Xiaoming Fu, Ph.D.
University Professor and Chair for Computer Networks

Institute of Computer Science
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Georg-August-University of Goettingen, Germany
Address: Room 3.108,
Goldschmidtstr. 7, 37077 Goettingen
Tel/Fax: +49 551 39 172023/14416
Email:   fu@cs.uni-goettingen.de





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I am a Chair Professor of Computer Science at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Goettingen and leading the Computer Networks (NET) Research Group. I was born in a small village (which was first electrified in May 2000 and had cellular signal coverage in July 2021) in Jiangxi, China and received my bachelor (1994) and master (with distinction, 1997) degrees from Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, my Ph.D. (2000) degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (supervisor: Professor Yaoxue Zhang). Prior to joining Goettingen, I worked with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Adam Wolisz as a member of scientific staff at the Telecommunications Networks (TKN) group, Technical University Berlin  until September 2002. Between 2003 and 2005 I also served in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) as an Expert in Specialist Task Forces in Internet Protocol (Version 6) Testing. I was/am a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge (host: Prof. Jon Crowcroft) in 2005 and 2007, a DAAD visiting professor at Columbia University (host: Prof. Henning Schulzrinne) in 2008 and 2009, a Fulbright Scholar Visiting Professor at UCLA (hosts: Prof. Lixia Zhang and Prof. Mario Gerla) in academic year 2009/2010, and a ChangJiang Scholar Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University during 2010-2013. During 2010-2012 I served as Vice Chair of the Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC), IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), and during 2011-2013 as Chair of the Internet Technical Committee of the IEEE ComSoc and Internet Society (ISOC). I am a member of Academia Europaea, an IEEE Fellow and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, a Distinguished Member of ACM, a Fellow of IET, and a member of GI.

Selected media coverage and talks.

       A new book Resource Allocation in Network Function Virtualization: Problems, Models and Algorithms is being published by Springer (authors: Song Yang, Nan He, Fan Li, Xiaoming Fu).

       ACM MobiArch 2022, in conjunction with MobiCom 2022, Sydney, Australia, October 2022 (TPC Chairs: Lorenzo Bertizzolo, Stefano Secci, Yipeng Zhou; Steering Committee Chair: Xiaoming Fu).

       ACM MobiArch 2021, in conjunction with MobiCom 2021, October 2021 (TPC Chairs: Sahar Hoteit, Simone Ferlin and Yunxin Liu; Steering Committee Chair: Xiaoming Fu).

       IEEE NIPAA 2021, in conjunction with ICNP 2021, November 2021 (TPC Chairs: Cedric Westphal, Xiaoming Fu and Mohamed Faten Zhani).

       IEEE ICAV 2021, in conjunction with ICNP 2021, November 2021 (TPC Chairs: Jianhua He, Alexey Vinel, Supeng Leng; Steering Committee: Xiaoming Fu, Lajos Hanzo, Yan Zhang and Markku Juntti).

       IEEE Network Special Issue on Interplay Between Machine Learning and Networking Systems, November 2021 (Guest Editors: Xiaowen Chu, Xiaoming Fu, Baochun Li, Wei Wang, Hui Zang, Albert Zomaya).

       The 5th ACM Asia-Pacific Workshop on Networking (APNet 2021), Shenzhen, China, June 24-25, 2021 (General Co-Chairs: Xiaoming Fu and Yunjie Liu, TPC Co-Chairs: K. K. Ramakrishnan and Minlan Yu).

       IFIP Networking 2020, Paris, France, June 22-26, 2020 (TPC Co-Chairs: Xiaoming Fu, Silvia Giordano, Christian Jacquenet).

       A new journal, Journal of Social Computing (by IEEE and Tsinghua University Press) (Editors in Chief: James Evans, Xiaoming Fu, and Jar-Der Luo), starting fall 2020.

       World Wide Web journal, Special issue on Social computing and big data applications (Guest Editors: Xiaoming Fu, Hong Huang, Gareth Tyson, Lu Zheng, Gang Wang), Nov 2019.

       IEEE Communications Magazine, Feature Topic on ICN Security (Guest Editors: Xiaoming Fu, Sathyajayant Misra, Dirk Kutscher, Ruidong Li), Nov 2018.

       A new book "Social Network Analysis: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Case Studies" has been published by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group (editors: Xiaoming Fu, Jar-Der Luo and Margarete Boos), in March 2017. (Listed as one of the top 10 best books on Social Network Analysis, by Sanfoundry Global Education & Learning Series – Best Reference Books)


My research interests lie in the architecture and applications of Internet-based systems; an overview of my work so far in these areas is briefly described in my curriculum vitae or research statement. I am currently involved in several collaborative research projects, addressing various aspects on the design, validation, implementation, simulation and analysis of new networked systems architectures, protocols, and AI-empowered systems and applications, especially QoE/QoS, transport protocols, network security and resilience, software defined networks, mobile, edge and cloud computing, IoT and smart cities, big data and social network analysis.


My research team has been sponsored by European Commission, State Lower Saxony, Volkswagen, Siemens, Nokia Siemens Networks, German Telecom, ETSI, Panasonic, Huawei, as well as German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), US Department of State, and Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC). In addition, we work in close collaborations with many national and international institutions and industry partners.


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As detailed in my teaching statement, I've been indeed enjoying a great deal of pleasure having the opportunity in delivery of my knowledge and experiences to the young elite, sharing their excitement and satisfaction in knowing what, how, why and more, as well as learning new things for myself. I am responsible for several courses in systems and networking area, may they be introductory, intermediate or advanced.

In most cases I am available in my office; to be sure please send me an email for making appointments with me. Also note the University of Goettingen's academic calendar (including ongoing and future semesters).

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Last Updated: Dec 2021