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William H. Sanders
Department Head
306 N. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: (217) 333-2300
Fax: (217) 244-7075

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Yi Lu

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Yi  Lu
Yi Lu
Assistant Professor
259 Coordinated Science Lab MC 228
1308 W. Main St.
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-4741

Primary Research Area

  • Networking and distributed computing - Computer networking


  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University 2009.
  • M. S. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University 2005
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University 2005

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Research Interests

  • Distributed Systems and Networking
  • Network Algorithms
  • Inference on Graphical Models

Research Areas

  • Cloud computing
  • Coding theory and applications
  • Computer networking


  • Center of Advanced Study Fellow (2014)
  • NSF Career Award (2012)
  • Best Paper Award at IFIP WG7.3 Performance conference (2011)
  • Best Paper Award at ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (2008)
  • Stanford Graduate Fellowship Award (2005)
  • Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award, School of Engineering, Stanford University (2004)
  • Gold medal, Individual 4th, Singapore Mathematical Olympiad (1999)