Dr. Song Fu

     Associate Professor

     Associate Chair for Computer Engineering

     Director, Dependable Computing Systems Lab
     Department of Computer Science and Engineering
     University of North Texas
     Denton, Texas 76203
      


Dr. Song Fu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas. He is the Director of the Dependable Computing Systems Lab (DCS). He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology from 2008 to 2010. He obtained the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan, in 2008. His research interest is primarily in parallel, distributed and edge-cloud systems, including architecture, resilience, dependability, and resource management. His research has been supported in part by funding from the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Amazon, Cisco, Nvidia and University of North Texas.

 


[News] [Research Interests] [Selected Publications] [Teaching] [Students] [Services] [Correspondence] {Publications}

 


 News

  • Awarded a research grant from LANL for developing system monitoring and analytics system, May 2018.
  • A collaborative paper on characterizing interconnect errors was accepted by IEEE International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2018).
  • George will be a research intern at Los Alamos National Lab in the summer of 2018.
  • Awarded a research grant from LANL for developing resilient parallel file system, March 2018.
  • George, Song and Zongze received travel grants from ACM HPDC 2017. They present our research at HPDC. Congratulations!
  • Linfei was admitted to the University of Chicago. Congratulations!
  • Matthew is an intern at Texas Instruments and Zongze is a research intern at Los Alamos National Lab in the summer of 2017.
  • Two papers were recently accepted by IEEE International Conference on Smart City (SmartCity 2016) and IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA 2016).
  • Awarded an NSF grant on building disk performance and failure signatures, August 2016.


Research Interests

As parallel and distributed computing systems become more and more large-scale and complex, new foundations are needed for understanding and controlling their integral properties. Dr. Fu’s research is dedicated to the investigation, establishment, and experimental evaluation of new theoretical foundations and system artifacts to significantly improve the system resilience, power & energy, and performance. His research interest is primarily in parallel, distributed and cloud systems, including

 

  • Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Resilience and Failure Management
  • Edge Computing and Resource Management
  • Containerization and Virtualization
  • Smart Storage and Storage Reliability
  • Anomaly Detection and Failure Diagnosis
  • Power Management and Energy Efficiency
  • Smart Cities and Smart Communities


Selected and Recent Publications  [Complete list]

  • Understanding and Analyzing Interconnect Errors and Network Congestion on a Large Scale System, IEEE/IFIP DSN'18.
  • UNS: A Portable, Mobile, and Exchangeable Namespace for Supporting Fetch-From-Anywhere Big Data Eco-Systems, IEEE DataCom'18.
  • Incorporate Proactive Data Protection in ZFS Towards Reliable Storage Systems, IEEE DataCom'18.
  • Event Block Identification and Analysis for Effective Anomaly Detection to Build Reliable HPC Systems, IEEE HPCC'18.
  • Characterizing Power and Energy Efficiency of Legion Runtime and Applications: An Early Experience, IEEE IGSC'16.
  • Improving Coding Performance and Energy Efficiency of Erasure Coding Process for Storage Systems, IEEE CLOUD'16.
  • An Optimal Police Patrol Planning Strategy for Smart City Safety, IEEE SmartCity'16.
  • TracSim: Simulating and Scheduling Trapped Power Capacity to Maximize Machine Room Throughput, Parallel Computing, 2016.
  • Characterizing Disk Failures with Quantified Disk Degradation Signatures: An Early Experience, IEEE IISWC'15.
  • Measurement and Characterization of Haswell Power and Energy Consumption, E2SC in IEEE/ACM SC'15.
  • F-SEFI: A Fine-Grained Soft Error Fault Injection Tool for Profiling Application Vulnerability, IEEE/ACM IPDPS'14.
  • Trapped Capacity: Scheduling under a Power Cap to Maximize Machine-Room Throughput, E2SC in IEEE/ACM SC'14.
  • Adaptive Anomaly Identification by Exploring Metric Subspace in Cloud Computing Infrastructures, IEEE SRDS'13.


Teaching

Dr. Fu teaches graduate and undergraduate course related to computer architecture, operating systems, and cloud, distributed and parallel computing.

 

  • CSCE 3730: Reconfigurable Logic (F10, F11, F12, F13, F14)

  • CSCE 4610: Computer Systems Architecture (S18)

  • CSCE 4620/5620: Real-Time Operating Systems (F13, F14, F15, F16, F17)

  • CSCE 5640: Operating System Design (F12, F15, F16)

  • CSCE 5933: Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing (S11)

  • CSCE 6680: Advanced Distributed Computing  (S12, S13, S14, S15, S16)


Students

Current graduate students and research associates in the Dependable Computing Systems (DCS) Lab:    

 

  • Zhaochen Gu  (PhD student)

  • Jacob Hochstetler  (PhD candidate)

  • Song Huang  (PhD candidate. Internship at Los Alamos National Lab in 2015 and at Cisco in 2016)

  • Zongze Li  (PhD candidate. Internship at Los Alamos National Lab in 2016 and 2017)

  • Shuwen Liang  (PhD candidate)

  • Xu Ma  (PhD student)

  • Zhi (George) Qiao  (PhD candidate. Internship at Los Alamos National Lab in 2018)

  • Sihai Tang  (PhD student)

  • Matthew Davidson  (Master's student)

  • Nandini Damera  (Master's student)

  • Kranthi Kumar Tatoju  (Master's student)

  • Haidi Chen (Undergraduate student)

 

Alumni

  • Qiang Guan  (Ph.D., 2014)  Current employment: Assistant Professor at Kent State University, Ohio

  • Ziming Zhang  (Ph.D., 2015)  Current employment: OGRE Systems, Inc.

  • Bayaner Arigong (Ph.D., 2015. co-advised with Dr. Hualiang Zhang)  Current employment: Assistant Professor at Washington State University Vancouver, Washington

  • Jin Shao (Ph.D., 2015. co-advised with Dr. Hualiang Zhang)  Current employment: Infineon Technologies

  • Husanbir Singh Pannu  (Ph.D., 2012, with Dr. Jianguo Liu)  Current employment: CalPERS

  • Milko Balakchiev  (M.S., 2015. with thesis)  Current employment: Mede Analytics, Inc.

  • Ramureddy Venumuddala  (M.S., 2015. with thesis)  Current employment: Namitus Technologies, Inc.

  • Nanda Rampura Vijaykumar  (M.S., 2017)

  • Gayathri Narayanasamy  (M.S., 2015)

  • Savitha Chintakindi  (M.S., 2013)

  • Devender Singh  (M.S., 2012)

  • Neeraja Ganesh  (M.S., 2012)

  • Kayleigh Bush  (B.S., 2013)

  • Yash Ramamurthy  (B.S., 2013)

  • Chi-Chen Chiu  (B.S., 2012)

  • Oluwaseun Adeyemi  (B.S., 2011)

  • Yosef Borga  (Undergraduate research student, SUPER program, 2011)

  • Linfei Li (TAMS student, 2015-2017, now studies at the University of Chicago)

  • Jason He (TAMS high school student, 2012-2014, received two awards in the 2013 DFW Science and Engineering Fair)

  • Michael Wang  (TAMS high school student, 2012)

  • Xiajun Wang (Visiting scholar, 2013-2014)


Professional Services

Dr. Fu serves as an Editor and Guest Editor for three international journal. He has participated in the program committees of several international conferences and workshops in his field.

 

  • Panelist for U.S. National Science Foundation; Proposal Reviewer for Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation, South Carolina Institutions of Higher Education.
  • General Chair, 35th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC 2016)
  • Workshop Chair, 26th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2017)
  • Travel Grant Chair, 24th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2015)
  • General Vice-Chair, 32nd IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC 2013)
  • Program Chair, 31st IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC 2012)
  • Publication Chair, 30th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC 2011)
  • Track Chair, 20th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2011)
  • Registration Chair, IEEE International Symposium on Electronic System Design (ISED 2011)
  • Poster Chair, 29th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC 2010)
  • Program Committee, IEEE/ACM IPDPS 2018, IEEE ISM 2015, IEEE CLOUD 2015, IEEE CLOUDNET 2015, IEEE CLOUDNET 2014, ACM BodyNet 2014, IARIA CLOUD COMPUTING 2014, ACM BodyNet 2013, IEEE NAS 2013, IARIA INTERNET 2013, IEEE COMPSAC 2012, IEEE NAS 2012, IEEE I-SPAN 2012, FTRA FutureTech 2012, IEEE ICPADS 2010, IEEE AINA 2010, IEEE CloudCom 2010, ACM IC3 2010, IEEE I-SPAN 2009, ACM Compute 2009, IEEE FCST 2009, IEEE AINA 2009, ACM IC3 2009, IEEE/IFIP EUC 2008.
  • Paper Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), IEEE Transactions on Computers (TOC), IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC), IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), Journal of Supercomputing (JSC).
  • IEEE senior member
  • Member of ACM, ASEE and Sigma Xi.


Correspondence

Postal Mail

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Department of Computer Science & Engineering

University of North Texas

1155 Union Circle #311366

Denton, Texas 76203

Phone: (940) 565-2341 (Office)

Email: Song.Fu@unt.edu 

Fax:  (940) 565-2799

 

 

 

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