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Yang Guo

Senior Computer Scientist

I am a senior computer scientist with the Advanced Network Technologies Division (ANTD) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Prior to the current position, I was a Member of Technical Staff at Network Protocols and Systems Research Department, Bell Labs Research (Crawford Hill, New Jersey) from 2010 to 2015. Prior to that, I was a Principal Scientist at Technicolor (formerly Thomson) Corporate Research at Princeton, NJ. I obtained Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts at Amherst in year 2000, and M.S. and B.S. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. 

My research interests span broadly over the distributed systems and networks, with a focus on Software Defined Networks (SDN), cybersecurity, and AI/ML. In addition to the research, I am the author of many patents. See my publications at Google scholar, and patents here.  

NIST/NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship opening for "Autonomous Network Metrology and Analytics" project.   

Selected Publications: 

  1. Yang Guo, Alexander L. Stolyar, Anwar Walid, “Online VM Auto-Scaling Algorithms for Application Hosting in a Cloud", IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), In-Press.
  2. Yang Guo, Franklin Liu, An Wang, and Hang Liu, "AccuPIPE: Accurate Heavy Flow Detection in the Data Plane Using Programmable Switches", IEEE NOMS, 2020. 
  3. An Wang, Zili Zha, Yang Guo, and Songqing Chen, "Software Defined Networking (SDN) Enhanced Edge Computing: A Network Centric Survey", Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 107, Issue 8, 2019.
  4. Zili Zha, An Wang, Yang Guo, Doug Montgomery, Songqing Chen, "BotSifter: An SDN-based Online Bot Detection Framework in Data Centers", IEEE CNS 2019. 
  5. Zili Zha, An Wang, Yang Guo, Doug Montgomery, Songqing Chen, "Instrumenting Open vSwitch with Monitoring Capabilities: Design and Challenges", ACM SOSR 2018.
  6. An Wang, Yang Guo, Songqing Chen, Fang Hao, T.V. Lakshman, Doug Montgomery, Kotikalapudi Sriram, "vPROM: VSwitch enhanced programmable measurement in SDN", IEEE ICNP 2017.
  7. A. Wang, Y. Guo, F. Hao, T. Lakshman, S. Chen, "UMON: Flexible and Fine Grained Traffic Monitoring in Open vSwitch", ACM CoNEXT, 2015.

  8. Yang Guo, Alexander L. Stolyar, Anwar Walid, “Shadow-Routing Based Dynamic Algorithms for Virtual Machine Placement in a Networked Cloud", IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2015 (conference version appeared in INFOCOM 2013).

  9. Vijay Kumar Adhikari, Yang Guo, Fang, Hao, Volker Hilt, Zhi-Li Zhang, Matteo Varvello, Moritz Steiner, “Measurement Study of Netflix, Hulu, and a Tale of Three CDNs", IEEE/ACM Transaction on Networking (ToN), 2015, (Corresponding Author, conference version appeared in INFOCOM 2012).  

  10. An Wang, Yang Guo, Fang Hao, T.V. Lakshman, Songqing Chen, "Scotch: Scaling up SDN Control-Plane using vSwitch Based Overlay", ACM CoNEXT, Sydney, Australia, December, 2014. 

  11. Xiwang Yang, Yang Guo, Yong Liu, "Bayesian-inference Based Recommendation in Online Social Networks", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Volumn 24, Number 4, Page 642-651, 2013.

  12. Yang Guo, Chao Liang, Yong Liu, "Hierarchically Clustered P2P Video Streaming: Design, implementation, and evaluation", Computer Networks, Journal, Elsevier, 56(15): 3432-3445 (2012).

  13. Sha Hua, Yang Guo, Yong Liu, Hang Liu, Shivendra S. Panwar, “Scalable Video Multicast in Hybrid 3G/Ad-hoc Networks”, IEEE Transaction on Multimedia, Vol. 13, No. 2, April 2011. 


  • NIST ITL (Information Technology Lab) Building the Future (BTF) awards:
  1. AI/ML Enhanced Robust Domain Name System (DNS), Yang Guo and Zheng Wang, FY 2020.
  2. Network Security Applications using Reinforcement Learning and Long Short-Term Network, Yang Guo and Doug Montgomery, FY 2019.
  3. Conquer Scalability in Machine Learning based Network Anomaly Detection, Yang Guo and Doug Montgomery, FY 2018.
  4. DDoS Detection and Mitigation via Programmable SDN Traffic Measurement, Yang Guo, Kotikalapudi Sriram, Doug Montgomery,   FY 2016.
  • Bell Labs Team Work Award, for technical excellence of CloudBand team, 2013
  • Technicolor Fellowship Network, Technical leaders in Technicolor, 2009
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Communication (ICC), 2009


A SDN-based Network Layer for Edge Computing

An Wang, Zili Zha, Yang Guo, Songqing Chen
The advanced big data analytical technologies and ever-expanding Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices and applications drive the new computing paradigm, Edge
Created July 31, 2018, Updated March 31, 2020