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Wenbing Zhao

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Information:
Education:
  • B.S. Physics - Peking University - 1990
  • M.S. Physics - Peking University - 1993
  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering - University of California, Santa Barbara - 1998
  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering - University of California, Santa Barbara - 2002
Research Interests:
  • Fault-Tolerant Computing
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Peer-to-Peer and Grid Computing
  • Performance Evaluation of Distributed Systems
Honors and Awards
  • Fenn College Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, Cleveland State University, May 2007.
  • Merit-Based Award, Cleveland State University, 2008, 2009, 2012
  • The Best Paper Award of the 2012 International Conference on Distributed Computing Engineering. Paper Title: “Concurrent Byzantine Fault Tolerance for Software-Transaction-Memory Based Applications”
  • Most Promising Research Award of the 2007 Middleware for Web Services Workshop. Paper Title: “BFT-WS: A Byzantine Fault Tolerance Framework for Web Services”
  • Best Paper Award on Computer Systems of the 2002 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems Paper Title: "End-to-end latency analysis and evaluation of a fault-tolerant CORBA infrastructure", with L. E. Moser and P. M. Melliar-Smith
  • National Chi-Sun Yeh Thesis/Dissertation Award on Experimental Physics, for my M.S. thesis, P. R. China, 1993
  • Science and Technology Award, for my research work on C60, Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China, 1994
  • Guanghua Scholarship, Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China, 1991-1992
Classes Frequently Taught
  • EEC 484/584 Computer Networks
  • EEC 490 Senior Design
  • EEC 492/592 Kinect Application Development
  • EEC 492/693/793 iPhone/iPod Touch Application Development
  • EEC 681/781 Distributed Computing Systems
  • EEC 685/785 Modeling & Performance Evaluation of Computer Systems
  • EEC 693/793 Secure and Dependable Computing
  • EEC 693/793 Applied Computer Vision
Recent Publications (List of publications)
  • Low Latency Fault Tolerance System, Wenbing Zhao, P. M. Melliar-Smith, and L. E. Moser. The Computer Journal Vol.56, No.6, 2013, pp.716--740.
  • Trustworthy Coordination for Web Services Atomic Transactions, H. Zhang, H. Chai, Wenbing Zhao, P. M. Melliar-Smith, and L. E. Moser. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 23, No. 8, 2012, pp. 1551-1565.
  • Toward Trustworthy Coordination for Web Services Business Activities, H. Chai, H. Zhang, Wenbing Zhao, P. M. Melliar-Smith, and L. E. Moser. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. Vol.6, No.2, 2013, pp.276--288.
  • Concurrent Byzantine Fault Tolerance for Software-Transactional-Memory Based Applications, H. Zhang and Wenbing Zhao. International Journal of Future Computer and Communication, Vol. 1, No. 1, June 2012, pp. 47-50.
  • Design and Implementation of a Byzantine Fault Tolerance Framework for Non-Deterministic Applications, H. Zhang, Wenbing Zhao, L. E. Moser and P. M. Melliar-Smith. IET Software, vol. 5, no. 3, 2011, pp. 342-356.
  • Recovering Lagging Replicas in a Fault Tolerant System, H. Chai and Wenbing Zhao, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Short Communications, vol. 7, no. 2, March 2011, pp. 195-197.
  • Proactive Service Migration for Long-Running Byzantine Fault Tolerant Systems, Wenbing Zhao and H. Zhang, IET Software, vol. 3, no. 2, April 2009, pp. 154-164.
  • Design and Implementation of a Byzantine Fault Tolerance Framework for Web Services, Wenbing Zhao, Journal of Systems & Software, vol. 82, no. 6, June 2009, pp. 1004-1015.
  • A Lightweight Fault Tolerance Framework for Web Services, Wenbing Zhao, H. Zhang, and H. Chai, Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal, vol. 7, no. 3, 2009, pp.255-268.
  • Building Highly Dependable Wireless Web Services, Wenbing Zhao, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, vol.8, no.4, October-December 2010, pp.1-16.
Projects
  • Applied computer vision research projects based on the Microsoft Kinect depth camera
    • A Kinect-based system for enhanced physical therapy with 3D-avatar based gaming environment and realtime feedback.
    • Human motion monitoring and analysis in realtime with machine learning.
    • American sign language recognition and translation.
  • "MRI: Acquisition of Equipment to Establish a Secure and Dependable Computing Infrastructure for Research and Education at Cleveland State University." NSF grant CNS-0821319
  • Secure and Dependable Web Services
  • Performance Evaluation of Reliable Multicast Strategies in 802.11 Networks
  • Unification of Replicated Object Systems and Transaction Processing Systems
  • Pluggable Fault-Tolerant CORBA Infrastructure
  • Performance Evaluation and Performance Engineering of Fault Tolerance Infrastructures
engaged learning
Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
2121 Euclid Avenue
SH 332
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Stilwell Hall, Room 332
1960 East 24th St.
Phone: 216.687.2589
Fax: 216.687.5405
ece@csuohio.edu
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