Zhiyong Xu, PhD

Associate Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science

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  • PhD, University of Cincinnati
  • MS, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Research Interests

  • Peer-to-Peer Computing
  • High performance I/O and File systems
  • Web Services
  • Multimedia Applications
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing

Employment History

  • Suffolk University
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (2004-present)
  • University of California, Riverside
    Postdoctoral Researcher (2003-2004)


  • IEEE Transactions on Computers and Journal of Supercomputing
  • ACM Joint International Conference on Measurement & Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS)
  • International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)
  • International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP)

Professional Activities

  • Member of the IEEE
  • Program chair of the IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Technology and Ubiquitous Computing (MTUC 2006) in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy Computing (SUTC 2006)
  • Served in Program Committees of the 3rd International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2006) and the 6th Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Scientific and Engineering Computing (PDSEC 2005)
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Courses Taught

  • CMPSC-F363 Intro to Database Systems
  • CMPSC F107 Ants, Rumors and Gridlocks
  • CMPSC-F331 Object Oriented Programming
  • CMPSC-511 Launch Career in Computer Science