Recent News

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  • [2016.11] PhD gaduation: Congratulations to Fanxin Kong for successfully passed his Ph.D. defense. His Ph.D. research is on Sustainable Computing.
  • [2016.11] PhD gaduation: Congratulations to Mingyuan Xia for successfully passed his Ph.D. defense. His Ph.D. research is on "Dynamic Analyses for Privacy and Performance in Mobile Applications".
  • [2016.07] Paper: Two papers accepted by IEEE Infocom 2016 .
  • [2016.10] PhD gaduation: Congratulations to Nan Zhu for successfully passed his Ph.D. defense. His Ph.D. research is on "Achieving efficient big data processing : from offline to online".
  • [2016.09] Conference Chair: I am co-chairing The Eighth ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy 2017). with Dean Krithi Ramamritham from IIT Bombay. This year ACM e-Energy will be held in the beautiful Hong Kong! Please submit your best work!
  • [2016.09] Conference Chair: I am co-chairing The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (IEEE SMARTCOMP 2017) with Prof. Klara Nahrstedt from UIUC. This year SMARTCOMP will be held in the beautiful Hong Kong! Please submit your best work!
  • [2016.07] Conference: Attended the 2016 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit. This year celebrates the 25th Year Anniversity of Microsoft Research. Speakers includ Bill Gates, Satya Nadella (Microsoft CEO), Harry Shum (EVP), Jeannette M. Wing (VP), Peter Lee (VP), Rick Rashid (CTO), Mark Russinovich (CTO) et. al.
  • [2016.07] Paper: Paper "On-Line Event-Driven Scheduling for Electric Vehicle Charging via Park-and-Charge" is accepted by IEEE RTSS 2016 .
  • [2016.06] Keynote: Attended the ACM SIGMETRICS 2016 conference. Gave a keynote talk at the GreenMetrics workshop in conjunction with SIGMETRICS 2016.
  • [2016.06] Editor: Serve on the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS) . ``TCPS is the premier journal for the publication of high-quality original research papers and survey papers that have scientific and technological understanding of the interactions of information processing, networking and physical processes.''
  • [2016.06] Paper: Paper "DRIVING: Distributed Scheduling for Video Streaming in Vehicular Wi-Fi Systems" is accepted by ACM Multimedia 2016 .
  • [2016.06] Professor S. Keshav, Cisco Chair in the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, and Chair of ACM SIGCOMM e visited my group at McGill University. Prof. Keshav gave the colloquium titled "Solar + Storage + IoT + LED = $30 Trillion". Photos:1.
  • [2016.06] Dr. Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google Google, visited McGill University, and gave the Distinguished Colloquium titled "The Evolving Internet". Dr. Cerf is an Internet pioneer, who is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet". His contributions have been acknowledged and lauded, repeatedly, with honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the ACM Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Marconi Prize and membership in the National Academy of Engineering. Photos:1.
  • [2016.04] Editor: Serve on the editorial board of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN). ToN is the premier journal of networking research.
  • [2016.03] Media: Our social network analysis and result appeared in Financial Post's news report "The Condiment Wars".
  • [2016.03] Paper: Paper "AdaSharing: Adaptive Data Sharing in Collaborative Robots" is accepted by ICDCS 2016.
  • [2015.12] Paper: Two papers accepted by ACM/IEEE 7th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS). ICCPS is the premier venue for CPS research
  • [2015.11] Paper: Two papers accepted by IEEE Infocom 2016.
  • [2015.08] Give a Keynote: Keynote speech at the Joint Conferences of IEEE RTCSA 2015, IEEE CPSNA 2015, and IEEE NVMSA 2015.
  • [2015.07] Paper: Paper "Distributed Deadline and Renewable Aware Electric Vehicle Demand Response in the Smart Grid", accepted by IEEE RTSS 2015.
  • [2015.07] Paper: Paper "Distributed Optimal Datacenter Bandwidth Allocation for Dynamic Adaptive Video Streaming", Accepted by ACM Multimedia 2015.
  • [2015.06] Paper: Paper "mZig: Enabling Multi-Packet Reception in ZigBee", accepted by ACM Mobicom 2015.
  • [2015.06] Proposal: New MITACS project got funded.
  • [2015.03] Research: Our new research on the flaws of the Facebook Like System and the study of Fake Likes. Please watch the demos here.
  • [2015.03] Publicity Plug: I am serving as the Track Chair of the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) track of the IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) 2015. RTSS is the premier conference in the area of real-time systems. Please consider to submit your best work to RTSS!
  • [2015.02] Paper: New paper "Effective Real-time Android Application Auditing", accepted by IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2015 (S&P, Oakland), 2015. Acceptance rate = 13.75%.
  • [2014.12] Dr. Jeff Dean, Senior Fellow of Google, visited my group and McGill University, and gave the Distinguished Colloquium titled "Large Scale Deep Learning". Some photos: 1, 2, 3.
  • [2014.12] Dr. Reza Zadeh from Stanford University visited my group and McGill University, and gave the Colloquium titled "Dimension Independent Similarity Computation using MapReduce (DIMSUM)". Some photos: 1, 2.
  • [2014.11] Paper: CPS Lab got 4 papers accepted by the IEEE INFOCOM 2015. Acceptance rate = 19.3%
  • [2014.10] Publicity Plug: I am organizing the 10th International Workshop on Feedback Computing (together with Prof. Karl-Erik Arzen from Lund University, and Prof. Bhuvan Urgaonkar from PSU ), co-located with CPSWeek 2015, in April in Seattle. Please consider to submit your excellent work!
  • [2014.08] Book: Our new research monograph "Datacenter Power Management in Smart Grids", will be published in the Foundations and Trends series with NOW Publishers. Update: Published in 201501.
  • [2014.08] Paper: New paper "ISC: an Iterative Social based Classifier for Adult Account Detection on Twitter", accepted by IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE).
  • [2014.07] Visited Dropbox, Square, Twitter, Pinterest in San Francisco. Here is a photo with Square and Twitter CEO and Co-Founder Jack Dorsey.
  • [2014.07] Paper: New paper "A Survey on Green-Energy-Aware Power Management for Datacenters," accepted by ACM Computing Surveys.
  • [2014.06] Paper: New papers "Intelligent Joint Spatio-temporal Management of Electric Vehicle Charging and Data Center Power Consumption," and "Right Time in Right Place: Taming Workload Oscillations in Internet Data Center Cost Management", accepted by 2014 Green Computing Conference (IGCC 2014).
  • [2014.04] Paper: New paper "BURSE: A Bursty and Self-similar Workload Generator for Cloud Computing," accepted by IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)
  • [2014.04] Paper: New paper "Efficient End-to-End Communication Services for Mixed Criticality Avionics Systems" accepted by IWQoS 2014, the premier venue on Quality of Service research.
  • [2014.03] Paper:2 new papers accepted by ICDCS 2014, with acceptance rate of 13.2% (66 accepted out of over 500 submissions). The papers are ?Cooperative and Efficient Real-time Scheduling for Automotive Communications?, and "Domo: Passive Per-Packet Delay Tomography in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks".
  • [2014.02] Student Award: Congratulate to Mingyuan Xia, a Ph.D. student in my group for being awarded the prestigious IBM Ph.D. Fellowship for 2014-2015.