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Dr. XU Hong

BEng CUHK, MASc PhD Toronto

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: B6415 YEUNG
Phone: +(852)-3442-4840
Fax: +(852)-3442-0503
Email: henry.xu@cityu.edu.hk
Web: Personal Homepage

Research Interests

  • Data center networking
  • Cloud computing
  • Data analytics systems
  • Computer systems and networking
Hong Xu, Henry, received his B.Engr (Honors, First Class) in Information Engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007, and his M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Toronto in 2010 and 2013, respectively. He is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science.

Henry works in the areas of computer networks and systems. He focuses on systems building and mathematical modeling to explore and understand the design of large-scale computer networks and networked systems. His current research interests include data center networking, NFV, and SDN. Recent projects focus on novel frameworks and protocols for high performance and programmable packet processing, network transport, and scheduling/resource allocation to support demanding applications such as data analytics systems.

Award and Achievement

  • 2012 “Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad” China Scholarship Council.
  • 2010 “McLean Graduate Fellow” University of Toronto.
  • 2007 “University of Toronto Fellowship” University of Toronto.
  • 2007 “Bell University Laboratories Scholarship” Bell Canada.
  • 2003 “HKSAR Scholarship Scheme for Mainland Students” HKSAR government.

Publication Show All Publications Show Prominent Publications


  • Xu, Hong. & Li, Baochun. (Jun 2013). Anchor: A Versatile and Efficient Framework for Resource Management in the Cloud. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Special Issue on Cloud Computing. Vol. 24, No. 6. 1066 - 1076.
  • Xu, Hong. & Li, Baochun. (May 2013). Resource Allocation with Flexible Channel Cooperation in Cognitive Radio Net- works. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. Vol. 12, No. 5. 957 - 970.
  • Xu, Hong. & Li, Baochun. (Mar 2013). A Study of Pricing for Cloud Resources. ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, Special Issue on Cloud Computing. Vol. 40, No. 4. 3 - 12.

Conference Paper

  • Xu, Hong. , Feng, Chen. & Li, Baochun. (Jun 2013). Temperature Aware Workload Management in Geo-distributed Datacenters,. USENIX ICAC. San Jose, California.
  • Xu, Hong. & Li, Baochun. (Apr 2013). Joint Request Mapping and Response Routing for Geo-distributed Cloud Ser- vices,. IEEE INFOCOM. Turin, Italy.
  • Niu, Di. , Xu, Hong. & Li, Baochun. (Mar 2012). Quality-Assured Cloud Bandwidth Auto-Scaling for Video-on-Demand Applications. IEEE INFOCOM. Orlando, Florida: .

Last update date : 12 Sep 2017