Vincent Liu

Assistant Professor @ Penn CIS

Levine Hall North Rm 574
3330 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6389

I am actively looking for motivated, passionate PhD students! If you are interested, please apply here.

CV (May 2022)

About Me

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where I lead the PennNetworks group and am a member of the Distributed Systems Lab (DSL). My work has been recognized by an NSF CAREER Award, a VMWare Early Career Faculty Award, a Facebook Faculty Research Award, a Google Research Award, and several best paper awards at SIGCOMM and NSDI.

Prior to Penn, I received my Ph.D. from the University of Washington working (primarily) with Tom Anderson and Arvind Krishnamurthy. Prior to that, my undergraduate research at the University of Texas at Austin was in the area of compilers and parallel systems.

My research interests are in the broad areas of distributed systems and networking, and my projects have touched on programmable networks, fault-tolerance, security, data centers, wireless networks, clean-slate Internet architecture, routing/addressing, and the economic aspects of the Internet. In each, my focus is on solving important, long-standing problems by introducing creative new approaches and bridging disciplines.

All of this research is made possible by my fantastic students:


Graduated Students
I also worked closely with Jaewan Hong (student of Ion Stoica), Charles Kazer (now a Instructor at Swarthmore College), John Sonchack (student of Johnathan Smith, now at Princeton), João Sedoc (student of Lyle Ungar, now at NYU Stern), and Max Demoulin (student of Boon Thau Loo and Linh T. X. Phan, now at DBOS).