Xubin (Ben) He, Ph.D

Department of Computer & Information Sciences
College of Science and Technology, Temple University

Ph.D: Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Rhode Island, 2002
M.A: Computer Science, Huazhong U. of Sci. & Tech., 1997

B.Sc.:Computer Science, Huazhong U. of Sci. & Tech., 1995

STAR Lab News
  • [12-11-2018] Our paper "GearDB: A GC-free Key-Value Store on HM-SMR Drives with Gear Compaction" has been accepted for presentation at the USENIX Conf. on File and Storage Technologies (FAST'2019), acceptance rate: 26/145=18%. USENIX FAST is a premier conference in data storage systems.
  • [06-22-2018] NSF CCF Award: 2018-2021, $460k. Our NSF proposal "SHF:Small: Collaborative Research: Understanding, Modeling, and System Support for HPC Data Reduction" was selected for funding.The goal of this project is to address a number of critical gaps in using data reduction for HPC-based science missions. This is a collaborative project with NJIT.
  • [04-30-2018] Yuhua (co-supervised with Dr. Weijun Xiao@VCU) successfully defended his dissertation. He is going to join DataDirect Networks (DDN). Congratulations, Dr. Guo!
  • [04-18-2018] Our paper "RAFI: Risk-Aware Failure Identification to Improve the RAS in Erasure-coded Data Centers" has been accepted for presentation at the 2018 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC'2018), acceptance rate: 76/378=20%. This is a joint work with collaborators at HUST. USENIX ATC is a premier conference in computer systems.
  • [[January 2018] Congratulations to Ting and Wenjie who both received USENIX travel grants to attend the FAST'18 conference.
  • [December 2017] Our three papers have been accepted for presentation at the 32nd IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS'2018, acceptance rate: 24.5%). One of them titled "Understanding and Modeling Lossy Compression Schemes on HPC Scientific Data" is nomintaed as the best paper candidate (http://www.ipdps.org/).
  • [December 2017] Dr. He is the program co-chair for the IEEE IPCCC'2017 conference, held in San Diego, CA. The IPCCC is a premier IEEE conference presenting research in the performance of computer and communication systems (http://www.ipccc.org/).
  • [10-12-2017] Welcome Professor Dan Feng to visit STAR lab. She is the Dean of the School of Computer Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technoloy (HUST). She is also the Director of the Data Storage and Application Lab at HUST.
  • [August 2017] NSF CCF Award: 2017-2020, $310k. Our NSF CCF proposal titled "SHF:Small: Collaborative Research: Tailoring Memory Systems for Data-Intensive HPC Applications" was selected for funding. This project aims to to address the research challenges in building an efficient memory system by designing new techniques from several aspects.
  • [5-17-2017] Kun successfully defended his dissertation. He is going to join Amazon in Seattle. Congratulations, Dr. Tang!
  • [August 2016] Dr. He joined the faculty in the Department of CIS at Temple University.

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Dr. Xubin He's research has been mainly sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). He has authored and co-authored many technical articles in prestigious journals such as IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), ACM Transactions on Storage (ToS), and IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), and at international conferences, including Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), EuroSys, USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC), ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS), IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), IEEE International Conference on Local Area Networks (LCN), etc. Dr. He has been conducting extensive research in the area of data storage and I/O systems. His research interests include networked storage, big data management, storage cache and disk I/O, high availability and reliable computing. Graduate students who have graduated under his supervision usually work in computer industry or research institutions as computer engineers or design architects. Dr. He has served as a panelist for NSF, also as a general/program chair and a technical committee member for many professional conferences in the field. He received the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award in 2004 and the Sigma Xi Research Award (TTU Chapter) in 2010 and 2005. He is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of the IEEE Computer Society, ACM, and USENIX. Prior to joining Temple, he was a faculty member at VCU (2010-2016) and Tennessee Tech University (2002-2010).

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