Wayne State University


Since 2014, Dr. Shi has been advocating Edge Computing (Fog Computing), a new computing paradigm in which the computing resources are placed at the edge of the Internet, in close proximity to mobile devices, sensors, end users and the emerging Internet of Everything. He co-chaired the NSF Workshop on Grand Challenges in Edge Computing, and was the founding steering committee chair of ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC). In 2018, Dr. Shi has led the development of IEEE Course on Edge Computing. In 2019, Dr. Shi serves as the lead guest editor for the edge computing special issue on the prestigious Proceedings of the IEEE journal. Check out his books on Edge Computing: 《边缘计算》 by Science Press and “Edge Computing: A Primer” by Springer. Their work on edge computing is in part supported by NSF and several industry partners, such as Facebook. Dr. Shi and the CAR lab was recently featured on IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magzine.

Dr. Shi is also well known for his research and leadership on smart and connected health. He leads the Wireless Health Initiative at Wayne State University, and serves as the founding Editor-In-Chief of Smart Health Journal. In 2016, he served as the founding steering committee chair of IEEE/ACM Conference on Connected Health (CHASE).

Dr. Shi is a recipient of the National Outstanding Ph.D. dissertation award of China (2002), the NSF CAREER award (2007), Wayne State University Career Development Chair award (2009), Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow (2015), College of Engineering Faculty Research Excellence Award (2016), the Best Paper award of ICWE'04, IEEE IPDPS'05, HPCChina'12 and IEEE IISWC'12, the Best Paper Nominee award of ACM UbiComp'14, and the Best Student Paper Award of IEEE HealthCom'15. He is an IEEE Fellow and a Distinguished Scientist of ACM.

Dr. Shi was on leave with the National Science Foundation as a program director in the Division of Computer and Network Systems, Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering during 2013-2015. During his tenure at NSF, Dr. Shi mainly responsible for the Computer Systems Research (CSR) core program and two crosscutting programs, including Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES), Smart and Connected Health (SCH).

Chinese Biography

Professional Leadership and Services

Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on the Internet (2012-2016)
Editor-In-Chief, Elsevier Smart Health Journal, 2016 -
Associate Editor-In-Chief, IEEE Internet Computing, 2017-
Editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 2016 -
Editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Computers, (2015 - 2016)
Editorial board member of IEEE Internet Computing, 2014 -
Editorial board member of Springer Computing, 2012 -
Editorial board member of Elsevier Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, 2011 -
Editorial board member of Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 2010 -
Guest Edtior of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing: Energy Efficiency for Novel Architectures and Systems (2018)
Guest Editor of IEEE Internet Computing: Fog Computing (Mar/April 2017)
Guest Editor of IEEE Internet Computing: Energy-Efficient Data Centers (July/August 2017)
Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing: Edge/Fog Computing and Services, Due Oct. 31, 2017
Steering committee chair of ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC 2017)
Steering committee chair of IEEE/ACM Connected Health (CHASE 2017)
Steering committee member of HotWeb, IGSC, CIC
Advisory board member of IEEE Internet of Things Journal
Co-Chair, NSF Workshop on Grand Challenges in Edge Computing
General Chairs: IGSC17, NPC17, CHASE16, HotWeb15
Program Chairs: IGSC16, CoolDC16
Track Chair: ICDCS17 on "Edge and Fog Computing"
Track Chair: ICPP16 on "Data Centers and Cloud Computing"
PC members: IC2E18, SEC17, ISLPED17, IC2E17, HotWeb16, BigData16, IC2E16

Recent Invited Talks

05/11/19 Keynote at 2019 China Edge Computing Symposium
04/16/19 Featured speaker at BioIT World Conference and Expos Track on Edge Computing
09/18/18 Keynote at World Artificial Intelligence Conference Track on Edge Computing
08/11/18 Keynote at the 12th Annual Conference on Advanced Computer Architecture (ASA'18)
06/15/18 Ford's Autonomous Vehicles & Controls Lunch & Learn Seminar Series
05/13/18 Keynote at 2018 2nd China Edge Computing Symposium
09/21/17 Distinguished Speaker at IBM Accelerated Discovery Form
07/13/17 Keynote at MobiMedia 2017
07/10/17 Keynote at China Edge Computing Symposium
05/24/17 Baidu Inc, Edge Computing: Vision and Challenges
05/18/17 Sun Yat-Sen University, Edge Computing: Vision and Challenges
11/29/16 Univeristy of Buffalo, Edge Computing: Vision, Challenges and Beyond
11/14/16 Inspur Technologies Co. Ltd., A Case for Edge Computing
05/23/16 University of Science and Technology of China, Energy-Efficient Computing: Vision and Challenges
01/15/16 CECS seminar at University of Michigan at Dearborn, Toward Energy-Efficient Computing
11/12/15 Panel moderator on "Web, Internet and Edge Computing" (HotWeb 2015)
10/15/15 Keynote at IEEE HealthCom'15, Wireless Health: Opportunities, Challenges and Beyond
10/08/15 Distinguished Seminar Talk at Michigan Technological University, Toward Energy-Efficient Computing


CSC4290/4991 Introduction to Computer Networks [W06, F07]
CSC5250 Networking, Distributed and Concurrent Programming [F02, W03, F06, F07, F08, F09, F10, F11, F12]
CSC5270/5991 Computer Systems Security [F04, F05]
CSC7260 Distributed Systems [F03, W04, W05, W06, W07, W08, W10, W11, W12, W13, W16, W17]
CSC8260 Seminar on Distributed Systems [F04, F06, F08, F11]