Minlan Yu is an associate professor at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science. She received her B.A. in computer science and mathematics from Peking University in 2006 and her M.A. and Ph.D in computer science from Princeton University in 2008 and 2011. After that she was a postdoctoral scholar in UC Berkeley and was faculty at University of Southern California and Yale. She has actively collaborated with companies such as Google, AT&T, Microsoft, Facebook, and Bell Labs. Her research interests include data networking, distributed systems, enterprise and data center networks, network virtualization, and software-defined networking. She received ACM SIGCOMM doctoral dissertation award in 2011 and NSF CAREER award in 2015.