Fanxin Kong

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

University of Victoria

Email: fanxink (at) uvic (dot) ca

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About Me

Currently, I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Victoria. Before that, I was a postdoctoral researcher working with Prof. Insup Lee in the Department of Computer & Information Science at University of Pennsylvania. I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science at McGill University and my advisor was Prof. Xue Liu.

Research (More)

Interests: security, sustainability, and real-time aspects for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things

Applications: automobiles and transportation systems, power and energy systems, and cloud and data centers

Techniques: optimization, algorithm design, data analysis, machine learning, control, and game theory

Recent News

[July 2018], PI meeting: I attended the Intel/ NSF CPS-Security Meeting at Stanford University and presented our work of CPS checkpointing and recovery.

[May 2018], Paper: "Millimeter Wave Communication: A Comprehensive Survey", accepted by IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorial (COMST), 2018.

[Jan. 2018], Paper: "Joint Rate Control and Demand Balancing for Electric Vehicle Charging", accepted by the 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI), 2018. IoTDI is a premier venue for IoT research.

[Dec. 2017], Paper: "Cyber-Physical System Checkpointing and Recovery", accepted by the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS), 2018. ICCPS is the premier venue for CPS research.

Selected Publications (More)

Peer-reviewed books

  1. [FnTEES'17] Fanxin Kong and Xue Liu, "Sustainable Transportation with Electric Vehicles", in Foundations and TrendsR in Electric Energy Systems, now publishers Inc., 2017.
  2. [FnTEDA'15] Xue Liu and Fanxin Kong, "Datacenter Power Management in Smart Grids", in Foundations and TrendsR in Electronic Design Automation, now publishers Inc., 2015.
  3. [FnTEDA'15] Xue Liu, Xi Chen and Fanxin Kong, "Utilization Control and Optimization of Real-Time Embedded Systems", in Foundations and TrendsR in Electronic Design Automation, now publishers Inc., 2015.

● Peer-reviewed conference papers

  1. [IoTDI'18] Fanxin Kong, Xue Liu, and Insup Lee, "Joint Rate Control and Demand Balancing for Electric Vehicle Charging", in the 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation, 2018.
  2. [ICCPS'18] Fanxin Kong, Meng Xu, James Weimer, Oleg Sokolsky, and Insup Lee, "Cyber-Physical System Checkpointing and Recovery", in the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, 2018.
  3. [RTSS'16 (CPS Track)] Fanxin Kong, Qiao Xiang, Linghe Kong, and Xue Liu, "On-Line Event-Driven Scheduling for Electric Vehicle Charging via Park-and-Charge", in the 36th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium, 2016.
  4. [ICCPS'16] Fanxin Kong and Xue Liu, "GreenPlanning: Optimal Energy Source Selection and Capacity Planning for Green Datacenters", in the 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, 2016.
  5. [ICCPS'16] Fanxin Kong, Xue Liu, Zhonghao Sun, and Qinglong Wang, "Smart Rate Control and Demand Balancing for Electric Vehicle Charging", in the 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, 2016.
  6. [RTSS'15 (CPS Track)] Fanxin Kong and Xue Liu, "Distributed Deadline and Renewable Aware Electric Vehicle Demand Response in the Smart Grid", in the 36th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium, 2015.
  7. [ACMMM'15] Fanxin Kong, Xingjian Lu, Mingyuan Xia, Xue Liu and Haibing Guan, "Distributed Optimal Datacenter Bandwidth Allocation for Dynamic Adaptive Video Streaming", in the 23rd ACM Multimedia, 2015.
  8. [e-Energy'15] Qiao Xiang, Fanxin Kong, Xi Chen, Linghe Kong, Xue Liu and Lei Rao, "Auc2Charge: An Online Auction Framework for Electric Vehicle Park-and-Charge", in the 6th ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems, 2015.
  9. [RTAS'15] Nima Khalilzad, Fanxin Kong, Xue Liu, Moris Behnam and Thomas Nolte, "A Feedback Scheduling Framework for Component-Based Soft Real-Time Systems", in the 21st IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium, 2015.
  10. [INFOCOM'14] Fanxin Kong, Chuansheng Dong, Xue Liu and Haibo Zeng, "Blowing Hard Is Not All We Want: Quantity vs Quality of Wind Power in the Smart Grid", in 33rd Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, 2014.
  11. [SIGMETRICS'14] Fanxin Kong, Xue Liu and Lei Rao, "Optimal Energy Source Selection and Capacity Planning for Green Datacenters", in the 40th ACM International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, 2014. (Poster)
  12. [DATE'11] Fanxin Kong, Wang Yi and Qingxu Deng, "Energy-Efficient Scheduling of Real-Time Tasks on Cluster-Based Multicores", in the 14th Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition, 2011.
  13. [ECRTS'10] Fanxin Kong, Yiqun Wang, Qingxu Deng and Wang Yi, "Minimizing Multi-Resource Energy for Real-Time Systems with Discrete Operation Modes", in the 22nd Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems, 2010.
  14. [ICCPS'10] Yifeng Guo, Fanxin Kong, Dakai Zhu, Ali S. Tosun and Qingxu Deng, "Sensor Placement for Lifetime Maximization in Monitoring Oil Pipelines", in the 1st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems , 2010.

Peer-reviewed journal papers

  1. [COMST'18] Xiong Wang, Linghe Kong, Fanxin Kong, Fudong Qiu, Mingyu Xia, Shlomi Arnon, and Guihai Chen, “Millimeter Wave Communication: A Comprehensive Survey”, in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorial, 2018.
  2. [ITSM'18] Jintao Wang, Peng Zeng, Xi Jin, Fanxin Kong, Zhaowei Wang, Dong Li, and Ming Wan, "Software Defined Wi-V2G: A V2G Network Architecture", in IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, 2018.
  3. [TCC'17] Xingjian Lu, Fanxin Kong, Xue Liu, Jianwei Yin, Qiao Xiang, and Huiqun Yu, "Bulk Savings for Bulk Transfers: Minimizing the Energy-Cost for Geo-Distributed Data Centers", in IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2017.
  4. [TSUSC'17] Fanxin Kong, Xingjian Lu, and Xue Liu, "Distributed Data Center Bandwidth Allocation for Cloud-Based Streaming", in IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, 2017.
  5. [TIE'17] Xi Jin, Fanxin Kong, Linghe Kong, Wei Liu, and Peng Zeng, "Reliability and Temporality Optimization for Multiple Coexisting WirelessHART Networks in Industrial Environments", in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2017.
  6. [TII'17] Xi Jin, Fanxin Kong, Linghe Kong, Huihui Wang, Changqing Xia, Peng Zeng, and Qingxu Deng, "A Hierarchical Data Transmission Framework for Industrial Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks", in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2017.
  7. [COMST'16] Qinglong Wang, Xue Liu, Jian Du, and Fanxin Kong, "Smart Charging for Electric Vehicles: A Survey From the Algorithmic Perspective", in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, 2016.
  8. [CSUR'15] Fanxin Kong and Xue Liu, "A Survey on Green-Energy-Aware Power Management for Datacenters", in ACM Computing Surveys, 2015.
  9. [PIEEE'14] Fanxin Kong, Chuansheng Dong, Xue Liu and Haibo Zeng, "Quantity vs Quality: Optimal Harvesting Wind Power for the Smart Grid", in Proceedings of the IEEE, 2014.
  10. [COMST'14] Ashikur Rahman, Xue Liu and Fanxin Kong, "A Survey on Geographic Load Balancing based Data Center Power Management in the Smart Grid Environment", in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, 2014.

Revised on July 05, 2018.