Yu Cai

Yu Cai


Associate Professor, School of Technology

  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 2005
  • MS, Management, Colorado Technical University, 1999
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Zhong-Shan University, 1996


Yu Cai is an assistant professor in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. His areas of interest include computer networking and engineering education. Cai has extensive industry experience as a software analyst and network engineer, with his past clients including IBM and Ford. His credentials include the following:

  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (CMDBA)
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer + Internet (MCSE + Internet)
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
  • Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJP)

Research Interests

  • Green computing and sustainability
  • Network security

Teaching Interests

  • Advanced script programming
  • Advanced Unix administration
  • Advanced Windows administration
  • Directory services/green computing
  • Web server administration
  • Senior design

Recent Publications

  • Zheng, X., Y. Cai. 2010. Optimal Server Allocation and Frequency Modulation in Server Clusters, Proceedings of International Workshop on Green Computing
  • Cai, Y. 2010. Integrating Sustainability into Undergraduate Computing Education, ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium
  • Zheng, X., Y. Cai. 2010. Towards Energy Proportionality in Web Systems, Proceedings of IEEE Electro-Information Technology Conference
  • Cai, Y. 2010. Development of an Open Source Network Management and Monitoring Platform for Wireless Broadband Service Providers in Rural Areas, Proceedings of IEEE Electro-Information Technology Conference
  • Cai, Y. 2009. Achieving Energy Proportionality in Server Clusters, International Journal of Computer Networks, 1 (1)
  • Cai, Y. 2009. A Thin-Layer Protocol for Utilizing Multiple Paths, Proceedings of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Research Activities

  • PI—National Science Foundation—CPATH CDP: Integrating Sustainability into Undergraduate Computing Education
  • PI—Michigan Tech—REF-RS: Security Framework for Network Intrusion Detection and Response