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.




  • February 2021: BBR bufferbloat paper accepted at IMC. Congratulations to Rebecca and Santiago.

  • October 2020: Congratulations to Dr. Javad Nejati on his successful defense. He is off to Ebay.

  • October 2020: Two papers conditionally accepted at MobileHCI 2020. One paper on measuring and modeling mobile browser user experience and the other on characterizing how smartphone UIs are adapted to smartwatches. Congratulatons to Conor, Zhilan, and Jian.

  • May 2020: Hope everyone is safe and sound. We are thrilled to have papers accepted at Infocom, ACL, TMA, ETRA

  • February 2020: Congratulations to Dr Jian Xu and Dr Yi Cao on their successful defense. Jian is off to Oracle and Yi has joined ByteDance

  • Janurary 2020: Conor's work from IBM Research on using deep learning for Web cryptomining detection accepted at MADWeb 2020, colocated with NDSS 2020.

  • September 2019: Three papers accepted at IMC. One (long) paper on rethinking TCP modeling, one (short) paper on BBR performance bottlenecks, and one (short) paper on characterizing JSON traffic, which is fast becoming a more dominant traffic in CDNs compared to HTML. Congratulations to Yi Cao and Santiago Vargas who led the works.

  • July 2019: DarkReader paper that makes smartphones more power efficient for blind users accepted at ASSETS (SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility). The paper is also nominated for a best paper award! Congratulations to Syed and Jian.

  • March 2019: We designed a reading detector that can detect when a user is reading a Web page versus skimming. This work is accepted at ETRA 2019 and is part of our ongoing work on understanding user engagement on Web pages. Congratulations to Conor!  

  • Mar 2019: DeQA accepted to MobiSys'19