Ju Pan is a Ph.D. student studying Computer Science in University of Arizona. His work is focusing on the new Internet architecture - Named Data Network. Ju Pan earned his Master degree from Electrical and Computer Engineering department in University of Arizona.
My research mainly focuses on Named Data Networking. Specifically, I am interested in edge computing in NDN, distributed information-centric computation, and NDN-wise application development. I am also interested in developing NDN codebase.
What long-term project do you want to work on?
Named Data Networking. Since there is still a long way to go to replace IP with NDN, I guess I will be working on NDN for a long time, hopefully not forever.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
The idea of replacing IP is amazing. This is a huge motivation for me to work on the NDN project. Besides, one thing I like about computer science is that I only need a laptop to achieve whatever in my mind, which may be harder in other fields. That is to say, it's "easy" to be "successful" in computer science.
What are your career goals?
My current thought is going to industry when I graduate. Either being a researcher or a software engineer working on interesting stuff. If possible, I also want to be a freelancer to work on whatever I am interested in.
Tell us something interesting about yourself!
I have lovely puppy in China, his name is Boxer (Baoer), I miss him so much ... I was an amateur track and field athlete when I was undergraduate. My personal best record for 100m is 11.0 s, not sure if I am the fastest Ph.D. student in our department, lol. Now, I am not running anymore, instead, I practice mixed-martial art (including boxing, kickboxing and Brazilian jiu jitsu) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and play soccer with a Tucson local team on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.