TC on Internet

Chair: Weisong Shi



Dr. Weisong Shi is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Wayne State University. There he directs and co-directs the Mobile and Internet SysTems Laboratory (MIST), Laboratory for Sustainable Computing (LaST), and Wayne Wireless Health Initiative, investigating performance, trust, power- and energy-efficiency issues of computer systems and applications. He received his B. E. from Xidian University in 1995, and Ph.D. degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2000, both in Computer Engineering. He authored one book, edited one book, published over 110 publications cited by 2000+ times, received research support from and consulted for a variety of governmental and industrial organizations, such as National Science Foundation, Department of Veteran Affairs, Air Force Research Laboratory, Swedish Research Council, Michigan Life Science Corridor, Huawei,Chrysler and so on. He has chaired several conferences and workshops, majored sponsored by IEEE, and served on technical program committees of numerous international conferences. He is currently serving on the editorial board of Elsevier Sustainable Computing, Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST) and International Journal of Sensor Networks. He served as a guest co-editor of several journals, including IEEE Internet Computing Magazine and Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. He is a recipient of Microsoft Fellowship (1999), the President Outstanding award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2000), the National Outstanding Ph.D. dissertation award of China (2002), the Faculty Research award of Wayne State University in 2004 and 2005, the CLAS teaching award in 2007 and 2011, the Best Paper award of ICWE'04 and IEEE IPDPS'05. Dr. Shi is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award (2007) and Wayne State University Career Development Chair award (2009). Dr. Shi's H-index at Google Scholar is 22. He is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of the ACM.


Position Statement

It my great honor to be considered as the candidate of the chair position of the IEEE Technical Committee on Internet (TCI). I have been an IEEE member for more than 10 years, and have involved with several conferences sponsored by IEEE. Based on my personal experience and conversation with several formal chairs of TCI, if elected, I would like to focus on the following areas of TCI. (1) Improve the awareness of this technical committee. For some historic reason, this committee is involved with traditional Web performance community. We need to work closely with several new initiatives, such as NSF GENI, Social Network, and so on; (2) Work out our own flagship conference. TCI has historically worked with SAINT as a major sponsor; unfortunately, the result of this sponsorship is not very exciting. I will work with the community and try to identify one flagship conference for the TC. Ideally, we should have out annually TC meeting in conjunction with this flagship conference; (3) We need to work closely with the flagship magazine IEEE Internet Computing of the community by enhancing the relationship between two organizations; (4) As Internet becomes increasingly central in the globalized computing to address societal problems in energy, environment, and health. TCI should take the leader advocating a global, collaborative approach to addressing these problems by working with other TCI. Therefore, I would like to seek more collaboration with other TC committees and regions of the world, such as China, India, Africa, and so on.

Finally, I am aware of the time commitment required of this position and confirmed that I am prepared to honor that commitment with the support of my employer, Wayne State University.