Ph.D. | Software Engineer at Google
Network Research Lab
Department of Computer Science
University of California, Los Angeles
 
Office: 3803H-1 Boelter Hall
Phone: (650) 476-9902

Email: tuanle@cs.ucla.edu
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Ph.D. Timeline

  • 06/2016: Completed the Ph.D. degree
  • 05/2016: Filed the Dissertation
  • 04/2016: Passed the Final Defense (FD)
  • 05/2015: Passed the Oral Qualifying Exam (OQE)
  • 12/2014: Completed Proposal of Fields (POF)
  • 06/2014: Received the M.S. degree
  • 06/2013: Completed Breadth Requirements
  • 05/2013: Passed the Written Qualifying Exam (WQE)
  • 09/2011: Started the Ph.D. Program
About Me

I am a Ph.D. in the Department of Computer Science at UCLA. I received my B.A. degree with High Honors and High Distinction in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in May 2011. I joined the Network Research Lab at UCLA as a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Mario Gerla in September 2011. I obtained my M.S and Ph.D. in Computer Science in June 2014 and June 2016, respectively. My research interests include, but not limited to the following areas:
 
Research Interests

  • Delay tolerant mobile social networks
  • Information centric networks
  • Routing protocol design
  • Performance analysis and optimization
  • Security, trust, and reputation management
  • Cloud computing
  • Live virtual machine migration
Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Ph.D. in Computer Science, Received: June 2016
    Dissertation: A Secure Socially-Aware Content Retrieval Framework for Delay Tolerant Networks [pdf]
    Advisor: Prof. Mario Gerla
    GPA: 4.0/4.0
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    M.S. in Computer Science, Received: June 2014
    GPA: 4.0/4.0
  • University of California, Berkeley
    B.A. in Computer Science, Received: May 2011
    EECS Honors Degree Program
    High Honors and High Distinction in General Scholarship
    GPA: 3.907/4.0
Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award at the 12th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS'17)
  • Best Paper Award at the 11th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC'15)
  • Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC'15)
  • Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing Award: Elsevier Journal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences (2018)
  • Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing Award: Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks (2017)
  • Student Travel Grant: MILCOM'15
  • UCLA Graduate Fellowship
  • UC Berkeley Mary Wheeler Scholarship
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Teaching Experience

    2015-16, Teaching Fellow
  • Spring 2016, CS 111: Operating Systems Principles
  • Winter 2016, CS 111: Operating Systems Principles
  • Fall 2015, CS 111: Operating Systems Principles
  • Fall 2015, CS 118 MSOL: Computer Network Fundamentals
    2014-15, Teaching Associate
  • Spring 2015, CS 111: Operating Systems Principles
  • Winter 2015, CS 32: Introduction to Computer Science II
  • Fall 2014, CS 111: Operating Systems Principles
    2013-14, Teaching Associate
  • Spring 2014, CS 111: Operating Systems Principles
  • Winter 2014, CS 111: Operating Systems Principles
  • Fall 2013, CS 111: Operating Systems Principles
    2012-13, Teaching Assistant
  • Spring 2013, CS 32: Introduction to Computer Science II
  • Winter 2013, CS 32: Introduction to Computer Science II
  • Fall 2012, CS 33: Introduction to Computer Organization
Work Experience

  • Google Cloud Platform - San Francisco, California - 06/2016 to 09/2016
    Software Engineering InternApp Engine Task Queue
    Implemented the Cloud Logging for Cloud Tasks.
  • Amazon Web Services - Seattle, Washington - 06/2015 to 09/2015
    SDE InternAWS Directory Service
    Designed the live patching service for Managed Active Directory.
  • Amazon Web Services - Palo Alto, California - 06/2014 to 09/2014
    SDE InternAWS EC2
    Implemented the VM import queuing feature for VM Import Connector for VMware vCenter.
  • Amazon Web Services - Seattle, Washington - 06/2013 to 09/2013
    SDE InternAWS Directory Service
    Implemented the AD Connect feature for Directory Service.
  • Amazon.com - Seattle, Washington - 06/2012 to 09/2012
    SDE InternRetail Systems Pricing
    Implemented the market price prediction automation for retail products.
UCLA Coursework

    Networking
  • CS 219: Cloud Computing A+
  • CS 219: Peer to Peer Networks A+
  • CS 218: Advanced Computer Networks A+
  • CS 118: Computer Network Fundamentals A+
    Architecture
  • CS 259: Hardware Accelerator Architectures A
  • CS 256A: Advanced Scalable Architectures A
  • CS 251B: Parallel Computer Architectures A
  • CS 251A: Advanced Computer Architecture A
    Vision
  • STAT 271: Probabilistic Models of the Visual Cortex A
  • STAT 238: Vision as Bayesian Inference A
  • EE 232E: Graphs and Network Flows A
  • EE 239AS: Big Data - Modeling and Mining the Web and Social Media A
Professional Activities

    External Reviewer
  • 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT'17)
  • The 14th IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net'15)
  • Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal
  • Elsevier Computer Networks Journal
  • Elsevier Journal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences
  • Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal
  • IEEE Communications Letters
  • IEEE Communications Magazine
  • IEEE Network Magazine
  • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • International Journal of Parallel, Emergent, and Distributed Systems
  • KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
  • MDPI Applied Sciences Journal
  • MDPI Electronics Journal
  • MDPI Information Journal
  • MDPI Sensors Journal
  • Springer Annals of Telecommunications Journal
  • Springer Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing
  • Springer Wireless Networks Journal
  • Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal
    University Service
  • Reviewer for 2017-2018 UCLA HSSEAS Scholarships
  • Reviewer for Fall 2017 UCLA Computer Science Ph.D. Admission
  • Reviewer for Fall 2016 UCLA Computer Science Ph.D. Admission
  • Reviewer for Fall 2015 UCLA Computer Science Ph.D. Admission
Publications

An asterisk (*) indicates first author or co-first author.
 
Journals
  1. Tuan Le*, Mario Gerla, "Time-Constrained Anycast Routing under Short Contact Duration in Delay Tolerant Networks", Springer Annals of Telecommunications Journal, Special Issue on Emerging Trends and Applications in Ad Hoc Networks, June 2018. [pdf]
  2. Tuan Le*, Mario Gerla, "Social Contact Graph-Based Group Communication Schemes for Delay Tolerant Networks", International Journal of Parallel, Emergent, and Distributed Systems (IJPEDS'17), March 2017. [pdf]
  3. Tuan Le*, Haik Kalantarian, Mario Gerla, "A Novel Social Contact Graph Based Routing Strategy for Workload and Throughput Fairness in Delay Tolerant Networks", Wiley Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC'16), June 2016. [pdf]
  4. Haik Kalantarian*, Bobak Mortazavi, Nabil Alshurafa, Costas Sideris, Tuan Le, Majid Sarrafzadeh, "A Comparison of Piezoelectric-Based Inertial Sensing and Audio-Based Detection of Swallows", Elsevier Obesity Medicine Journal, March 2016. [pdf]
  5. Haik Kalantarian*, Nabil Alshurafa, Tuan Le, Majid Sarrafzadeh, "Monitoring Eating Habits using a Piezoelectric Sensor-Based Necklace", Elsevier Computers in Biology and Medicine Journal (CBM'15), March 2015. [pdf]
Conferences
  1. Tuan Le*, Pengyuan Du, Mario Gerla, "A Relay Selection Strategy Based on Power-Law and Exponentially Distributed Contacts in DTNs", The 14th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS'17), Orlando, Florida, USA, October 2017. [pdf]
  2. Tuan Le*, Mario Gerla, "Contact Duration-Aware Routing in Delay Tolerant Networks", The 12th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS'17), Shenzhen, China, August 2017. Best Paper Award [pdf]
  3. Tuan Le*, Mario Gerla, "A Security Framework for Content Retrieval in DTNs", The 12th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC'16), Paphos, Cyprus, September 2016. [pdf]
  4. Haik Kalantarian*, Costas Sideris, Tuan Le, Anahita Hosseini, Majid Sarrafzadeh, "Computation Offloading for Real-Time Health-Monitoring Devices", The 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'16), Orlando, Florida, USA, August 2016. [pdf]
  5. Tuan Le*, Haik Kalantarian, Mario Gerla, "A Buffer Management Strategy Based on Power-Law Distributed Contacts in Delay Tolerant Networks", The 25th International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks (ICCCN'16), Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, August 2016. [pdf]
  6. Tuan Le*, Haik Kalantarian, Mario Gerla, "A Joint Relay Selection and Buffer Management Scheme for Delivery Rate Optimization in DTNs", The 17th International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile, and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM'16), Coimbra, Portugal, June 2016. [pdf]
  7. Haik Kalantarian*, Costas Sideris, Tuan Le, Christine King, Majid Sarrafzadeh, "A Framework for Probabilistic Segmentation of Continuous Sensor Signals", IEEE EMBS 13th Annual International Body Sensor Networks Conference (BSN'16), San Francisco, California, USA, June 2016. [pdf]
  8. Tuan Le*, Mario Gerla, "A Load Balanced Social-Tie Routing Strategy for DTNs Based on Queue Length Control", IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM'15), Tampa, Florida, USA, October 2015. [pdf]
  9. Tuan Le*, Haik Kalantarian, Mario Gerla, "A DTN Routing and Buffer Management Strategy for Message Delivery Delay Optimization", The 8th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC'15), Munich, Germany, October 2015. [pdf]
  10. Tuan Le*, Haik Kalantarian, Mario Gerla, "A Novel Social Contact Graph Based Routing Strategy for Delay Tolerant Networks", The 11th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC'15), Dubrovnik, Croatia, August 2015. Best Paper Award [pdf]
  11. Haik Kalantarian*, Nabil Alshurafa, Ebrahim Nemati, Tuan Le, Majid Sarrafzadeh, "A Smartwatch-Based Medication Adherence System", The 12th IEEE International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN'15), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, June 2015. [pdf]
  12. Tuan Le*, You Lu, Mario Gerla, "Social Caching and Content Retrieval in Disruption Tolerant Networks (DTNs)", IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC'15), Anaheim, California, USA, February 2015. Best Paper Award [pdf]
  13. Haik Kalantarian*, Nabil Alshurafa, Mohammad Pourhomayoun, Shruti Sarin, Tuan Le, Majid Sarrafzadeh, "Spectrogram-Based Audio Classification of Nutrition Intake", IEEE EMBS Healthcare Innovations & Point of Care Technologies Conference (HIC-POCT'14), Seattle, Washington, USA, October 2014. [pdf]
  14. Tuan Le*, Mario Gerla, "1-to-N and N-to-1 Communication for Optical Networks", The 8th Latin America Networking Conference (LANC'14), Montevideo, Uruguay, September 2014. [pdf]
Workshops
  1. Tuan Le*, Mario Gerla, "An Anycast Routing Strategy with Time Constraint in Delay Tolerant Networks", The 16th IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net'17), Budva, Montenegro, June 2017. [pdf]
  2. Tuan Le*, Mario Gerla, "Social-Distance Based Anycast Routing in Delay Tolerant Networks", The 15th IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net'16), Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain, June 2016. [pdf]
  3. Tuan Le*, Haik Kalantarian, Mario Gerla, "A Two-Level Multicast Routing Strategy for Delay Tolerant Networks", The 14th IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net'15), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, June 2015. [pdf]
  4. Tuan Le*, Haik Kalantarian, Mario Gerla, "Socially-Aware Content Retrieval using Random Walks in Disruption Tolerant Networks", The 9th IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications (AOC'15), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, June 2015. [pdf]
  5. Haik Kalantarian*, Nabil Alshurafa, Tuan Le, Majid Sarrafzadeh, "Non-Invasive Detection of Medication Adherence using a Digital Smart Necklace", The 2nd IEEE PerCom Workshop on Smart Environments: Closing the Loop (SmartE'15), St. Louis, Missouri, USA, March 2015. [pdf]
  6. Tuan Le*, Vince Rabsatt, Mario Gerla, "Cognitive Routing with the ETX Metric", The 13th IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net'14), Piran, Slovenia, June 2014. [pdf]
  7. You Lu*, Tuan Le*, Vince Rabsatt, Haik Kalantarian, Mario Gerla, "Community Aware Content Retrieval in Disruption-Tolerant Networks", The 13th IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net'14), Piran, Slovenia, June 2014. [pdf]