I am a post-doc in the Computer and Information Science department at the University of Pennsylvania, working with Jonathan Smith.

I received my Ph.D. in 2011 from the Electrical Engineering department at Princeton University advised by Jennifer Rexford in the Computer Science department. I was supported by an Intel Ph.D. Fellowship.

My Ph.D. dissertation is titled, "Refactoring Router Software to Minimize Disruption" (2011) and can be found here and the slides can be found here (for pptx) or here (for pdf).

I am on the job market and looking for a faculty position. You can find my application material below:

  • CV [pdf]
  • Research Statement [pdf]
  • Teaching Statement [pdf]

Change the Assumptions

My research interest is building reliable and secure networked systems, using a cross-layer approach from networking, computer architecture, operating systems, and distributed systems.

A commonality among my work is that rather than solving a problem on top of the existing system, I change the system to make the problem go away fundamentally -- that is, I change the system to change the assumptions .

In general, the area I work in can be captured by the intersection of a general computer systems conference USENIX ATC, along with the domain specific NSDI and SIGCOMM for networked systems and USENIX Security and CCS for security. Of course, many other conferences are closely related to these and have interest in some subset of relevant topics in a given year (e.g., my work in secure cloud computing is currently of great current interest at ISCA).

Select Publications

A complete list can be found at the following link.

Eliminating the Hypervisor Attack Surface for a More Secure Cloud

  • Jakub Szefer, Eric Keller, Jennifer Rexford, and Ruby B. Lee
  • In ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS). Oct., 2011.
  • ( paper  )

NoHype: Virtualized cloud infrastructure without the virtualization

  • Eric Keller, Jakub Szefer, Jennifer Rexford, and Ruby B. Lee
  • In Proc. International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA). July, 2010.
  • ( paper  , presentation-ppt  , presentation-pdf  )

Seamless BGP Migration with Router Grafting

Virtually Eliminating Router Bugs

  • Eric Keller, Minlan Yu, Matthew Caesar, and Jennifer Rexford
  • In Proc. International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT). Dec., 2009.
  • ( paper  , presentation-ppt  )

Virtual Routers on the Move: Live Router Migration as a Network-Management Primitive

  • Yi Wang, Eric Keller, Brian Biskeborn, Jacobus van der Merwe, Jennifer Rexford
  • In Proc. ACM SIGCOMM. Aug., 2008.
  • ( paper  , presentation-ppt  )