Dan Li (李丹)

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 | 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 major research direction includes future Internet architecture and data cener network, with a recent interest in bridging networking and machine learning technologies. I have published more than 80 technical papers in referred conferences and journals, including ACM SIGCOMM, NeurIPS, IEEE ICNP, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, etc. I served as associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Computers (2013-2015), general co-chair for IEEE LANMAN 2015 and APNet 2018, TPC co-chair for IEEE LANMAN 2014, as well as a TPC member for conferences such as ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE ICNP, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICPP, etc. I also serve as a member in the steering committee of APNet.

Funded Projects

NSFC General Project, "Network Performance Enhancement for Stream Big Data Processing", PI, 2018.1-2021.12.国家自然科学基金面上项目.

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

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).

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.

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.

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 Editor

IEEE Transactions on Computers, Associate Editor, 2013.9-2015.8

Conference Steering Committee

APNet, 2018-

Conference Chair

APNet 2018, General Co-chair

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

ACM SIGCOMM 2019, TCP Member

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 2015-2018, 80240193.

Future Internet Architecture, Fall 2014-2018, 80240563.

Future Internet Architecture, Spring 2011-2014, 80240563

Linux based C++ programming, Summer 2010, 20740084


Selected publications can be found here.