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 is an IEEE Fellow, an Alfred
P. Sloan Research Fellow, and a Kavli Fellow. He received an IBM Faculty Award in 2009 and 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 six 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.
- BOLD (Big data and Optical Lightpaths Driven) networking. Examples of recent advances include RDC for rack topology flexibility, and Shufflecast for low-power multicast.
- Telemetry and congestion control. Examples of recent advances include Augmented Queue for data center network sharing, Pipeleon for SmartNIC performance, SpiderMon for closed-loop performance monitoring, Poseidon (code) for max-min fair congestion control, and ITSY for PFC deadlock management.
- Efficient deep neural network. Examples of recent advances include GEMINI for fast training failure recovery, Cupcake for gradient compression optimization, Espresso (code) for optimal gradient compression/communication strategy, and DRAGONN for efficient gradient compression.
- All publications are avaiable.
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, Fall 17, Spring 20, Spring 21, Spring 22, Spring 23, Fall 23 COMP/ELEC 429 COMP/ELEC 556 )
- COMP/ELEC 529
Advanced Computer Networks (Fall 04, Fall
05, Fall 06, Fall 07, Fall 08, Fall 09, Spring 11, Fall 12, Spring 14, Spring 15, Spring 16, Spring 17, Spring 18, Fall 19, Fall 20, Fall 21, Fall 22)
- 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)
- Chair of the 2018 ACM SIGCOMM Distinguished Dissertation Award Committee
- Associate editor: IEEE Transactions on Big Data 2015-18
- Organizing committee member: National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers of Science Korean-American Symposium 2015, 2017, 2019
- 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: ACM SIGCOMM 2023, SIGCOMM 2021, SIGCOMM 2020, IEEE ICNP 2020, ICDCS 2019, APNet 2017, IEEE INFOCOM 2016 and 2017, 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:
- "Closed-Loop Designs for Better Application-Network Integration", invited talk presented at Google Networking Research Summit, Virtual event, 2/2022
- "How to BOLD-ly Support Data-Intensive Applications?", invited talk presented at ACM SIGCOMM 2020 Workshop on Optical Systems Design (OptSys), Virtual event, 8/2020
- "Big Data and Optical Lightpaths Driven Data Center Network", keynote talk presented at ACM SIGCOMM 2019 Workshop on Optical Systems Design (OptSys), Beijing, China, 8/2019
- "The Case for Circuit Switching Big Data in Modern Data Center Networks", presented at University of Houston, Clear Lake, Houston, TX, 10/2018
- "Enabling Data Science by Circuit Switching Big Data in Modern Data Center Networks", presented at Kavli Frontiers of Science Korean-American Symposium, National Academy of Sciences, Irvine, CA, 6/2017
- Invited participant: National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers of Science Korean-American Symposium, 8/2013, 6/2015, 6/2017
- "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