Reseaerch Interests

Distributed 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 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 Resarch (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 150 peer-reviewed publications cited by 5000+ times (H-index: 32), 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 1200+ times), pTop (downloaded 600+ times), SPAN/Safari (downloaded 90+ times) and JIAJIA (used by 120 institutions around the world).  He is the founding steering committee chair of IEEE SEC and CHASE, founding program co-chair of USENIX CoolDC. He is the chair of the IEEE CS Technical Committee on the Internet, and serves on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Computers, 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), 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 senior member of ACM.

Professional Leadership and Services

           Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on the Internet (2012 - 2016), second term
           Editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2015 -
           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 - 
           Editorial board member of International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2009 -  
Steering committee chair of IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC)
Steering committee chair of IEEE CHASE (Connected Health)
Steering committee member of HotWeb, CIC, IGSC, NPC
Advisory board member of IEEE Internet of Things Journal

           General (Co-)Chairs: CHASE16, HotWeb15
           Program (Co-)Chair: CoolDC16
           Track (Co-)Chair: ICPP16 on "Data Centers and Cloud Computing"
           Workshop Chairs: IGCC14, IGCC13
           PC members: IC2E16, HotPower15, IGSC15, MedicalCPS15, ICPP15, CCGrid15
CoolDC '16

Recent Invited Talks

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]
CSC8260 Seminar on Distributed Systems [F04, F06, F08, F11]

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5057 Woodward Ave, Ste. 14102.2
Detroit, MI 48202
Department of Computer Science
Wayne State University
Email: weisong AT
Phone: (313) 577-3186
Skype: professorshi, Twitter:@shiweisong