The NetSys Lab

Welcome to the homepage of the NetSys (Networked Systems) lab at Stony Brook University. Our lab works on problems in the intersection of networking and systems, with a current focus on smartphones and wearable devices.

An overview of our Web performance projects can be found here, and an overview of our mobile systems projects can be found here.



  • Oct 2018: Aruna recieves the VMWare Early Career Grant and is selected as one of the N²Women Rising Stars in Computer Networking and Communications.

  • Aug 2018: Mallesh's work on characterizing how low-end devices (popular in developing regions) affect Internet QoE accepted at IMC 2018. Congratulations to all!

  • June 2018: Jian Xu's paper on Ultra Low Power Screenless Interactions (with collaborators Suwen Wu, Xiaojun Bi, and Roy Shilkrot) accepted for publication at UIST 2018. Congratulations! This is the lab's first HCI paper.

  • May 2018: Jian Xu's work on Voice UI for Alexa (done as part of his internship at Samsung) accepted at EdgeSys workshop

  • May 2018: Its internship time again. Conor-->IBM Research, Qingqing-->MSR, Santiago-->Akamai, Yi--> Brave

  • April 2018: Conor Kelton and Santiago Vargas were invited to a Google summit on Web performance. 

  • March 2018: Aruna and Samir receive a Google Chrome award to improve Web QoE

  • October 2017: Conor Kelton's paper (done as part of his internship at ICSI) accepted at HotNets 2017

  • September 17: Aruna receives two NSF grants with her Co-PIs, one on using gaze tracking for Web performance and the other on extending smartphone UIs to smartwatches

  • August, 2017: UIWear accepted at Mobicom 2017. Congratulations to Jian and Qingqing. UIWear also accepted as a demo at Mobicom.