Minlan Yu is an associate professor in the computer science department of Yale University. She received her B.A. in computer science and mathematics from Peking University in 2006 and her M.A. and Ph.D in computer science from Princeton University in 2008 and 2011. After that she was a postdoctoral scholar in UC Berkeley for one year and spent four years at University of Southern California as an assistant professor. She has actively collaborated with companies such as Google, AT&T, Microsoft, Facebook, and Bell Labs. Her research interests include data networking, distributed systems, enterprise and data center networks, network virtualization, and software-defined networking. She received ACM SIGCOMM doctoral dissertation award in 2011, NSF CAREER award in 2015, and Google research awards in 2013 and 2015.