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 (Ph.D. advisor: Prof. Cheng-Zhong Xu). 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 cloud computing and distributed and parallel systems, including architecture, 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, and University of North Texas.

 


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

 


 News

  • Qiang successfully passed his dissertation defense and joined Los Alamos National Laboratory as an associate researcher. Congratulations, Dr. Guan!
  • Qiang's paper on soft error fault injection was accepted by the 28th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), May 2014. Qiang received the IPDPS travel award.
  • Two papers on resilience and power management, collaborated with Los Alamos National Lab, were submitted to IEEE/ACM Supercomputing Conference (SC 2014); one paper on soft errors was submitted to SRDS 2014.
  • Qiang will present "Towards Exploring the Soft Error Susceptibility of Heapsort Algorithms" on the 44th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2014).
  • Xiajun's paper on workload characterization was accepted by the fourth Workshop on Big Data Benchmarks, Performance Optimization and Emerging Hardware in conjunction with the 19th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), March 2014.
  • Jason was awarded as a winner in the 2013 Showcase of Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE).
  • Our paper on adaptive anomaly detection was accepted by the 32nd IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS), 2013.
  • TAMS student Jason He received two awards from US Navy and American Society for Quality in the 2013 DFW Science and Engineering Fair. Congratulations!
  • Welcome new members joining our DCS Lab: Xiajun Wang (visiting scholar), Song Huang (PhD student) and Milko Balakchiev (Master's student).


Research Interests

As distributed and cloud 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 reliability, availability, security, and performance. His research interest is primarily in cloud computing and distributed and parallel systems, including

 

  • High Performance Computing and Parallel Systems
  • Cloud and Distributed Systems
  • Resilience and Failure/Error Management
  • Autonomic Resource Management and Reconfiguration
  • Power Management and Energy Efficiency
  • Workload Modeling and Performance Evaluation
  • Virtualization Technologies and Security


Selected Publications

  • F-SEFI: A Fine-Grained Soft Error Fault Injection Tool for Profiling Application Vulnerability, IEEE/ACM IPDPS'14.
  • Characterizing Workload of Web Applications on Virtualized Servers, BPOE-4 in ACM ASPLOS'14.
  • Towards Exploring the Soft Error Susceptibility of Heapsort Algorithms (Poster), IEEE/IFIP DSN'14.
  • Adaptive Anomaly Identification by Exploring Metric Subspace in Cloud Computing Infrastructures, IEEE SRDS'13.
  • Wavelet-Based Multi-Scale Anomaly Identification in Cloud Computing Systems, IEEE GLOBECOM'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.
  • An Adaptive Power Management Framework for Autonomic Resource Configuration in Cloud Computing Infrastructures, IEEE IPCCC'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. 
  • More …


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)

  • CSCE 5620: Real-Time Operating Systems (F13)

  • CSCE 4600/5640: Operating System Design (F12)

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

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


Students

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

 

  • Ziming Zhang  (PhD candidate. Internship at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2013 and 2011)

  • Song Huang  (PhD student)

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

  • Bayaner Arigong (PhD candidate, co-advised with Dr. Hualiang Zhang)

  • Ramureddy Venumuddala  (Master's student)

  • Brisia Munoz  (Master's student)

  • Siddhartha Katragadda  (Master's student)

  • Milko Balakchiev  (Master's student)

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

  • Alex Lu (TAMS student)

  • Xiajun Wang (Visiting scholar)

Alumni

  • Qiang Guan  (Ph.D., 2014. Associate Researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory)

  • Husanbir Singh Pannu  (Ph.D., 2012, with Dr. Jianguo Liu)

  • 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 National Science Foundation, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, SC Institutions of Higher Education.
  • 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 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.


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

 

 

Last updated in May 2014

 

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