Xiaowei Yang


Associate Professor of Computer Science

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Lsrc-D336, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-6536
  • Email Address: xiaowei.yang@duke.edu
  • Websites:


  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
  • B.S.E. Tsinghua University (China), 1996

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2009

Courses Taught

  • COMPSCI 356: Computer Network Architecture
  • COMPSCI 514: Advanced Computer Networks
  • ECE 356: Computer Network Architecture
  • ECE 494: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 558: Advanced Computer Networks

Representative Publications

  • Tang, H; Cui, Y; Wu, J; Yang, X; Yang, Z, Trigger relationship aware mobile traffic classification, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Quality of Service, Iwqos 2019 (2019) [10.1145/3326285.3329050] [abs].
  • Zheng, S; Zhou, Z; Tang, H; Yang, X, SwitchMan: An easy-to-use approach to secure user input and output, Proceedings 2019 Ieee Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops, Spw 2019 (2019), pp. 105-113 [10.1109/SPW.2019.00029] [abs].
  • Xie, B; Yang, X; Yu, Z; Luo, G; Guo, R, Two-stage optimization model for annual rolling generation scheduling considering open and impartial dispatching, Dianli Zidonghua Shebei / Electric Power Automation Equipment, vol 38 no. 12 (2018), pp. 155-161 [10.16081/j.issn.1006-6047.2018.12.023] [abs].
  • Zheng, S; Yang, X, DynaShield: A cost-effective DDoS defense architecture, Sigcomm 2018 Proceedings of the 2018 Posters and Demos, Part of Sigcomm 2018 (2018), pp. 15-17 [10.1145/3234200.3234232] [abs].
  • Yang, J; Yang, X; Zhou, Z; Wu, X; Benson, T; Hu, C, FOCUS: Function Offloading from a Controller to Utilize Switch power, 2016 Ieee Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks, Nfv Sdn 2016 (2017), pp. 199-205 [10.1109/NFV-SDN.2016.7919498] [abs].