Chen-Nee Chuah

Chen-Nee Chuah


(530) 752-5825


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 2001
M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1997
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, 1995

Professional Experience

Professor, University of California, Davis, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2010-Present
Associate Professor, University of California, Davis, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2006-2010
Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2002-2006
Visiting Researcher, Sprint Advanced Technology Laboratories, Burlingame, CA, 2001-2002


Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Group
Graduate Group of Computer Science
The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)
Center of Future Information Technology (CFIT)

Research Interests

Communications and computer networks, wireless/mobile computing. Specific topics include: Internet measurement and analysis, network anomaly detection, routing, traffic engineering, next-generation Internet design, overlays, wireless multimedia, and vehicular ad-hoc networks. Collaborative, interdisciplinary network research relating to emerging societal-scale applications, security & privacy issues, and underlying hardware technologies (e.g., reconfigurable computing).

Research Activities

Professor Chen-Nee Chuah explores novel network architectures, protocols, and algorithms that ensure reliable, secure, and efficient operation of large-scale computer networks. Her approach is driven by analysis of real Internet traffic, network structures, and control-plane dynamics using massive sets of measurement data obtained from various sources (e.g., IP backbone, enterprise networks, and end hosts) and across different protocol layers. She received an NSF CAREER award to study failure characteristics and stability for wide-area Internet routing (both intra- and inter-domain) and to design new fault restoration and traffic engineering solutions. She is also interested in studying interactions between different network entities and/or across multiple protocol layers. This includes work on modeling the race conditions between overlay- and IP-layer route control mechanisms, and validating the configurations of distributed firewalls.

One major theme of her research is the pursuit of a versatile, programmable, and scalable measurement architecture that is equipped with a sufficient set of primitives to meet the diverse needs of future network services and applications. Such built-in measurement capabilities are important for supporting a wide range of network management tasks, from resource provisioning to anomaly detection. Her research leverages recent advances in sampling theory, signal processing, data streaming, and reconfigurable hardware platforms. For example, she leads an NSF project on improving sampling and streaming methods to accurately track traffic footprints critical for detecting network-wide anomalies. Efforts are underway to leverage parallelism available in multi-core processors to enable dynamically-programmable high-speed traffic measurement tasks.

Professor Chuah is also active in collaborative, interdisciplinary research targeting the interface between networking technologies and emerging societal-scale applications. This work ranges from using vehicular ad-hoc networks to support intelligent transportation system (ITS) to the reliable transport of high-fidelity media to large numbers of wireless users.


Chen-Nee Chuah received the NSF Career Award in 2003 and the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the UC Davis College of Engineering in 2004. She is a recipient of the ACM Recognition of Service Award in 2004 for co-organizing the First ACM Workshop on Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. Chuah has been named a UC Davis Chancellor's Fellow for 2008, and will hold the title from 2008-2013.

Selected Publications

S. Raza, G. Y. Huang, C-N. Chuah, S. Seetharaman, and J. P. Sing, "MeasuRouting: A Framework for Routing-Assisted Traffic Monitoring," IEEE INFOCOM, March 2010.

C. Chuah and R. Keralapura, "Overlay Networks: Applications, Co-existence with IP-Layer, and Transient Dynamics," Chapter 8 in Algorithms for Next Generation Networks, Springer (ISBN: 978-1-84882-764-6), pp. 159-179, 2010.

A. Nazir, S. Raza, D. Gupta, C-N. Chuah, and B. Krishnamurthy, "Network Level Footprints of Facebook Applications," ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), November 2009.

R. Keralapura, C-N. Chuah, N. Taft, and G. Iannaccone, "Race Conditions in Coexisting Overlay Networks," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON), vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 1-14, February 2008.

L. Yuan, C-N. Chuah, and P. Mohapatra, "ProgME: Towards Programmable Network MEasurement," ACM SIGCOMM, August 2007.