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UC Davis Magazine

Volume 27 · Number 3 · Spring 2010

Giving: Secure Networking


Chen-Nee Chuah (Karin Higgins/UC Davis)

Chen-Nee Chuah’s career as an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering was influenced in part by the opportunity to conduct research when she was an undergraduate at Rutgers and her wonderful graduate experience at UC Berkeley.

A Chancellor’s Fellow Award last year enabled her to offer similar research experience to her students at UC Davis, including support for attending conferences. Chuah’s research explores novel network architectures and algorithms to meet emerging and future needs of our society.

“When the Internet breaks down, there is no black box to tell us what went wrong,” Chuah says. “We’re trying to build new measurement and introspection capability into the networking infrastructure to improve its reliability, security, and manageability.”

The award also provided seed funding for research in social computing, which leverages underlying social relationships to create new networking services. This new direction creates an exciting opportunity for Chuah and her team to collaborate with researchers from other disciplines, including data mining, economics, and sociology.

“I feel very honored to have received a Chancellor’s Fellow Award and really appreciate that our campus values and encourages interdisciplinary research and collaboration.”

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