Z. Morley Mao Named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professor   Bookmark and Share

Z. Morley Mao, assistant professor in Computer Science and Engineering, has been named a Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professor.

Prof. Mao received her BS degree in electrical engineering and computer science and her MS and PhD degrees in computer science from UC-Berkeley in 2003. Since coming to Michigan in 2004, she has focused her teaching and research on computer networking, including wide area networks, distributed systems, and issues related to network security and Internet routing. She teaches primarily EECS 489: Computer Networks and EECS 589: Advanced Computer Networks.

Prof. Mao was a participant of the Computer Science DARPA Study Panel for 2007. She received a CAREER award for her project, "Intent-based Network Management," and an IBM Faculty Partnership Award. As a graduate student, she co-authored the paper "The Ninja Architecture for Robust Internet-Scale Systems and Services," which was awarded Best Paper of all 2001 Journal of Computer Networks papers. Her research is consistently published in the best journals, and deals with issues that are important to current industry practices.


Michael P. Wellman, professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, endowed the Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professorship in his grandfather's name. Morris Wellman was an engineer who worked for most of his career as a civil servant of the City of New York. The professorship is awarded to a junior faculty member in recognition of outstanding contributions to teaching and research.