Research projects in the computer systems lab span a wide range of areas, including
Asynchronous VLSI and Architecture: the theory, automation, design and implementation of asynchronous (clockless/self-timed) circuits, architectures, and systems.
Cloud Computing and Networking: data networking, distributed systems, enterprise and data center networks, network virtualization, and software-defined networking.
Computer Architecture and Security: improving computer security through design of new computer hardware features to meet today’s emerging security threats, including design of secure hardware-software architectures for servers and mobile devices, virtualization and cloud security, as well as novel security attacks and defenses.
Cryptography and Security: obfuscation, verifiable outsourced computation and secure computation.
Distributed Systems and Storage: the union of distributed systems, storage, and networking.
FLINT: Certified Systems Software: practical programming infrastructure for constructing large-scale certified systems software by combining recent new advances in programming languages, formal semantics, certified operating systems, program verification, proof assistants and automation, language-based security, and certifying compilers.
Mobile Networked Systems: wireless and mobile systems, including smartphone based visual communications, mobile traffic management, wireless video, and MIMO systems.
Some of the researchers working in computer networking are also part of a broader University-wide initiative known as the Yale Institute for Network Science that includes researchers from areas such as sociology, economics, political science, biology, physics, medicine, public health, and management in addition to computer science and electrical engineering.