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Liting Hu

Assistant Professor
Biography

Dr. Liting Hu is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University (FIU). She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Karsten Schwan. Her research interests span distributed systems, cloud and edge computing, distributed systems and system virtualization, with a focus on building scalable stream processing systems for emerging trends. She directs the Experimental and Virtualized Systems (ELVES) Research Lab, where she conducts experimental computer systems research. Examples include stream processing systems (with Spark Streaming, Storm, Flink), container as a service (with Docker and Kubernetes), identifying threats (e.g., fake news, rumors, social bots) in online social networks, and resource management in large-scale data centers (with Xen and KVM). She has served on numerous IEEE/ACM program committees and peer-reviewed more than a dozen journals.  She interned at VMware, IBM Research, Microsoft Research Asian, and Intel labs at CMU.  Her research has been funded by the NSF, Department of Homeland Security, and Cyber Florida. She was the recipient of an NSF SPX Award in 2019 and an NSF CAREER Award in 2020.

Honors and Awards
  • USENIX ATC 2014 Student Travel Grant, 2014
  • Nominee for Google PhD Fellowship, Georgia Tech, 2014
  • Graduate Student Council Travel Grant, Georgia Tech, 2013
  • Middleware 2013 Student Travel Grant, 2013
  • SOCC 2013 Student Travel Grant, 2013
  • Nominee for VMware PhD Fellowship, Georgia Tech, 2013
  • Nominee for VMware PhD Fellowship, Georgia Tech, 2012
  • ICDCS 2012 Student Travel Grant, 2012
  • Excellent Undergraduate Student Scholarship, 2003-2007
  • 3rd Prize in National Mathematical Olympiad in Senior, 2001
Research and Educational Interests

Big Data, Cloud Computing, System Virtualization, Distributed Systems

Background Education

2016 PH.D., Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
2007 B.S., Computer Science, Huazhong University of Science & Technology

Selected Publications

Liting Hu, Karsten Schwan, Hrishikesh Amur, Xin Chen. “ELF: Efficient Lightweight Fast Stream Processing at Scale.” In Proc. of the 2014 USENIX
Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC 2014), June 2014.

  1. Liting Hu, Kyung Dong Ryu, Dilma Da Silva, Karsten Schwan. “v-Bundle: Flexible Group Resource Offerings in Clouds.” In Proc. of the 32nd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2012), June 2012.
  2. Liting Hu, Karsten Schwan, Ajay Gulati, Junjie Zhang, Chengwei Wang. “Net-Cohort: Detecting and Managing VM Ensembles in Data Center Systems.” In Proc. of the 9th International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2012), September 2012.
  3. Chengwei Wang, Karsten Schwan, Vanish Talwar, Greg Eisenhauer, Liting Hu, Matthew Wolf. “A Flexible Architecture Integrating Monitoring and Analytics for Managing Large-Scale Data Centers.” In Proc. of the 8th International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2011), June 2011.
  4. Hai Jin, Haikun Liu, Xiaofei Liao, Liting Hu, Peng Li. “Live Migration of Virtual Machine Based on Execution Trace and Deterministic Replay.” In Proc. of the 18th International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC 2009), June 2009.
  5. Liting Hu, Hai Jin, Xiaofei Liao, Xianjie Xiong, Haikun Liu. “Magnet: A Novel Scheduling Policy for Power Reduction in Cluster with Virtual Machines.” In Proc. of the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster 2008), September 2008.
  6. Chengwei Wang, Soila P. Kavulya, Jiaqi Tan, Liting Hu, Mahendra Kutare, Mike Kasick, Karsten Schwan, Priya Narasimhan, and Rajeev Gandhi, “Performance Troubleshooting in Data Centers: An Annotated Bibliography.” In ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review, Volume 47 Issue 3, December 2013, Pages 50-62.
  7. Xiaofei Liao, Liting Hu , Hai Jin. “Energy optimization schemes in cluster with virtual machines.” In Journal of Cluster Computing, Volume 13 Issue 2, June 2010, Pages 113-126.
  8. Xiaofei Liao, Hai Jin, Liting Hu, Haikun Liu. “Towards Virtualized Desktop Environment.” In Journal of IEEE Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Volumn 22 Issue 4, March 2010, Pages 419-440
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