About Me

I am a researcher in the Storage Systems group of NEC Labs Princeton.

My research interests lie broadly in mobile computing, security&privacy, and analytics platforms and cloud computing. Currently, I am working on the large-scale graph analytics engine, secure cloud computing, and mobile data acquisition system.

We're hiring summer/fall research interns for 2014. Details

I received my Ph.D in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary, working with Prof. Qun Li.

Selected Publications

  • Fengyuan Xu, Yunxin Liu, Thomas Moscibroda, Ranveer Chandra, Long Jin, Yongguang Zhang, and Qun Li. Optimizing Background Email Sync on Smartphones. ACM MobiSys 2013.

  • Fengyuan Xu, Yunxin Liu, Qun Li, and Yongguang Zhang. V-edge: Fast Self-constructive Power Modeling of Smartphones Based on Battery Voltage Dynamics. USENIX NSDI 2013. (PDF)

  • Fengyuan Xu, Xiaojun Zhu, Chiu C. Tan, Qun Li, Guanhua Yan, and Jie Wu. SmartAssoc: Decentralized Access Point Selection Algorithm to Improve Throughput. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS).

  • Fengyuan Xu, Zhengrui Qin, Chiu C. Tan, Baosheng Wang, and un Li. IMDGuard: Securing Implantable Medical Devices with the External Wearable Guardian. IEEE INFOCOM 2011.(PDF, slides)

  • Fengyuan Xu, Chiu C. Tan, Qun Li, Guanhua Yan, and Jie Wu. Designing a Practical Access Point Association Protocol. IEEE INFOCOM 2010. (PDF)


  • System: Linux kernel hacking, embedded system programming, and wireless network protocol implementation
  • Language: C, Java, C++, nesC, Perl, SQL, PHP, and others
  • Tool: Matlab, NS2, Click, and others

Selected Awards

  • USENIX Student Grant, USENIX NSDI, 2013.
  • Star of Tomorrow Award (Excellent Intern Award), Microsoft Research Asia, 2012.
  • Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring, The College of William and Mary, 2011
  • Honorable Mention Award for Excellence, The College of William and Mary, 2011
  • Travel grant, The College of William and Mary, 2009
  • Travel grant, International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications, 2009
  • Delegate'06, Forum of American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford (FACES)

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching assistant for CS141 Introduction to Computer Science, Fall'07
  • Teaching assistant for CS654 Advanced Operating Systems, Spring'08
  • Teaching assistant for CS663 Theory of Computation, Spring'08
  • Teaching assistant for CS301 Software Development, Fall'08
  • Teaching assistant for CS654 Advanced Operating Systems, Spring'09

Professional Activities

Journal Reviews

  • ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks
  • ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • Computer Networks
  • IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
  • Mobile Networks and Applications
  • Journal of Computer Science and Technology
  • Security and Communication Networks

Conference Reviews

  • Contact Me

  • Office: NEC Laboratories America
    4 Independence Way, Suite 200
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    Tel (O): +1 609-951-2454
    Fax:      +1 609-951-2483


Paper | Mar 1, 2013
Paper accepted to MobiSys'13
Paper | Dec. 30, 2012
Two papers accepted to TPDS
Paper | Dec. 5, 2012
Paper accepted to NSDI'13
Paper | Nov. 19, 2012
Two papers accepted to INFOCOM'13
News | Jan. 26, 2012