Research Topic

Cloud computing; Improving the intelligence, reliability and efficiency of reosurce management in large-scale distributed systems.

Book Chapter

  • Laiping Zhao*, Kouichi Sakurai. Improving Cost-Efficiency through Failure-Aware Server Management and Scheduling in Cloud. Cloud Computing and Services Science, vol 367, pp. 23-28, Springer, 2013.
  • Laiping Zhao, Kouichi Sakurai, Workflow Scheduling with Fault Tolerance. Internet and Distributed Computing Advancements: Theoretical Frameworks and Practical Applications. IGI Global, June 2012


  • Yangyang Liu, Laiping Zhao, Jingyu Hua, Wenyu Qu, Suohao Zhang, Sheng Zhong. Distributed Traffic Engineering for Multi-Domain SDN without Trust, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2021.
  • Lihai Nie, Laiping Zhao, Keqiu Li. Robust Anomaly Detection using Reconstructive Adversarial Network, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 2021.
  • Xiaobo Zhou, Xiaodong Dong, Laiping Zhao, Keqiu Li, Tie Qiu. Learning-Driven Cloud Resource Provision Policy for Content Providers with Competitors, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2021.
  • Xiaoyan Bi, Tie Qiu, Wenyu Qu, Laiping Zhao, Xiaobo Zhou, Dapeng Oliver Wu. Dynamically Transient Social Community Detection for Mobile Social Networks, IEEE Internet Things J. 8(3): 1282-1293, 2021.
  • Binlei Cai, Keqiu Li, Laiping Zhao, Rongqi Zhang. Less Provisioning: A Hybrid Resource Scaling Engine for Long-running Services with Tail Latency Guarantees, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2021.
  • Xiaoqiang Zhu, Wenyu Qu, Tie Qiu, Laiping Zhao, Mohammed Atiquzzaman, Dapeng Oliver Wu. Indoor Intelligent Fingerprint-Based Localization: Principles, Approaches and Challenges. IEEE Commun. Surv. Tutorials 22(4): 2634-2657, 2020.
  • Laiping Zhao, Yiming Li, Françoise Fogelman-Soulié, Keqiu Li. A Holistic Cross-layer Optimization Approach for Mitigating Stragglers in In-memory Data Processing. Journal of Systems Architecture, 2020.
  • Laiping Zhao, Yanan Yang, Ali Munir, Alex X. Liu, Yue Li, Wenyu Qu. Optimizing Geo-distributed Data Analytics with Coordinated Task Scheduling and Routing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2019.
  • Xiaodong Dong, Laiping Zhao, Xiaobo Zhou, Keqiu Li, Tie Qiu, Deke Guo. An Online Cost- efficient Transmission Scheme for Information-agnostic Traffic in Inter-datacenter Networks, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2019
  • Binlei Cai, Laiping Zhao, Xiaobo Zhou, Rongqi Zhang, Keqiu Li. On evaluating the resource usage effectiveness of multi-tenant cloud storage, Journal of Systems Architecture, 2019.
  • Jingyu Hua, Laiping Zhao*, Suohao Zhang, Yangyang Liu, Xin Ge, Sheng Zhong. Topology-Preserving Traffic Engineering for Hierarchical Multi-Domain SDN, Computer Networks, 140(20):62-77, 2018.
  • Qi Luo, Laiping Zhao*, Ce Yu, Jian Xiao, Jizhou Sun, Ming Zhu, Yi Zhong. Cost-efficient Scheduling of FAST Observations, Experimental Astronomy, 45(1):107-126, 2018.
  • Chengming Li, Shimin Gong, Zhaolong Ning, Laiping Zhao, Qingshan Jiang, Pan Zhou. Robust Caching Control in Crowdsourced Content-Centric Mobile Networking, IEEE Access, 2018.
  • Binlei Cai, Rongqi Zhang, Xiaobo Zhou, Laiping Zhao, Keqiu Li, Experience Availability: Tail-Latency Oriented Availability in Software-Defined Cloud Computing, JOURNAL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 2017, 32(2): 250-257.
  • Laiping Zhao, Liangfu Lv, Zhou Jin, Ce Yu. Online Virtual Machine Placement for Increasing Cloud Providers Revenue, IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, 2017, 10(2):273-285.
  • Tze-Haw Huang, Mao Lin Huang, Quang Vinh Nguyen, Laiping Zhao, Weidong Huang, Jinjun Chen. A Space-Filling Multidimensional Visualization (SFMDVis) for Exploratory Data Analysis. Information Sciences (Elsevier), 2015, accepted.
  • Yizhi Ren, Laiping Zhao*, Haiyang Wu. ARES: Aggressive Replication Enabled Scheduler for Hadoop Systems, Journal of Internet Technology, 15(3):453-462, 2014.
  • Laiping Zhao, Yizhi Ren, Kouichi Sakurai, Reliable Workflow Scheduling with Less Resource Redundancy. Parallel Computing, 39(10):567-585,2013.
  • Laiping Zhao, Yizhi Ren, Mingchu Li, Kouichi Sakurai, Flexible Service Selection with User-specific QoS Support in Service-Oriented Architecture. Journal of Network and Computer Applications. Mar. 2011, doi:10.1016/j.jnca.2011.03.013 (SCI index, IF=1.111)

International Conference

  • Laiping Zhao, Fangshu Li, Wenyu Qu, Kunlin Zhan, Qingman Zhang. AITurbo: Unified Compute Allocation for Partial Predictable Training in Commodity Clusters. HPDC'21, 2021.
  • Laiping Zhao, Yanan Yang, Kaixuan Zhang, Xiaobo Zhou, Tie Qiu, Keqiu Li, Yungang Bao. Rhythm: Component-distinguishable Workload Deployment in Datacenters. Eurosys’20, 2020.
  • Lihai Nie, Laiping Zhao*, Keqiu Li. Glad: Global and Local Anomaly Detection. ICME’20, 2020.
  • Hongyun Gao, Laiping Zhao*, Huanbin Wang, Zhao Tian, Lihai Nie, Keqiu Li. XShot: Light-weight Link Failure Localization using Crossed Probing Cycles in SDN. ICPP'20, 2020.
  • Jiancheng Chi, Tie Qiu, Chaokun Zhang, Laiping Zhao. A Novel Blockchain Network Structure Based on Logical Nodes. WASA'20, 2020.
  • Laiping Zhao, Yiming Li, Françoise Fogelman-Soulié. Effective Straggler Mitigation with Cross-Layer Interference-Aware Optimization. ICPADS, 2019
  • Zhao Tian, Laiping Zhao, Lihai Nie, Peiqi Chen, Shuyu Chen. Deeplive: QoE Optimization for Live Video Streaming through Deep Reinforcement Learning. ICPADS, 2019.
  • Laiping Zhao, Jingyu Hua, Yangyang Liu, Wenyu Qu, Suohao Zhang and Sheng Zhong. Distributed Traffic Engineering for Multi-Domain Software Defined Networks. The 39th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing System (ICDCS),2019.
  • Yanan Yang, Laiping Zhao*, Zhigang Li, Lihai Nie, Peiqi Chen, Keqiu Li. ElaX: Provisioning Resource Elastically for Containerized Online Cloud Services. The 21th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC), 2019.
  • Xiaodong Dong, Ning Wei, Xiaobo Zhou, Laiping Zhao, Keqiu Li. QIMS: QoE-centric Information-agnostic Mix-flows Scheduling in SD-WAN. The 21th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC), 2019.
  • Xiaodong Dong, Xiaobo Zhou, Laiping Zhao, Keqiu Li.Cloud Resource Provision of Competitive Content Providers: Models and Analysis. The 17th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications (ISPA). 2019.
  • Rongqi Zhang, Yanan Yang, Laiping Zhao, Xiaobo Zhou, Binlei Cai and Keqiu Li. A Stochastic Model for Analyzing Tail Latency of Multi-tier Online Cloud Services. The 9th International Symposium on Parallel Architectures, Algorithms and Programming, 2018.
  • Binlei Cai, Rongqi Zhang, Laiping Zhao*, Keqiu Li. Less Provisioning: A Fine-Grained Resource Scaling Engine for Long-Running Services with Tail Latency Guarantees. ICPP’18, 2018.
  • Yue Cao, Laiping Zhao*, Rongqi Zhang, Yanan Yang, Xiaobo Zhou, Keqiu Li. Experience- Availability Analysis of Online Cloud Services using Stochastic Models. IFIP Networking’18, pp. 505-513, Zurich, 2018.
  • Yue Li, Laiping Zhao*, Chenzhou Cui, Ce Yu, Fast Big Data Analysis in Geo-Distributed Cloud, The 18th IEEE Conference on Cluster Computing, Taipei, Taiwan, 2016.9.13-9.15
  • Laiping Zhao, Jingyu Hua, Xin Ge, Sheng Zhong. Traffic Engineering in Hierarchical SDN Control Plane. IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality and Service (IWQoS’15), 2015.
  • Lingyan Yin, Jizhou Sun, Laiping Zhao*, Chenzhou Cui, Jian Xiao, Ce Yu. Joint Scheduling of Data and Computation in Geo-distributed Cloud Systems. The 15th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid’15), 2015.
  • Tze-Haw Huang, Mao Lin Huang, Quang Vinh Nguyen, Laiping Zhao. A Space-Filling Multidimensional Visualization SFMDVis for Exploratory Data Analysis. The 7th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI’14), pp. 19-28, 2014.
  • Laiping Zhao, Kouichi Sakurai, On the Revenue Driven Server Management in Cloud. The 2nd International Conference on Cloud computing and service science (CLOSER2012), Porto, Portugal, April, 2012. [pdf][slides]
  • Laiping Zhao, Yizhi Ren, Kouichi Sakurai, A Resource Minimizing Scheduling Algorithm with Ensuring the Deadline and Reliability in Heterogeneous Systems. The 25th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2011), Biopolis, Singapore, March 22 - 25, 2011. (Best student paper award) [pdf][slides]
  • Laiping Zhao, Yizhi Ren, Yang Xiang, Kouichi Sakurai, Fault tolerant scheduling with dynamic number of replicas in heterogeneous system. 12th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC2010), Melbourne, Australia. September 2010. [pdf][slides]
  • Laiping Zhao, Yizhi Ren, Mingchu Li, Kouichi Sakurai. SPSE_A Flexible QoS based Service Scheduling Algorithm in Service Oriented Grid. Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel & Distributed Processing(IPDPS2010), IPDPS-HPGC workshop. Atlanta, U.S. April 2010.[pdf][slides]
  • Laiping Zhao, Mingchu Li, Weifeng Sun, Kouichi SAKURAI and Yizhi Ren. The optimal Choice by Resource Consumets in Grid Market, The 6th International Conference on Automic and Trusted Computing,(ATC-09) MANS workshop, Australia. Jun. 2009. [pdf][slides]