Faculty and students within the experimental Laboratory for Advanced Networks and Systems (eLANS) investigate a variety of research issues in networks and computing systems. Example research problems involve mobile systems, wireless networks, and high performance networks and computing systems.

Researchers are discovering methods for improving use and applications of peer-to-peer networks, managing the resources of computing clusters, as well as the bandwidth to serve supermedia systems. Security and privacy are important problem areas, including their relevance to service discovery systems as well as implementation in intrusions detection systems.

Support for eLANS research has come from several government agencies and companies, including the NSF, DARPA, NIH, Air Force, NSA, IBM, Microsoft, and Hewlett-Packard.