Yi Lu is an assistant professor in the ECE department at UIUC. She is a recipient of the Terman Engineering Scholastic Award, Stanford Graduate Fellowship, the Sigmetrics Best paper award in 2008, the Performance Best paper award in 2011, the NSF Career award in 2012 and the Center of Advanced Study fellowship in 2014. Her work focuses on developing scalable architectures and algorithms for large networking systems such as modern web services with dynamic content, cloud computing and social networks. Her work spans fundamental analysis and algorithm implementation, and emphasizes design of low-complexity easy-to-implement algorithms.
Lu received a BS, MS and PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Her research interests include distributed systems and networking, network algorithms and inference on graphical models. She is the recipient of a 2012 NSF CAREER Award and a Center of Advanced Study Fellow.