Hui Lei  Hui Lei photo       

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Director and CTO, Watson Health Cloud, IBM
Fellow, IEEE

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Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  IBM Academy of Technology  |  IEEE Computer Society


Technical and Steering Committees:

  • Chair (two terms), IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Business Informatics and Systems (TCBIS), 2012 - 2017.
  • Steering Committee Co-chair, IEEE International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI), 2015 -. (with Tarek Abdelzaher)
  • Steering Committee Chair, IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E), 2013 -.
  • Steering Committee Member, IEEE Cloud Computing magazine, 2013 -.
  • Advisory Board Member, Inderscience International Journal of Big Data Intelligence, 2016-.
  • Steering Committee Member, International ACM Workshop on Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile Access (MobiDE), 2011 - 2012.
  • Steering Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM). 2004 -.

Journal Editors:

  • Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2016 -.
  • Editor, Inderscience International Journal of Big Data Intelligence, 2014 - 2015.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2013 - 2015.
  • Editor, Springer Journal of Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, 2011 -.
  • Guest Co-editor, Special Issue on e-Business Engineering, Springer Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, June 2009. (with S. C. Cheung and Michael R. Lyu)
  • Guest Co-editor, Special Issue on Mobile and Pervasive Commerce, ACM/Kluwer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), December 2004. (with Ravi Jain and Marisa Viveros)
  • Guest Co-editor, Joint Special Issues on Context-Aware Computing, IEEE Pervasive Computing and IEEE Wireless Communications magazines, 2002. (with Gregory Abowd, Maria Ebling, Hans Gellersen, and Guerney Hunt)

Conference Chairs:

  • Program Co-chair, 14th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2017), Columbus, Ohio, USA, July 2017. (with Christopher Stewart)
  • General Co-chair, 1st IEEE International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI 2016), Berlin, Germany, April 2016. (with Wei Zhao)
  • Program Co-chair, 34th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2014), Madrid, Spain, July 2014. (with Ricardo Jimenez-Peris)
  • General Co-chair, 2nd 2014 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E 2014), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, March 2014. (with Azer Bestavros and Rajkumar Buyya)
  • Program Co-chair, 1st IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E 2013), San Francisco, California, USA, March 2013. (with Roy Campbell and Volker Markl)
  • Program Co-chair, 9th IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE 2012), Hangzhou, China, September 2012. (with Kuo-Ming Chao and Yinsheng Li)
  • General Co-chair, 10th International ACM Workshop on Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile Access (MobiDE 2011), in conjunction with SIGMOD/PODS 2011, Athens, Greece, June 2011. (with Suman Nath)
  • Program Co-chair, 9th International ACM Workshop on Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile Access (MobiDE 2010), Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, June 2010. (with Suman Nath)
  • Program Co-chair, 9th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2008), Beijing, China, May 2008. (with Stephane Grumbach and Xiaofeng Meng)
  • Program Co-chair, 4th IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE 2007), Hong Kong, China, October 2007. (with Shing-Chi Cheung and Michael Lyu)
  • Program Co-chair, 4th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networks and Services (Mobiquitous 2007), Philadelphia, PA, July 2007. (with Robin Kravets and Anind Dey)
  • Program Co-chair, 2005 IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE 2005), Beijing, China, October 2005. (with Francis Lau and Xiaofeng Meng)
  • Conference Co-chair, 5th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2004), Berkeley, California, January 2004. (with Anupam Joshi)
  • Program Co-chair, 2nd ACM International Workshop on Mobile Commerce (WMC 2002), Atlanta, GA, September 2002. (with Ouri Wolfson)

Conference Organizing Committees:

  • Industry Track Co-chair, 16th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2015), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, June 2015.
  • Demonstration Co-chair, 12th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2011), Luleå, Sweden, June 2011. (with Claudia Roncancio)
  • Track Chair, Cloud Computing, 7th IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE 2010), Shanghai, China, October 2010.
  • Area Coordinator, Pervasive, Mobile and P2P Systems, 3rd International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2005), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 2005.
  • Workshops Co-chair, 2nd IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2004), Orlando, Florida, March 2004. (with Francis Lau)

Keynote / Invited Speeches:

  • Keynote Address, "Smarter Pervasive Computing," 15th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom 2017), Kona, Hawaii, USA, March 2017.
  • Keynote Address, "The Era of Big Data and Cognitive Computing," 17th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies (PDCAT 2016), Guangzhou, China, December 2016.
  • Plenary Keynote Address, "From Big Data to Cognitive Health," 18th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC 2016), The 14th IEEE International Conference on Smart City (SmartCity 2016), and The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Systems (DSS 2016), Sydney, Australia, December 2016.
  • Plenary Keynote Address, "When Big Data Meets Cognitive Computing ... on the Cloud," 9th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2016) and The 3rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT 2016), Shanghai, China, December 2016.
  • Keynote Address, "The Case for the Smart Health Cloud," 2016 IEEE International Conference on Smart Cloud (SmartCloud 2016), New York, NY, USA, November 2016.
  • Keynote Address, "Big Data for Smart Healthcare," Nordic Edge Expo, Stavanger, Norway, October 2016.
  • Commencement Address, "Your Mountain Is Waiting," Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, June 2016.
  • Keynote speech, "Business Transformation with the Cloud and Big Data," 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Big Data (CloudCom-Asia 2015), Huangshan, China, June 2015.
  • Keynote speech, "Cloud-Based Systems of Insight," 6th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom 2014), Singapore, December 2014.
  • Invited speech, "New Frontiers in Cloud Computing Research," 7th International Workshop on Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing (VTDC 2013), in conjunction with HPDC 2013, New York, New York, USA, June 2013.
  • Keynote speech, "Data Management Issues in Context-Aware Computing," National Database Conference (NDBC 2006), Guangzhou, China, November 2006.
  • Invited speech, "Context Awareness: a Practitioner’s Perspective," IEEE International Workshop on Ubiquitous Data Management (UDM 2005), Tokyo, Japan, April 2005.

Panels:

  • Panelist, National Science Foundation, Information and Intelligent Systems Division, 2004.
  • Panelist, "Pervasive Computing: Reality or Illusion," 1st IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2003), Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, March 2003.
  • Panel Chair, "Mobile Commerce: Vision and Challenges," 2nd IEEE/IPSJ International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT 2002), Nara City, Japan, January 2002.
  • Panelist, "Ubiquitous Connectivity: Hype, Reality and Implications for Mobile Data Management," 2nd International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2001), Hong Kong, January 2001.
  • Panelist, "Barriers to Pervasive Computing," ICPP International Workshop on Pervasive Computing, Toronto, Canada, August 2000.

Conference Program Committees:

  • 5th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud 2013), Boston, MA, USA, June 2013.
  • 13th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2012), Bengaluru, India, July 2012.
  • 32nd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2012), Macau, China, June 2012.
  • 4thh USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud 2012), Boston, MA, USA, June 2012.
  • 12th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2011), Luleå, Sweden, June 2011.
  • 2nd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud 2010), Boston, MA, USA, June 2010.
  • 28th International Symposium on Reliable Distribued Systems (SRDS 2009), Niagara Falls, New York, USA, September 2009.
  • 8th International ACM Workshop on Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile Access (MobiDE 2009), in conjunction with SIGMOD/PODS 2009, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, June 2009.
  • 29th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2009), Montreal, Canada, June 2009.
  • 6th International ACM Workshop on Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile Access (MobiDE 2007), in conjunction with SIGMOD 2007, Beijing, China, June 2007.
  • 3rd International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services (Mobiquitous 2006), San Jose, CA, USA, July 2006.
  • 7th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2006), Nara, Japan, May 2006.
  • 7th IEEE International Conference on e-Commerce Technology (CEC 2005), Munich, Germany, July 2005.
  • 2nd International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services (Mobiquitous 2005), San Diego, CA, USA, July 2005.
  • 4th International ACM Workshop on Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile Access (MobiDE 2005), in conjunction with SIGMOD/PODS 2005, Baltimore, MD, USA, June 2005.
  • 6th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2005), Ayia Napa, Cyprus, May 2005.
  • IEEE International Workshop on Ubiquitous Data Management (UDM 2005), in conjunction with ICDE 2005, Tokyo, Japan, April 2005.
  • 6th IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (WMCSA 2004), English Lake District, UK, December 2004.
  • 7th International Workshop on Mobility in Databases and Distributed Systems (MDDS 2004), Zaragoza, Spain, August - September 2004.
  • 2nd IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2004), Orlando, FL, USA, March 2004.
  • 19th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2004), Nicosia, Cyprus, March 2004.
  • 5th International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC 2003), Pittsburgh, PA, USA, October 2003.
  • 5th IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (WMCSA 2003), Santa Cruz, CA, USA, October 2003.
  • 3rd International ACM Workshop on Mobile Data Engineering (MobiDE 2003), in conjunction with MobiCom 2003, San Diego, CA, USA, September 2003.
  • International Workshop on Mobile Distributed Computing (MDC 2003), Providence, RI, USA, May 2003.
  • 3rd IEEE/IPSJ International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT 2003), Orlando, FL, USA, January 2003.
  • 4th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2003), Melbourne, Australia, January 2003.
  • 4th IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (WMCSA 2002), Callicoon, NY, USA, June 2002.
  • 3rd International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2002), Singapore, January 2002.
  • 1st ACM International Workshop on Mobile Commerce (WMC 2001), in conjunction with Mobicom 2001, Rome, Italy, July 2001.
  • 3rd IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (WMCSA 2000), Monterey, CA, USA, December 2000.