Hong Xu, Henry

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Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Office: AC1 B6415
Office hours: Email me to set up a time.
Tel: +852 3442 4840
Fax: +852 3442 0503 (Attn.: Henry Xu)
Email: henry.xu [at] cityu.edu.hk
Web: http://www.cs.cityu.edu.hk/~hxu

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Research Interests

I work in the areas of computer networks and systems. I focus on systems building and mathematical modeling to explore and understand the design of large-scale computer networks and networked systems. My current research interests include data center networking, NFV, and SDN. My recent projects focus on novel frameworks and protocols for high performance and programmable packet processing, network transport, and scheduling/resource allocation in networks and data analytics systems.

I lead the NetX Lab. Welcome to visit us (on the cyber or physical space)!

Prospective Students

I have RA and post-doc openings now. I am also looking for bright PhD students to work with me. Please see here for more information.

Top venues for networked systems

I maintain a list of top conferences/workshops for networked systems sorted by their usual deadlines.


  • 04/2017. Bohr accepted to HotCloud’17; another paper on NFV accepted to IWQoS.

  • 04/2017. Our journal paper on cloud video storage is accepted to ACM TOMPECS.

  • 03/2017. Our paper on multi-resource load balancing in NFV is accepted to ICDCS’17.

  • 02/2017. NetKernel is accepted as a poster at NSDI’17. Check us out at Boston!

  • 01/2017. I am serving as the travel grants co-chair of IEEE ICNP’17. Please submit!

  • 01/2017. Our paper on an optimization framework for solving cloud traffic management problems is accepted to TPDS.

  • 01/2017. I am serving as the poster co-chair of ACM APNet’17. Please submit!

  • 01/2017. I am serving on the PC of ACM HotCloud’17. Please submit!

  • 09/2016. I am serving on the PC of ACM SIGCOMM China 2017. Please submit!

  • 07/2016. One paper accepted to ACM SoCC 2016.

  • 07/2016. One full paper and one poster paper accepted to IEEE ICNP 2016.

  • 06/2016. One paper accepted to ACM APSys 2016.