IEEE International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing
11-14 May 2020 // Newark, New Jersey, USA

Keynote Speakers

Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University

Jennifer joined the Computer Science Department at Princeton University in February 2005 after eight and a half years at AT&T Research. Her research focuses on Internet routing, network measurement, and network management, with the larger goal of making data networks easier to design, understand, and manage. Jennifer is the co-author of the book Web Protocols and Practice: HTTP/1.1, Networking Protocols, Caching, and Traffic Measurement (Addison-Wesley, May 2001) and co-editor of She’s an Engineer? Princeton Alumnae Reflect (Princeton University, 1993, see recent talk about the book). Jennifer served as the Chair of ACM SIGCOMM from 2003 to 2007 and has served on the ACM Council, the board of the Computing Research Association, the advisory council of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering directorate at NSF, and the Computing Community Consortium. She received her BSE degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1991 and her MSE and Ph.D. degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1993 and 1996, respectively. She was the winner of ACM’s Grace Murray Hopper Award for outstanding young computer professional of the year for 2004.


Mohammad Alizadeh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

I am an Assistant Professor in the EECS Department at MIT and a member of CSAIL. Before joining MIT, I completed my Ph.D. at Stanford University and spent a couple of years at a datacenter networking startup, Insieme Networks, and Cisco. You can find my CV here.

Research: I work in the areas of computer networks and systems. My research aims to improve the performance, robustness, and ease of management of future networks and cloud computing systems. My current research centers on network protocols and algorithms for large-scale data centers, programmable switching architectures, and learning-based networked systems. I am also broadly interested in performance modeling and analysis of computer systems and bridging theory and practice in computer system design.


Yuanyuan Yang, Program Director at the US National Science Foundation

Yuanyuan Yang received the BEng and MS degrees in computer science and engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and the MSE and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Dr. Yang is a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, New York, USA. She is currently on leave serving as a Program Director at the US National Science Foundation. She has served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University and a Division Director of New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology. Dr. Yang is internationally recognized for her contributions in parallel & distributed computer architectures and systems. She was named an IEEE Fellow in 2009 for contributions to parallel and distributed computing. Her current research interests include parallel computer architecture, network-based computing, cloud computing, edge computing, and mobile computing. She has published over 400 scientific papers in leading refereed journals and conferences. Dr. Yang is currently the Associate Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing and an Associate Editor for ACM Computing Surveys. She has served as the Associate Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Computers, and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems.


Peter Jones, Cisco Systems

Peter is a Distinguished Engineer in Cisco’s Enterprise HW team. He works on system architecture for Cisco’s enterprise switching, routing, wireless, and IoT products. He’s active in IEEE 802.3 and the Ethernet Alliance. He works on the evolution of technology to add value to physical infrastructure, and how to make technology consumable.




Richard Li, Futurewei Technologies Inc.

Dr. Richard Li is the Head of Network Technologies Lab, Chief Scientist and Vice President of Network Technologies of Futurewei Technologies Inc., Huawei R&D USA. Richard also serves as the Chairman of the ITU-T FG Network 2030. Previously he was the Vice-Chairman of the European ETSI ISG NGP (Next-Generation Protocols) from January 2016 to December 2019. He has also served as Chair of steering committees and technical program committees of some academic and industrial conferences. Before joining Futurewei, he worked with Cisco and Ericsson in the field of networking technologies, standards, solutions, and operating systems. Richard is extremely passionate about advancing data communications technologies and solving problems in their entirety, thus creating a bigger and long-term impact on the networking industry. During his career, Richard spearheaded network technology innovation and development in Routing and MPLS, Mobile Backhaul, Metro and Core Networks, Data Center, Cloud, and Virtualization. Currently, he leads a team of scientists and engineers to develop technologies for next-generation network architectures, protocols, algorithms, and systems in support of forward-looking applications and industry verticals in the context of New IP and Network 2030.