Jiannong Cao

Fellow of IEEE (Computer Society)
Distinguished 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: PQ817, Mong Man Wai Building
Office No.: (852) 2766 7275
Fax No.: (852) 2774 0842
Email: csjcao@comp.polyu.edu.hk
http://www.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csjcao

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2725-2529
Scopus Author ID: 7403354073


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Dr. Cao is currently a Chair Professor of Department of Computing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He is also the director of the Internet and Mobile Computing Lab in the department and the director of University’s Research Facility in Big Data Analytics. His research interests include parallel and distributed computing, wireless sensing and networks, pervasive and mobile computing, and big data and cloud computing. He has co-authored 5 books, co-edited 9 books, and published over 500 papers in major international journals and conference proceedings. He received Best Paper Awards from conferences including DSAA’2017, IEEE SMARTCOMP 2016, ISPA 2013, IEEE WCNC 2011, etc.

Dr. Cao has directed and participated in over 90 research and development projects and, as a principal investigator, obtained over HK$43 million grants from funding agencies such as National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China (MOST), Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC), Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), Hong Kong Construction Industry Council, The Society of Hong Kong Scholars, and industries like Huawei, IBM and Nokia. Professor Cao has also involved in the development of 13 patents.

Dr. Cao served the Chair of the Technical Committee on Distributed Computing of IEEE Computer Society 2012-2014, a member of IEEE Fellows Evaluation Committee of the Computer Society and the Reliability Society, a member of IEEE Computer Society Education Awards Selection Committee, a member of IEEE Communications Society Awards Committee, and a member of Steering Committee of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. Dr. Cao has also served as chairs and members of organizing and technical committees of many international conferences, and as associate editor and member of the editorial boards of many international journals. Dr. Cao is a fellow of IEEE and ACM distinguished member. In 2017, he received the Overseas Outstanding Contribution Award from China Computer Federation.


On-going Projects
  • Research on Highly Accurate Indoor Localization Techniques for the Large-scale Warehouses -- Alibaba Innovative Research (AIR) Program by Alibaba (China) Co., Ltd.
  • Demand Dispatching for Emerging On-demand Services: A Data Driven Approach -- HK PolyU HK RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
  • Dynamic Computation Partitioning for Multi-user Mobile Cloud Applications -- HK RGC General Research Grant (GRF)
  • Cross-disciplinary Big Data Processing and Analytics -- HK PolyU Project of Strategic Importance
  • Unconsciously Collaborative Crowd Intelligence Based Social Events Geo-Information Inference and Spatial Correlation Study -- NSFC Key Project Grant
  • AI3- A Layered-Federation Information Sharing Architecture -- Consultancy Project with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.


  • Recruit of PhD Students