Wei Wang (王威)

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Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science & Engineering
The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Office: Room 3524
Tel: +852 2358 6972
E-mail: weiwa [at] cse [dot] ust [dot] hk
Web: http://www.cse.ust.hk/~weiwa

About Me

I joined HKUST in 2015 after receiving the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto. Prior to that, I obtained the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. I am also affiliated with HKUST Big Data Institute.

My research interests cover the broad area of networking and distributed systems, with a special focus on big data and machine learning systems, cloud computing, and computer networks. I am particularly interested in identifying fundamenal system design and performance optimization issues in large-scale cloud systems and searching for solutions that are generally applicable, efficient, and easily implementable.

Wei's Curriculum Vitae.

To Perspective Students, Postdocs, and Research Assistants

I am looking for highly motivated graduate students, postdocs, and/or research assistants (RAs) to work on measuring, analyzing, designing, and implementing large-scale networked systems, including distributed machine learning and data analytics frameworks, cluster caching systems, cloud datacenters, and wide-area network. Students with strong hands-on system building skills and/or mathematical background are especially welcomed. Stipend is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

If you are interested in working with me, please feel free to drop me an email along with your CV, transcripts, standard test reports (e.g., TOEFL, GRE, IELTS, etc.), and any other documents that you believe can well demonstrate your research capability and potential.

Professional Services

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Editorial Board

Current Membership of Technical Program Committee


  • 9/2019: Trace analysis on Alibaba's DAG workloads has been accepted by ACM SoCC 2019.

  • 8/2019: Yinghao has successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations to Dr. Yu!

  • 7/2019: The technical report of SP-Cache has been accepted to appear in IEEE Trans. Parallel Distrib. Syst.

  • 6/2019: One paper has been accepted by ACM APSys 2019.

  • 4/2019: MArk has been accepted by USENIX ATC 2019.

  • 3/2019: LACS and CMFL have been accepted by IEEE ICDCS 2019.

  • 2/2019: Awarded as one of the Distinguished TPC members of IEEE INFOCOM 2019.

  • 11/2018: R2SP has been accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2019.

  • 8/2018: Continuum has been accepted by ACM SoCC 2018 (also reported by The Morning Paper).

  • 7/2018: Chen has successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations to Dr. Chen!

  • 7/2018: Minchen was selected as the recipient of the newly installed Huawei PhD Fellowship. Congratulations!

  • 6/2018: SP-Cache has been accepted by IEEE/ACM SC18.

  • 3/2018: SpecSync, OpuS, and NC-DRF have been accepted by IEEE ICDCS 2018.

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I enjoy swimming and playing basketball. I am also an NBA fan.