Xiaobo "Charles" Zhou

Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
CO 80918, USA

Dr. Zhou is a Professor of Computer Science at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He served as Interim Dean of College of Engineering and Applied Science from July 2017 to June 2019, and Chair of Department of Computer Science from 2011 to 2016. He directs Distributed, Sustainable, and Cloud Computing Systems (DISCO) Lab. His research lies broadly in computer network systems, more specifically, cloud computing, distributed systems and datacenters, BigData parallel processing, autonomic and sustainable computing, scalable Internet services, and computer networks. His research was supported in part by US National Science Foundation (NSF). He was a recipient of NSF CAREER Award 2009, and the University Faculty Award for Excellence in Research 2011. He was the Faculty Marshal of the University Commencement Winter 2011.

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  • Congratulations! PhD 2019 Graduate Tiago B.G. Perez.
  • Congratulations! PhD 2019 Graduate Wei Chen joined Nvidia Lab.
  • Congratulations! PhD 2018 Graduate Beaulah Navamani joined Verizon.
  • Congratulations! PhD 2016 Graduate Dazhao Cheng joined UNC at Charlotte as an Assistant Professor.
  • Congratulations! PhD 2016 Graduate Jason UpChurch joined USAFA Lab as an Intel Fellow.
  • Congratulations! PhD 2015 Graduate Yanfei Guo joined Argonne National Lab as a Postdoc.
  • Congratulations! PhD 2014 Graduate Dennis Ippoliti joined Microsoft as a Project Manager.
  • Congratulations! PhD 2013 Graduate Sireesha Muppala joined Amazon.
  • Congratulations! PhD 2013 Graduate Palden Lama joined UT at San Antonio as an Assistant Professor.
  • Interests

    Dr. Zhou's professional goal is to be an outstanding educator, excellent in teaching and scholarship contributing to the fast-developing computer and information technology. His research interests are primarily in
    • Cloud Computing
    • Distributed Systems
    • BigData Parallel Processing
    • Autonomic and Sustainable Computing
    • Scalable Internet Services

    Awards and Honors

  • The Outstanding Leadership Award, IEEE/ACM CCgrid, 2015
  • The Outstanding Leadership Award, IEEE ICCCN, 2014
  • 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

    At University of Colorado at Colorado Springs


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