The proposed center director Prof. Xiaohua JIA has over 30 years of research experience in cloud computing and web technologies, distributed systems and mobile computing, as well as wireless sensor networks, ad hoc networks, and computer networks. Along these research directions, he has successfully obtained numerous research funding that include three HK GRF grants on cloud networks, three HK GRF grants and one CRF grant on cloud security since 2013. He has published over 400 high-quality papers. Many of his research outcomes have appeared in prestigious journals/conferences such as IEEE JSAC, ToN, TMC, TWC, TPDS, TDSC, TIFS, TCC, INFOCOM, ICDCS, etc. His total citation has exceeded 11,200, according to Google Scholar, as of January 2019. He is one of the high H-index computer scientists (H-index = 54).
The proposed center deputy director Dr. Cong WANG has over ten years of research experience in cloud computing and security. He has published over 90 papers on related topics in the past ten years. Many of these results have appeared in IEEE JSAC, ToN, TDSC, TIFS, TPDS, TMC, TMM, TSC, IEEE INFOCOM, ICDCS, ICNP, ACM Multimedia, AsiaCCS, ESORICS, etc., and jointly received over 16,400 citations according to Google Scholar as of January 2019. In particular, his two INFOCOM’10 papers, ICDCS’10 paper, and INFOCOM’11 paper have all been constantly ranked as #1, #2, #1, and #1 top accessed papers in their respective conferences in IEEE Xplore, along with many other highly ranked ones. Along these directions, he has secured numerous funding both internally and externally, including two ITF Tier 3 grants form ITC, one ECS and two GRF grants from RGC, and one general grant from NSFC (all in the capacity of PI), and one CRF grant (in the capacity of Co-I).
The proposed center member Prof. Jianping WANG has over 18 years of research experience in dependable networking, optical networks, cloud computing, service-oriented networking, and data center networks. Along these research directions, she has successfully obtained numerous research funding that include four GRF grants, one CRF grant, two NSFC grants, one ITF grant, and three grants from Huawei Technologies Ltd. She has published over 190 papers, and many of these results have appeared in the prestigious journals (e.g., TON, JSAC, JLT, TMC, TPDS, TCOM, TMM, TC) and conferences (e.g., InfoCom, MobiCom, ICDCS, ICNP, RTSS, PerCom). Her total citation has exceeded 3,800, according to Google Scholar, as of January 2019.
Prof. Xiaohua JIA is currently the Head and Chair Professor in Department of Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong. He serves/has served as an associate editor of IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (2006-2009), Wireless Networks, Journal of World Wide Web, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, etc. He also serves/has served as the General Chair of ACM MobiHoc 2008, Area-Chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2015-2017, Track Co-Chair of IEEE ICDCS 2015, 2019, etc. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Dr. Cong WANG is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong. He is one of the Founding Members of the Young Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong and received the President’s Awards from City University of Hong Kong in 2016. He serves/has served as associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, and IEEE Networking Letters, and TPC co-chairs for a number of IEEE conferences/workshops. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and Member of the ACM.
Prof. Jianping WANG is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong. She serves/has served as associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Optical Switching and Networking, Wiley's Security and Communication Networks (SCN) Journal, and IEEE Communication Letters. She also serves/has served as the TPC co-chair of IEEE IWQoS 2017, Program co-chair of ICIST 2017, TPC symposium co-chair of IEEE Globecom 2014 Optical Networks and Systems Symposium, etc. She is a Member of the IEEE.
The Department of Computer Science at CityU has three IBM BladeCenters equipped with 30 HS22 blade servers which form a server cloud of 300 virtual Windows/Linux servers for teaching and research support. In addition, we have a HTCondor high-throughput computing cluster (HTCC) consisting of one job preparation/submission node and 6 job execution nodes. Each node has two 6-core Intel Xeon CPU E5-2620 @ 2.00GHz CPU and 256 GB memory. We also have a HTCondor high-throughput GPU cluster (HTCC) consisting of 19 job execution slots (7 Nvidia V100 and 12 Nvidia K80) for computationally intensive research activities.