Tian Lan

Headshot of Tian Lan
Title:
Associate Professor
Office:
SEH 6580 | Office hours: By appointment
Phone:
202-994-5079
Email:
tlan@gwu.edu
Website:
http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~tlan/

 

Professor Tian Lan's reseach interests include cloud computing, cyber security, fairness theory, and wireless communications. The overall research goal is to enable networked users with services that are secure, simple, fair, and sustainable.

 

  • Ph.D., Princeton University, 2010
  • Communication
  • Networks
  • Zhe Huang,Bharath Balasubramanian,Michael Wang,Tian Lan,Mung Chiang,and Danny H.K. Tsang, "Need for Speed: CORA Scheduler for Optimizing Completion-Times in the Cloud", To appear at IEEE INFOCOM,  2015.
  • Yu Xiang, Tian Lan, Vaneet Aggarwal, and Yih-Farn Robin Chen, "Erasure-Coded Storage System With Differentiated Services", Preprint for submission, November 2014.
  • Yongbo Li, Mian Dong, Tian Lan, and Lin Zhong. "Rethink Energy Accounting with Cooperative Game Theory", Preprint for submission, November 2014.
  • Yu Xiang,Tian Lan,Vaneet Aggarwal, and Yih-Farn Robin Chen, "Taming Network Latency in Erasure-Coded Datacenter Storage", Submitted to CCGrid, November 2014.
  • Yu Xiang, Tian Lan, Vaneet Aggarwal, and Yih-Farn Robin Chen, "Joint Latency and Cost Optimization for Erasure-coded Data Center Storage", In Proceedings of IFIP WG 7.3 Performance 2014, October 2014.
  • Mian Dong, Tian Lan, and Lin Zhong. "Rethink Energy Accounting with Coopera-tive Game Theory", In Proceedings of ACM Mobicom, September 2014.
  • Yu Xiang, Hang Liu, Tian Lan, Howie Huang, Suresh Subramaniam, "Optimizing Job Reliability via Contention-Free, Distributed Checkpoint Scheduling". In Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Distributed Cloud Computing (DCC), August 2014.
  • Yu Xiang, Tian Lan, Vaneet Aggarwal, and Yih-Farn Robin Chen, "Joint Latency and Cost Optimization for Erasure-coded Data Center Storage", Submitted to IEEE Transacitons on Networking, June 2014.
  • Bharath Balasubramanian, Tian Lan, and Mung Chiang, "SAP: Similarity-Aware Partitioning for Efficient Cloud Storage", In Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM, April 2014.
  • Carlee Joe-Wong, Soumya Sen, Tian Lan, and Mung Chiang. "Multi-Resource Allocation: Fairness-Efficiency Tradeoffs in A Unifying Framework", IEEE Transactions on Networking, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 1785 - 1798, December 2013.
  • Yu Xiang, Bharath Balasubramanian, Michael Wang, Tian Lan, Soumya Sen and Mang Chiang, "Self-adaptive, Deadline-aware Resource Control in Cloud Computing", In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, September 2013.
  • Mian Dong, Tian Lan, and Lin Zhong. "Optimal Per-Process Energy Accounting for Mobile Systems", Poster at ACM Sigmetrics, June 2013.
  • Yu Xiang and Tian Lan. "Datacenter Smart Pricing", Book chapter in "Smart Data Pricing", Wiley, December 2012.
  • Mian Dong, Tian Lan, and Lin Zhong. "Hold Apps Accountable for their BatteryUsage", Extended Abstract at ICCAD, November 2012.
  • Stuart Wagner, Eric van den Berg, Jim Giacopelli, Andrei Ghetie, Jim Burns, Miriam Tauil, Soumya Sen, Michael Wang, Mung Chiang, Tian Lan, Robert Laddaga, Paul Robertson, and Prakash Manghwani. "Autonomous, Collaborative Control for Resilient Cyber Defense (ACCORD)", In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, August 2012. 
  • Nakharin Limrungsi, Juzi Zhao, Yu Xiang, Tian Lan, Howie Huang, and Suresh Subramania. "Provide Reliability as An Elastic Service in Cloud", In proceedings of ICC 2012, June 2012. 
  • Wei Wang, Peng Zhang, Tian Lan, and Vaneet Aggarwal. "Datacenter Net Profit Optimization with Individual Job Deadlines", In proceedings of CISS 2012 (Invited paper), March 2012. 
  • Carlee Joe-Wong, Soumya Sen, Tian Lan, and Mung Chiang. "Multi-Resource Allocation: Fairness-Efficiency Tradeoffs in A Unifying Framework", In proceedings of INFOCOM 2012 (INFOCOM 2012 Best Paper Award), March 2012. 
  • Wenjie Jiang, Minghua Chen, Tian Lan, Sangtae Ha, and Mung Chiang. "Dynamic VM Placement and Routing in a Data Center Network", Accepted for Infocom 2012 mini-conference.
  • Nakharin Limrungsi, Juzi Zhao, Yu Xiang, Tian Lan, Alex Li, Howie Huang and Suresh Subramaniam, "Provide Reliability as An Elastic Service in Cloud", Submitted to ICC 2012.
  • Tian Lan and Mung Chiang. "Measuring Fairness: Theory and Applications", In proceedings of Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, September 2011.
  • Tian Lan, Xiaojun Lin, and Mung Chiang. "Stability and Benefits of Suboptimal Utility Maximization" IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 1194-1207, August 2011.
  • Latha kent, Kenneth kerpez, Kaustubh Sinkar, and Tian Lan. "Resource Allocation and Performance Study for A LTE Network Integrated with Femtocells", In proceedings of IEEE GLOBECOM, December 2010.
  • Tian Lan and Mung Chiang. "An Axiomatic Theory of Fairness for Resource Allocation", Technical report available at https://www.seas.gwu.edu/~tlan/, October 2010.
  • Tian Lan, David Kao, Mung Chiang, and Ashutosh Sabharwal. "An Axiomatic Theory of Fairness for Resource Allocation", In proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM, March 2010.
  • Alexandre Proutiere, Yung Yi, Tian Lan, and Mung Chiang. "Resource Allocation Over Network Dynamics: Stochastic Approximation Without Timescale Separation", In proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM mini-conference, March 2010.
  • Tian Lan, Ruby Lee, andMung Chiang. "Reliable and Secure Distributed Storage Without Cryptography", Technical report available at https://www2.seas.gwu.edu/~tlan/, January 2010.
  • Tian Lan, Ruby Lee, andMung Chiang. "Multi-path Key Establishment Against REM Attacks inWireless Ad Hoc Networks", In proceedings of IEEE GLOBECOM, (Globecom 2009 Best Paper Award), December 2009.
  • Dahai Xu, Jeffrey Dwoskin, Jianwei Huang, Tian Lan, Ruby Lee, Mung Chiang. "Key Management in Sensor Networks", In submission, Theoretical Aspects of Distributed Computing in Sensor Networks, Springer Verlag, November 2009.
  • Mung Chiang, Prashanth Hande, Tian Lan, and Chee Wei Tan. "Power Control in Cellular Networks", Foundations and Trends in Networking, vol. 2, no. 4, Now Publishers Inc, 2008.
  • Tian Lan, Xiaojun Lin, Mung Chiang, and Ruby Lee. "How Bad Is Suboptimal Rate Allocation?" In proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM, April 2008.
  • [16] Wei Yu and Tian Lan. "Transmitter Optimization for theMulti-Antenna Downlinkwith Per-Antenna Power Constraints", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 55, no. 6, Part 1, pp. 2646-2660, (IEEE SPS 2008 Best Paper Award), June 2007.
  • Tian Lan, Prashanth Hande andMung Chiang. "Joint Beamforming and Power Control for Optimal SIR Distribution in Cellular Uplinks", In proceedings of IEEE ISIT, June 2006.
  • Wei Yu and Tian Lan. "Downlink Beamforming with Per-Antenna Power Constraints", In proceedings of IEEE SPAWC Workshop, June 2005.
  • Tian Lan and Wei Yu. "Input Optimization for Multi-Antenna Broadcast Channels with Per-Antenna Power Constraints", In proceedings of IEEE GLOBECOM, 2004.
  • Wei Yu and Tian Lan. "Minimax Duality of Gaussian Vector Broadcast Channels", In proceedings of IEEE ISIT, June 2004.
  • IEEE INFOCOM 2012 Best Paper Award
  • IEEE GLOBECOM 2009 Best Paper Award
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society 2008 Best Paper Award
  • 2010 Wu Prizes for Excellence from Princeton University