Xin Huang 

Dr. Xin Huang 

Senior Research Scientist
Clean Slate Networks
Deutsche Telekom Inc., Innovation Labs
Silicon Valley Innovation Center, USA
(Deutsche Telekom Inc. R&D Lab USA)
Mountain View, California, USA


Address
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Deutsche Telekom Inc.,
Silicon Valley Innovation Center
295 N Bernardo Ave, Suite 200,
Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
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Email: xin.huang@telekom.com

Research

I am a systems researcher who likes and enjoys designing, building, and developing advanced networking systems. My research interests are in the areas of advanced networks, applications, and services, including but not limited to: Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Openflow; Next-Generation Internet architecture, protocol, and system design; Network virtualization and cloud management; Programmable network system, framework, and communication abstraction layer design; Multi-core programmable network processing systems; and Network system performance modeling and evaluation.

In October 2009 I joined Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Silicon Valley Innovation Center, USA (also known as Deutsche Telekom Inc. R&D Lab USA) located in Mountain View, California  as a Senior Research Scientist of the Clean Slate Networking team. As a member of the clean slate team, I conduct research in the Next Generation Internet area, in collaboration with the Clean Slate group at Stanford University and other industry partners. I propose and work on Software Defined Networking (SDN) and OpenFlow based projects that cover broad areas of networking, including network architecture, protocol, and system design. These projects not only have strategical impact to the design of DT's future network, but also have international impact to the design of the Next-Generation Internet.

I hold a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Masshachusetts Amherst. My advisor was Prof. Dr. Tilman Wolf. My Ph.D. research work has focused on building a Service-Centric Network, supported by the National Science Foundation NeTS FIND Initiative.

Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, February 2010
Dissertation: "Protocol and System Design for a Service-Centric Network Architecture"
Advisor: Prof. Tilman Wolf

Tianjin University, Tianjin, P.R.China
M.S., Electrical Engineering, April 2003
Thesis: "Middleware Technology and Software Design for Set Top Box and Digital Television"
Advisor: Prof. Sile Yu

Tianjin University, Tianjin, P.R.China
B.S., Electrical Engineering, June 2000
Senior Design Project: "Database and Windows Display of Railway Monitoring Software"
Advisor: Prof. Chunping Hou


Professional Experience

Deutsche Telekom Silicon Valley Innovation Center, USA, Mountain View, CA
Senior Research Scientist, October 2009-present

Over the years, the Internet's architecture and services have ossified owing to deployability concerns. Deutsche Telekom seeks to overcome the Internet's traditional limitations by developing a new architecture based on clean slate design principles. The primary agenda of this initiative is to enable innovation in the Internet through virtualization and programmability in networks. Deutsche Telekom builds and uses such programmable virtual networks as a sandbox for future innovation.

As a member of the clean slate team at Deutsche Telekom Research Lab, USA, I conduct research in the Next Generation Internet area, in collaboration with the Clean Slate group at Stanford University and other industry partners. I propose and work on Software Defined Networking (SDN) and OpenFlow based projects that cover broad areas of networking, including network architecture, protocol, and system design. These projects not only have strategical impact to the design of DT's future network, but also have international impact to the design of the Next-Generation Internet.

The SDN/OpenFlow-based technology and platform help to reduce cost of operation of the networking infrastructure, allow experimenting with new technologies and protocols in productive networks, and fast the process of introducing innovative network services and applications. Started from the Clean-Slate Lab (founded by Stanford University, Deutsche Telekom, and NEC), SDN and OpenFlow have quickly become one of the most popular topics in the network area and have footprint all over the world. Base on this technology, new networking eco system and marketing are forming. International Data Corp. Predicts the market size of this disruptive technology will soar to 3.7 billion dollars by year 2016.

Advanced Architecture and Research Group, Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA
Summer Research Internship, June 2008 - September 2008.

Design and prototype a flexible and distributed measurement infrastructure based on Cisco service-enabled network architecture for Next-Generation Networks. Responsible for the overall system design, the user interface and programming language definition, and the prototype implementation.

Network System Lab, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Graduate Research Assistant, June 2006 - September 2009

o Next-Generation Network Architecture, Protocol, and System Design: A "service-centric" network architecture was proposed for the next-generation Internet. Instead of limiting functionality only on the end-systems, this design provides services (e.g., packet processing) inside the network. Communications can be decomposed into basic service blocks. By providing different combinations of services along the data-path, the network can satisfy different communication requests. This design integrates programmability and flexibility into the network architecture and thus helps to expand the capabilities of the network to meet its next-generation challenges. -- Algorithms for service routing: Designed both global and decentralized algorithms to allocate services and to make routing decisions according to service requirements. The global algorithm provides optimal solution in terms of communication and processing cost but needs a complete view about the network. The decentralized algorithm is resource efficient and scalable but at the expense of providing only optimal solutions for a single service and near-optimal (and bounded) solutions for multiple services. Performance evaluation was based on C simulation.
-- Architecture and routing protocol: Designed a scalable architecture and a matching set of routing protocols to implement the service-centric network. The architecture design adopts the concept of Autonomous System(AS) to achieve scalability. The Inter-AS routing uses the decentralized service routing algorithm for scalability while the Intra-AS routing uses the global algorithm to achieve accuracy. A prototype based on Emulab was implemented to demonstrate and evaluate the design.
-- Network state information management: The trend of putting more functionality and packet processing features inside the network will increase the amount of network state information maintained by the system inside the network. To address this issue, a framework was designed to uniformly structure and manage all the state information maintained inside the network.
o Performance Evaluation on Multi-core Network Processor System Design: Designed an evaluation methodology to compare different run-time task mapping designs for multicore network processor systems. Based on queuing network abstraction, the evaluation methodology can systematically evaluate different run-time support task mapping algorithms under different system architecture and different network traffic scenarios. The performance comparison based on queuing model was implemented by C simulation. The accuracy of this analytical modeling approach was validated through OPNET simulation.

Multimedia Networks Laboratory, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Graduate Research Assistant, September 2004 - May 2006 o Localization for ubiquitous computing systems and smart spaces using RFID technology: Developed a probabilistic outdoor localization algorithm based on RFID technology. With online calibration and Bayesian inference, the algorithm is robust to varying outdoor environments. Our RFID based localization system is cost efficient and can be used to track a large number of small objects spread over a large area. Performance evaluation was based on MATLAB simulation.
o Multimedia transmission on wireless network systems: Designed a disaster management communications system based on 802.11 technology and implemented a prototype to demonstrate the system design. It can simultaneously transmit real-time multimedia information (video, medical image, sensor information) from several disaster sites to a control center and does not assume any existing infrastructure. While the cellular technology currently being used supports only low speed voice and text transmission.

TV group, Asian and Pacific Multimedia Lab, ST Microelectronics Ltd., Shenzhen, Guangdong, P.R.China
Software Engineer, April 2003 - June 2004. Responsible for designing and developing DTV software solutions. The software solutions were developed on OS20 using C and C++.
o One of our projects "HDTV 99"(ST internal name for the project) was demonstrated at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), 2005.
o The "HDTV 99"demonstration on CES 2005 was reported as one of the "amazing evolution" in the HDTV technology by HDTV Magazine.

Television and Image Information Research Institute, Tianjin University, Tianjin, P.R.China
Graduate Research Assistant,September 2000 - March 2003.
o Software design and implementation for Set Top Box(STB) and Digital TV(DTV), including: i) Middleware and software design for STB and DTV, ii) MPEG encoding and decoding, and iii) Implementation of STB/DTV services such as EPG, VOD, and Rating Control. The STB software was developed using C and C++.
o The project that worked on has contributed to multiple industry patents.
o The STB technology and system developed at our lab have been transferred to XiaHua Inc., and have been turned into real product at China market.


Publications

  • Yu-Sian Li, Cao Minh Trang, Xin Huang, Cheng-Hsin Hsu, and Po-Ching Lin. CacheQuery: A Practical Asymmetric Communication Algorithm.
    In: Proceedings of theIEEE Global Communications Conference, Exhibition, and Industry Forum (GlobeCom 2012), Anaheim, CA, December 2012.
    (Winner of the 2012 IEEE TAOS Best Paper Award in Access Systems and Networks)
  • Cao Minh Trang, Xin Huang, and Cheng-Hsin Hsu.: "Pushing Uplink Goodput of An Asymmetric Access Network Beyond its Uplink Bandwidth.".
    In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2012), Ottawa, Canda, June 2012.
  • Nadi Sarrar, Steve Uhlig, Anja Feldmann, Rob Sherwood, and Xin Huang: Leveraging Zipf's Law for Traffic Offloading.
    In: ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR), January 2012 issue.
  • Sriram Natarajan, Xin Huang, and Tilman Wolf:Efficient Conflict Detection in Flow-Based Virtualized Networks.
    In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking, and Communications (ICNC), Maui, Hawaii, January 2012.
  • Ngoc Minh Do, Cheng-Hsin Hsu, Xin Huang, and Nalini Venkatasubramanian: Testbed and Experiments for Scalable Video Streaming Over Hybrid Cellular and Ad Hoc Networks.
    In: Proceedings of ACM/IFIP/USENIX the 12th International Middleware Conference (Middleware), Lisbon, Portugal, December 2011.
  • Sriram Natarajan and Xin Huang: An Interactive Visualization Framework for Next Generation Networks.
    In: Proceedings of ACM the 6rd International Conference on emerging Network EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT), Philadelphia, PA, December 2010.
  • Nadi Sarrar, Anja Feldmann, Steve Uhlig, Rob Sherwood, and Xin Huang: Towards Hardware Accelerated Software Routers.
    In: Proceedings of ACM the 6rd International Conference on emerging Network EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT), Philadelphia, PA, December 2010.
  • Xin Huang, Shashank Shanbhag, and Tilman Wolf: Automated Service Composition and Routing in Networks with Data-Path Services.
    In: Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Conference of Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), Zurich, Switzerland, August 2010.
  • Nadi Sarrar, Anja Feldmann, Steve Uhlig, Rob Sherwood, and Xin Huang: FIBIUM - Towards Hardware Accelerated Software Routers.
    Presented at: the 10th Wurzburg Workshop on IP: Joint ITG and Euro-NF Workshop "Visions of Future Generation Networks"(EuroView), Wurzburg, Germany, August 2010.
  • Xin Huang, Sivakumar Ganapathy, and Tilman Wolf: Evaluating Algorithms for Composable Service Placement in Computer Networks.
    In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Dresden, Germany, June 2009.
  • Xin Huang, Shashank Shanbhag, and Tilman Wolf: Interfacing to a virtualized network infrastructure through network service abstractions.
    In: Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS), Princeton, NJ, October 2009.
  • Shashank Shanbhag, Xin Huang, and Tilman Wolf: Automated service composition in next-generation networks.
    In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Next-Generation Network Architecture (NGNA), in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Montreal, Canada, June 2009.
  • Xin Huang, Sivakumar Ganapathy, and Tilman Wolf: A Scalable Distributed Routing Protocol for Networks with Data-Path Services.
    In: Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), Orlando, FL, October 2008.
  • Xin Huang, Sivakumar Ganapathy, and Tilman Wolf: A Framework for Network State Management in the Next-Generation Internet Architecture.
    In: Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), New Orleans, LA, December. 2008.
  • Xin Huang, Sivakumar Ganapathy, and Tilman Wolf: A Distributed Algorithm for Network Service Placement.
    In: Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), St. Thomas, USVI, August 2008.
  • Xin Huang and Tilman Wolf: A Next Generation Internet State Management Framework.
    In: IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), vol.19, no.8, pp.1086-1098, August 2008.
  • Xin Huang and Tilman Wolf: A Methodology for Evaluating Runtime Support in Network Processors.
    In: Proceedings of ACM the 3rd International Conference on emerging Network EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT), New York, NY, December 2007.
  • Xin Huang and Tilman Wolf: Evaluating Dynamic Task Mapping in Network Processor Runtime Systems.
    In: Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS), pages 113-122, San Jose, CA, December 2006.
  • Xin Huang, Ramakrishna Janaswamy, and Aura Ganz: Scout: Outdoor Localization Using Active RFID Technology.
    In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems (BROADNETS), pages 1-10, San Jose, CA, October 2006.
  • Yuechun Chun, Xin Huang, and Aura Ganz: WISTA: A Wireless Transmission System for Disaster Patient Care.
    In: Proceedings of the 1st IEEE/CreateNet International Workshop on "Telemedicine over broadband and wireless networks"(BROADMED), pages 118-122, Boston, MA, October 2005.
  • Xin Huang, Shan Chen, and Si-le Yu: Design and implementation of HDTV STB software based on ST solution.
    In: Video Engineering (TV Engineering), Vol.241, pages 63-66, July 2002.
  • Xin Huang, Shan Chen, and Si-le Yu: The Design And Implementation of USIF Software for Digital Television Receiver.
    In: Signal Processing, Vol.18, No.5, pages 480-483, October 2002.

Professional Services and Activities

2013
Technical Program Committee Member of the 12th International Conference on Networks (ICN 2013)
2013
Scientific Reviewer of the 12th International Conference on Networks (ICN 2013)
2013
Technical Program Committee Member of the 38th IEEE Conference on Local Comuter Networks (LCN 2013)
2013
Scientific Reviewer of the 38th IEEE Conference on Local Comuter Networks (LCN 2013)
2012
Technical Program Committee Member of the International Conference on Computing, Networking, and Communications (ICNC 2012)
2012
Scientific Reviewerof the International Conference on Computing, Networking, and Communications (ICNC 2012)
2012
Technical Program Committee Member of the 37th IEEE Conference on Local Comuter Networks (LCN 2012)
2012
Scientific Reviwer of the 37th IEEE Conference on Local Comuter Networks (LCN 2012)
12/2012
Scientific Reviwer of the IET Networks
10/2012
Scientific Reviwer of the IET Networks
07/2012
Scientific Reviwer of the IET Networks
10/2011
Scientific Reviwer of the IET Networks
06/2011
Scientific Reviwer of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
01/2011
Scientific Reviwer of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
2011
Scientific Reviwer of the IEEE Global Communications Conference, Exhibition & Industry Forum (Globecom 2011)
2011
Scientific Reviwer of the 2011 International Conference on Communications, Computing, and Control Applications
2009
Scientific Reviwer of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems(TPDS)

Professional Affiliations

ACM Association for Computing Machinery
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEEE
Computer Society
IEEE Computer Society

Academic Awards and Honors

2012
Best Paper Award - Winner of the TAOS Best Paper Award in Access Systems and Networks, from the IEEE Transmission, Access, and Optical Systems Technical Committee (TAOS), IEEE Communication Society. - premium venue in network protocol and system worldwide.
2008
Conext Student Travel Grant.
2008
SIGCOMM Student Travel Grant.
2007
Conext Student Travel Grant.
2007
SIGCOMM Student Travel Grant.
2001
Procter & Gamble Scholarship.
2000
Ranked the first in my department (1/300) during 4 years of undergraduate study, and recommended for admission to graduate school, Tianjin University.
1999
Motorola Scholarship.
1998
Huawei Scholarship.
1997
Excellent Student Scholarship of Tianjin City.
1996
Freshmen Scholarship.

Advising Interns & Students

I have had the pleasure of working with the following smart interns and students:
  • Ranjan Pal – Ph.D. Studnet, Provost Fellow, Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 09/2012 –present.
  • Yusian Li – M.S. Studnet, Department of Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, 09/2011 –12/2012.
  • Cao Minh Trang – Ph.D. Student, NETS Research Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, 03/2011 – 12/2012.
  • Sriram Natarajan – Ph.D. Studnet, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, 06/2011 - 10/2011.
  • Shiv Ganapathy – M.S. Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, 06/2006 - 05/2007.


Dr. Xin huang, Last Change: January 2013