Our research interests are in the general area of communication and computer networks, distributed systems, and wireless/mobile computing. As the Internet becomes an essential part of our everyday life, it has grown to a complex distributed networked system that is hard to characterize. We strive towards developing foundations for measuring and validating the system behavior, dynamic interactions between components, and end-to-end properties of the Internet.
Through the various RUBINET projects, we explore novel network architectures, protocols, and algorithms that ensure reliable, secure, and efficient operation of large-scale computer networks and enable new, flexible network services. Our approach is often 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. Specific topics include: Internet measurements and analysis, anomaly detection, routing, traffic engineering, network management, overlay/P2P systems, wireless multimedia, and vehicular ad-hoc networks.We are looking for new, motivated PhD students to work on our active projects, especially Zip-OSN!! Email Prof. Chuah (chuah at ucdavis dot edu) if you're interested in working with our group. Before you do that, please read the description of the projects to make sure there is a match with your interests and background.
The following is a list of RUBINET projects and research topics.
- LeAP: Learn, Adapt, & Profile -- Beating the odds in traffic measurements/detection with optimal online learning and adaptive policies
- ProgME: Towards Programmable Measurement Architecture
- SCRUB@ucd: Multi-dimensional Data Analytics for Detecting Malicious Activities
- Zip-OSN: Zip-OSN: Towards Building Time Capsule for Online Social Activities
- C3PO: Connected Cars & Corridors for Pervasive Sensing and Control of Vehicular Flows
Past ProjectsNetwork/Traffic Measurements and Management
- OSN: Measurement and Analysis of Large-Scale Online Social Networks and Applications
- SaND: Sampling the Internet for Effective Network Anomaly Detection
- RoSE: Robust, Secure, and Efficient Routing
- FIREMAN: Modeling, Validation, and Optimization of Distributed Firewalls
- CPR: Cooperative Peer-to-Peer Repair
- WiMO: Resource Management in Wireless Mesh Networks
- MINESTRONE: Mobile INfrastructure Enablers for STReaming Optimization and NEw Services
- OpCom: Opportunistic Communications
- VGrid: Vehicular-based Ad Hoc Grid Computing