Injong Rhee is Professor of Computer Science at North Carolina State University and runs Networking Research Lab (NRL). He works primarily on network protocols for the Internet. His major contributions in the field include the development of congestion control protocols, called BIC and CUBIC. Since 2004, these protocols have been the default TCP algorithms for Linux and are currently being used by more than 40% of Internet servers around the world and by several tens millions Linux users for daily Internet communication. He also has invented several multimedia streaming and multicast technologies licensed to companies for commercial applications. He started a company based on these technologies in 2000 where he developed and launched the world's first video streaming products and push-to-talk (PTT) VoIP products for cell phones. His recent research topics include mobile ad hoc networks, delay/disruption tolerant networks, and P2P systems. He has been consulting for companies including Boeing, Lucent Technologies, Cisco, Korea Telecom, LG Electronics, and LG Datacom. He received NSF Career Award in 1999 and NCSU New Inventor's award in 2000.

Research Areas

  • Architecture and Operating Systems
  • Embedded and Real-Time Systems
  • Networking and Performance Evaluation
  • Parallel and Distributed Systems


  • IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize in the Field of Communications Networking - 2016
  • Google Research Award - 2010
  • NCSU Inventor's Award - 2002
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award - 1999