Lei Jiao

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3998
  • Office: 334 Deschutes Hall
  • Research Areas: Mathematics of Networks, Edge Computing, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Network Security
  • Website: Website


Dr. rer. nat., Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany, 2014


Lei Jiao is an assistant professor and a Ripple Fellow at the Department of Computer and Information Science in the University of Oregon. He used to work as a member of technical staff at Nokia Bell Labs in Dublin, Ireland and also as a researcher at IBM Research in Beijing, China. He received the Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) degree in computer science (Informatik) from the University of Göttingen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), Germany. Dr. Jiao publishes his research in journals such as ToN, TPDS, JSAC, and TMC, and in conferences such as INFOCOM, MOBIHOC, ICNP, ICDCS, SECON, and IPDPS. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award. He also received the IEEE LANMAN Best Paper Award in 2013, the Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs UK and Ireland Recognition Award in 2016, the IEEE CNS Best Paper Award in 2019, and the Ripple Faculty Fellowship in 2020. He has been on the technical program committees of many conferences, including INFOCOM (as a Distinguished Member), MOBIHOC, ICDCS, and IWQoS. He has also served as the program chair of multiple workshops, including the IEEE Global Internet Symposium, in conjunction with INFOCOM and ICDCS and as a guest editor of JSAC.

Research Interests

Lei Jiao works on the provisioning and orchestration of distributed computer and telecommunications systems, networks, and services, spanning edge computing, cloud computing, machine learning, network security, and a diversity of applications, including intelligent transportation, virtual reality, and social networks. Centering on the mathematics of optimization, control, learning, and mechanism design, he designs algorithms to solve a variety of problems, such as resource allocation, service placement, training control, job scheduling, content caching, energy saving, mobility management, and economic incentives. He is also interested in building systems.