Lu Ruan
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1040

Office: 204 Atanasoff Hall
Phone: (515)294-2259
Fax: (515)294-0258


Lu Ruan is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Iowa State University. She received the B.E. degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1996, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 1999 and 2001, respectively. She joined the faculty of Iowa State University in 2001. Her research interests include Internet structure, interdomain routing, and network survivability. She has regularly served on the technical program committees of major international conferences on communications and networking. She served as a track co-chair for the Track on Optical and Backbone Networks at ICCCN 2010. She is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award. She is a senior member of IEEE.

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