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Dr Jia Hu

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science


Telephone: 01392 724044

Extension: (Streatham) 4044

Dr. Jia Hu is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Exeter. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bradford, UK, in 2010, and M.Eng. and B.Eng degrees in Electronic Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2006 and 2004, respectively.

His research interests include edge-cloud computing, resource optimization, applied machine learning, and network security. He has published over 70 research papers within these areas in prestigious international journals and magazines (e.g. IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, Information Sciences, IEEE Communications Magazine) and at reputable international conferences (e.g., Globecom, ICC). He serves on the editorial board of Elsevier Computers & Electrical Engineering. He has been guest editor of many special issues on major international journals (e.g. IEEE Internet-of-Things Journal, Computer Networks, Ad Hoc Networks). He has served as General Chair/Co-Chair of IEEE CIT'15, IUCC'15, etc. Program Chair/Co-Chair of IEEE ISPA'20, ScalCom’19, SmartCity’18, CYBCONF’17, EAI SmartGIFT'2016, etc.

He was the principle investigator of an EPSRC first grant project on Information-Centric Networking (EP/M013936/2). He has been a co-investigator of three National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) projects on Cyber Security and Software-Defined Networking. He has been a co-investigator of four industry research projects with Huawei on smart network operation & management, edge computing, and cloud computing technologies. He had received the Best Paper Award at IEEE SOSE'16 and IUCC'14. He received the Outstanding Service Award and Outstanding Leadership Award for contributions to several IEEE conferences such as ScalCom’19, SmartCity’18 and CIT’15. He has successfully supervised/co-supervised two PhD students and seven MSc Students to graduate in the UK. He is currently supervising 6 PhD students. He is a member of IEEE and a Fellow of HEA (Higher Education Academy).  

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