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 top-ranked 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, Affiliated Faculty, and Their Research Interests

Tarek Abdelzaher Sensors; Embedded and Real-Time Systems 
Gul Agha Distributed Systems, Wireless Embedded Sensor Networks, Multi-Agent Systems
Michael Bailey, Electrical & Computer Engineering Security and Availability of Complex Distributed Systems 
Adam Bates Security
Nikita Borisov,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Security and Privacy, Distributed Systems 
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, Deep Learning Systems, Big Data, Security, Ubiquitous Computing, Micro Kernels, Quantum Computing Systems, Health Data Analytics
Geir Dullerud, Mechanical Science and Engineering Networked, Distributed, and Multirate Hybrid Control Systems
Yih-Chun Hu, Electrical & Computer Engineering Secure Systems and Mobile Communications
Jian Huang, Electrical & Computer Engineering Computer Systems, Systems Architecture, Systems Security, Memory and Storage Systems
Ravi Iyer,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Reliable and Secure Networks and Systems; Measurement and Modeling; Architectures for Genomic Applications 
Brighten Godfrey Cloud Networking, Network Verification, Machine Learning for Networks, Internet Architecture and Algorithms
Carl A. Gunter Security, Internet Architecture and Protocols, Smartphones and The Internet-of-Things
Indranil Gupta Distributed Systems, Cloud Computing, Internet-of-Things Distributed Systems, Distributed Machine Learning, Industry Production Systems
Robin Kravets Networking, Wireless Networking, Mobile Computing, Internet-of-Things 
Sasa Misailovic Approximate Computing Across Full System Stack 
Radhika Mittal, Electrical & Computer Engineering Improving Performance and Manageability of Networked Systems
Sibin Mohan Real-Time and Embedded Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet-of-Things, Cloud Computing, Software-Defined Networks, Cloud Computing, Resiliency, Security
Klara Nahrstedt Quality of Experience, Tele-Immersion, Multi-View Visualization, Embedded Sensors, Distributed and Parallel Systems 
David Nicol, Electrical & Computer Engineering Security, Privacy, and Information Trust for Computer and Communication Systems 
Ling Ren Applied Cryptography, Computer Security and Distributed Algorithms
Romit Roy Choudhury, Electrical & Computer Engineering Wireless Networking, Mobile Computing, Sensing Systems 
William H. Sanders,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Trustworthy Computing, Distributed Systems, Smartgrid Security
Lui Sha Real-Time Systems and Scheduling, Cyberphysical Systems, Medical Systems Engineering 
Deepak Vasisht Mobile Computing, Wireless Networking, Internet-Of-Things, Ubiquitous Computing
Tianyin Xu Operating Systems, Cloud and Datacenter Systems, System Reliability and Resilience, Large-Scale System Management, Configuration Management, Reliability Engineering

Adjunct Faculty

Richard Berlin, Carle Hospital Healthcare Engineering Systems Design, Healthcare Infrastructure 
Reza Farivar, Capital One Cloud Computing, Computer-Intensive Data Analytics
Nitin Vaidya, Georgetown Distributed Algorithms and Systems, and Wireless Networks

Related Systems and Networking Research Efforts and Groups

Seminars

Systems and Networking Research News

Creating and delivering 360-degree video to a large audience of viewers over the Internet remains an unsolved scientific problem.

Nahrstedt on Team Receiving $1.2M NSF Grant to Develop Pioneering System for 360-Degree Video Creation and Delivery

December 4, 2019   Creating and delivering 360-degree video to a large audience of viewers over the Internet remains an unsolved scientific problem.
Profs. Sheldon Jacobson, Klara Nahrstedt, and Tao Xie are among 443 people to be awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow this year.

Jacobson, Nahrstedt, and Xie Among Eight 2019 AAAS Fellows From Illinois

December 2, 2019   Profs. Sheldon Jacobson, Klara Nahrstedt, and Tao Xie are among 443 people to be awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow this year.
Researchers are working on an advanced autopilot to autonomously evaluate unforeseen circumstances, take the best course of action, and land a plane safely.

Through NSF Grant, Researchers Creating Advanced Autopilot to Mimic the "Sully Factor"

October 2, 2019   Researchers are working on an advanced autopilot to autonomously evaluate unforeseen circumstances, take the best course of action, and land a plane safely.
Five accomplished Illinois Computer Science master’s students have been recognized for their academic achievements and leadership.

Meet the Siebel Scholars Class of 2020

October 2, 2019   Five accomplished Illinois Computer Science master’s students have been recognized for their academic achievements and leadership.
The gathering is a chance to learn from some of the recipients of the top awards in mathematics and computer science.

Five CS Graduate Students Chosen for 2019 Heidelberg Laureate Forum

September 10, 2019   The gathering is a chance to learn from some of the recipients of the top awards in mathematics and computer science.