Xuan Kelvin Zou      

MA in Computer Science      
Department of Computer Science      
Princeton University      
Email: xuanzou1991 at gmail dot com      
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About me

Update: I have successfully defended my qualification exam (in Princeton, aka, general exam), and obtained my Master of Arts (MA) in Computer Science in Jun 2015.

I am so proud and grateful to have the most fantanstic Prof. Jennifer Rexford (CS Department Chair) as my research advisor. I have done a wide spectrum of networking research with Prof. Jen Rexford, including Network Verification and Debugging, Theoretical Network Flow Problems, Online Video Streaming Algorithms, and future-generation network architecture with the support for Middleboxes. I had a very productive two year research career, thanks to the great amount of help from my awesome advisor Jen Rexford, as well as many brilliant collaborators: Moses Charikar, Ronaldo Ferreira, Xin Jin, Yonatan Naamad, Pamela Zave and many others...

Before that I finished my undergraduate study in Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, co-advised by two brilliant rising stars: Prof. Philip Brighten Godfrey and Prof. Matthew Caesar, where I was involved in VeriFlow project. I am very proud of being one of the lead in VeriFlow project. VeriFlow as the first verification tool that can check network dataplane in real time has received wide attention from public like this and this, and my old colleagues at UIUC includes Prof. Godfrey and Prof. Caesar are now doing a startup at Chicago based on the prototype we had in NSDI.

My research interest mainly lays in an interpolation between system and algorithmic designs.

Past Projects and Publications

  • Pamela Zave, Ronaldo Ferreira, Xuan Kelvin Zou, Masaharu Morimoto and Jennifer Rexford; "Dynamic Service Chaining with Dysco", in Proceedings of the Conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM 2017).



  • Software Developer at Bytedance.Inc, Beijing China, present
  • Software Developer at Google Cloud Platform, Mountain View CA, Oct 2016 - May 2018
  • Research SDE II at Microsoft Azure Infra, Redmond WA, July 2016 - Oct 2016
  • Research SDE at Microsoft Azure Infra, Redmond WA, Sept 2015 - Jun 2016
  • Research Intern at VMware, NSX (formally Nicira), Palo Alto CA, Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
  • Research Intern at AT&T Research Lab, Bedminster NJ, May 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Software Developer Intern at Amazon Corporate LLC, Seattle WA, May 2013 - Aug 2013
Research and Teaching:
  • Research Assistant in Networking/System group at Princeton Univ; Princeton NJ, Sept 2013 - Jun 2015
Professional Services:
  • Journal Review: IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking (ToN), IEEE Journal of Communications and Networks, IEEE Networks, Wiley International Journal of Network Management
  • Conference Review (External): Infocom 2016

Advanced Courses

  • COS 511 Theoretical Machine Learning, Spring 2015, Princeton
  • COS 521 Advanced Algorithms, Fall 2014, Princeton
  • COS 561 Advanced Networks, Fall 2014, Princeton
  • COS 424 Interacting with Data, Spring 2014, Princeton
  • ELE 539A Optimization of Communication Systems, Spring 2014, Princeton
  • COS 518 Advanced Computer Systems, Fall 2013, Princeton
  • COS 597E Advanced Topics: Software Defined Networking, Fall 2013, Princeton
  • CS 421 Programming Languages and Compilers, Spring 2013, UIUC
  • CS 438 Computer Communication Networks, Fall 2012, UIUC
  • CS 425 Distributed Systems, Fall 2012, UIUC
  • CS 440 Artificial Intelligence, Spring 2012, UIUC