Dr. Song Fu

     Assistant Professor

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

Dr. Song Fu is an Assistant 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 8/2008 to 7/2010. He obtained the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan, in 2008. He received the M.S. and B.S. degrees in Computer Science from Nanjing University and Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2002 and 1999, respectively. He worked as a System Engineer at the State Grid Electric Power Research Institute in 2002. Dr. Fu's research interest is primarily in high-performance computing, distributed and cloud systems, including architecture, resilience, dependability assurance, resource management, and security. His research has been supported in part by funding from the National Science Foundation, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Amazon, Nvidia and University of North Texas.


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  • Ziming, Jin and Bayaner successfully defended their PhD dissertations, Ramureddy and Milko successfully defended their Master's theses. Congratulations!
  • A warm welcome to Jacob, Shuwen and George, who will join our group as new PhD students.
  • A collaborative paper with Wayne State University on disk failure characterization was accepted by and presented at IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC 2015), Atlanta GA.
  • A collaborative paper with Los Alamos National Lab on the power and energy characterization of Haswell-based servers was accepted by Energy Efficient Supercomputing in IEEE/ACM SC 2015, Austin TX. 
  • A research grant was recently awarded by DOE Los Alamos National Lab to fund our project on automated anomaly detection in HPC systems.
  • Two papers were accepted by IEEE International Symposium on Dependable Computing, 2015.

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 high-performance computing, distributed and cloud systems, including


  • Resilience and Failure/Error Management
  • Anomaly Detection and Failure Diagnosis
  • Power Management and Energy Efficiency
  • Soft Error Detection and Correction
  • Autonomic Resource Management and Reconfiguration
  • Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems

Selected and Recent Publications  [Complete list]

  • Characterizing Disk Failures with Quantified Disk Degradation Signatures: An Early Experience, IEEE IISWC'15.
  • TracSim: Simulating and Scheduling Trapped Power Capacity to Maximize Machine Room Throughput, Parallel Computing, 2015.
  • Measurement and Characterization of Haswell Power and Energy Consumption, E2SC in IEEE/ACM SC'15.
  • Empirical Studies of the Soft Error Susceptibility of Sorting Algorithms to Statistical Fault Injection, FTXS in ACM HPDC'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.
  • Autonomic Failure Identification and Diagnosis for Building Dependable Computing Systems, IEEE/ACM SC'13. 
  • AAD: Adaptive Anomaly Detection System for Cloud Computing Infrastructures, IEEE SRDS'12.
  • Quantifying Event Correlations for Proactive Failure Management in Networked Computing Systems, JPDC, 2010.
  • Failure-Aware Resource Management for High-Availability Computing Clusters, JPDC, 2010.
  • Random Choices for Churn Resilient Load Balancing in Peer-to-Peer Networks, IEEE/ACM IPDPS'08. 
  • Exploring Event Correlation for Failure Prediction in Coalitions of Clusters, IEEE/ACM SC'07. 
  • Quantifying Temporal and Spatial Correlation of Failure Events for Proactive Management, IEEE SRDS'07. 


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


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

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

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

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

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


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


  • Jacob Hochstetler  (PhD student)

  • Song Huang  (PhD candidate. Internship at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2015)

  • Zongze Li  (PhD student)

  • Shuwen Liang  (PhD student)

  • Zhi (George) Qiao  (PhD student)

  • Mahendra Talasila  (PhD candidate, co-advised with Dr. Shengli Fu)

  • John Louma  (Master's student)

  • Brisia Munoz  (Master's student)

  • Gayathri Narayanasamy  (Master's student)

  • Jason He (TAMS student, received two awards in the 2013 DFW Science and Engineering Fair)

  • Xiajun Wang (Visiting scholar)


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

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

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

  • Qiang Guan  (Ph.D., 2014)  Current employment: Research Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • Michael Wang  (TAMS high school student, 2012)

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.


  • Proposal Reviewer for U.S. National Science Foundation, 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.
  • 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 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).
  • Member, ACM, IEEE, ASEE and Sigma Xi.
  • Member, CSE Executive Committee and CSE Undergraduate Committee at UNT.


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




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