Program Director, NSF/CISE/CNS
Professor of Computer Science
Wayne State University
Director, Mobile and Internet Systems Laboratory (MIST)
Co-Director, Wireless Health Initiative (WHI)
Office: Suite 14102, 5057 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 577-3186 Email:
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I am currently on leave with the National Science Foundation as a Program Director for the Computer Systems Research (CSR) Program in the Division of Computer and Network Systems, Directorate of Computer and Informaton Science and Engineering. For NSF business, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustainable Computing We study enabling technologies to build future energy-efficient computing systems by exploiting the cross-layer hardware/software co-optimization and reducing the extra overhead resulted from software, ranging from mobile devices to the ultra-dense severs for data centers. We also examine how information and communication technology (ICT) can help improve water and food sustainability.
High Efficiency Computing We investigate mechanisms to enforce high efficiency computing on distributed heterogeneous resources. In this context, we are interested in robust and optimized resource and system management in terms of node behaviors, failures, power, and large-scale data processing requirements.
MESH: Mobile Computing for Environmental and Smart Health Applications We investigate enabling technologies for smart health, including digital health infrastructure, programming framework, and energy efficiency. Three applications that we are current working on are robot-assisted independent living, low-cost immunization tracking and management and chronic-illness self-management to empower individuals and the community. (See the Wireless Health Initiative)
Recent Professional ServicesChair of IEEE TC on the Internet (Oct. 2012 - Sep. 2014)
Editorial board member of Elsevier Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, 2011-
Editorial board member of EAI Transactions on Collaborative Computing, 2013-
Editorial board member of IET Wireless Sensor Systems, 2014-
Associate Editor of Springer Computing, 2012-
Editor of Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 2010-
Editor of International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2009-
Program Co-Chair of Workshop on PMP12, PMP11
Program Co-Chair of GPC13, CSE11, NPC11
Workshop Chair of IGCC14, IGCC13
PC member of IGCC14, BigData13, CCGrid13, HotPower12, Euro-Par12, WWW12, ICDCS12, ICWE12
CSC4992 Introduction to Computer Networks [W06, F07]In the News
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]
[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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Power and Energy
The Design and Analysis of Thermal-Resilient Hard-Real-Time Systems, accepted by ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems. June 2013. (with Pradeep, Nathan, Masud, Le-Yi, Shinan).
Fine-Grained Power Management Using Process-level Profiling, Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, Vol. 2, No. 1, March 2012. pp. 33-42. (with Hui and Huizi)
Energy-Aware QoS for Application Sessions across Multiple Protocol Domains in Mobile Computing, Computer Networks (COMNET), Vol. 51, No. 11, 3125-3141, August 2007. (with Hanping)
Mobile Computing and It's Applications
TrPF: A Trajectory Privacy-Preserving Framework for Participatory Sensing, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, Vol. 8, No. 6, June 2013. pp. 874-887. (with Sheng, Jianfeng and Guoxing).
HONEY: A Multimodality Fall Detection and Telecare System, Telemedicine and e-Health, . (with Quan and Lingmei)
Low-Power Fall Detection in Home-based Environments, in Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Mobihoc Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Healthcare, June 11-14, 2012, SC, USA. (with Lingmei and Quan)
LOBOT: Low-Cost, Self-Contained Localization of Small-Sized Ground Robotic Vehicles
Vol. 7, No. 4, August 2011, pp. 509-522
RD4: Role-Differentiated Cooperative Deceptive Data Detection and Filtering in VANETs, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technologies, Vol. 59, No. 3, pp. 1183-1190, March 2010. (With Kewei and Shinan)
TARF: A Trust-Aware Routing Framework for Wireless Sensor Networks, in Proceedings of 7th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN), Feb. 17-19, 2010. (accept rate < 20%) (with Guoxing and Julia)
App-MAC: An Application-Aware Event-Oriented MAC Protocol for Multimodality Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 57, No. 6, November 2008. (with Junzhao) (A full technical report version is here).
Consistency-Driven Data Quality Management in Wireless Sensor Networks, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Vol. 68, No. 9, pp. 1207-1221, September 2008. (with Kewei)
SPA: A Smart Phone Assisted Chromic Illness Self-Management System with Participatory Sensing, in Proceedings of ACM HealthNet 2008, in conjunction with ACM/USENIX MobiSys 2008, Breckenridge, Colorado, June 17, 2008. (with Kewei, Guoxing, Mark, Clairy and Bengt)
Adaptive Secure Access to Remote Services in Mobile Environments, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Vol. 1, No. 1, Jan-Mar 2008. pp.49-61. (with Hanping and Vipin)
Preserving Source Location Privacy in Monitoring-based Wireless Sensor Networks, in Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Security in Systems and Networks (SSN '06), in conjunction with IPDPS 2006. Rhode Island, Greece, April 25-29 2006. (with Yong and Loren)
Wireless Sensor Networks Security: A Survey, book chapter of Security in Distributed, Grid, and Pervasive Computing, Yang Xiao (Eds.), Auerbach Publications, pp. 367-410, April 2007. (with John, Zhengqiang and Vipin)
Fractal: A Mobile Code Based Framework for Dynamic Application Protocol Adaptation, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Vol. 66, No. 7, pp. 887-906, July 2006. (with Hanping) A preliminary version of this work has been awarded the Best Paper Award at IPDPS 2005.
Data Centers and Cloud
Workload Analysis, Implications and Optimization on a Production Hadoop Cluster: A Case Study on Taobao, accepted by IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. July 2013. (with Zujie, Jian, Xianghua and Min)
Workload Characterization on a Production Hadoop Cluster: A Case Study on Taobao, 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization, November 4-6, 2012, San Diego, USA. The Best Paper Award (with Zujie, Xianghua, Jian and Min)
In Cloud, Can Scientific Communities Benefit from the Economies of Scale? IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 23, No.2, Feb. 2012, pp.296-303. (with Lei, Jianfeng and Yi)
Utility Analysis for Internet-Oriented Consolidation in VM-based Data Centers, in Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster 2009), New Orleans, Aug. 31 - Sep. 4, 2009. (With Ying, Yanwei and Yuzhong)
A Reputation-driven Scheduler for Autonomic and Sustainable Resource Sharing in Grid Computing, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Vol. 70, No. 2, pp. 111-125, Feb. 2010. (with Zhengqiang
TRECON: A Trust-based Economic Framework for Efficient Internet Routing, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, part A, Vol. 40, No. 1., pp. 52-67, January 2010. (with Zhengqiang)
An Adaptive Rescheduling Strategy for Grid Workflow Applications, in Proceedings of the 21st IPDPS 2007, Long Beach, Mar 26 -30, 2007. ( with Zhifeng)
Trust and Reputation Management, IEEE Internet Computing Magazine, Sep/Oct 2010. (with Ling)
Failure-aware Workflow Scheduling in Cluster Environments, Cluster Computing Journal, Volume 13, No. 4, 2010, pp. 421-434.. (with Zhifeng and Chenjia)
A Survey on Dynamic Web Content Generation and Delivery Techniques, Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 32(2009), pp. 943-960. (with Jayashree and Zhifeng)
Analysis of Ratings on Trust Inference in Open Environments, Elsevier Performance Evaluation, Vol. 65, No. 2, pp. 99-128, Feb. 2008. (with Zhengqiang)
Enforcing Cooperative Resource Sharing in Untrusted Peer-to-Peer Environments, ACM Journal of Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), Vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 771-783, December 2005. (with Zhengqiang)
Accelerating Dynamic Web Content Delivery using Keyword-based Fragment Detection, Journal of Web Engineering, Vol. 4, No.1, pp. 79-99, March, 2005. A preliminary version of this work has been awarded the Best Paper Award at ICWE 2004. (with Daniel and Amrish)
PET: A PErsonalized Trust Model with Reputation and Risk Evaluation for P2P Resource Sharing, in Proceedings of HICSS'05, January, 2005. (with Zhengqiang)
Modeling Object Characteristics of Dynamic Web Content, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), Vol. 63, No. 10, pages 963-980, Oct. 2003. (with Eli and Vijay)
Workload Characterization of a Personalized Web Site ---- and Its Implications for Dynamic Content Caching, in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Content Caching and Distribution (WCW'02), Boulder, Colorado, August 14-16, 2002. (with Randy, Eli and Vijay)
CANS: Composable, Adaptive Network Services Infrastructure. Proceedings of the 3rd USENIX Symposium on Internet Technologies and Systems (USITS'01), San Francisco, March 2001. (with Xiaodong, Anatoly, Vijay)
JIAJIA: An SVM System Based on A New Cache Coherence Protocol.In Proceedings of the High Performance Computing and Networking (HPCN'99), LNCS 1593, pp. 463-472, Springer, April, 1999, Amsterdam, Netherlands. (with Weiwu and Zhimin)
More papers can be found at the MIST Lab web site.