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Yu Hua




Brief Biography

Dr.Yu Hua was Postdoc Research Associate in McGill University (worked briefly) advised by Prof.Xue Liu (Canadian CACS/AIC Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Awards) and Postdoc Research Fellow in University of Nebraska-Lincoln, co-advised by Prof.Hong Jiang (IEEE Fellow, NSF Program Director in CISE/CCF) and Prof.Xue Liu, in 2010-2011. He was Research Assistant in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, advised by Prof.Bin Xiao, in 2006. He obtained his B.E and Ph.D degrees from Wuhan University, respectively in 2001 and 2005. He publishes more than 100 papers in major journals and conferences, including IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII), ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO), Proceedings of the IEEE (PIEEE), USENIX ATC, USENIX FAST, INFOCOM, SC, ICDCS and MSST. He serves for multiple international conferences, such as ASPLOS, USENIX ATC, EuroSys, RTSS, DAC, INFOCOM, ICDCS, IPDPS, MSST and ICNP. He is a senior member of  ACMIEEE and CCF, and a member of USENIXCCF YOCSEFChinaSys and CCF@U.  

Our work (SmartStore) is well-recognized as one of the First spatial indexes for metadata in storage systems by the Best Short Paper in SYSTOR 2013 (in cooperation with ACM, USENIX) and reported by CSE Bits & Bytes. NEST and SmartEye are reported by WNLO News (NEST) and WNLO News (SmartEye). Our work in "Correlation-aware Multi-dimensional Metadata Schemes in Storage Systems" is approved as Excellence by the Recognition Committee of Chinese Institute of Electronics, Jan. 2014. Our work receives the Best Demo Award in CCF CNCC (China National Computer Congress), 2013. We release source codes in GitHub, including LSBFNESTMinCounterE-STORE and  SmartCuckoo.


Google Scholar Profile


Selected Publications:

Storage Devices and Systems:

[USENIX FAST] Min Fu, Dan Feng, Yu Hua, Xubin He, Zuoning Chen, Wen Xia, Yucheng Zhang, Yujuan Tan, "Design Tradeoffs for Data Deduplication Performance in Backup Workloads", Proceedings of  the 13th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), February 2015, pages:331-344. (Acceptance rate: 28/130=21.5%)

[USENIX ATC] Wen Xia, Yukun Zhou, Hong Jiang, Dan Feng, Yu Hua, Yuchong Hu, Yucheng Zhang, Qing Liu, "FastCDC: a Fast and Efficient Content-Defined Chunking Approach for Data Deduplication", Proceedings of USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC), June 2016. (Acceptance rate: 47/248=19%)

[USENIX ATC] Min Fu, Dan Feng, Yu Hua, Xubin He, Zuoning Chen, Wen Xia, Fangting Huang, Qing Liu, "Accelerating Restore and Garbage Collection in Deduplication-based Backup Systems via Exploiting Historical Information", Proceedings of USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC), June 2014, pages: 181-192. (Acceptance rate: 36/241=14.9%).

[USENIX ATC] Wen XiaHong Jiang, Dan Feng, Yu Hua, “SiLo: A Similarity-Locality based Near-Exact Deduplication Scheme with Low RAM Overhead and High Throughput,”  Proceedings of USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC), June 2011. (Acceptance rate: 15%)

[SC] Yu Hua, Hong Jiang, Dan Feng, "FAST: Near Real-time Searchable Data Analytics for the Cloud", Proceedings of the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC), November 2014, Pages: 754-765. (Acceptance rate: 82/394=20.8%)

[SC] Yu Hua, Hong JiangYifeng Zhu, Dan Feng, Lei Tian, "SmartStore: A New Metadata Organization Paradigm with Semantic-Awareness for Next-Generation File Systems", Proceedings of the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC), November 2009. (Acceptance rate: 22.6%)

[HPDC] Yongli Cheng, Fang Wang, Hong Jiang, Yu Hua, Dan Feng, Xiuneng Wang, "DD-Graph: A Highly Cost-Effective Distributed Disk-based Graph-Processing Framework", Accepted and to appear in Proceedings of ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC), 2016. (Short Paper, 20 full+9 short/129=22.5%)

[MSST] Yuanyuan Sun, Yu Hua, Dan Feng, Ling Yang, Pengfei Zuo, Shunde Cao, "MinCounter: An Efficient Cuckoo Hashing Scheme for Cloud Storage Systems", Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology (MSST), 2015. (Acceptance rate: 23/100=23%)

[ICDCS] Yu Hua, Yifeng ZhuHong Jiang, Dan Feng, Lei Tian, "Scalable and Adaptive Metadata Management in Ultra Large-scale File Systems", Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), June 2008, pages: 403-410. (Acceptance rate: 16%)

[DATE] Chu Li, Dan Feng, Yu Hua, Fang Wang, Chuntao Jiang, Wei Zhou, "A Log-aware Synergized Scheme for Page-level FTL Design", Proceedings of the 20th Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), 2017.

[DATE] Fangting Huang, Dan Feng, Yu Hua, Wen Zhou, "A Wear-Leveling-Aware Counter Mode for Data Encryption in Non-Volatile Memories", Proceedings of the 20th Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), 2017.

[DATE] Zheng Li, Fang Wang, Yu Hua, Wei Tong, Jingning Liu, Yu Chen and Dan Feng, "Exploiting more parallelism from write operations on PCM", Proceedings of the 19th Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), 2016. (Long paper, Acceptance rate: 199/829=24%)

[ISLPED] Wen Zhou, Dan Feng, Yu Hua, Jingning Liu, Fangting Huang, Yu Chen, "An Efficient Parallel Scheduling Scheme on Multi-partition PCM Architecture", Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), 2016, pages: 344-349. (Acceptance rate as full paper: 44/190=23.2%)

[PIEEE] Wen Xia, Hong Jiang, Dan Feng, Fred Douglis, Philip Shilane, Yu Hua, Min Fu, Yucheng Zhang, Yukun Zhou, "A Comprehensive Study of the Past, Present, and Future of Data Deduplication",  Proceedings of the IEEE (PIEEE), Vol.104, No.9, September 2016, pages: 1681-1710 (IF=5.63 in 2015).

[TC] Wen XiaHong Jiang, Dan Feng, Yu Hua, "Similarity and Locality based Indexing for High Performance Data Deduplication", IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), Vol.64, No.4, April 2015, pages: 1162-1176.

[TC] Yu Hua, Xue Liu, Dan Feng, "Data Similarity-aware Computation Infrastructure for the Cloud", IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), Vol.63, No.1, January 2014, pages: 3-16.

[TPDS] Yuanyuan Sun, Yu Hua, Dan Feng, Ling Yang, Pengfei Zuo, Shunde Cao, Yuncheng Guo, "A Collision-Mitigation Cuckoo Hashing Scheme for Large-scale Storage Systems", Accepted and to appear in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS). WNLO News

[TPDS] Yu Hua, Hong Jiang, Dan Feng, "Real-time Semantic Search using Approximate Methodology for Large-scale Storage Systems", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol. 27, No.4, April 2016, pages: 1212-1225. WNLO News Report.

[TPDS] Min Fu, Dan Feng, Yu Hua, Xubin He, Zuoning Chen, Jingning Liu, Wen Xia, Fangting Huang, Qing Liu, "Reducing Fragmentation for In-line Deduplication Backup Storage via Exploiting Backup History and Cache Knowledge", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol.27, No.3, March 2016, pages: 855-868

[TPDS] Yu Hua, Bin XiaoXue Liu, Dan Feng, "The Design and Implementations of Locality-aware Approximate Queries in Hybrid Storage Systems", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol. 26, No.11, November 2015, pages: 3194-3207. WNLO News Report.

[TPDS] Yu Hua, Hong JiangYifeng Zhu, Dan Feng, Lei Xu, "SANE: Semantic-Aware Namespace in Ultra-large-scale File Systems", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol.25, No.5, May 2014, pages:1328-1338.

[TPDS] Yu Hua, Hong JiangYifeng Zhu, Dan Feng, Lei Tian. "Semantic-Aware Metadata Organization Paradigm in Next-Generation File Systems", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol.23, No. 2, February 2012, pages: 337-344.

[TPDS] Yu Hua, Yifeng ZhuHong Jiang, Dan Feng, Lei Tian. “Supporting Scalable and Adaptive Metadata Management in Ultra Large-scale File Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol.22, No.4, April 2011, pages: 580-593.

[TACO] Zheng Li, Fang Wang, Dan Feng, Yu Hua, Jingning Liu, Wei Tong, "MaxPB : Accelerating PCM Write by Maximizing the Power Budget Utilization", ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO), Vol.13, No.4, December 2016, pages:46-71, and presented in HiPEAC 2017.

Cloud Storage and Services:

[INFOCOM] Chunguang Li, Dan Feng, Yu Hua, Wen Xia, Leihua Qin, Yue Huang, Yukun Zhou, "BAC: Bandwidth-Aware Compression for Efficient Live Migration of Virtual Machines", Proceedings of the 36th IEEE International Conference on  Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2017. (Acceptance rate: 292/1395=21%)

[INFOCOM] Yongli Cheng, Hong Jiang, Fang Wang, Yu Hua, Dan Feng, "BlitzG: Exploiting High-Bandwidth Networks for Fast Graph Processing", Proceedings of the 36th IEEE International Conference on  Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2017. (Acceptance rate: 292/1395=21%)

[INFOCOM] Yu Hua, "An Efficient Flat Addressing Scheme for Fast Query Services in Cloud Computing", Proceedings of the 35th IEEE International Conference on  Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2016. (Acceptance rate: 300/1644=18%)

[INFOCOM] Yixin Chen, Wenbo He, Yu Hua, Wen Wang, "CompoundEyes: Near-duplicate Detection in Large Scale Online Video Systems in the Cloud", Proceedings of the 35th IEEE International Conference on  Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2016. (Acceptance rate: 300/1644=18%)

[INFOCOM] Yu Hua, Wenbo He,  Xue Liu, Dan Feng, "SmartEye: Real-time and Efficient Cloud Image Sharing for Disaster Environments", Proceedings of the 34th IEEE International Conference on  Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2015, pages: 1616-1624. (Acceptance rate: 316/1640=19%)

[INFOCOM] Yu Hua, Xue Liu, Dan Feng, "Neptune: Efficient Remote Communication Services for Cloud Backups", Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE International Conference on  Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2014, pages: 844-852. (Acceptance rate: 19.4%)

[INFOCOM] Jing Zhang, Xiangke Liao, Shanshan Li, Yu Hua, Xue Liu, Bin Lin, "Aggrecode: Constructing Route Intersection for Data Reconstruction in Erasure Coded Storage Systems", Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE International Conference on  Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2014, pages: 2139-2147. (Acceptance rate: 19.4%)

[INFOCOM] Yu Hua, Bin XiaoXue Liu, "NEST: Locality-aware Approximate Query Service for Cloud Computing", Proceedings of the 32nd IEEE International Conference on  Computer Communications (INFOCOM), April 2013, pages: 1327-1335. (Acceptance rate: 17%, Download  Source Codes and Manual)

[INFOCOM] Yu Hua, Xue LiuWenbo He, "HOSA: Holistic Scheduling and Analysis for Scalable Fault-tolerant FlexRay Design", Proceedings of the 31st IEEE International Conference on  Computer Communications (INFOCOM), March 2012, pages: 1233-1241. (Acceptance rate: 18%)

[INFOCOM] Yu Hua, Xue Liu, "Scheduling Design and Analysis for End-to-End Heterogeneous Flows in an Avionics Network", Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Conference on  Computer Communications (INFOCOM), April 2011, pages: 2417-2425. (Acceptance rate: 16%)

[ICDCS] Yu Hua, Lei RaoXue Liu, Dan Feng, "Cooperative and Efficient Real-time Scheduling for Automotive Communications", Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2014, pages:134-143. (Acceptance rate: 66/500=13%)

Yu Hua, Xue Liu, Dan Feng, "Cost-Efficient Remote Backup Services for Enterprise Clouds", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII), Vol. 12, No. 5, December 2016,Pages: 1650-1657. 

Yu Hua, Xue LiuHong Jiang, "ANTELOPE: A Semantic-aware Data Cube Scheme for Cloud Data Center Networks", IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), Vol.63, No.9, September 2014, pages: 2146-2159.

Yu Hua, Xue LiuWenbo He, Dan Feng, "Design and Implementation of Holistic Scheduling and Efficient Storage for FlexRay", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol.25, No.10, October 2014, pages: 2529-2539.

Yu Hua, Bin XiaoBharadwaj Veeravalli, Dan Feng. "Locality-Sensitive Bloom Filter for Approximate Membership Query", IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), Vol. 61, No. 6, June 2012, pages: 817-830. (Download Source Codes and Manual)

Yu Hua, Xue Liu, "Scheduling Heterogeneous Flows with Delay-aware Deduplication for Avionics Applications", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS),Vol. 23, No. 9, September 2012, pages: 1790-1802.

Bin Xiao, Yu Hua. “Using Parallel Bloom Filters for Multi-attribute Representation on Network Services”, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol.21, No.1, January 2010, pages: 20-32.

Yu Hua, Bin XiaoJianping Wang. “BR-tree: A Scalable Prototype for Supporting Multiple Queries of Multidimensional Data”, IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), Vol.58, No.12, 2009, pages: 1585-1598.


Recent Professional Services (2014-)

Academic Member:

Senior Member: ACM, IEEE and CCF

Member: USENIX, ChinaSys, CCF YOCSEF, CCF Information Storage Technology Committee (中国计算机学会信息存储技术专业委员会), CCF High-Performance Computing Committee (高性能计算专业委员会),CCF Computer Architecture Committee(体系结构专业委员会)

Corresponding Member: CCF Academic Committee (中国计算机学会学术工作委员会)

Lecturer: CCF@U (CCF走进高校)

Associate Editor:

Frontiers of Computer Science (FCS, 2014-)

Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN, 2015-)

Chair or PC Member for Conferences and Workshops:

2017:

General Co-Chair: The 3rd Workshop of Software-Defined Data Communications and Storage (SDDCS) 2017 with ASPLOS 2017.

Program Committee Member: USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC), 2017.

Heavy Shadow Program Committee Member: The European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys), 2017.

External Review Committee: The 22nd ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), 2017.

Program Committee Member: The 33rd International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology (MSST), 2017.

Program Committee Member:  The eighth ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy), 2017.

Program Committee Member:  The 37th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2017.

Program Committee Member: The 31st IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), 2017.

Program Committee Member: The 36th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2017.

Program Committee Member: The International Conference on Languages, Compilers, Tools and Theory for Embedded Systems (LCTES), 2017.

Program Committee Member: The 17th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), 2017.

External Review Committee: The Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2017

Program Committee Member: The 32nd ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), 2017.

Program Committee Member: The International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP), 2017.

Program Co-chair: SDDCS (20162015)

Program Vice Chair: IEEE NAS(2016, 2014), IEEE ICPADS(2016)

Publication/Web Chair: IWQoS (2013), NAS(2009)

Publicity Chair: ACM/SPEC ICPE (2016), IEEE NVMSA(2016, 2015)

Organizing Committee Co-Chairs: NCIS (2016)

Session Chair: "The Challenges to New Storage Systems" Workshop in CCF CNCC (China National Computer Congress, 中国计算机大会), 2016

Session Chair: INFOCOM(2016, 2015, 2014), ICDCS (2016), ICPP(2015), IWQoS(2015), ChinaSys(2015), RTCSA(2015), HPC Plus(2015), ICA3PP(2014), ICCC(2014)

Program Committee Member:

IEEE INFOCOM: 2016, 2014

IEEE RTSS: 2015

IEEE ICDCS: 2016, 2015

IEEE ICNP: 2016

MSST: 2016

IEEE/ACM IWQoS: 2014

ICPP: 2016, 2015, 2013

IEEE/ACM CCGrid: 2016, 2014

ACM/SPEC ICPE: 2016

DEXA: 2016-2009

IEEE NVMSA: 2016, 2015

IEEE RTCSA: 2013, 2012

ACM SAC: 2016, 2015

ACM RACS: 2016-2011

IEEE CloudCom: 2016, 2015

IEEE ICCCN: 2015

ICST MobiQuitous: 2011

IEEE EUC: 2013, 2008

IEEE ICCC: 2015, 2014

CCF CNCC: 2014, 2013

CCF Big Data: 2016, 2015

......

Reviewer:

IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC),  IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS), IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII), IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD), IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT), IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (TSG), VLDB Journal, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), Transactions on Large Scale Data and Knowledge Centered Systems (TLDKS), Information Sciences, The Computer Journal, Computer Communications, Journal of Computer Architecture, Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks, Journal of Supercomputing (Springer), IEEE Communications Letters, Chinese Journal of Computers, Journal of Internet Technology, Journal of Computer Research and Development, Neural Computing & Applications (Springer), Security and Communication Networks (Wiley), Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), IEEE Systems Journal, Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST), Science China (Information Sciences), Chinese Journal of Electronics (CJE), Journal of Software (JOS), IEEE Access,  ......

External Thesis Examiner of The Chinese University of Hong Kong: 2015, 2014


Members in my Research Group

I am fortunate to work with the smart students.

We are recruiting self-motivated Ph.D and Master students with solid backgrounds in computer systems and networks. Please feel free to contact me for details.

Ph.D Students

2017: Zhangyu Chen, Pengfei Li

2016: Xinxin Liu

2014: Pengfei Zuo, Yuanyuan Sun

2011: Min Fu (co-supervised with Prof. Dan Feng)

2010: Wen Zhou (co-supervised with Prof. Dan Feng)

2009: Jinjun Liu, Wen Xia (co-supervised with Prof. Dan Feng)

Master Students

2017: Qin Cao

2016: Ziyi Li, Rong Hu

2015: Yuncheng Guo, Jie Wu

2014: Shunde Cao, Ling Yang

2013: Bin Peng, Linqian Wu, Zhou Feng

2012: Rongyu Lai, Zhenhua Nie, Juan Cai, Bai Li

2011: Dazhang Huang, Yu Li, Qian Zhao

2010: Jienan Zeng, Yunsheng Zhu, Shuangning He, Fei Wang

2009: Tianyao Wu, Jia Hu, Tao Lu, Heng Zhao
2008: Yuhua Guo, Wen Xia, Yang Li, Mengying Gao
2007: Chen Hu, Guodong Li, Jinjun Liu

Undergraduate Intern Students

2014: Shu Sun, Mingyao Shen

2013: Zhangyu Chen, Pengfei Li, Xiandong Zhao

2012: Zhuoran Song, Yuqiao Han, Jujunfeng Shen , Huarui Zhang

2011: Lang Liu, Kaihao Li, Yuncheng Guo, Jie Wu

2010: Qiuyu Li, Pengfei Zuo, Yuanyuan Sun

Awards of my Students:

Yuanyuan Sun, Shunde Cao, Ling Yang and Jie Wu received ZhiXing Excellent Graduate Scholarship (知行优秀研究生奖学金), 2016.

Yuanyuan Sun, Pengfei Zuo and Yuncheng Guo were selected as Excellent Graduate Students (优秀研究生), 2016

Jujunfeng Shen received the Master student offer of University of Southern California, 2016.

Yuncheng Guo and Jie Wu received the Awards of Excellent B.E. Thesis in Hubei Province (湖北省优秀学士学位论文), 2015

Zhou Feng and Pengfei Zuo received ZhiXing Excellent Graduate Scholarship (知行优秀研究生奖学金), 2015.

Our alumni, Qiuyu Li (undergraduate intern), received the job offer from Ocado, UK.

Yuncheng Guo and Jie Wu received the Awards of Excellent B.E. Thesis in HUST (华中科技大学优秀学士学位论文), 2015.

Zhenhua Nie, Rongyu Lai and Linqian Wu are the Outstanding Graduate Students in HUST, 2015 (华中科技大学2015届优秀毕业研究生).

Qiuyu Li and Pengfei Zuo received the Awards of Excellent B.E. Thesis in Hubei Province (湖北省优秀学士学位论文), 2014

Linqian Wu and Zhou Feng received Micron Excellent Graduate Scholarship (美光优秀研究生奖学金), 2014

Zhenhua Nie and Rongyu Lai received the Graduate National Scholarship (研究生国家奖学金), 2014.

Qiuyu Li received the highest score in school of computer when defending her B.E dissertation, 2014.

Qiuyu Li and Pengfei Zuo received the Excellent B.E Thesis Awards in the University, 2014. 

Our alumni, Tao Lu, received the Best Student Paper Award in IEEE NAS 2014.

Qiuyu Li was recommended and became a Master student in The University of Edinburgh, 2014.

Wen Xia successfully defended his Ph.D dissertation and became an Assistant Professor in HUST, 2014.

Yu Li received Micron Excellent Graduate Scholarship (美光优秀研究生奖学金), 2013.

Bai Li received the Graduate National Scholarship (研究生国家奖学金), 2013.

Tao Lv and Yuhua Guo were recommended and became Ph.D students in Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012, 2013.

Dazhang Huang and Qian Zhao received the Graduate National Scholarship (研究生国家奖学金), 2012.

Wen Xia was recommended and became an intern in NEC Laboratories America, Inc. (NEC Labs), 2012.

Guodong Li received the Award of Excellent Master Thesis in Hubei Province (湖北省优秀硕士学位论文), 2010


Personal

I received the 3rd Prize in Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races, 2006.