NetSyn Lab

Welcome to NetSyn!

Our everyday life runs on networks. From the way we communicate to the way we learn, work, vote, and pay, all depend on a network.
NetSyn lab's research aims at making all those networks secure, reliable, and performant.
To do so, we go beyond traditional discipline barriers and apply various techniques and technologies including measurements, machine learning, data processing, and hardware.

Interested in working with us?
Prospective PhD students: please apply here and mention my name in your application. 
Prospective research interns: please email me and include your CV and one publication or project you have worked on.
Students already in Princeton: please email me, I am happy to meet and/or brainstorm about research projects or thesis.

Curious about what NetSyn means?
Net is obviously for networks. Syn (συν-) is a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek, having the same function as co- (synthesis; synoptic); used, with the meaning “with,” “together,” in the formation of compound words (synsepalous) or “synthetic” in such compounds (syngas).

News

Two papers accepted at NSDI 2024!
Dec. 7, 2023

Our papers entitled "TangoSec: Secure Collaborative Route Control" and "Reverie: Low Pass Filter-Based Switch Buffer Sharing for Datacenters with RDMA and TCP Traffic" were accepted at NSDI 2024.

New paper accepted at HotNets 2023!
Sept. 8, 2023

Our paper entitled "Towards Integrating Formal Methods into ML-Based Systems for Networking" was accepted at HotNets 2023.

NSF grant!
Aug. 15, 2023

Our proposal on "Fine-grained Network Monitoring via Software Imputation" with Prof. Gupta as co-PI was awarded an NSF grant in the Internet Measurement Research (IMR) program! Thanks NSF!

New paper accepted at NDSS 2024!
Aug. 11, 2023

Our paper entitled "TrustSketch: Trustworthy Sketch-based Telemetry on Cloud Hosts" was accepted at NDSS 2024.

Google Research Scholar Award!
June 3, 2023

Our proposal on "Fine-Grained Network Telemetry via Multivariate Time Series Imputation" was the recipient of a 2023 Google Research Scholar Award in Networking! Thanks Google!

Both NetSyn undergrads awarded for their senior thesis!
May 30, 2023

Artemis Veizi won the G. David Forney, Jr. Prize, awarded for outstanding accomplishments in communication science, systems and signals.
Jonathan Pollock won the Sigma Xi Book Award for Outstanding Research.
Class 2023 ECE Awards

Maria is the demo co-chair for SIGCOMM 2023
May 28, 2023

Maria is co-chairing the SIGCOMM 2023 demo session. We look forward to your submissions!

New paper accepted at IEEE TCST!
April 15, 2023

Our paper entitled "CANE: A Cascade-Control Approach for Network-Assisted Video QoE Management" was accepted at IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.

Princeton Innovation Fund Award!
April 5, 2023

Our work on "Filling The Gaps In Network Monitoring" will be supported by the 2023 Innovation Fund! Thanks Princeton!

Talk accepted at 2023 P4 Workshop!
April 1, 2023

"Sieve: Layered Network Defenses against Large-Scale Attacks" accepted as lightning talk in the 2023 P4 Workshop! Congrats Sophia and Sata!

Maria co-chairing ACM/IRTF ANRW 2023
March 13, 2023

Maria is co-chairing ACM/IRTF Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW) 2023 with Francis Y. Yan. We look forward to your submissions!

Maria serving on HotNets 2023 and NSDI 2024 PC
March 12, 2023

Maria will serve on the program committees of HotNets 2023 and NSDI 2024.