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Network Science and Engineering Group

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3108 Engineering Hall
1701D Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506
Fax: 785-532-1188

Hours: 8 am-12pm, 1pm-5pm M-F

Xin Li


PhD Student, Graduate Research Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kansas State University
xinli1125 (at) ksu.edu
Office: RA2082


Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States, Aug 2013 - Present

B.S., Electronic and Information Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China, Aug 2008 - Jul 2012

Research Interests

Traffic Engineering in Software Defined Networking

Load balancing for Middlebox applications using Software Defined Networking


Conference Experience

IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2016), San Francisco, CA, April 2016

GENI Engineering Conference 23 (GEC23), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 2015

GENI Engineering Conference 22 (GEC22) and US Ignite Application Summit, Washington DC, March 2015

GENI Engineering Conference 21 (GEC21), Indiana University, October 2014

IEEE PES T&D Conference, Chicago, April 2014

Poster Experience

Middlebox resources management using OpenFlow, IEEE INFOCOM 2016 student activities, San Francisco, April 2016

Enhancing Network Security and Reliability for Smart Grids, Electrical Power Affiliates Program (EPAP) Day, Kansas State University, September 2015

Size-based Flow Management Enabling Dynamic DMZ, GEC21, October 2014

Secure and Reliable OpenFlow Networks for Smart Grids, Electrical Power Affiliates Program (EPAP) Day, Kansas State University, September 2014

Other Professional Experience

Presentation: Dynamic load balancing for middlebox policy enforcement using SDN, 9th Central Area Networking and Security (CANSec) Workshop, Warrensburg, MO, April 2016

OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking Workshop, KanREN Offices, July 2015

GENI Summer Camp, Iowa State University, July 2014

Train the TA tutorial, GENI Online, September 2013

Reviewer for Physica A, since December 2014

Volunteer to be the judge in K-State Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Forum, April 2015


Li, X., Wu, H., Scoglio, C., & Gruenbacher, D. (2015). Robust allocation of weighted dependency links in cyber–physical networks. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 433, 316-327.

Wu, H., Li, X., Scoglio, C., Gruenbacher, D., & Andresen, D. (2015, March). Size-based flow management prototype for dynamic DMZ. In Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN), 2015 11th International Conference on the (pp. 191-196). IEEE.

Li, X., Wu, H., Gruenbacher, D., Scoglio, C., Anjali, T. (2016). Efficient routing for middlebox policy enforcement in software-defined networking. Accepted for publication in Computer Networks.

Wu, H., Li, X., Scoglio, C., Gruenbacher, D. Middlebox resources management using OpenFlow. In Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), 2016 IEEE Conference on 2016 Apr (pp. 976-977). IEEE.


Programming languages: C++/C, Java, Python, HTML, Matlab

Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac OS

Teaching Experience

Applied Scientific Computing for Engineers, ECE 540, Fall 2014

Circuit Theory 2, ECE 511, Spring 2015

Applied Scientific Computing for Engineers, ECE 540, Fall 2015

Circuit Theory 2, ECE 511, Spring 2016


Evaluation of software defined networking (SDN) for communication and control of cyber physical systems