imageI am a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Networked Systems Laboratory at University of Southern California, working with Minlan Yu. I am interested in data center networks and networked systems. Here is my CV.

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Work experience

  • Facebook, Net Systems, Intern, 2015.11 – 2016.08
  • Barefoot Networks, Intern, 2015.05 – 2015.08
  • Microsoft Research Redmond, Extreme Computing Group, Intern, 2013.05 – 2013.08
  • Microsoft Research Asia, Wireless and Networking Group, Intern, 2011.06 – 2012.07


SilkRoad: Making Stateful Layer-4 Load Balancing Fast and Cheap Using Switching ASICs
Rui Miao, Hongyi Zeng, Changhoon Kim, Jeongkeun Lee, Minlan Yu.

LossRadar: Fast Detection of Lost Packets in Data Center Networks
Yuliang Li, Rui Miao, Changhoon Kim, Minlan Yu.
ACM CoNEXT 2016. [PDF]

FlowRadar: A Better NetFlow for Data Centers
Yuliang Li, Rui Miao, Changhoon Kim, Minlan Yu.
NSDI 2016. [PDF]

The Dark Menace: Characterizing Network-based Attacks in the Cloud
Rui Miao, Rahul Potharaju, Minlan Yu, Navendu Jain.
ACM IMC, 2015. [PDF]

NIMBUS: Cloud-scale Attack Detection and Mitigation
Rui Miao, Minlan Yu, Navendu Jain.
ACM SIGCOMM poster, 2014. [PDF]

DIBS: Just-in-time Congestion Mitigation for Data Centers
Kyriakos Zarifis*, Rui Miao*, Matt Calder, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Minlan Yu, Jitu Padhye.
Eurosys, 2014. [PDF]
* co-primary author

SIMPLE-fying Middlebox Policy Enforcement Using SDN
Zafar Qazi, Cheng-chun Tu, Luis Chiang, Rui Miao, Vyas Sekar, Minlan Yu.

OpenSketch: Software Defined Traffic Measurement for Data Centers
Minlan Yu, Lavanya Jose, Rui Miao.

Practical and Incremental Convergence between SDN and Middleboxes
Zafar Ayyub Qazi, Cheng-chun Tu, Luis Chiang, Rui Miao, Vyas Sekar, Minlan Yu.
Open Network Summit (Research Track), 2013. [PDF]

Don’t Drop, Detour!
Matt Calder, Rui Miao, Kyriakos Zarifis, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Minlan Yu, Jitendra Padhye.
ACM SIGCOMM Poster, 2013. [PDF]

Using CPU as a Traffic Co-processing Unit in Commodity Switches
Guohan Lu, Rui Miao, Yongqiang Xiong, Chuanxiong Guo.

An Approach of Covert Communication Based on the Adaptive Steganography Scheme on Voice over IP
Rui Miao, Yongfeng Huang.
IEEE ICC, 2011. [PDF]

Honors and Awards

  • Travel grant for ACM Student Research Competition 2017
  • NSF travel grant for SIGCOMM 2014
  • Travel grant for ACM Student Research Competition 2014
  • USENIX Student Grant 2013
  • Outstanding Student Research Award, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC, 2013
  • Friends of Tsinghua – Guanghua Scholarship, 2011
  • Excellent Graduate, Tsinghua University, 2009
  • National Scholarship, 2008
  • First Prize in “National Semiconductor Electronic Design Contest”, 2008
  • Second Prize in “National Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest”, 2007


Email: rmiao at usc dot edu

941 Bloom Walk, SAL 227
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089