[ISS4E] Reminder: Seminar by Prof. Xue Liu tomorrow

S. Keshav keshav at uwaterloo.ca
Tue Apr 21 12:00:34 EDT 2015

Title: Intelligent Load Balancing for Smart Energy Powered Internet Data 

Prof. Xue (Steve) Liu
McGill University
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 11 am.
Location: DC 2585

Abstract: The operations of today’s Internet data centers (IDCs) 
require gigantic amount of energy. Companies like Facebook, Google, 
Microsoft, Yahoo pay tens of millions of dollars annually for 
electricity. In the mean time, smart grid and renewable energy 
technologies have gained significant momentum. In this talk, I will 
summarize research findings from two of our recent projects focusing on 
smart energy powered Internet data centers. The first project discusses 
Geographical Load Balancing designs to minimize the electricity cost for 
IDC operations. The second project discusses how to power up IDCs with 
renewable wind energy.

Biography: Xue (Steve) Liu is a William Dawson Scholar and an Associate 
Professor in the School of Computer Science at McGill University in 
Montreal, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science (with 
multiple honors) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He 
has also worked as the Samuel R. Thompson Chaired Associate Professor in 
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and at HP Labs in Palo Alto, 
California. His research interests are in computer and  communication 
networks, real-time and embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, green 
computing and smart energy technologies. He has published over 200 
research papers in major peer-reviewed international journals and 
conference proceedings in these areas and received several best paper 
awards. Dr. Liu’s research has been reported by news media including 
the New York Times, Computer World, Business Insider, The Register, 
Huffington Post, CBC, NewScientist, MIT Technology Review’s Blog, etc. 
He is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Canadian Computer Science 
Researcher Prizes from the Canadian Association of Computer Science, and 
a recipient of the Tomlinson Scientist Award from McGill University. He 
serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions of Parallel and 
Distributed Systems (TPDS),  IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 
(TVT), and IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (COMST).

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