Lan Wang

Department Chair and Professor | University of Memphis

Lecture Information:
  • April 5, 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • CASE 241
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Speaker Bio

Lan Wang received the B.S. degree in computer science from Peking University, China, in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from UCLA in 2004. She is currently a Professor and the Chair with the Department of Computer Science, The University of Memphis. Her research interests include future Internet architecture, Internet routing, network security, network performance measurement, and sensor networks.


The Named Data Networking (NDN, project aims to develop a new Internet architecture to better support mobility, security, and data sharing among a large number of devices. NDN moves away from IP’s focus on addresses and locations and instead focuses on retrieving data using names directly. This project has received over $20 million in funding from NSF since 2010. In this talk, I will first give an overview of NDN architectural development. Then I will present our recent developments in supporting the Internet of Things and edge computing in NDN. l will end the talk by showcasing two application prototypes under development.