Xiaobo Zhou

Professor, Chair
Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
CO 80918, USA

Prof. Zhou is the Chair of the Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He is the director of Distributed, Sustainable, and Cloud Computing Systems (DISCO) Lab. His research lies broadly in computer network systems, more specifically, Cloud computing and Datacenters, BigData parallel and distributed processing, autonomic and sustainable computing, scalable Internet services and architectures, and computer networks. His research was supported in part by US National Science Foundation. He was a recipient of NSF CAREER Award 2009, and the University Faculty Award for Excellence in Research 2011.

Dr. Zhou serves/served as a Program Chair of the IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2015 and IEEE ICCCN 2011, a General Chair of the IEEE ICCCN 2014 and IEEE ICCCN 2012, a Program Vice Chair of IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2014, IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, ICCCN 2009, HPCC 2008, and IEEE/IFIP EUC 2008, and the workshop general chair of the IEEE ICCCN 2007 and IFIP EUC 2006. He served ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems and the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing as a guest editor. He is an associate editor of Elsevier's Computer Communications. He is a member of the ACM and a senior member of the IEEE.


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News

  • Welcome to DISCO lab - multiple PhD research assistantships are available GRA. PhD-RA will work on Distributed and Cloud computing and augmented services. Self-motivation and dedication in research is required. Background in Architecture/OS/Middleware would be great plus. GRE could be waived if with outstanding GPA and TOEFL; contact Dr. Zhou for details.
  • In Year 2014, the DISCO Lab has papers accepted/published in main conferences PPoPP, IPDPS, ICAC, MASCOTS, SC and Middleware.
  • The DISCO Lab work "iShuffle: Improving Hadoop Performance with Shuffle-on-Write", won the Best Paper Award of the 10th USENIX ICAC, San Jose, June 2013.
  • PhD 2013 Graduate Palden Lama joined the University of Texas at San Antonio as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department, August 2013.

  • Interests

    Dr. Zhou's professional goal is to be an outstanding educator and researcher, excellent in scholarship, investigation, and innovation, contributing to the fast-developing computer and information technology. He is committed to high-quality education and research that lead to the discovery, advancement, and application of knowledge. His research interests are primarily in
    • Autonomic and Sustainable Computing
    • Datacenters and Cloud Computing
    • Server Virtualization
    • Scalable Internet Services and Architectures
    • Computer Networks and Security

    Awards and Honors

    • The Best Paper Award, USENIX ICAC, 2013
    • The Best Paper Finalist, IEEE HPCA, 2013
    • Excellent Leadership Program Fellow, UCCS, 2012
    • The Marshall of the Commencement, UCCS, Winter 2011
    • The University Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, UCCS, 2011
    • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2009
    • The Outstanding Teacher of the Year, EAS College, 2008
    • Research and Creative Work Award, UCCS, 2007
    • The Outstanding Leadership Award, IEEE ICCCN, 2007
    • The Outstanding Researcher of the Year, EAS College, 2005
    • Research and Creative Work Award, UCCS, 2005

    Teaching

    Teaching at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

    Professional Services


    Correspondence

    Postal Mail Deprtment of Computer Science
    1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, PO Box 7150
    Colorado Springs, CO 80918
    Phone: (719) 255 3493(Office)
    Email: zbo at cs.uccs.edu Fax: (719) 255 3369