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David Yau

David Yau
David Yau
Cybersecurity Program Director
Distinguished Scientist
Purdue University

David Yau's research interests are in network and operating system quality of service, network security, incentive protocols, value-added services routers, and mobile wireless networks. A major goal is to improve the performance and robustness of complex large-scale networks for heterogeneous applications.

Dr. Yau has been invited to serve as panelist and reviewer by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, and the Research Council of Norway. His research has been funded by various government and industrial organizations including the NSF. He is a member of the ACM and IEEE. He serves on the editorial board of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and has served on the organizing and technical program committees of many ACM and IEEE conferences.

David received a CAREER award from the NSF. He was the recipient of a Hong Kong Government Scholarship, a Swire Scholarship, a Microelectronics and Computer Development Fellowship (UT Austin), and an IBM Fellowship. Prior to academia, he was employed as Management Associate and then Assistant Manager at Citibank, NA.


  • BS, Computer Science, Chinese University of Hong Kong (1989)
  • MS, Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin (1992)
  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin (1997)

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