I am a Ph.D. student in the department of computer science at UC Berkeley, where I work with Scott Shenker. I am currently building systems that enforce data policies for privacy compliance and security. More broadly, 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 machine learning training.
I am supported by a NSF GRFP Fellowship.
At this point, I am only seeking undergrads (primarily sophomores and juniors) who can commit to research this semester. If you are interested, please complete an application at this link.
My research is very focused on finding practical solutions for cloud computing problems. I am constantly seeking to work with companies to identify new research challenges and the practicality of the systems I develop. Please email me if you are interested in chatting more about this.
Network Evolution for DNNs Michael Alan Chang, Aurojit Panda, Domenic Bottini, Lisa Jian, Pranay Kumar, Scott Shenker SysML 2018
Throttlebot: Performance without Insight Michael Alan Chang, Aurojit Panda, Yuan-Cheng Tsai, Hantao Wang, Scott Shenker Arxiv Pre-print
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
Hantao Wang Class of 2020 Projects: Throttlebot, Verified Triggers Research Tenure: May 2017 - present
Yuan Cheng (Anson) Tsai Class of 2020 Projects: Throttlebot, Verified Triggers Research Tenure: May 2017 - present
Junkeun Yi Class of 2021 Projects: Verified Triggers Research Tenure: May 2018 - present
Gavin Kliger Class of 2021 Projects: Verified Triggers Research Tenure: May 2018 - present
Emerson Hsieh Class of 2021 Projects: Verified Triggers Research Tenure: May 2018 - present
Michelle Hwang Class of 2020 Projects: Verified Triggers Research Tenure: December 2017 - June 2018
Amit Talreja Class of 2020 Projects: Throttlebot Research Tenure: May 2017 - October 2017
Alex Fang Class of 2019 Projects: Throttlebot Research Tenure: October 2017 - present
Domenic Bottini Class of 2018 Projects: Network Evolution for DNN Training Research Tenure: November 2017 - present
Lisa Jian Class of 2018 Projects: Network Evolution for DNN Training Research Tenure: October 2017 - present
Pranay Kumar Class of 2018 Projects: Network Evolution for DNN Training Research Tenure: October 2017 - present