Lei Ying received his B.E. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and his M.S. and Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently is an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

His research interest is broadly in the area of stochastic networks, including big data and cloud computing, cyber security, P2P networks, social networks and wireless networks. He is coauthor with R. Srikant of the book Communication Networks: An Optimization, Control and Stochastic Networks Perspective, Cambridge University Press, 2014.

He won the Young Investigator Award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in 2009 and NSF CAREER Award in 2010. He was the Northrop Grumman Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University from 2010 to 2012. He received the best paper award at IEEE INFOCOM 2015 (paper). More information can be found at Dr. Ying's homepage.