Weisong Shi

   Professor of Computer Science
   Wayne State University

Mobile and Internet Systems Laboratory (MIST)
Director, Wireless Health Initiative (WHI)
   Director, Intel IoT Innovators Lab
   Office: Suite 14102, 5057 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
   Phone: (313) 577-3186     Twitter: @shiweisong
   Email: weisong@wayne.edu
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Research Areas Distributed Systems, Internet Computing, Energy-Efficient Computer Systems, Mobile 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 (MIST), Intel IoT Innovators Lab, and the Wayne 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 was 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 140 peer-reviewed publications cited by 4500+ times (H-index: 30), 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, Chrysler and so on. In addition to publications, Dr. Shi's group has released several software artifacts that are widely used in the community, including CloudAligner (downloaded 1200+ times), pTop (downloaded 500+ times), SPAN/Safari (downloaded 80+ times) and JIAJIA (used by 120 institutions around the world).  He has chaired several conferences and workshops, and served on technical program committees of numerous international conferences, including WWW, ICDCS, IGCC, ICWE, to name a few. 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). He is also the founding steering committee chair of IEEE SEC and CHASE. He 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. He is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM, a member of the USENIX.

[Foundations of Computer Systems Research]

Professional Leadership and Services

           Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on the Internet (2012 - ), 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/ACM Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC)
Steering committee chair of IEEE CHASE (Connected Health)
           Steering committee member of 
           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
Panel (co-)Chair: CIC15
PC members: IC2E16, HotPower15, IGSC15, MedicalCPS15, ICPP15, CCGrid15

CoolDC '16


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]

In the News 
[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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Publications Highlights

Power- and Energy-Efficient Computer Systems

Application Configuration Selection for Energy-Efficient Execution on Multicore Systems, accepted by Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), September 2015. (with Shinan, Bing and Devesh)

eCope: Workload-aware Elastic Customization for Power Efficiency of High-End Servers,
accepted by IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing Special Issue on Green and Energy-Efficient Cloud Computing. July 2015. (with Bing, Shinan and Yanfei)

UPS-Aware Workload Placement in Enterprise Data Centers, accepted by IEEE Computer, May 2015. (with Quan)

Energy-Efficiency Comparison of Mobile Platforms and Applications: A Quantitative Approach, in Proceedings of the Sixteenth Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (ACM HotMobile 2015), Sante Fe, Feb. 12-13, 2015. (with Grace and Monica)

One Charge for One Week: Hype or Reality?, in Proceedings of the 2014 International Green Computing Conference (IGCC), Dallas, TX USA, November 3-5, 2014. (with Huizi, Bing and Hui)

Energy-aware Scheduling of MapReduce Jobs for Big Data Applications,
accepted by IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. September 2014. (with Lena, Mahyar, Daniel and Quan)

HERO: A Smart-Phone Application for Location Based Emissions Estimates,
Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, September 2014. (with Michellle, Guoyao, Carol, Shawn, Yang, Caisheng, Stephen and Cheng-Zhong). [software]

BatteryExtender: An Adaptive User-Guided Tool for Power Management of Mobile Devices, in Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2014), Seattle, USA, Sep. 13-17, 2014. (with Grace, Monica and Abhishek) Best Paper Nominee Award.

RESCUE: An Energy-Aware Scheduler for Cloud Environments,
Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems special issue on Energy-Aware Resource Management and Scheduling (EARMS),
Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2014, Pages 215–224. (with Quan, Grace and Suhdarsan)

Power Behavior Analysis of Mobile Applications using Bugu, Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2014, Pages 183–195.  (with Huizi and Hui)

CPT: An Energy Efficiency Model for Multicore Computer Systems,
in Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Energy-Efficient Design (WEED), in conjunction with ACM/IEEE ISCA-39, Tel-Aviv, Israel, June 23, 2013. (with Shinan and Bing). 

Safari: Function-level Power Analysis using Automatic Instrumentation,
in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Energy-aware Computing (ICEAC), December 3-5, 2012. Cyprus.  (with Shinan, Huizi, Lingjun and Abhishek)  [Software]

Low Power Cache Architecture with Hybrid Approach of Filtering Unnecessary Way Access,
in Proceedings of 2012 National Annual Conference on High Performance Computing (HPCChina), Oct 27-31, 2012. ZhangJiaJie, Hunan, China. Best Paper Award. (with Lingjun, Yuanchao, Dongrui and Jie)

Experimental Analysis of Application Specific Energy Efficiency of Data Centers with Heterogeneous Servers
, in Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (Cloud '12), June 2012. (with Grace, Sudharsan, and Monica)

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)

The Seventh Cell of a Six-Cell Battery, in Proceedings of the third Workshop on Energy-Efficient Design (WEED 2011), June 5, 2011, in conjunction with ISCA-38, 2011. (with Delyan and Youhuizi)

SPAN: A Software Power Analyzer for Multicore Computer Systems,  Elsevier Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, Vol. 1, No.1, pp. 23-34, January 2011. (with Shinan and Hui)  [Software]

pTop: A Process-level Power Profiling Tool, in Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Power Aware Computing and Systems (HotPower'09), Big Sky, MT, October 10, 2009. (with Thanh and Suhib) [Software]

Data Centers and Cloud

Characterizing Disk Failures with Quantified Disk Degradation Signatures: An Early Experience, in Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC), Atlanta, GA. Oct 4-6, 2015.  (with Song, Song and Quan)

Resource Scheduling in Data-Centric Systems, in Handbook on Data Centers, S. U. Khan and A. Y. Zomaya, Eds., March 2015, pp. 1307-1330. Springer-Verlag, New York, USA. (with Zujie and Xiaohong)

Towards Realistic Benchmarking in Cloud File Systes: Early Experiences, in Procceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC), Raleigh, NC, Oct. 26-28, 2014. (with Zujie and Jian)

Workload Analysis, Implications and Optimization on a Production Hadoop Cluster: A Case Study on Taobao IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Vol. 7, No. 2,  April-June 2014. pp.307-321. (with Zujie, Jian, Xianghua and Min)

Cost-aware Cooperative Resource Provisioning for Heterogeneous Workloads in Data Centers, IEEE Transactions on Computers, Vol. 62, No. 11, November 2013. pp. 2155-2168. (with Jianfeng, Lei, Xiaona, Chuliang and Wenyao)

A Two-Tiered On-Demand Resource Allocation Mechanism for VM-Based Data Centers, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Vol. 6, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2013, pp. 116-129. (with Ying and Yuzhong)

Workload Characterization on a Production Hadoop Cluster: A Case Study on Taobao,  2012 IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC), November 4-6, 2012, San Diego, USA. The Best Paper Award (with Zujie, Xianghua, Jian and Min) 

Improving Resource Efficiency in Data Centers using Reputation-based Resource Selection, Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 2012. pp. 138-150. (with Tung)

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)

CloudAligner: A fast and full-featured MapReduce based tool for Sequence MappingBMC Research Notes, June 2011, 4:171. (with Tung and Douglas)  (highly accessed) [Software]

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 ComputingJournal of Parallel and Distributed Computing,  Vol. 70, No. 2, pp. 111-125, Feb. 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)

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)

Mobile and Internet Computing

Chameleon: Personalized and Adaptive Fall Detection of Elderly People in Home-based Environments, accepted by International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNet), January 2015. (with Lingmei)

The Relationship of Chronic and Momentary Work Stress to Cardiac Reactivity in Women Managers: Feasibility of a Smart Phone-Assisted Assessment System, accepted by Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine. May 2014. (with Mark, Clairy, Richard, Helene, Shinan, Anders and Bengt) (news)

TrPF: A Trajectory Privacy-Preserving Framework for Participatory SensingIEEE 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 SystemTelemedicine and e-HealthVol. 19, No. 5, May 2013, pp. 415-29.  (with Quan and Lingmei)

LOBOT: Low-Cost, Self-Contained Localization of Small-Sized Ground Robotic Vehicles,  IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 24, No. 4, April 2013. (with Guoxing), selected as the Spotlight paper for April 2013.  [Popular Science]

Design and Implementation of TARF: A Trust-Aware Routing Framework for WSNs, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure ComputingVol. 9, No. 2, March/April 2012. pp. 184-197.  (with Guoxing and Julia)

P2P Streaming Content Delivery Systems,  Chapter 3 of Next Generation Content Delivery Infrastructures: Emerging Paradigms and Technologies, edited by Giancarlo Fortino and Carlos E. Palau, June 2012. pages 55-77. 

Wukong: A Cloud-Oriented File Service for Mobile Internet ServicesJournal of Parallel and Distributed ComputingVol. 72, No. 2, Feb. 2012. pp. 171-184.  (with Huajian, Nong and Yutong)

SensorTrust: A Resilient Trust Model for Wireless Sensing Systems,  Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Vol. 7, No. 4, August 2011, pp. 509-522.  (with Guoxing and Julia)

Providing Hierarchical Lookup Service for P2P-VoD Systems, accepted by ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, May 2011. (with Tieying, Xueqi, Jianming and Zhenghua)

Trust and Reputation Management, IEEE Internet Computing Magazine, Sep/Oct 2010. (with Ling)

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)

 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)

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)

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)

Analysis of Ratings on Trust Inference in Open EnvironmentsElsevier Performance Evaluation, Vol. 65, No. 2, pp. 99-128, Feb. 2008. (with Zhengqiang)

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.

Accelerating Dynamic Web Content Delivery using Keyword-based Fragment DetectionJournal 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 ContentJournal 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) 

More papers can be found at the MIST Lab web site.