cutmypicI am a second year PhD student working with Prof. Ramesh Govindan and Prof. Barath Raghavan at Networked Systems Laboratory at University of Southern California. I received my B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2014  and M.S. degree from Network and Systems Laboratory in Electrical Engineering in 2016 at National Taiwan University.

My research interest mainly focuses on data center network especially in management plane design and scheduling, load-balancing, topology and network function virtualization.

If you have any questions, please contact me at [last name]y[at]usc[dot]edu



[1] Cing-Yu Chu, Shannon Chen, Yu-Chuan Yen, Su-Ling Yeh, Hao-Hua Chu, and Polly Huang. “EQ: A QoE-Centric Rate Control Mechanism for VoIP Calls” ACM Trans. Model. Perform. Eval. Comput. Syst. 3, 1 (TOMPECS 2018), Article 4 (February 2018)

[2] Y.-C. Yen, “A QoE-Centric Modeling of End-to-End Packet Loss Impact in Skype/SILK Call Quality,” Master Thesis, July 2016

[3] Y.-C. Yen, C.-Y. Chu, S.-L. Yeh, H.-H. Chu, P. Huang, “Lab Experiment vs. Crowdsourcing: A Comparative User Study on Skype Call Quality,” in Proceedings of the 9th Asian Internet Engineering Conference (ACM SIGCOMM AINTEC 2013), Page 65-72, November 2013

[4] Y.-C. Yen, C.-Y. Chu, C.-N. Chen, S.-L. Yeh, H.-H. Chu, P. Huang, “Exponential Quantization: User-Centric Rate Control for Skype Calls,” in Proceedings of the 31st ACM annual conference of the Special Interest Group on Data Communication (ACM SIGCOMM 2013), Page 551-552, Poster Session, Hong Kong, August 2013

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 Annenberg PhD Fellowship
  • 2017 Grad Cohort Travel Grant, CRA-W
  • 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarship, USC Computer Science Department
  • 2017 Graduate Travel Grants, USC Women in Science and Engineering

Teaching Experience

  •  Teaching Assistant of Introduction to Computer Science, Fall 2016, NTU
  •  Teaching Assistant of Introduction to Computer Networks, Spring 2015, NTU
  •  Teaching Assistant of Introduction to Computer Science, Fall 2015, NTU

Reach-out Activities

  • Volunteer in ACM Internet Measurement Conference 2016
  • Participant in CRA-Women Grad Cohort Workshop 2017
  • Participant in AnitaB.Org Grace Hopper Celebration 2017


Networked Systems Laboratory (NSL), Room 227
Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL)
941 Bloom Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA,