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 of Computer Science and a College of Engineering Faculty Fellow 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 and cloud computing, information-update systems, and cyber-physical systems. He works broadly on various topics at the intersection of networking, machine learning, security and privacy, and spatial computing. 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, ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, 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, the IEEE TNSE Excellent Editor Award in 2021 and 2022, and the Faculty Fellow Award from the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech in 2023.


  • [August 2023]: Thanks to the NSF for funding our project on “Black-box Optimization of White-box Networks: Online Learning for Autonomous Resource Management in NextG Wireless Networks.” This is a joint project led by Dr. Bo Ji, with Dr. Y. Charlie Hu (Purdue University), Dr. Xingyu Zhou (Wayne State University), and Dr. Ness B. Shroff (The Ohio State University).

  • [July 2023]: Thanks to the NSF for funding our project on “SWEET: Hardware and Software for Sustainable Wearable Edge Intelligence.” This is a joint project with Dr. Dimitrios Nikolopoulos (Virginia Tech), Dr. Hans Vandierendonck (Queen's University Belfast), and Dr. Deepu John (University College Dublin).

  • [June 2023]: Dr. Bo Ji will serve as Workshop Co-Chair and Publication Co-Chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2024.

  • [July 2023]: Ph.D. student Osama Bajaber received the Bitshares Fellowship. Congratulations to Osama!

  • [May 2023]: Former Ph.D. student Fengjiao Li received the Ph.D. Research Award from Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. Congratulations to Fengjiao!

  • [April 2023]: Ph.D. student Matthew Corbett received the Richard E. Nance Graduate Fellowship in Computer Science. Congratulations to Matt!

  • [April 2023]: Dr. Bo Ji received the College of Engineering Faculty Fellow Award. Thank you very much, College of Engineering and Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, for the recognition. Many thanks to my students and collaborators, as well as colleagues who have helped and supported me!

  • [March 2023]: Ph.D. students, Matthew Corbett and Osama Bajaber, were selected for the CCI SWVA Cyber Innovation Scholarship. Congratulations, Matt and Osama!

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