Hui LEI 雷晖

PhD in Computer Science, Columbia University

Adjunct Professor


Research Area

Networking and Computer Systems

Research Interests

Cloud computing; Big data engineering; The Internet of things; Enterprise computing


Hui Lei is Chief Technology Officer of IBM Watson Health Cloud, an IBM Distinguished Engineer, and an IBM Master Inventor. Previously he was Senior Manager, Cloud Platform Technologies at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, and led IBM's worldwide research strategies in cloud infrastructure services and cloud managed services. His technical vision and creative contributions have influenced many commercial software products and services, which range across big data and cognitive solutions, cloud services, middleware platform for mobile and pervasive computing, and e-business tooling. He has over 80 patents to his credit.

Dr. Lei is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the IEEE Computer Society Golden Core, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, and a past Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Business Informatics and Systems. He has been recognized with an IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award for "pioneering contributions to scalable access to real-world data" and an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Service Award for "continual and outstanding service to the society's mobile computing, cloud computing, and e-business communities." He received the B.S. degree from Sun Yat-sen University, an M.S. degree from New York University, and a Ph.D. degree from Columbia University, all in Computer Science.