Hi! My name is Michael Alan Chang and I am a Ph.D. student in the CS department at UC Berkeley, where I work with Scott Shenker. I research in the areas of cloud computing, systems for distributed machine learning, and computer networks. In particular, I am interested in making it easy for anyone to deploy, orchestrate, and manage complex distributed services; these services range from web applications to distributed training of neural networks. Previously, I was an undergraduate at Princeton University, where I worked on SDN, network resiliency, and network analytics with Jennifer Rexford, Laurent Vanbever, and Theo Benson.
I am supported by a NSF GRFP Fellowship.
In addition to general systems research, I am interested in a variety of fields. In summer 2016, I interned in Transdev, an international public transportation operator. Primarily, my role was to identify opportunities with the Chief Performance Officer to effectively map the future of infrastructure in terms of autonomous vehicles, efficient routing, and predictive maintenance. I believe the future of decades-old transportation industry is in Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and data analytics, and I am involved with initiatives at Berkeley to understand the future of mobility in the Bay Area.
In addition, I have extensive experience handling technology transfer from Stanford University and Princeton University. This involves IP patent prosecution and extensive analysis for commercial viability, and I remain passionate about working on projects that will directly influence the industry.
Chaos Monkey: Increasing SDN Reliability through Systematic Network Destruction Michael Alan Chang, Brendan Tschaen, Theo Benson, Laurent Vanbever Sigcomm 2015 (Demo)
Destroying Networks for fun (and profit) Nick Shelly, Brendan Tschaen, Klaus-Tycho Forster, Michael Chang, Theo Benson, Laurent Vanbever HotNets 2015
Equivalence Class Snapshots in the Data Plane: A Measurement Framework for Network Analysis and Performance Error Diagnosis Advised by Jennifer Rexford and Srinivas Narayana Spring 2016
Computation and Design of Locally connected Internet Exhange Points Advised by Sanjeev Arora and Nick Feamster Fall 2016
Website Traffic Analysis: Bursting into Burst level countermeasures Advised by Prateek Mittal Spring 2014
Peer-to-peer Home Automation Management Michael Alan Chang US 8190275, Filed June 22, 2009
Intelligent Gateway for Heterogeneous Peer-to-peer home automation networks Michael Alan Chang US 8086757, Filed March 23, 2010