Spring 2014 Course
EEC492/593 Kinect Application Development
EEC693/793 Applied Computer Vision
of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
Ph.D., University of California, Santa
Barbara (under the
supervision of Professors Louise Moser and Michael Melliar-Smith),
M.S. (in Electrical
and Computer Engineering), University of California,
Santa Barbara, 1998
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
- NSF Grant: “MRI: Acquisition of Equipment to
Establish a Secure and Dependable Computing Infrastructure for Research
and Education at Cleveland State
University” $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.
College Distinguished Faculty Teaching
Award, Cleveland State
University, May 2007.
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.,
ongoing; MSEE, Dec 2007)
Hua Chai (D. Eng., ongoing; MSEE, Dec 2009)
Brian Krupp (D.
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.
IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2012)
at ieee dot org or phone/mail