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 (about 30 miles north of Dallas)

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 IoT-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, Xilinx and University of North Texas.


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  • We organized a Workshop on Connected Autonomous Vehicles on August 1, 2019 at UNT.
  • Our project on self-driving cars and edge computing attracted media coverage: NTTV Denton Record-Chronicle, KRLD Radio, UNT News, and UNT CENG.
  • Our paper on feature-level cooperative perception on vehicular edge was accepted by ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC 2019). 
  • Song Huang successfully defended his doctoral dissertation. Congrats, Dr. Huang!
  • A project on vehicular edge computing and security was funded by NSF, January 2019.
  • Our paper on reliable storage systems was accepted by the 38th IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2019).
  • A paper on connected autonomous vehicles was accepted by the 39th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2019). Here is our demo.
  • A paper on disk failure prediction was accepted by the 16th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2019).
  • A paper on compaction optimization for KV stores was accepted by the 48th ACM/IEEE Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2019).
  • George and Zongze join Los Alamos National Lab as research interns in the summer of 2019.
  • A recent work on embedded deep learning for vehicular edge computing will be presented in ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC 2018).
  • 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).
  • Awarded a research grant from LANL for developing resilient parallel file system, March 2018.

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, edge and cloud systems, including


  • Distributed and Parallel Systems
  • IoT, Edge, and Cloud Computing
  • Resilience and Failure Management
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Containerization and Resource Management
  • Smart and Reliable Storage Systems
  • Power Management and Energy Efficiency

Selected and Recent Publications  [Complete list]

  • F-Cooper: Feature based Cooperative Perception for Autonomous Vehicle Edge Computing System Using 3D Point Clouds, ACM/IEEE SEC'19.
  • Exploring Declustered Software RAID for Enhanced Reliability and Recovery Performance, IEEE SRDS'19.
  • Characterizing Disk Health Degradation and Proactively Protecting Against Disk Failures for Reliable Storage Systems, IEEE ICAC'19.
  • Cooper: Cooperative Perception for Connected Autonomous Vehicles based on 3D Point Clouds, IEEE ICDCS'19.
  • Characterizing and Modeling Reliability of Declustered RAID, IEEE/IFIP DSN'19.
  • Near-Data Processing-Enabled and Time-Aware Compaction Optimization for LSM-tree-based Key-Value Stores, ACM/IEEE ICPP'19.
  • Understanding and Analyzing Interconnect Errors and Network Congestion on a Large Scale System, IEEE/IFIP DSN'18.
  • Reliability Characterization of Solid State Drives in a Scalable Production Datacenter, IEEE BigData'18.
  • ACTOR: Active Cloud Storage with Energy-Efficient On-Drive Data Processing, IEEE BigData'18.
  • Incorporate Proactive Data Protection in ZFS Towards Reliable Storage Systems, IEEE DataCom'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.


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 Architecture (S18, S19)

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

  • CSCE 5610: Computer Systems Architecture (F19)

  • 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)


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


  • Zhaochen Gu  (PhD student)

  • Jacob Hochstetler  (PhD candidate)

  • Beilei Jiang  (PhD student, co-advised with Dr. Hui Zhao)

  • Zongze Li  (PhD candidate. Internship at Los Alamos National Lab in 2016, 2017, and 2019)

  • Shuwen Liang  (PhD candidate)

  • Xu Ma  (PhD candidate)

  • Zhi (George) Qiao  (PhD candidate. Internship at Los Alamos National Lab in 2018 and 2019)

  • Sihai Tang  (PhD student)

  • Haidi Chen  (Master's student)

  • Matthew Davidson  (Master's student)

  • Nandini Damera  (Master's student)

  • Fanjie Ye (Undergraduate student)

  • Jason Hirsch (TAMS student)



  • Song Huang  (Ph.D., 2019)  Current employment: Allstate Corporation

  • 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: Qorvo, Inc., Adjunct Faculty at the University of North Texas

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

  • Husanbir Singh Pannu  (Ph.D., 2012, with Dr. Jianguo Liu)  Current employment: Assistant Professor at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, India

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

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

  • Kranthi Kumar Tatoju  (M.S., 2018)

  • 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, IPDPS 2019, ICCD 2019, IGSC 2019, IEEE/ACM IPDPS 2018, ISM 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.


Postal Mail


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