Kaiyu Hou

Kaiyu Hou

Ph.D. in Computer Science
2233 Tech Dr, Room 3410
Computer Science Department
Northwestern University
Advisor: Prof. Yan Chen
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About Me

I completed my Ph.D. in the Computer Science Department at Northwestern University, advised by Prof. Yan Chen.

Research Interests: I have a broad interest in various aspects of cloud networks, networked systems, and network protocols. My current research focuses on network optimization of microservices, serverless based clouds. I am also working for introducing formal methods into network protocol verification.

Ph.D. in Computer Science
Northwestern University
2017 – 2022
Evanston, IL
Advisor: Prof. Yan Chen
Area: Network Protocols, Networked System, Cloud Networking
GPA: 3.97/4.00

Master's in Computer Science
Xi’an Jiaotong University
2014 – 2017
Shaanxi, China
Rank: 1st / 89  GPA: 3.81/4.00  Average: 92.7
Advisor: Prof. Chengchen Hu
Area: Software Defined Networking (SDN)
Feb. 2016 – July 2017
Advisor: Prof. Qinbao Song
Area: Unsupervised Feature Selection, Clustering
Sep. 2014 – Oct. 2015

B. E. in Software Engineering
Xi’an Jiaotong University
2010 – 2014
Shaanxi, China
Rank: 1st / 78  GPA: 3.94/4.00  Average: 92.4 (in Junior & Senior years)
Work Experience
SRI International
Senior Research Intern, at Computer Science Laboratory
Menlo Park, CA
Jun. 2021 – Sep. 2021
Advisor: Dr. Vinod Yegneswaran, Principal Scientist and Dr. Phillip Porras, SRI Fellow

SRI International
Research Intern, at Computer Science Laboratory
Menlo Park, CA
Jun. 2020 – Sep. 2020
Advisor: Dr. Vinod Yegneswaran, Principal Scientist

Designed and implemented an enterprise-wide radio situational awareness system.

It passively and continuously collects Wi-Fi and Bluetooth traffics, and analysis device activities by AutoML.

JoyYou (huanle.com 欢乐互娱)
Intern Game developer
Shanghai, China
Feb. 2014 – Apr. 2014
Where I learnt Unity3d and Cocos2d during the three happy months.
Now, I am still an amateur of independent game development. (Please visit flavedogame and have fun!)
Jun. 2021
Jun. 2018
Oct. 2017
May. 2017
Dec. 2021
Aug. 2020
Aug. 2019
Jan. 2020
Jun. 2019
Feb. 2019