University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer SciencesDepartment of Computer Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin

Networking Research Laboratory

Research activities of the laboratory span the entire development cycle of network protocols and security services, from design and specification, to verification, testing, performance analysis, implementation, and performance tuning.  One of our achievements is the invention of secure sockets for securing  Internet applications.  In 1993, we designed and built the first secure sockets layer, named Secure Network Programming (SNP). In our USENIX paper (June 1994), we articulated the case for secure sockets as a high-level abstraction suitable for securing Internet applications and demonstrated the practicality of a secure sockets layer with performance measurement results.  SNP won the 2004 ACM Software System Award (past recipients).

Laboratory research projects are supervised by Simon S. Lam, Professor and Regents Chair in Computer Sciences. Research funding has been provided by National Science Foundation, NSA University Research Program, Texas Advanced Research Program, Office of Naval Research, ATT Foundation, and Lockheed.

Recent research projects

Earlier work

Keynote lectures


Publications in CV of Simon S. Lam