Zhiyong Xu, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Phone: 617-994-4296
Fax: 617-573-8591
Email: zxu@suffolk.edu
Office: 73 Tremont St., Rm. 8095


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

Research Interests

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


2004-present, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Suffolk University

2003-2004, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Riverside


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)

Courses Taught

Introduction to Computer Programming
Computer Science I
Introduction to Database Systems
Advanced Database Systems
Peer-to-Peer Technologies