Spring 2014 Course
Secure and Dependable Computing
· Book (under development)
of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
Ph.D., University of California, Santa
(under the supervision of Professors Louise Moser and Michael Melliar-Smith),
M.S. (in Electrical
and Computer Engineering), University
of California, Santa
M.S. (in Physics), Peking
University (also known as Beijing
1993 (My Thesis Won the National Yeh Chi-Sun Thesis
Award on Experimental Physics)
B.S. (in Physics), Peking
University (also known as Beijing
- A research monograph was published in March
2014, titled “Building
Dependable Distributed Systems”, by Scrivener Publishing, in imprint
- NSF Grant: “MRI: Acquisition of Equipment to
Establish a Secure and Dependable Computing Infrastructure for Research
and Education at Cleveland
$182,000, as PI, with Drs Sridhar, Yu and Fu, 9/2008 – 8/2012.
- Most Promising Research Award: “BFT-WS: A
Byzantine Fault Tolerance Framework for Web Services”, the 2007
Middleware for Web Services Workshop.
Faculty Teaching Award, Cleveland
I am doing research
in two drastically different fields: (1) dependable distributed systems, and
(2) applied computer vision. My Ph.D. research is in the area of dependable
systems and I have been working in the field for more than 16 years.
Recently, I become more and more interested in doing applied research in
computer vision to build practical solutions for real-world problems. More
details can be found here.
Full list of publications (with links to pdf
- Low Latency Fault Tolerance
System, Wenbing Zhao,
P. M. Melliar-Smith, and L. E. Moser, The Computer Journal, vol. 56,
no. 6, 2013, pp.716--740.
- Trustworthy Coordination for
Web Services Atomic Transactions, H. Zhang, H. Chai, W. Zhao,
P. M. Melliar-Smith, and L. E. Moser. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and
Distributed Systems. Vol.23, No.8, 2012, pp.1551--1565.
- Toward Trustworthy
Coordination for Web Services Business Activities, H.
Chai, H. Zhang, W. Zhao, P. M. Melliar-Smith,
and L. E. Moser. IEEE Transactions
on Services Computing. Vol.6, No.2, 2013, pp.276--288.
- Design and Implementation of
a Byzantine Fault Tolerance Framework for Non-Deterministic Applications, H. Zhang, W. Zhao, L. E. Moser and P.
M. Melliar-Smith. IET Software, vol. 5 no. 3, 2011, pp. 342-356.
- Towards Practical Intrusion
Tolerant Systems: A Blueprint, Wenbing
Zhao, in Proceedings of the Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Workshop,
National Laboratory, May 12-14, 2008.
- Fault Tolerance Middleware
for Cloud Computing, Wenbing Zhao,
P. M. Melliar-Smith, and L. E. Moser, in Proceedings of the IEEE International
Conference on Cloud Computing, Miami, FL, July 5-10, 2010, pp.
- Proactive Service Migration
for Long-Running Byzantine Fault Tolerant Systems, Wenbing Zhao and H. Zhang, IET Software, vol. 3, no. 2,
April 2009, pp. 154-164.
- A Reservation-based Extended
Transaction Protocol, Wenbing Zhao, L. E. Moser and P. M. Melliar-Smith,
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and
Distributed Systems, vol. 19, no. 2, February 2008, pp. 188-203.
- Honglei Zhang (D. Eng.,
May 2014; MSEE, Dec 2007)
Hua Chai (D. Eng., ongoing; MSEE, Dec 2009)
Krupp (D. Eng., ongoing)
Lun (D. Eng.,
Babi (D. Eng.,
· Srikanth Dropati (MSSE, June 2010)
· Bo Chen
(MSEE, December 2008)
(MSEE, June 2006)
I am on the technical program committee for the following
conferences. Please consider submitting papers to these events.
· The 12th IEEE
International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC
IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2012)
wenbing at ieee dot org or phone/mail