Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, 61801
Email: caesar (at) cs (dot) illinois (dot) edu
Office: Room 3118, Siebel Center
Phone: 847-323-2968 (cell)
[ Publications ]
[ Bio ]
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UIUC.
I am also an Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, an Affiliate Research Professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and a member of the Information Trust Institute.
I received my Ph.D. in
Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
My research focuses on the design, analysis, and implementation of
networked and distributed systems, with an emphasis on network
virtualization, routing, network algorithms, systems security, and
cloud services. I like taking a multi-pronged approach to system
design, building systems that work well in practice but are grounded in
strong theoretical principles.
My recent work includes network security, network verification, and software-defined networks.
Ahmed Khurshid (PhD 2015, Principal Engineer and Co-Founder, Veriflow Systems)
Virajith Jalaparti (PhD 2015, Scientist, Cloud Information Services Laboratory, Microsoft)
Jereme Lamps (MS 2015, Sandia National Labs)
Chi-Yao Hong (PhD 2015, Google Core Network Architectures Group)
Bobby Zhongbo Chen (MS 2015, Software Enginer, Growth Infrastructure Team, Dropbox)
Chia-Chi Lin (PhD 2013, Facebook Research) Yiwei Yang (MS 2013, Yahoo! Labs, Champaign)
Rachit Agarwal (PhD 2013, Assistant Professor, Cornell University)
Joseph Leong (MS 2013, MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
Firat Kiyak (MS 2009, Microsoft, Windows Core Networking Team)
Brent Mochizuki (MS 2010, UC Berkeley Space Sciences Lab)
IEEE LANMAN (2008),
ACM CoNEXT (2009, 2011),
ACM CoNEXT Student Workshop Co-Chair (2009),
Passive and Active Measurements Conference (2010, 2012),
IEEE ICNP (2010, 2011, 2012),
ACM Student Research Competition Judge (2011, 2012),
ACM Sigcomm (2012, 2013, 2014),
ACM HotNets (2012)
USENIX NSDI (2013)
USENIX NSDI Poster and Demo Committee Chair (2013)
ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (2013)
ACM Sigcomm Workshop Co-Chair (2014)