Bo Ji (季博), Synergistic Networking And Intelligence Lab (SNAIL)


Biography: Bo Ji received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in Information Science and Electronic Engineering from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 2004 and 2006, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, in 2012. Dr. Ji is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University where he was an Assistant Professor from July 2014 to June 2020. He was also a Senior Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs, San Ramon, CA, from January 2013 to June 2014. His research interests lie in the modeling, analysis, control, and optimization of computer and network systems, such as next-generation (NextG) networks, edge/cloud computing, information-update systems, and cyber-physical systems. He works broadly on various topics at the intersection of networking, machine learning, security/privacy, and augmented/virtual/mixed reality. He has been the general co-chair of IEEE/IFIP WiOpt 2021 and the technical program co-chair of ACM MobiHoc 2023 and ITC 2021, and he has also served on the editorial boards of various IEEE/ACM journals (IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, and IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society). Dr. Ji is a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM. He was a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award in 2017, the NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative Award in 2017, the IEEE INFOCOM 2019 Best Paper Award, the IEEE/IFIP WiOpt 2022 Best Student Paper Award, and the IEEE TNSE Excellent Editor Award in 2021 and 2022.

Postdoc and Ph.D. student positions available at Synergistic Networking And Intelligence Lab (SNAIL) (starting Fall 2023): I am looking for self-motivated Postdoc researchers and Ph.D. students with a strong theoretical background in networking, control, math, and machine learning, or with a strong systems background in cybersecurity, AR/VR, and wireless sensing. Please send me your CV, representative publications (if any), detailed transcripts with GPA and ranking, GRE/TOEFL scores, along with a brief introduction about yourself if you are interested in working with me. Master's and Undergraduate students at Virginia Tech are encouraged to discuss with me about potential research projects. I am also interested in hosting visiting scholars/students.