Vincent Liu


Ph.D. Student @ Networking Lab, UW CSE

185 Stevens Way, AC101
Paul G. Allen Center, Box 352350
Seattle, WA 98195-2350

Office: CSE 391

I will be joining the University of Pennsylvania as an assistant professor starting January 2017!

CV (Sep. 12, 2016)

About Me

I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. I am primarily advised by Tom Anderson and Arvind Krishnamurthy, but my interests are diverse and have resulted in close collaborations with a number of other faculty across systems, networks, and EE. These include Shyam Gollakota, Simon Peter, Dan Ports, David Wetherall, and Joshua Smith. Before coming to UW, I attended the University of Texas at Austin, where I worked with Calvin Lin and received my B.S. in Computer Science in 2010.

My research interests are in the broad areas of distributed systems and networking, but include a number of related topics. To borrow a phrase from my adviser, Tom, "I see myself as a generalist -- I am attracted to the biggest problem I can find, regardless of area." To this end, my projects have touched on fault-tolerance, security, data centers, wireless networks, clean-slate Internet architecture, routing/addressing, and the economic aspects of the Internet. My undergraduate research was in the area of compilers and parallel systems.

Publications

Conference/Workshop Publications

Subways: A Case for Redundant, Inexpensive Data Center Edge Links
Vincent Liu, Danyang Zhuo, Simon Peter, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Thomas Anderson
CoNEXT, December 2015 [PDF][PPT]

Designing Distributed Systems Using Approximate Synchrony in Data Center Networks
Dan R. K. Ports, Jialin Li, Vincent Liu, Naveen Kr. Sharma, Arvind Krishnamurthy
Best Paper, NSDI, May 2015 [PDF]

Enabling Instantaneous Feedback with Full-duplex Backscatter
Vincent Liu, Vamsi Talla, Shyamnath Gollakota
MOBICOM, September 2014 [PDF][PPT]

Ambient Backscatter: Wireless Communication Out of Thin Air
Vincent Liu, Aaron Parks, Vamsi Talla, Shyamnath Gollakota, David Wetherall, Joshua R. Smith
Best Paper, SIGCOMM, August 2013 [PDF][PPT][Website]

Expressive Privacy Control with Pseudonyms

F10: A Fault-Tolerant Engineered Network
Vincent Liu, Daniel Halperin, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Thomas Anderson
Best Paper, NSDI, April 2013 [PDF][PPT]

Tor Instead of IP
Vincent Liu, Seungyeop Han, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Thomas Anderson
HotNets, November 2011 [PDF]

Technical Reports

Subways: A Case for Redundant, Inexpensive Data Center Edge Links
Vincent Liu, Danyang Zhuo, Simon Peter, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Thomas Anderson
Technical Report, UW-CSE-14-09-01, September 2014 [PDF]

F10: A Fault-Tolerant Engineered Network
Vincent Liu, Daniel Halperin, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Thomas Anderson
Technical Report, UW-CSE-12-09-05, September 2012 [PDF]

An Internet Architecture Based on the Principle of Least Privilege
Vincent Liu, Seungyeop Han, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Thomas Anderson
Technical Report, UW-CSE-12-09-05, September 2012 [PDF]
Last updated 9-12-2016