Now, as a research scientist, I am working at NEC Laboratories Europe, which is located at Heidelberg, a very beautiful town in Germany. From 2009 to 2011, I was a post-doctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, working on the online advertising system named Privad with Paul Francis.
Before I came to Germany in 2009, I spend ten years on the pursuit of my Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees in Computer Science at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), in Wuhan of China.
During my Ph.D study, from 2005 to 2009, I focused on the research of peer-to-peer streaming, especially peer-to-peer Video-on-Demand, under Prof. Hai Jin and Dr. Zheng Zhang. I built up the prototype of GridCast, an Internet Video-on-Demand system with peer assistance, and deployed it over a large user scale. Based on this work, my dissertation won the outstanding doctoral dissertation award of China Computer Federation in 2010.
My research interests include cloud computing, media services, and online advertising systems.