Professor C. Wu

PhD Toronto

Tel: (+852) 2857 8459
Fax: (+852) 2559 8447

Chuan Wu is a 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.

Professor Wu is an active researcher in computer system and networks, especially in the areas of cloud computing, data centre networking, and distributed machine learning systems. She is interested in modeling, analysis, design, and implementation of large-scale distributed systems based on solid theoretical foundations, including optimization, auction theory and machine learning methods. 


Research Interests

Cloud computing, distributed machine learning systems/algorithms, smart elderly care technologies.

Selected Recent Publications

  •  Xiaodong Yi, Ziyue Luo, Chen Meng, Mengdi Wang, Guoping Long, Chuan Wu, Jun Yang, Wei Lin. "Fast Training of Deep Learning Models over Multiple GPUs," in ACM/IFIP Middleware, Delft, The Netherlands, December 7-11, 2020. 

  • Yangrui Chen, Yanghua Peng, Yixin Bao, Chuan Wu, Yibo Zhu, Chuanxiong Guo. "Elastic Parameter Server Load Distribution in Deep Learning Clusters," in ACM SOCC, Renton, WA, USA, October 19-21, 2020. 

  • Yixin Bao, Yanghua Peng, Yangrui Chen, Chuan Wu. "Preemptive All-reduce Scheduling for Expediting Distributed DNN Training," in IEEE INFOCOM, Toronto, Canada, July 6-9, 2020. 

  • Hanpeng Hu, Dan Wang, Chuan Wu. "Distributed Machine Learning through Heterogeneous Edge Systems," in AAAI, New York, USA, February 7-12, 2020.

  • Yanghua Peng, Yibo Zhu, Yangrui Chen, Yixin Bao, Bairen Yi, Chang Lan, Chuan Wu, Chuanxiong Guo. "A Generic Communication Scheduler for Distributed DNN Training Acceleration," in ACM SOSP, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, October 27-30, 2019.

  •  Yixin Bao, Yanghua Peng, Chuan Wu. "Deep Learning-based Job Placement in Distributed Machine Learning Clusters," in IEEE INFOCOM, Paris, France, April 29-May 2, 2019.

  • Bingqian Du, Chuan Wu, Zhiyi Huang. "Learning Resource Allocation and Pricing for Cloud Profit Maximization," in the Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-19), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, January 27-February 1, 2019.

  • Yanghua Peng, Yixin Bao, Yangrui Chen, Chuan Wu, Chuanxiong Guo. "Optimus: An Efficient Dynamic Resource Scheduler for Deep Learning Clusters," in EuroSys 2018, Porto, Portugal, April 23-26, 2018.

  • Yixin Bao, Yanghua Peng, Chuan Wu, Zongpeng Li. "Online Job Scheduling in Distributed Machine Learning Clusters," in IEEE INFOCOM, Honolulu, HI, USA, April 15-19, 2018.