Xiaowei Yang


Associate Professor of Computer Science

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science

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 393: Research Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 394: Research Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 514: Advanced Computer Networks
  • COMPSCI 590: Advanced Topics in Computer Science
  • ECE 356: Computer Network Architecture
  • ECE 558: Advanced Computer Networks
  • ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering

Representative Publications

  • Zhang, X; Sen, T; Zhang, Z; April, T; Chandrasekaran, B; Choffnes, D; Maggs, BM; Shen, H; Sitaraman, RK; Yang, X, AnyOpt: Predicting and optimizing IP Anycast performance, Sigcomm 2021 Proceedings of the Acm Sigcomm 2021 Conference (2021), pp. 447-462 [10.1145/3452296.3472935] [abs].
  • Zhou, Z; Yang, X, Speeding Up TCP with Selective Loss Prevention, Proceedings International Conference on Network Protocols, Icnp, vol 2021-November (2021) [10.1109/ICNP52444.2021.9651983] [abs].
  • Li, A; Yang, X; Kandula, S; Zhang, M, CloudCmp: Shopping for a cloud made easy, 2nd Usenix Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing, Hotcloud 2010 (2020) [abs].
  • Hu, J; Zhou, Z; Yang, X; Malone, J; Williams, JW, CableMon: Improving the reliability of cable broadband networks via proactive network maintenance, Proceedings of the 17th Usenix Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, Nsdi 2020 (2020), pp. 619-632 [abs].
  • 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].