Kaiyu Hou

Kaiyu Hou

Ph.D. Candidate
2233 Tech Dr, Room 3014
Computer Science Department
Northwestern University
Advisor: Prof. Yan Chen
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  • 2021-05: I passed my Ph.D. thesis prospectus
  • 2021-05: Formal Cellular Research accepted on MobiSys’21
  • 2020-07: SecOption accepted on Sigcomm’20 as poster
  • 2020-05: NFV Survey published on Internet Computing
  • 2020-05: Won Outstanding Teaching Assistant award
  • 2020-04: I officially became a Ph.D. candidate
  • 2019-06: CellScope accepted on Sigcomm’19 as poster
  • 2019-06: SDNKeeper published on Computer Networks
About Me

I am a 4th year Ph.D. candidate 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 cloud. I am also working for introducing formal methods into network protocol verification.

Ph.D. Student 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
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
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Aug. 2020
Aug. 2019
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