Systems and Networking

Working on problems that are directly relevant to industry, our faculty are advancing the state of the art in cloud computing and systems for big data, software defined networks, wired and datacenter networking, Internet of Things, wearable computing, mobile computing, multimedia systems, security, privacy, health-care engineering systems, and cyber-physical systems.

We work collaboratively with industry partners including Google, Microsoft, AT&T, HP, and many others. Our research has also resulted in the creation of several startup companies.

We produce creative and innovative students who become faculty at topranked schools, researchers at prestigious labs, and who join cutting-edge companies. Our courses are not just available to on-campus students, but a selection of them are also offered to off-campus students through Coursera MOOCs with enrollment numbers in the hundreds of thousands.

CS Faculty and Their Research Interests

Tarek Abdelzaher sensors; embedded and real-time systems 
Gul Agha distributed systems, wireless embedded sensor networks, multi-agent systems
Adam Bates security
Marco Caccamo real-time and embedded systems, real-time scheduling and security 
Matthew Caesar design, analysis, and verification of wide-area networks and distributed systems 
Roy H. Campbell cloud computing, big data, security, ubiquitous computing 
David Chu (joining fall 2017) mobile computing
Brighten Godfrey internet architecture, trustworthy networking, data center network design 
Carl A. Gunter security and privacy for computer systems, healthcare information technology 
Indranil Gupta large-scale distributed systems, cloud computing
Robin Kravets mobile computing, Internet-of-Things, ad-hoc networks 
Sasa Misailovic approximate computing across full system stack 
Sibin Mohan real-time systems, embedded and cyber-physical systems, security, software-defined networking, cloud computing
Klara Nahrstedt multimedia networking, mobile networking, quality of service, network security, smartgrid security 
Lui Sha real-time systems and scheduling, cyberphysical systems, medical systems engineering 

Affiliated Faculty

Michael Bailey, Electrical & Computer Engineering security and availability of complex distributed systems 
Nikita Borisov,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
security and privacy, distributed systems 
Weng Chew, Electrical & Computer Engineering computational electromagnetics and fast computational algorithms for electromagnetic and multiphysics problems
Geir Dullerud, Mechanical Science and Engineering Networked, distributed, and multirate hybrid control systems
Yih-Chun Hu, Electrical & Computer Engineering secure systems and mobile communications
Romit Roy Choudhury, Electrical & Computer Engineering wireless networking, mobile computing, sensing systems 
Ravi Iyer,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
reliable and secure networks and systems, measurement and modeling, architectures for genomic applications 
David Nicol, Electrical & Computer Engineering security, privacy, and information trust for compute rand communication systems 
William H. Sanders,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
trustworthy computing, distributed systems, smartgrid security
Nitin Vaidya, Electrical & Computer Engineering distributed algorithms and systems, and wireless networks

Adjunct Faculty

Richard Berlin, Carle Hospital healthcare engineering systems design, healthcare infrastructure 
Reza Farivar, Yahoo cloud computing, computer-intensive data analytics

Related Systems and Networking Research Efforts and Groups

Seminars

Systems and Networking Research News

CS Professor & CSL Director Klara Nahrstedt

Illinois researchers build Dropbox-like storage, analytical system for scientific data

June 22, 2017   Illinois researchers are looking to speed up the materials-to-device process through a novel framework called 4CeeD.
CS Affiliate Professor Haitham Al-Hassanieh

Professor Hassanieh honored with ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award

May 18, 2017   The ACM has awarded CS Affiliate Professor Haitham Al-Hassanieh the 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Award.
Professor Sibin Mohan and PhD student Monowar Hasan won a Best Paper Award at the 2016 Real-Time Systems Symposium.

Newly developed security mechanism aims to guard existing real-time systems against cyberattacks

April 15, 2017   The work, led by PhD student Monowar Hasan and Research Assistant Professor Sibin Mohan, won Best Paper Award at the 2016 Real-Time Systems Symposium.

Sensors embedded in sports equipment could provide real-time analytics to smartphone

February 15, 2017   CS PhD student Mahanth Gowda and CS Affiliate Professor Romit Roy Choudhury are part of a team developing advanced motion tracking algorithms to precisely track movement and accurately characterize 3D ball motion.
Silu Huang and Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi

CS @ ILLINOIS students win highly competitive industry PhD fellowships

February 9, 2017   Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi has earned a Facebook Fellowship and Silu Huang has earned a Microsoft Research Fellowship.