Dan Li (李丹)

Tenured Associate Professor, Ph. D Supervisor

Department of Computer Science & Technology, Tsinghua University

Email: tolidan@tsinghua.edu.cn

Address: 4-104, FIT Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China

Biography | Fundings | Services | Teaching | Students | Publications

I am continuously looking for highly motivated Postdoc/Ph.D/master/intern students to do fundamental networking/system research. Those who want to join my group please send your resume to my emailbox.


    I am an associate professor in Computer Science Department of Tsinghua University. I lead the NASP (Network Architecture, System and Protocols) research group, which is part of the networking research lab. I joined the faculty of Tsinghua University in Mar 2010, after working in Wireless & Networking Group of Microsoft Research Asia as an associate researcher for two years. I received my M.E. degree and Ph.D from Tsinghua University in 2005 and 2007 respectively, both in computer science. Before that, I spent four undergraduate years in Beijing Normal University and got a B.S. degree in 2003, also in computer science. I am now a member of ACM and a senior member of IEEE.
    My current research interests include Future Internet architecture including SDN/NFV, network big data processing and learning, and advanced network systems including kernel-bypass networking. I have published more than 60 technical papers in referred conferences and journals, including ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE ICNP, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, etc. I served as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers (2013-2015), the general co-chair for IEEE LANMAN 2015, the TPC co-chair for IEEE LANMAN 2014, the TPC vice chair for networking track of IEEE ICPP 2015, and a TPC member for conferences such as IEEE ICNP, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICPP, etc. My research is supported by MOST, NSFC, EU, Huawei incorporation, ZTE incorporation, etc.

Funded Projects

National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 program), "Software Defined Cloud Data Center Network", PI, 2014.1-2018.12. 国家973项目(青年科学家专题). [Webpage]

NSFC Outstanding Young Investigator Project, "Data Center Network", PI, 2016.1-2018.12.国家优秀青年科学基金.

NSFC Key Project, "Theory Model, Architecture and Control Mechanism of Software Defined Networking", Co-PI, coordinator of Tsinghua University, 2015.1-2019.12. 国家自然科学基金重点项目.

National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program), "Switches for Cloud Data Centers", Co-PI, coordinator of Tsinghua University, 2013.1-2015.12. 国家863课题.

NSFC General Project, "Research on Scalable Heterogeneous Data Center Network Architectures", PI, 2012.1-2015.12. 国家自然科学基金面上项目.

European Commission FP7 Marie-Curie Initial Training Network Project, "Network for Cloud Computing Eco-System", Co-PI, coordinator of Tsinghua University, 2014.9-2017.9.欧盟FP7项目.

Professional Services

Journal Editorship

IEEE Transactions on Computers, Associate Editor, 2013.9-2015.8

Conference Chairship

IEEE ICPP 2015, Vice Co-chair for Networking and Mobile Computing Track

IEEE LANMAN 2015, General Co-chair.

IEEE LANMAN 2014, TPC Co-chair

Conference TPC Membership

IEEE INFOCOM 2010-2016, TPC Member

IEEE ICPP 2013-2014, TPC Member

IEEE ICNP 2012, 2015, 2017, TPC Member


Research Front of Computer Networks, Fall 2015-2016, 80240193.

Future Internet Architecture, Fall 2014-2016, 80240563.

Future Internet Architecture, Spring 2011-2014, 80240563

Linux based C++ programming, Summer 2010, 20740084


Ph.D Students

Lili Liu (2012-), Songtao Wang (2012-), Junfeng Li (2015-), Syed Shah-e- Mardan Ali Rizvi (2015-), Yang Cheng (2016-), Yanshu Wang (2017-), Tianfeng Liu (2017-), Shuai Wang (2017-)

Master Students

Du Lin (2015-), Jinkun Geng (2016-), Huiyou Jiang (2016-), Liwie Jiang (2017-)


Jing Zhu (Ph.D, graduated in 2017.7), Ming Zhu (Ph.D, graduated in 2015.7), Changlin Jiang (Ph.D, graduated in 2014.12), Yunfei Shang (Ph.D, graduated in 2013.7)

Ruilin Ling (Master, graduated in 2017.7), Yukai Huang (Master, graduated in 2017.7), Fangxin Wang (Master, graduated in 2016.7), Congjie Chen (Master, graduated in 2016.7), Djouf Curtis (Master, graduated in 2016.7), Yirong Yu (Master, graduated in 2015.7), Nanxiu Long (Master, graduated in 2012.12), Qian Weng (Master, graduated in 2012.12)


Selected publications can be found here (by topic, by ccf rank).