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Jun Li

Director, Center for Cyber Security and Privacy
Computer Science
Phone: 541-346-4424
Office: 362 Deschutes Hall
Research Interests: Cyber Security and Privacy, Networking, Distributed Systems, Blockchain, Internet of Things


Jun Li is a Professor at the University of Oregon, where he also directs the Network & Security Research Laboratory in the Department of Computer and Information Science and serves as the Founding Director of the interdisciplinary Center for Cyber Security and Privacy.  Jun has authored a research book on disseminating security updates over the Internet and more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers.  He received his Ph.D. from UCLA (with Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy honor), M.E. from Chinese Academy of Sciences (with a Presidential Scholarship), and B.S. from Peking University, all in computer science.  He was a "Catedra de Excelencia" (Chair of Excellence) at the Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain, and was a visiting researcher at the IMDEA Networks Institute in Spain.

A senior member of both ACM and IEEE, Jun has served on US National Science Foundation research panels and more than 70 international technical program committees, including chairing a few of them.  Additionally, he served on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing and Elsevier Computer Networks.


  • BS, 1992, Peking
  • ME, 1995, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • MS, 1998, California, Los Angeles
  • PhD, 2002, California, Los Angeles

Research Interests

Jun Li is interested in cyber security and privacy, computer networking, distributed systems, blockchain, and Internet of things.  He studies not only the functioning and performance of fundamental networking functions (e.g., routing and naming), various networking paradigms (e.g., software-defined networking, Internet of Things, data center networking, peer-to-peer networking), and popular applications and systems (e.g., online social networking), but also their problems in, or usage for, security and privacy.  He studies both direct countermeasures against network security attacks (including Internet worms, phishing, botnets, and Sybil attacks) and fundamental security issues and solutions at the network architecture and protocol level (such as DDoS defense, Internet routing security, and DNS security).