Systems & Networking

Since its creation in 1983, the Internet has grown exponentially – becoming an essential part of our daily lives and connecting billions of people and devices across the world.​

We tackle the challenges facing such large-scale interconnections of computing devices, exploring how these computing devices can work together, often in a distributed manner, to perform computations and disseminate information from one device to another.

What We Do

Study methods and models that power large-scale computer systems and networks.
Explore various real-world applications of computer systems and networking.

Sub Areas

Our Research Projects

Operating System Support for Large Memory Systems

WONG Weng Fai

This project tackles performance limitations in large server systems with extensive memory. It proposes OS-level solutions to optimize memory access for both traditional Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) systems and emerging disaggregated memory architectures. The goal is to improve performance, power efficiency, and cost-effectiveness for data centers.

Machine Learning for Compilation

WONG Weng Fai

This project aims to enhance compiler optimization using machine learning. It utilizes graph convolutional neural networks (GCN) to predict optimization efficacy for code fragments. Key objectives include developing effective graph embeddings, selecting appropriate GCN models, and creating a compiler optimization recommender system.

Compiler-Guided High-Performance Accelerator Design

Trevor Erik CARLSON

Project aims to optimize FPGA acceleration through DSL platform. It facilitates efficient, easy-to-develop designs via compiler-based generators. The goal is high-efficiency, easy deployment, and specialized FPGA designs through abstraction-level optimizations.

Towards a Testbed for Innovative Inter-Networking Research

Richard MA

This project aims to achieve performance-guaranteed stream processing using a serverless paradigm. By designing Stream as a Service (SaaS) abstractions and APIs, users can specify computational logic and performance goals for their stream jobs, advancing serverless technology for real-time analytics with a broader impact.

Enhancing Legal Document Services with Accessible and Private LLM Technology

HE Bingsheng

This project aims to transform legal document services by developing a local, privacy-preserving Large Language Model (LLM) technology. The research tackles privacy concerns associated with external server processing, seeking to enhance efficiency, speed, and reliability while overcoming computational constraints.

Tackling Energy-Efficient Reception Challenge for Next Billion IoT Devices


The proposal addresses the energy challenge in IoT by designing energy-efficient receivers with tunnel diodes and LiFi or visible light communication, to enable sustainable, battery-free IoT devices.

Multimodal AI for IoT

WANG Jingxian

This project is partially funded by Microsoft's Accelerate Foundation Models Research Program.

Satellite IoT Networks

WANG Jingxian

Research Programme in Assuring Hardware Security by Design in Systems on Chip (SOCure)

PEH Li Shiuan

On-Body Computing for Next-Generation Wearable Systems

PEH Li Shiuan

Next-Generation Devices for Future Smart Cities

PEH Li Shiuan

NUS-NCS Joint Laboratory

CHAN Mun Choon

NCS Pte. Ltd. (NCS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have established a joint research lab that is hosted in NUS to conduct research, develop capabilities and innovative digital solutions to protect individuals, businesses and public agencies in Singapore from a wide range of cyber threats. The joint lab is governed by a Management Committee comprising members from NUS and NCS.

Continuous Monitoring of Face-to-Hand Interactions via On-Ear Wearables

CHAN Mun Choon

  • Internet of Things, Mobile Computing & Sensing

Record & Replay: Framework for Network-wide Monitoring and Debugging

CHAN Mun Choon

  • Computer Networks, Programmable Networks

In-Network Acceleration for Latency Sensitive Applications for Future Communication Systems

CHAN Mun Choon

  • Computer Networks, Wireless Networks

Towards Scalable And Flexible E2E Slicing For 5G Mobile Network Architecture

CHAN Mun Choon

Leveraging Data-Plane Programmability for Scalable & Resilient Network Services

CHAN Mun Choon

Our Research Groups

AIoT Group

WANG Jingxian

Verified Systems Engineering


We do research in the design and implementation of programming languages (PL), mathematical models of computation, and computer-assisted formal reasoning. We investigate the theoretical foundations of programming and build tools for ensuring that certain kinds of costly software errors and vulnerabilities never occur in the real-world code, which many people rely upon in their everyday lives.

  • Distributed Computing, Systems Modeling & Simulation

STeAdS Virtual Group


Software Engineering and Technological Advancements for Society. A virtual group that uses Software engineering practices and Technological advancements (Cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence (EdgeAI, ML)) for the benefit of various aspects of society (healthcare, education, art & culture). Looking for students to collaborate on different projects. Look at for details.

  • Distributed Computing, Internet of Things, Wireless Networks