Zheng Jason Song

Assistant Professor

Computer and Information Science Department

University of Michigan--Dearborn

Email: zhesong@umich.edu Google Scholar

Short Bio:

I received my second PhD in Computer Science (with a focus on distributed systems and software engineering) from Virginia Tech USA in 2020, and the first PhD (with a focus on wireless networking and mobile computing) from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications China in 2015. I worked as a software engineer at Sina for one year after I graduated as a master from China Agriculture University in 2009. I received the Best Paper Award from IEEE International Conference on Edge Computing in 2019.


  • One fully funded Ph.D. position available for winter 2023 (application deadline September 1st). Please read my recent publications and send me your CV if you are interested in working with me. For any inquires, please contact me via zhesong@umich.edu.

  • 04/22, Serve as the publicity co-chair for ICSOC'22. Please consider submitting your paper!

  • 04/22, Server on the TPC of IEEE Greencom'22.

  • 01/22, our paper on project-based learning for computer networks course is accepted by EDUCON'22.

  • 07/21 Our project BesoEdge (Best-Effort Services in Opportunistic Edges) got funded by the NSF CRII program. Thanks NSF!

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  • Congrats to Owen on receiving a scholarship from the Summer Undergrad Research Experience (SURE) program!

  • Our SMDS paper won the YESC (Young Experts in Services Computing) Student Paper Awards!

  • Will Join CIS@UM Dearborn in September 2020

  • One paper on Reliable Edge Computing was accepted by IEEE ICDCS 2020.

  • Ph.D. Thesis Defense: May/8/2020, Committee Members: Dr. Ali R. Butt, Dr. Christine L Julien, Dr. Dimitrios Nikolopoulos, Dr. Francisco Servant, and Dr. Eli Tilevich


  • CIS 490J/590H: Edge Computing (Winter 22, 23)

  • CIS 427 Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (Undergrad level, Winter 2021)

  • CIS 527 Computer Networks (Graduate level, Fall, Spring 2020)

Research Interest:

  • Distributed System and Middleware

  • Software Engineering

  • Mobile Computing and Edge Computing