Chair Professor of Computer and Information Science
Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology, IEEE Fellow
Dr. Cheng-Zhong Xu, IEEE Fellow, is the Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau and a Chair Professor of Computer and Information Science. He also holds a courtesy position as the Director of the Center for Cloud Computing in Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Wayne State University and the Director of Advanced Computing and Digital Engineering of SIAT. Dr. Xu's main research interests lie in parallel and distributed computing, with an emphasis on resource management for system's performance, reliability, availability, power efficiency, and security and in big data and data-driven intelligence applications. The systems of particular interest include distributed systems and the Internet, servers and cloud datacenters, scalable parallel computers, and wireless embedded devices and mobile edge systems. He published two research monographs and more than 250 papers in journals and conference proceedings, including more than 50 in IEEE/ACM transactions; his publications received more than 9000 citations with an H-index of 47. He was a Best Paper Nominee or Awardee of the 2013 IEEE High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), the 2013 ACM High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC), IEEE Cluster’2015, ICPP’2015, GPC’2018, and UIC’2018. He also received over 100 patents or PCT patents and spun off a business “Shenzhen Baidou Applied Technology” with dedication to location-based services and technologies. Dr. Xu received the most prestigious "President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching" of Wayne State University in 2002. He serves or served on a number of journal editorial boards, including IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), Science China: Information Science and ZTE Communication. Dr. Xu has been the Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP) since 2015. He obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Nanjing University in 1986 and 1989 respectively, and Ph.D. degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1993, all in Computer Science and Engineering.
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau, E11
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,
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