
- "The Case for Circuit Switching Big Data in Modern Data Center Networks", presented at Advances in Big Data Modeling, Computation and Analytics Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 9/2016
- Invited participant: National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, 8/2013, 6/2015
- "Managing Data in Big Data Processing Frameworks for Performance and Fault Tolerance", presented at Eighth Annual Microsoft Research Networking Summit, Woodinville, WA, 6/2012
- "Hybrid Packet and Circuit Switched Network Architecture for High-Performance Data Center", presented at Data Center and Cloud Computing Technologies Conference, NYU-Abu Dhabi, UAE, 3/2012
- "Hybrid Networking and JIT Migration for Cloud Resource Management", presented at DIMACS Workshop on Systems and Networking Advances in Cloud Computing, 12/2011
- "The Struggle for Network Control: How Can Distributed
and Centralized Controls Effectively Collaborate", presented at NSF NeTS FIND PI Meeting, 4/2009
- "Internet Delay Space", presented at DIMACS/DyDAn
Workshop on Internet Tomography, 5/2008
- "Maestro: A New Architecture for Realizing and Managing
Network Controls", presented at 21st Large Installation
System Administration Conference (LISA '07), 11/2007
- "Towards an Operating Platform for Network Control
Management", presented at PRESTO:
Workshop on Programmable Routers for the Extensible Services of TOmorrow,
- "A Meta-Management Architecture for Future Networks",
presented at The IEEE
21st Annual Computer Communications Workshop, 2/2007
Analysis, Modeling, and Synthesis of the Internet Delay Space for
Large-Scale Simulation", presented at University of California, Berkeley,
Count-to-Infinity Induced Forwarding Loops in Ethernet Networks",
presented at Cisco Systems, Inc.,
- "Internet Geometry", presented at University of Houston, 11/2005
- Invited panelist: Future
of the Internet, Business 4Site Conference 2004
- "Global Network Positioning'',
presented at Swiss
Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), 8/2003, and at Hewlett-Packard Labs, 3/2004