David K. Y. Yau

Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science

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

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.

Selected Publications
David K. Y. Yau, John C. S. Lui, Feng Liang, and Yeung Yam, "Defending Against Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks with Max-min Fair Server-centric Router Throttles.", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 13(1), February 2005
Richard T. B. Ma, Sam C. M. Lee, John C. S. Lui, and David K. Y. Yau, "A Game Theoretic Approach to Provide Incentive and Service Differentiation in P2P Networks.", In Proc. ACM SIGMETRICS, New York, NY, June 2004
Simon S. Lam, Simon Chow, and David K. Y. Yau, "A Lossless Smoothing Algorithm for Compressed Video", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 4(5), October 1996