Research Interests

Big Data Systems, Edge Computing, Energy-Efficient Computer Systems, Mobile and Connected Health

Short Bio

Dr. Weisong Shi is a Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow and a Professor of Computer Science at Wayne State University. There he directs the Mobile and Internet Systems Laboratory, Intel IoT Innovators Lab, and the Wayne State Data Science Initiative and Wireless Health Initiative, investigating performance, reliability, power- and energy-efficiency, trust and privacy issues of networked computer systems and applications. Dr. Shi was on leave with the National Science Foundation as a program director in the Division of Computer and Network Systems, Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering during 2013-2015. During his tenure at NSF, Dr. Shi mainly responsible for the Computer Systems Research (CSR) core program and two crosscutting programs, including Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES), Smart and Connected Health (SCH). Dr. Shi received his B.E. from Xidian University in 1995, and Ph.D. degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2000, both in Computer Engineering. He authored one book, edited one book, published over 160 peer-reviewed publications cited by 8000+ times (H-index: 34), received research support from and consulted for a variety of governmental and industrial organizations, such as National Science Foundation, Department of Veteran Affairs, Air Force Research Laboratory, Gates Foundation, Swedish Research Council, Michigan Life Science Corridor, Intel, Chrysler and so on. In addition to publications, Dr. Shi's group has released several software artifacts that are widely used in both academia and industry, such as Intel, Alibaba, and so on. Examples of these open-source software include CloudAligner (downloaded 1400+ times), pTop (downloaded 600+ times), SPAN/Safari (downloaded 400+ times) and JIAJIA (used by 120 institutions around the world).  He is the founding steering committee chair of IEEE /ACM SEC and CHASE, founding program co-chair of USENIX CoolDC. He is the founding Editor-In-Chief of Smart Health Journal, the chair of the IEEE CS Technical Committee on the Internet, and serves on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Serivices Computing, IEEE Internet Computing, Elsevier Sustainable Computing, and Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST). Dr. Shi is a recipient of the National Outstanding Ph.D. dissertation award of China (2002), the NSF CAREER award (2007), Wayne State University Career Development Chair award (2009),  Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow (2015), College of Engineering Facluty Research Excellence Award (2016), the Best Paper award of ICWE'04,  IEEE IPDPS'05, HPCChina'12 and IEEE IISWC'12, the Best Paper Nominee award of ACM UbiComp'14, and the Best Student Paper Award of IEEE HealthCom'15. He is an IEEE Fellow and a Distinguished Scientist of ACM.

Professional Leadership and Services

          Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on the Internet (2012 - 2016), second term  
          Editor-In-Chief, Elsevier Smart Health Journal, 2016 -
          Editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 2016 -
          Editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Computers, (2015 - 2016)
          Editorial board member of IEEE Internet Computing, 2014 -
          Editorial board member of Springer Computing, 2012 -
          Editorial board member of Elsevier Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, 2011 -
          Editorial board member of Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 2010 -
          Guest Editor of IEEE Internet Computing: Fog Computing (Mar/April 2017)
          Guest Editor of IEEE Internet Computing: Energy-Efficient Data Centers (July/August 2017)
          Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing: Edge/Fog Computing and Services, Due Oct. 31, 2017
          Steering committee chair of IEEE/ACM Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC 2017)
          Steering committee chair of IEEE/ACM Connected Health (CHASE 2017)
          Steering committee member of HotWeb, IGSC, NPC,CIC
          Advisory board member of IEEE Internet of Things Journal

          Chair, NSF Workshop on Grand Challenges in Edge Computing  
          General Chairs: CHASE16, HotWeb15
          Program Chairs: IGSC16, CoolDC16
          Track Chair: ICDCS17 on "Edge and Fog Computing", December 12, 2016.
          Track Chair: ICPP16 on "Data Centers and Cloud Computing"
          Workshop Chairs: IGCC14, IGCC13
          PC members: IC2E17, HotWeb16, BigData16, IC2E16, HotPower15, IGSC15, MedicalCPS15, ICPP15, CCGrid15

Recent Invited Talks

11/29/16 Univeristy of Buffalo, Edge Computing: Vision, Challenges and Beyond
11/14/16 Inspur Technologies Co. Ltd., A Case for Edge Computing
05/23/16 University of Science and Technology of China, Energy-Efficient Computing: Vision and Challenges
01/15/16  CECS seminar at University of Michigan at Dearborn, Toward Energy-Efficient Computing
11/12/15  Panel moderator on "Web, Internet and Edge Computing" (HotWeb 2015)
10/15/15  Keynote at IEEE HealthCom'15, Wireless Health: Opportunities, Challenges and Beyond
10/08/15  Distinguished Seminar Talk at Michigan Technological University, Toward Energy-Efficient Computing


          CSC4290/4991 Introduction to Computer Networks [W06, F07]
          CSC5250 Networking, Distributed and Concurrent Programming [F02, W03, F06, F07, F08, F09, F10, F11, F12]
          CSC5270/5991 Computer Systems Security [F04, F05]
          CSC7260 Distributed Systems [F03, W04, W05, W06, W07, W08, W10, W11, W12, W13, W16, W17]
          CSC8260 Seminar on Distributed Systems [F04, F06, F08, F11]

In the News

          [Engineering]: Computer Science Professor appointed to Editorial Positions
          [Today@Wayne]: Wayne State University joins the OpenFog Consortium
          [Today@Wayne]: WSU program to innovate in Detroit "Internet of Things"
          [Engineering]: Two College of Engineering Professors named IEEE Fellows
          [NewsWise]: Sustainable Computing and Computer Systems Expert to Serve as NSF Program Director
          [Popular Science]: How Will We Keep Track of Our Robot Minions?
          [Robotics Tomorrow]: LOBOT Technique Provides Accurate, Real-Time, 3-D Positions for Robotic Vehicles
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Phone: (313) 577-3186, Email: weisong AT wayne dot edu, Skype: professorshi, Twitter: @shiweisong