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October 17 & 18 Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC

Luyuan Fang


Distinguished Engineer, Architect



Dr. Luyuan Fang is Distinguished Engineer, Architect at eBay, currently focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) for networking; and networking modeling. From 2013 to 2016, Luyuan was Principal Network Engineer at Microsoft Azure, where she led the innovation of Hierarchical SDN architecture for hyper-scale (millions of end-points) Cloud/Data Center (DC) networks; she developed host-based IPv6 Security features in Azure SDN DevOps team; and she prototyped optical fault detection tool using Azure IoT and ML. From 2006 to 2013, Luyuan worked at Cisco as Principal Engineer in SP Routing, DC, SDN, NFV. From 1998 to 2006, Luyuan was Principal MTS at AT&T Labs, where she played a key architect role in building AT&T’s IP/MPLS Backbone and MPLS/BGP VPN Services.

Prior to networking, Dr. Fang also held several research positions in AI, Deep Learning in Australia, Canada, and US, where she built Neural Networks for pattern recognition, applied to speech, hand written character recognition, image compression, and smart network management tools. Her Ph.D. work was “Design of Computational Neuron Networks”.  

Luyuan holds several patents and pending patents in computer networking. She has co-authored 14 IETF RFCs for Internet Standards. She is a frequent speaker in prominent Global Networking Conferences in SDN, NFV, and MPLS. She has over 100 publications, including IEEE/ACM articles, conf. papers and industrial speeches.