Lei Ying

Associate Professor
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GWC 436
480-965-7003
lei.ying.2@asu.edu

Research expertise: Stochastic networks, including cloud computing, communication networks and social networks

Lei Ying received his bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently an associate professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. His research interest is broadly in the area of stochastic networks, including cloud computing, communication networks and social networks. He is coauthor with R. Srikant of the book Communication Networks: An Optimization, Control and Stochastic Networks Perspective, Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2007
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2003
B.E., Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, P.R. China, 2001

Recognition and awards
Young Investigator Award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) (2009)
NSF CAREER Award (2010)
Northrop Grumman Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University (2010-2012)
Best paper award at IEEE INFOCOM (2015)
A notable book in the Computing Reviews’ 19th Annual Best of Computing list (Communication Networks: An Optimization, Control and Stochastic Networks Perspective)
The Kenneth C. Sevcik Outstanding Student Paper Award at ACM SIGMETRICS/IFIP Performance 2016

Selected publications

R. Srikant and Lei Ying. “Communication Networks—An Optimization, Control and Stochastic Networks Perspective,” Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Lei Ying. “On the Approximation Error of Mean-Field Models.” Proc. ACM SIGMETRICS 2016, Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France, June, 2016.

W. Wang, Lei Ying, and J. Zhang. “The Value of Privacy: Strategic Data Subjects, Incentive Mechanisms and Fundamental Limits.” Proc. ACMSIGMETRICS 2016, Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France, June, 2016. (Kenneth C. Sevcik Outstanding Student Paper Award)

K. Zhu and Lei Ying. “Information Source Detection in Networks: Possibility and Impossibility Results.” Proc. INFOCOM 2016, San Francisco, April, 2016.

Lei Ying, R. Srikant and X. Kang. The Power of Slightly More than One Sample in Randomized Load Balancing. Proc. INFOCOM 2015, Hong Kong, China, April, 2015. (Best Paper Award).