David Hung-Chang Du

Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

du@cs.umn.edu
(612) 625-2560

 

Short Bio

Dr. Du is currently the Qwest Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He is the Center Director of the NSF multi-university I/UCRC Center of Research in Intelligent Storage (CRIS). In additional to NSF, CRIS is currently sponsored with 11 companies with 15 sponsored memberships. He was a Program Director (IPA) at National Science Foundation CISE/CNS Division from March 2006 to August 2008. At NSF, he was responsible for NeTS (Networking Research cluster) NOSS (Networks of Sensor Systems) Program and worked with two other colleagues, Karl Levitt and Ralph Wachter, on Cyber Trust (Internet Security) Program. In 2008 he was also assigned to CSR (Computer System Research) Cluster for handling research in computer systems. Dr. Du receives a B.S degree in Mathematics from National Tsing-Hua University (Taiwan) in 1974 and an M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Washington (Seattle) in 1980 and 1981 respectively. He joined University of Minnesota as a faculty since 1981. Dr. Du also has been a visiting professor in Germany, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

 

Research Expertise: Dr. Du’s current research focuses on intelligent storage systems, multimedia computing, sensor networks and cyber physical systems. He has had research in high-speed networking, database design, and CAD for VLSI circuits. He has authored and co-authored over 250 technical papers including 110 referred journal publications in these research areas.  He has graduated 54 Ph.D. and 100+ M.S. students in the last 30 years. His research in intelligent storage systems focus on new storage technologies/architectures, that can handle semantic data and adaptive to long-term data preservation, and efficient power management for data centers. His research in multimedia computing includes video-on-demand server architecture, video and audio synchronization techniques, and efficient large scale video streaming over Internet.  His research in sensor networks and cyber physical systems focuses on vehicle-to-vehicle communications, future intelligent transportation systems, next generation air-transportation systems and security and privacy issues for cyber physical systems. His research in CAD includes physical layout, timing verification and delay fault testing for high-speed and very large scale circuits.  His research in high-speed networking includes heterogeneous high-performance computing over high-speed networks, quality of service, parallel data archive for high-performance computing, and optical networks.

 

Professional Activities and Awards: Dr. Du is an IEEE Fellow (since 1998) and a Fellow of the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute. He is currently a member of Advisory Committee to Institute of Information Science and Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academic Sinica in Taiwan and a member of International Advisory Board to Korean Journal of Computer Science and Engineering.  He was an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers from 1993 to 1998.  He was the US WEST Chair Professor at the University of Minnesota from 1994 to 2000. He is currently serving on the Editorial Boards of several international journals including IEEE Transactions on Vehicle Technology. He has also served as Conference Chair and Program Committee Chair for several conferences in multimedia, networking security and database areas. Most recently, he is the General Chair for IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium (Oakland, California) 2009, Program Committee Co-Chair for International Conference on Parallel Processing 2009, and Workshop Co-Chair and the General Chair for IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems 2010 and 2011 respectively.  General, Co-Chair of ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems 2013 and General Chair of International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP) 2014. He also serves as the Chair of Steering Committee for ICPP.

 

He has had research grants from the National Science Foundation, DARPA, ONR, DOE and companies like 3M, Northern Telecom, Unisys, IBM, Seagate Technology, US WEST, Honeywell, Sun Micro, Intel, Cisco and etc.

 

Industrial Experiences: Dr. Du has served as a consultant to a number of companies in the past, including: Honeywell, NCR, Unisys, 3M and IXMICRO.  In 1996, he spent 6 months in the Computer Communications Lab (CCL) of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan. His major function at CCL/ITRI was to plan several long term (5-year) R&D projects funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. He has served as a member of Technical Advisory Committee for CCL/ITRI in the last few years. In 1998, he joined IXMICRO as the Vice President of Research and Development for one year. He led a team of 30+ engineers to develop products such as ATM network interface cards, ATM switches, Fast Ethernet switches, wireless mice, ADSL modems, and streaming video servers.  He has co-founded a startup company called Streaming21 that was recently acquired by Foxconn and also helped to establish another startup company called Baynacre with his former students.  Baynacre was later acquired by Apache Design Solutions. He has served as Chairman and CEO for Streaming21 in 2000 and 2001. During this period, he helped to raise $18M funds from VCs for Streaming21 and managed 60+ employees. Streaming21 was focused on developing streaming video products for carrier and entertainment markets.  Baynacre was focused on static timing analysis software tools for nano-technology.

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

 

 

Degree

 

Institution

 

Year Completed

 

Ph.D. in Computer Science

 

University of Washington (Seattle)

 

1981

 

M.S. in Computer Science

 

University of Washington (Seattle)

 

1980

 

B.S. in Mathematics

 

National Tsing-Hua University (Taiwan)

 

1974

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT:

 

 

 

Position

 

Employer

 

Period

 

Program Director

 

 

National Science Foundation CISE/CNS

 

March 2006 – August 2008

 

Qwest Chair Professor

 

Professor

 

 

University of Minnesota

 

2007-Present

 

1991 - Present

 

Chairman and CEO

 

Streaming21

 

2000 - 2001

 

US WEST Chair Professor

 

University of Minnesota

 

1994 - 2000

 

Vice President of Engineering

 

3CX, San Jose, California

 

Jan. 1998 – Dec. 1998

 

Associate Professor

 

University of Minnesota

 

1987 - 1991

 

Assistant Professor

 

University of Minnesota

 

1981 - 1986

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Intelligent Storage Systems, Multimedia Computing, Cyber Physical Systems, Sensor Networks, Cyber Security, High-Speed Networks,  Distance Education, Database Design, Parallel/Distributed Architectures/Systems, CAD for VLSI Circuits.

 


 

·       Awards and Honors
·       Professional Activities
·       Grants
·      Publications
 
·      Student Supervision
 

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