Dr. Song Fu

     Associate Professor

     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. 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, Department of Energy, Amazon, Cisco, Nvidia and University of North Texas.

 


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

 


 News

  • Awarded an NSF grant on "Wizard: Exploiting Disk Performance Signatures for Cost-Effective Management of Large-Scale Storage Systems" (8/2016-7/2019).
  • A collaborative paper with Los Alamos National Lab on the power and energy analysis of Legion runtime and applications was accepted by IEEE International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC 2016). 
  • Zongze is a research intern at Los Alamos National Lab and Song Huang is a research intern at Cisco in the summer of 2016.
  • Awarded a research grant from DOE Los Alamos National Lab on developing a resilient object store storage, March 2016.
  • 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.
  • Awarded a research grant from DOE Los Alamos National Lab on automated anomaly detection in HPC systems, August 2015.
  • 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
  • Smart Storage and Storage Reliability
  • Power Management and Energy Efficiency
  • Autonomic Resource Management and Reconfiguration
  • High Performance Computing
  • Smart Cities and Fog Computing


Selected and Recent Publications  [Complete list]

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 


Teaching

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

 


Students

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 Lab in 2015 and at Cisco in 2016)

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

  • Shuwen Liang  (PhD student)

  • Zhi (George) Qiao  (PhD student)

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

  • Matthew Davidson  (Master's student)

  • John Louma  (Master's student)

  • Kranthi Kumar Tatoju  (Master's student)

  • Nanda Rampura Vijaykumar  (Master's student)

  • Linfei Li (TAMS student)

Alumni

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • Jason He (TAMS 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.

 

  • 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.
  • 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 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

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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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