Chi-Yao Hong

I received my PhD in Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), co-advised by Matthew Caesar and Brighten Godfrey. My research interest spans all aspects of networking, including network resource scheduling, network measurement and security. I am particularly interested in designing cloud network infrastructures and protocols to improve the performance and flexibility of data centers and clouds. I joined Google as a software engineer since 2015. I am originally from Taipei, Taiwan.

Email: cyhong [at] illinois [dot] edu

Links: [CV] [Resume][Short biography] [Google scholar]


  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009 - 2014
  • M.S., Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2006 - 2008
  • B.S.E., Electronic Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, 2004 - 2006

Selected Publications

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  • UIUC CS Outstanding Research Project Award (for Jellyfish project), 2013
  • Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship, 2012-2013
  • Feng Chen Memorial Award (for excellence in research in Computer Science at UIUC), 2012
  • PAM Best Paper Award, 2011
  • Student Travel Grants: SIGCOMM (2013), ICDCS (2012), UIUC CS Conference Travel Grant (2012), USENIX Federated Conference​s Week (2011), PAM (2011), NSDI (2010)
  • Studying Abroad Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2009
  • Master's Thesis Award, ACM Taipei/Taiwan Chapter, 2008
  • 1st Prize, Youth Thesis Award, The Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering (CIEE), 2008
  • CTCI Technology Research Scholarship, CTCI Foundation, 2007
  • Engineering Student Award, The Chinese Institute of Engineers, 2006
  • Hu Lane Scholarship, Hu Lane Associate Inc., 2005
  • 3rd place in National College Student Contest of Special Project, 2003

Press Coverage


Courses at UIUC