Research Interests

Edge Computing, Vehicle Computing, Autonomous Driving, Mobile and Connected Health

Short Bio

Weisong Shi is an Alumni Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware (UD), where he leads the Connected and Autonomous Research (CAR) Laboratory. He is an internationally renowned expert in edge computing, autonomous driving, and connected health. His pioneer paper, "Edge Computing: Vision and Challenges,” has been cited more than 7000 times. Before joining UD, he was a professor at Wayne State University (2002-2022). He served in multiple administrative roles, including Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the College of Engineering and Interim Chair of the Computer Science Department. Dr. Shi also served as a National Science Foundation (NSF) program director (2013-2015). Dr. Shi is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Internet Computing Magazine and Elsevier Smart Health. He is the founding steering committee chair of three conferences, including the ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC), the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Connected Health (CHASE), and the IEEE International Conference on Mobility (MOST). He is the General Chair of ACM MobiCom'24, the flagship conference on Mobile Computing and Wireless Networking. He is a fellow of IEEE, a distinguished scientist of ACM, a member of the NSF CISE Advisory Committee and CCC Council.

Awards and Honors

          Alumni Distinguished Professor (2024)
          Crain's Notable Leaders in EV (2022)
          IEEE TCI Distinguished Service Award (2020)
          IEEE Fellow (2016)
          NSF CAREER Award (2007)
          National Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Award of China (2002)
          Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship (1999)

Professional Leadership and Services

          CCC Council  2024 -
          NSF CISE Advisory Committee  2023 -
          Fellow Evaluation Committee of IEEE Computer Society  2024, 2023, 2019, 2018, 2017
          Chair of IEEE Special Technical Community on Autonomous Driving Technologies (2020 - 2023) 
          Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on the Internet (2012 - 2016) 
          Editor-In-Chief, IEEE Internet Computing, 2024 -  
          Editor-In-Chief, Elsevier Smart Health Journal, 2016 -
          Section Head of Track 7: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Springer Multimedia Tools and Applications, 2022 -
          Editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 2016 -
          Editorial board member of ACM Computing Surveys, 2023 -
          Editorial board member of ACM Transactions on Internet of Things, 2018 -
          Editorial board member of IEEE Internet Computing, 2014 -
          Editorial board member of Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 2010 -
          Guest Editor of IEEE Internet Computing: Vehicle Computing (2023)    
          Guest Editor of IEEE Internet Computing: Connected Living (2023)    
          Guest Editor of IEEE Internet Computing: Toward Fully Autonomous and Networked Vehicles    
          Guest Editor (Lead) of Proceedings of the IEEE: Edge Computing (2019)
          Steering committee chair of ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC 2016 - )
          Steering committee chair of IEEE/ACM Connected Health (CHASE 2016 - )
          Steering committee chair of IEEE International Conference on Mobility: Operations, Services, and Technologies (MOST, 2022 - )
          Advisory board member of IEEE Internet of Things Journal

          Chair, NSF 2018 CSR PI Meeting  
          Co-Chair, NSF Workshop on Grand Challenges in Edge Computing  
          General Chair: MobiCom24, CHASE24, IC2E24, IoTDI23, ICMLA21, MetroCAD21, SEC18, CHASE18
          Program Chair: MOST23, IoTDI22,MetroCAD20, IGSC16, CoolDC16
          Track Chair: CVPR'24 (AC), ICDCS23 on "Edge Computing"
          PC members: SEC23, SEC22, SEC21, IoTDI20, ICDCS20, WWW20, IPDPS20, HotEdge20, IoTDI19, WWW19, IPDPS19

Recent Invited Talks

5/22/24 Invited talk at AutoSens on "Vehicle Computing: A New Era of Automotive Industry"
5/21/24 Tutorial at AutoSens on "ICAT: Indoor Connected and Autotonomous Testbed"
1/10/24 Invited talk at TRB Edge Computing Subcommittee on "Vehicle Computing: Vision and Challenges"
10/20/23 Invited talk at the Ohio State University on "Vehicle Computing: Vision and Challenges"
10/16/23 Lead a breakout session at 2023 NSF Computer Systems Research PI meeting
9/8/23 Invited talk at Nio Academy on "Vehicle Computing: Vision and Challenges"
2/8/23 Invited talk at PennEngineering's Autoware Safe Autonomy Seminar on "Vehicle Computing: Vision and Challenges"
12/08/22 Keynote at IEEE International Conference on Uitility and Cloud Computing (UCC) on "Vehicle Computing: Vision and Challenges"
9/22/22 Invited talk at Uber on "Vehicle Computing: Vision and Challenges"
9/21/22 Invited talk at LFEdge Akraino summit on "Vehicle Computing: Vision and Challenges"
2/24/22 Seminar talk at University of Toledo on "Vehicle Computing: Vision and Challenges"
2/16/22 Seminar talk at University of Delaware on "Edge Intelligence and Its Application in CAVs"
1/20/22 Seminar talk at University of Edinburgh on "Edge Intelligence and Its Application in CAVs"
11/03/21 Seminar talk at University of Massachusetts at Amherst on "Edge Intelligence and Its Application in CAVs"
10/29/21 Seminar talk at University of Science and Technology in China on ``Edge Computing: Background, Applications and Challenges"
10/01/21 Distinguished Lecture at Mississippi State University (ECE & CAVS) on "Edge Intelligence and Its Application in CAVs"
09/09/21 Keynote at CHI@Edge Workshop by ANL on "Edge Intelligence and Its Application in Healthcare and CAVs" 06/24/21 Keynote at the HealthDL workshop on "Edge Intelligence for Healthcare Solutions"
03/02/21 Webinar at EducationUSA, "Why Computer Science, Mathematics/Statiscs are most preferred fields among Indian students in the U.S."
12/08/20 Invited Talk at Facebook DABI Summit, "Digital Infrastructure Smart Health Management"
11/22/20 Keynote at DPCS'20 on "Collaborative Edge Intelligence: A New Horizon of Distributed Systems Research"
10/21/20 Keyntoe at CloudSummit 2020 on "Edge Intelligences and Its Applications on CAVs"
06/19/20 Invited Talk at SEMI'20 on "Edge Intelligence and Its Applications on CAVs"
11/14/19 Invited Talk at Case Western Reserve University on "Edge Intelligence and Its Applications on CAVs"
10/09/19 ADL on "When cloud computing meets edge computing"
09/20/19 Facebook 2019 AI Systems Faculty Summit
05/11/19 Keynote at 2019 China Edge Computing Symposium
04/16/19 Featured speaker at BioIT World Conference and Expos Track on Edge Computing

In the News

          [WIRED]: Self-Driving Cars Are Beiing Put on a Data Diet
          [UDEngineering]: Named Computer and Information Sciences Chair at UD
          [Today@wayne]: Leader in Electric Vehicle Revolution
          [Computerworld]: The cutting edge of healthcare: How edge computing will transform medicine
          [Today@Wayne]: Wayne State researchers receive NSF funding to develop COVID-19 risk-prediction system
          [Today@Wayne]: Wayne State researchers tabbed for Michigan Mobility Challenge at NAIAS
          [HealthTech Magazine]: Will Edge Computing Transform Healthcare?
          [IEEE ITS]: Featured on IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems
          [Bio.IT World]: On The Edge: Technologies Driving Edge Computing And Challenges Ahead
          [dbusiness]: Wayne State Researchers Secure nearly $1M for Microplastics Pollution Research
          [WSU Faculty Impact]: Wayne State Professor Uses Edge Computing to Shore Up Big Data
          [DrivenDetroit]: Wayne State CAR Lab innovates edge computing and open platform
          [Today@Wayne] Facebook awards Wayne State University's edge computing research
          [Facebook] Announcing Winners of Facebook Resarch Award
          [Today@Wayne] Wayne State research team receives Microsoft Azure Research Award
          [Healthcare Analytics News] How Edge Computing Can Advance Healthcare
          [China Science Daily] The Rise of Edge Computing
          [Engineering]: Computer Science Professor appointed to Editorial Positions
          [Today@Wayne]: Wayne State University joins the OpenFog Consortium
          [Today@Wayne]: WSU program to innovate in Detroit "Internet of Things"
          [Engineering]: Two College of Engineering Professors named IEEE Fellows
          [NewsWise]: Sustainable Computing and Computer Systems Expert to Serve as NSF Program Director
          [Popular Science]: How Will We Keep Track of Our Robot Minions?
          [Robotics Tomorrow]: LOBOT Technique Provides Accurate, Real-Time, 3-D Positions for Robotic Vehicles
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Contact 

Professor Weisong Shi
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Delaware
101J Smith Hall, 18 Amstel Ave
Newark, DE 19716

Phone: (302) 831-7603, Email: weisong@udel.edu, X: @shiweisong