Jian-nong Cao

Fellow of IEEE (Computer Society)
Member of ACM
Senior Member of CCF
BSc (Nanjing University)
MSc, Ph.D. (Washington State University)
Department of Computing
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Office: PQ803a, Mong Man Wai Building
Phone/Fax: (852) 27667275 / 27740842
Email: csjcao@comp.polyu.edu.hk

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Dr Cao is a chair professor and the head of the Department of Computing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also the director of the Internet and Mobile Computing Lab in the department. Before joined The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1997, he has been on faculty of computer science in James Cook University and The University of Adelaide in Australia, and the City University of Hong Kong. Dr Cao is currently an adjunct professor of Sun Yat-Sen University and National University of Defense Technology, a guest professor of Shenzhen University. He also held several adjunct and visiting positions, including an adjunct chair professor of Central South University; an adjunct professor of Beijing Jiaotong University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Northeastern University, and Northwest Polytechnic University; a visiting research professor in the National Key Lab for Novel Software Technology, Nanjing University of China; a visiting fellow in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore; a visiting scholar of the Institute of Software - Chinese Academy of Science, and Peking University Overseas Scholar Lecture Program.

Dr Cao’s research interests include parallel and distributed computing, wireless networks and mobile computing, big data and cloud computing, pervasive computing, and fault tolerant computing. He has co-authored 5 books in Mobile Computing, co-edited 9 books, and published over 500 papers in major international journals and conference proceedings (including top journals IEEE TSE, TC, TMC, TPDS, TWC, TKDE, TVT; IEEE Computer, IEEE Internet Computing, CACM, JPDC, PMC, and top conferences ICDCS, PERCOM, INFOCOM, ICNP, WWW, DSN, SRDS). He has directed and participated in over 90 research and development projects and, as a principal investigator, obtained over HK$40 million grants from funding agencies such as Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC), Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Hong Kong Construction Industry Council, The Society of Hong Kong Scholars, and industries like Huawei, IBM and Nokia.

Dr Cao is a fellow of IEEE, a member of ACM, a senior member of China Computer Federation (CCF). He has earned wide recognitions with numerous prizes and awards, and is very active in professional activities locally and internationally. He served as the Chair of Technical Committee on Distributed Computing (TPDC), IEEE Computer Society (2012-2014), a vice chairman of CCF’s Technical Committee on Computer Architecture (2004-2007). Dr Cao has served as an associate editor and a member of the editorial boards of many international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Network, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal, Springer Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, and Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. He has also served as chairs and members of organizing and technical committees of many international conferences, including PERCOM, INFOCOM, SMARTCOMP, ICMU, ICPP, MASS, ICPADS, IWQoS, ICDCS, DSN, SRDS, ICNP, and RTSS. Since 2010, Dr Cao has been the panel member in Engineering section of the RGC helping in assessing the project grants applications.

Dr Cao received the BSc degree in computer science from Nanjing University, China, in 1982, and the MSc and PhD degrees in computer science from Washington State University, USA, in 1986 and 1990 respectively. From 1982 to 1983, he studied as a MSc student in the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing.

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