Lei Jiao

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3998
  • Office: 334 Deschutes Hall
  • Research Areas: Mathematics of Systems and Networks, Edge Computing and Cloud Computing, Telecommunications Networks and Services, Machine Learning and Intelligent Computing
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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 worked as a member of technical staff at Bell Labs in Dublin, Ireland previously. He received the Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) degree in computer science (Informatik) from the University of Göttingen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), Germany. He was a researcher at IBM Research in Beijing, China earlier. His research has been published in journals such as JSAC, ToN, TMC, and TPDS, and in conferences such as MOBIHOC, INFOCOM, ICNP, ICDCS, SECON, and IPDPS. He has served as the TPC chair of multiple workshops in conjunction with INFOCOM and ICDCS, and as a TPC member of many conferences such as MOBIHOC, INFOCOM, ICDCS, IWQoS, and ICC. He was a guest editor for IEEE JSAC Series on Network Softwarization & Enablers. He was also the recipient of the Best Paper Awards of IEEE CNS 2019 and IEEE LANMAN 2013, and the 2016 Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs UK & Ireland Recognition Award.

Research Interests

Lei Jiao works on the management and orchestration of computer and telecommunications network infrastructures, services, and applications, spanning the areas of edge computing, cloud computing, machine learning, network security, multimedia, and social networks. In such contexts, he exploits mathematics of optimization, control, learning, and auctions, and designs algorithms to solve a variety of problems, such as resource allocation, service placement, job scheduling, content caching, mobility support, energy efficiency, and economic incentives. He is also interested in building systems with novel algorithms and analytics.