Welcome to the website for the FRIENDS research group. We do research on a variety of topics, including virtualization technologies, cloud computing, malware defense, and operating system security.

Here you can find out about us and the projects we are currently working on. The links on the left should be able to get you started. If you would like to contact us, please email Dongyan Xu.


Paper of Distinction at SOCC'11 posted by Dongyan Xu on 10-31-2011
Our paper on VM transport performance optimization entitled "Opportunistic Flooding to Improve TCP Transmit Performance in Virtualized Clouds" (by Sahan Gamage, Ardalan Kangarlou, Ramana Kompella, and Dongyan Xu) was recognized as one of the three "Papers of Distinction" at the 2nd ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC'11).
VIOLIN Demo at GENI Conference posted by Dongyan Xu on 11-19-2010
We, in collaboration with colleagues at DOCOMO USA Labs, successfully demonstrated our OpenFlow-based VIOLIN virtual cloud infrastructure at the 9th GENI Engineering Conference on November 3 in Washington, DC. Our demo show can be viewed here.
SC10 Best Student Paper Nomination posted by Dongyan Xu on 07-21-2010
Our paper on cloud VM performance entitled "vSnoop: Improving TCP Throughput in Virtualized Environments via Acknowledgment Offload" (by Ardalan Kangarlou, Sahan Gamage, Ramana Kompella, and Dongyan Xu) has been nominated as one of the five finalists for the IEEE/ACM SC10 Best Student Paper Award.
Xuxian Jiang Receives NSF CAREER Award posted by Dongyan Xu on 02-04-2010
We are excited to learn that FRIENDS alumnus, Prof. Xuxian Jiang at NC State University has received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award. Congratulations, Xuxian! We are proud of you.