Keynote Talks

Day 1

Keynote: Prof. Yunhao Liu,Tsinghua University

Talk Title:
On Large Scale Internet of Things

Bio: Yunhao Liu received his BS degree in Automation Department from Tsinghua University, and an MA degree in Beijing Foreign Studies University, China. He received an MS and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University, USA. Being ACM Fellow and IEEE Fellow, Yunhao is now ChangJiang Professor at Tsinghua University. His research interests include Sensor Network and IoT, Localization, RFID, Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing.

Day 2

Keynote: Prof. Jie Wu,Department of Computer and Information Sciences,Temple University

Talk Title:
Collaborative Mobile Charging: From Abstraction to Solution

Abstract: Wireless energy charging using mobile vehicles has been a viable research topic recently in the area of wireless networks and mobile computing. This paper gives a short survey of recent research conducted in our research group in the area of collaborative mobile charging. In collaborative mobile charging, multiple mobile chargers work together to accomplish a given set of objectives. These objectives include charging sensors at different frequencies with a minimum number of mobile chargers and reaching the farthest sensor for a given set of mobile chargers, subject to various constraints, including speed and energy limits of mobile chargers. Through the process of problem formulation, solution construction, and future work extension for problems related to collaborative mobile charging and coverage, we present three principles for good practice in conducting research, that is, select a simple problem, find an elegant solution, and use imagination for extension.

Bio: Jie Wu is the Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs at Temple University. He also serves as the Chair and Laura H. Carnell professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. Prior to joining Tempe University, he was a program director at the National Science Foundation and was a distinguished professor at Florida Atlantic University. His current research interests include mobile computing and wireless networks, routing protocols, cloud and green computing, network trust and security, and social network applications. Dr. Wu regularly publishes in scholarly journals, conference proceedings, and books. He serves on several editorial boards, including IEEE Transactions on Service Computing and the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. Dr. Wu was general co-chair for IEEE MASS 2006, IEEE IPDPS 2008, IEEE ICDCS 2013, and ACM MobiHoc 2014, as well as program co-chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2011 and CCF CNCC 2013. He was an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor, ACM Distinguished Speaker, and chair for the IEEE Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP). Dr. Wu is a CCF Distinguished Speaker and a Fellow of the IEEE. He is the recipient of the 2011 China Computer Federation (CCF) Overseas Outstanding Achievement Award.

Day 2

Keynote: Yongxin Cui,Baidu

Talk Title:
Network Architect

Abstract: As the largest Chinese language search engine, Baidu operates hundreds of thousands servers and network elements. Besides the Search offering, Baidu maintains an eco-system including thousands of products and services developed by Baidu and its partners. The scale of the computing, storage and networking needs always outpaces the resources that can be provisioned in timely manners. Therefore, there are strong driving needs for Baidu to develop the Quality of Service solutions with a systematic approach, leveraging the most advanced technologies from the industry and adopting the best current practice from the Internet operators. In this talk, I will give an introduction of our needs, our methodologies and some of the engineering solutions implemented or being implemented. I will also share some of our observations about how to operate network QoS of an infrastructure at the Internet scale.

Bio: Yongxin has been involved in the Data Communication and Internet industry since 1999. As a network engineer, he had extensive exposure to the world of quality of service since the era of the Frame Relay and ATM, until the rise and the dominance of Ethernet/MPLS/IP. Feb 2014 - present, Network Architect, Baidu, China. Plan, design and deploy Baidu's datacenters and network infrastructure in China and globally. Sept, 2007 - Feb, 2014, Network Engineer, Google, Australia.Design, deploy and operate Google's datacenters and network infrastructure in China. Design, deploy and operate Google's global backbone network and content delivery network. June, 2006 - Sept, 2007, Manager of System Engineering, Tellabs, China. Jan, 1999 - May, 2006, System Engineer and Manager of Professional Services, Lucent Technologies, Westford, MA. He holds Master's degrees of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University and Tsinghua University.

Tutorial Talk

Day 2

Tutorial: Dr. Anwar Walid,Nokia Bell Labs

Talk Title:
Multipath TCP Algorithms: Theory and Implementation

Bio: Dr. Anwar Walid is head of the Math of Systems Department at Bell Labs, Nokia (Murray Hill, N.J.) and a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. He also served as Director of Research Partnership and University Collaborations, Bell Labs Chief Scientist Office. He received the B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Polytechnic of New York University, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York. He has 14 patents granted and more than 10 pending on various aspects of networking and computing. He received Best Paper Award from ACM SIGMETRICS, IFIP Performance, and the IEEE LANMAN. He contributed to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and co-authored RFCs. He is an associate editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Cloud Computing and IEEE Network Magazine, and was associate editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2009-2014). He served as Technical Program Co-chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2012. Since 2009, he has been an adjunct Professor at Columbia University Electrical Engineering department. Dr. Walid is an IEEE Fellow and an elected member of the IFIP Working Group 7.3.