Richard Yang


     Richard Yang is a Professor of Computer Science at Yale, where he founded and leads the Laboratory of Networked Systems (LANS). He is also a professor at Tongji University, where he leads the SNLab. Prof. Yang’s current research focus is on new computer network architectures, SDN programming, content distribution networks, and network-application interactions. He has published more than 10 papers in ACM SIGCOMM, the flagship conference on networking; among which 4 were nominated as best papers. His team proposed the framework of P4P for network-application interactions, which is adopted by IETF by forming the ALTO Working Group, which has defined the ALTO Protocol. His work has been implemented/adopted in products/systems of major companies (e.g., AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Microsoft, PPLive, Youku), and featured in mainstream media including Economist, Forbes, Guardian, Chronicle of Higher Education, Information Week, MIT Technology Review, Science Daily, USA Today, Washington Post, and Wired, among others. His awards include a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and a Schlumberger Foundation Award. Dr. Yang’s received his B.E. degree in Computer Science and Technology from Tsinghua University (1993), and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin (1998 and 2001).