Eric Newberry

Ph.D. Student in Computer Science



In January 2020, I will be starting as a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at UCLA after obtaining a Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan. I will be advised by Prof. Lixia Zhang in the Internet Research Laboratory.

My research focuses on computer networking, particularly the innovative applications of novel network architectures to more traditional applications and environments. In particular, I seek to apply the Named Data Networking (NDN) architecture to these environments.

I received a B.S. (Honors) in Computer Science from the University of Arizona in May 2018. During my undergraduate years, I was an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Network Research Laboratory and was advised by Prof. Beichuan Zhang. My research during this time focused on improving network performance through in-network caching, particularly for big data systems and LAN environments.

I also previously worked on NDN research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and was supervised by Dr. Lotfi Benmohamed. During this time, I contributed to the development of a standardized framework to perform measurements in NDN networks.

During my time at the University of Michigan, I worked on automotive networking security, industrial control system security, and software-defined networking.


  • Information-Centric Networking
  • Edge Computing
  • Routing
  • Distributed File Systems
  • Caching
  • Network Security
  • Network Measurement
  • Software-Defined Networking


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science


  • MS in Computer Science and Engineering, 2019

    University of Michigan

  • BS in Computer Science, 2018

    University of Arizona