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Dr. C. Wu

PhD Toronto
Associate Professor


Tel: (+852) 2857 8459
Fax: (+852) 2559 8447
Email: cwu<at>cs.hku.hk
Homepage: http://www.cs.hku.hk/~cwu

Dr. Chuan Wu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong. She received her B.Engr. and M.Engr. degrees from the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, China, in 2000 and 2002, respectively. After working in IT industry between 2002-2004, she went on with research and obtained her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 2008.

Dr. Wu is an active researcher in computer networking, especially in the areas of cloud computing, data centre networking, and online/mobile social networks. She is interested in modeling, analysis, design, and implementation of large-scale network systems based on solid theoretical foundations, including optimization, auction theory and graph theory. Dr. Wu is a member of IEEE and ACM. She has served as PC members and reviewers for IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE ICNP, ACM MM, TON, TPDS, TMM, etc.

Research Interests

Computer networking: cloud computing, data centre networking, online/mobile social networks

Selected Publications

  • Xiaoxi Zhang, Zhiyi Huang, Chuan Wu, Zongpeng Li, Francis C.M. Lau, An Online Stochastic Buy-Sell Mechanism for VNF Chains in the NFV market, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) - Special Issue on Game Theory for Networks
  • Qihang Sun, Chuan Wu, Zongpeng Li, Shaolei Ren, Colocation Demand Response: Joint Online Mechanisms for Individual Utility and Social Welfare Maximization, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) - Series on Green Communications and Networking
  • Weijie Shi, Chuan Wu, Zongpeng Li, A Shapley-value Mechanism for Bandwidth On Demand between Datacenters, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
  • Yu Wu, Zhizhong Zhang, Chuan Wu, Chuanxiong Guo, Zongpeng Li, Francis C.M. Lau, Orchestrating Bulk Data Transfers across Geo-Distributed Datacenters, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
  • Hongxing Li, Chuan Wu, Zongpeng Li, Francis C.M. Lau, Virtual Machine Trading in a Federation of Clouds: Individual Profit and Social Welfare Maximization, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
  • Xiaoxi Zhang, Chuan Wu, Zongpeng Li, Francis C.M. Lau, Proactive VNF Provisioning with Multi-timescale Cloud Resources: Fusing Online Learning and Online Optimization, IEEE INFOCOM 2017
  • Weijie Shi, Chuan Wu, Zongpeng Li, An Online Mechanism for Dynamic Virtual Cluster Provisioning in Geo-Distributed Clouds, IEEE INFOCOM 2016
  • Qihang Sun, Shaolei Ren, Chuan Wu, Zongpeng Li, An Online Incentive Mechanism for Emergency Demand Response in Geo-Distributed Colocation Data Centers, ACM e-Energy 2016 (Best Paper Award)
  • Xiaoxi Zhang, Zhiyi Huang, Chuan Wu, Zongpeng Li, Francis C.M. Lau, Online Auctions in IaaS Clouds: Welfare and Profit Maximization with Server Costs, ACM SIGMETRICS 2015
  • Linquan Zhang, Shaolei Ren, Chuan Wu, Zongpeng Li, A Truthful Incentive Mechanism for Emergency Demand Response in Colocation Data Centers, IEEE INFOCOM 2015
  • Xiaoxi Zhang, Chuan Wu, Zongpeng Li, Francis C.M. Lau, A Truthful (1-epsilon)-Optimal Mechanism for On-demand Cloud Resource Provisioning, IEEE INFOCOM 2015
  • Weijie Shi, Linquan Zhang, Chuan Wu, Zongpeng Li, Francis C.M. Lau, An Online Auction Framework for Dynamic Resource Provisioning in Cloud Computing, ACM SIGMETRICS 2014, Austin, Texas, USA, June 16-20, 2014
  • Linquan Zhang, Zongpeng Li, Chuan Wu, Randomized Auction Design for Electricity Markets between Grids and Microgrids, ACM SIGMETRICS 2014, Austin, Texas, USA, June 16-20, 2014
  • Jian Zhao, Hongxing Li, Chuan Wu, Zongpeng Li, Zhizhong Zhang, Francis C.M. Lau, Dynamic Pricing and Profit Maximization for the Cloud with Geo-distributed Data Centers, IEEE INFOCOM 2014, Toronto, Canada, April 27-May 2, 2014
  • Linquan Zhang, Zongpeng Li, Chuan Wu, Minghua Chen, Online Algorithms for Uploading Deferrable Big Data to The Cloud, IEEE INFOCOM 2014, Toronto, Canada, April 27-May 2, 2014
  • Linquan Zhang, Zongpeng Li, Chuan Wu, Dynamic Resource Provisioning in Cloud Computing: A Randomized Auction Approach, IEEE INFOCOM 2014, Toronto, Canada, April 27-May 2, 2014
  • Hongxing Li, Chuan Wu, Zongpeng Li, Francis C.M. Lau, Socially-optimal Multi-hop Secondary Communication under Arbitrary Primary User Mechanisms, IEEE INFOCOM 2013, Turin, Italy, April 14-19, 2013.
  • Y. Wu, C. Wu, B. Li, L. Zhang, Z. Li, F. C.M. Lau, Scaling Social Media Applications into Geo-Distributed Clouds, IEEE INFOCOM 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA, March 25-30, 2012
  • Y. Wu, C. Wu, B. Li, X. Qiu, F. C.M. Lau, CloudMedia: When Cloud on Demand Meets Video on Demand, IEEE ICDCS 2011, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 20-24, 2011