Professor C.L. Wang

BS Nat. Taiwan; MS, PhD S. Calif
BEng(CE) Programme Coordinator; Professor

Tel: (+852) 2857 8458
Fax: (+852) 2559 8447
Email: clwang<at>

Professor Cho-Li Wang received his B.S. degree in Computer Science and Information Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1985. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from University of Southern California in 1990 and 1995 respectively. He is currently a professor at the Department of Computer Science. Professor Wang's research interests include parallel architecture, software systems for Cluster and Grid computing, and virtualization techniques for Cloud computing. Recently, he starts working on software transaction memory for multicore/GPU clusters and multi-kernel operating systems for future single-chip manycore processor. Professor Wang has published more than 130 papers in various peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is/was on the editorial boards of several international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), Multiagent and Grid Systems (MGS), Journal of Information Science and Engineering (JISE), International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications (JPCC), ICST Transactions on Scalable Information Systems (SIS). He was the program chair for Cluster’03, CCGrid'09, InfoScale’09, and ICPADS’09, ISPA’11, FCST’11, FutureTech’12, and Cluster2012; and the General Chair for IPDPS2012. He has also served as program committee members for numerous international conferences, including IPDPS, CCGrid, Cloud, CloudCom, Grid, HiPC, ICPP, and ICPADS. Professor Wang is the primary investigator of China 863 project "Hong Kong University Grid Point'' (2006-2011). The HKU Grid point consists of 3004 CPU cores (31.45 Teraflops), which offers parallel computing services for the China National Grid (CNGrid) and is used as a testbed for Cloud-related systems development. He has been invited to give keynote and plenary talk related to Distributed JVM design and Cloud Computing at various international conferences.

Research Interests

Operating Systems, Virtual Machines and Cloud Computing, Manycore/GPU Computing, Distributed Java Virtual Machines.

Selected Publications

  • L. Cheng and C.L. Wang, Network Performance Isolation for Latency-sensitive Cloud Applications, Future Generation Computer Systems, June 2012
  • C.L. Wang, K.T. Lam and K.K. Ma, A Computation Migration Approach to Elasticity of Cloud Computing, Network and Traffic Engineering in Emerging Distributed Computing Applications, pp. 145-178, July, 2012, IGI Global
  • S. Di and C.L. Wang, Dynamic Optimization of Multi-Attribute Resource Allocation in Self-Organizing Clouds, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), 14 May 2012
  • S. Di and C.L. Wang, Decentralized Proactive Resource Allocation for Maximizing Throughput of P2P Grid, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), Vol. 72, No. 2, February 2012, pp. 308–321
  • K.K. Ma, K.T. Lam, C.L. Wang, eXCloud: Transparent Runtime Support for Scaling Mobile Applications, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Service Computing (CSC2011), December 12-14, 2011, Hong Kong, China. (Best Paper Award)
  • Z. Xu, S. Di, W. Zhang, L. Cheng, and C.L. Wang, WAVNet: Wide-Area Network Virtualization Technique for Virtual Private Cloud, 2011 International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP2011), September 13-16, 2011, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • K.T. Lam, C.L. Wang, Web Application Server Clustering: the Distributed JVM Approach, Handbook of Research on Scalable Computing Technologies, IGI Global, pp.658-681, July 2009.
  • W. Zhu, C.L. Wang and F.C.M. Lau, JESSICA2: A Distributed Java Virtual Machine with Transparent Thread Migration Support, IEEE Fourth International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster2002) Chicago, USA - September 23-26, 2002, pp. 381-388, 2002 (# of GoogleScholar Citations: 115)
  • M.J.M. Ma, C.L. Wang, F.C.M. Lau, JESSICA: Java-Enabled Single-System-Image Computing Architecture, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Vol. 60, No. 10, October 2000, pp. 1194-1222. (# of GoogleScholar Citations: 119)

Recent Research Grants

  • RGC's General Research Fund (2012-2015): Scalable Cloud-on-Chip Runtime Support with Software Coherence for Future 1000-Core Tiled Architectures.
  • RGC's General Research Fund (2011-2013): Transparent Runtime and Memory Coherence Support for GPU Based Heterogeneous Many-Core Architecture.
  • RGC's General Research Fund (2009-2011): Adaptive Software Support for Fine-Grained Distributed Object Sharing on Multicore Clusters.
  • UGC's Special Equipment Grant (Co-I, 2008-2012) : HKU Grid Point for Systems Research and Applications in Multiple Disciplines, HK$10M.
  • 国家自然科学基金重点项目(Co-I, 2008-2009): 普适计算的关键理论与技术研究, RMB 2M.
  • China 863 Project (2006-2010): 香港大学网格自适应服务技术研究 (CNGrid HKU Grid Point).
  • RGC's General Research Fund (2006-2008): An Advanced Distributed Java Virtual Machine on Commodity Clusters for High-Performance Memory-Intensive Computing.