Lee Center for Advanced Networking

Tracey Ho's research considers routing, compression, reliability, coordination and security in networks.  Her work aims to find practical solutions to problems in various types of wired and wireless networks, guided by investigations of theoretical limits and trade-offs.  Her perspective lies at the intersection of information theory, networking, and machine learning.

An area of particular interest is the theoretical and practical implications of generalizing network behavior from routing/forwarding to network coding, where intermediate nodes can perform mathematical operations across different data streams.  Broadening the scope of network operation in this way offers new capabilities and advantages in networking, such as the ability to multicast information at optimal rate without requiring coordination among nodes.

In 2005, Tracey Ho was named one of the select TR35 - Technology Review's top 35 innovators under the age of 35 whose acheivements will change the shape of the world we live in for years to come.