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I am a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Michigan. I received my B.S., M.S., and Ph.D degree all from University of California at Berkeley. I am a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, Sloan Fellowship, and the IBM Faculty Partnership Award. I have been named the Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professor.

Contact information:
Z. Morley Mao
2260 Hayward Street
4629 Computer Science Division
Department of EECS
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2121
phone: +1 734 763 5407 (voice mail rarely checked, email for faster reply).
Fax: +1 734 763 8094
E-mail:zmao AT

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Students: (For Fall 2018): I am looking for strong students who are interested in pursuing graduate degrees (M.S. or Ph.D.)(not internships) in software systems, computer networking, and mobile computing, in particular network security/forensics, mobile systems, software defined networking (SDN), and cloud computing. (Please contact me at zmao AT

Postdoc position available in systems security: (Starting Jan 2018): I am looking for strong candidates in systems security (ideally with background in programming languages, software analysis) on projects in vehicular security, mobile security, and network security.(Please contact me at zmao AT


I am teaching EECS589: Advanced Computer Networks this semester.


My research interests encompass network systems, mobile and distributed systems, and network/systems security. My work involves both empirical data collection and analysis, as well as the design and implementation of new systems. Here are some of my ongoing projects:

Here is my group Web page.
Please visit the MobiLab project page for mobile computing research, including the MobiPerf and the Mobilyzer project.
Please visit Side channels, TCP attack and Whisper for security projects.
Please visit COMET for mobile systems research.