The Laboratory of Advanced Computing and Networking Systems (ACANETS) at UMass Lowell is led by UMass Lowell Professor Yan Luo addressing the challenges in Big Data Analytics, Software Defined Networking and intelligent sensing. The current research projects span GPU acceleration of deep learning algorithms, software defined network measurement, network data analytics, secure network architecture and embedded sensing. The research places a strong emphasis on the design and evaluation of experimental prototypes to validate theoretical assumptions and results. The ACANETS lab has been supported by National Science Foundation, Department of Transportation, Intel, Raytheon/BBN, and other industrial partners. Prof. Yan Luo welcomes inquiries on future collaborations.