B.S. ​Tongji University, 2000M.S. ​Wayne State University, 2004Ph.D. ​Wayne State University, 2006


Research interests include:

Internet of Things, Smart Buildings/Cities, Computer Networks, Grid/Cloud/High-performance Computing



Haiying Shen received her BS degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Tongji University, China in 2000, and her MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University in 2004 and 2006, respectively. She was a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at University of Arkansas from 2006 to 2009, and was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University from 2009 to 2016. She joined the University of Virginia Department as an Associate Professor in 2016. She was a recipient of the TCSC Mid-career Award 2015, IBM Faculty Award 2015, NSF CAREER Award 2013, Sigma Xi Clemson Chapter Young Investigator of the Year Award 2013, Microsoft Faculty Fellowship Award 2010, Award for Faculty Excellence of Clemson University 2010, and Undergraduate Mentor Thesis Award of University of Arkansas in 2009. She is a subject area editor for the Scalable Computing Journal, and an associate editor for the International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributes Systems (IJPEDS) and for the Journal of Information Science and Engineering. She is also a program committee member of many leading conferences, and the former program co-chair for a number of international conferences.


  • Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow July 13, 2010
  • NSF CAREER Award 2013
  • IBM Faculty Award 2015
  • The Sigma Xi Clemson Chapter Young Investigator of the Year Award 2013

Research Interests

  • Internet of Things
  • Smart Buildings/Cities
  • Computer Networks
  • Grid/Cloud/High-performance Computing

Selected Publications

  • Distributed Autonomous Virtual Resource Management in Datacenters Using Finite-Markov Decision Process. SOCC '14 Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing, Pages 1-13. ABS Liuhua Chen, Haiying Shen, Karan Sapra
  • An economical and SLO-guaranteed cloud storage service across multiple cloud service providers. Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2016 - The 35th Annual IEEE International Conference. ABS Guoxin Liu, Haiying Shen
  • Probabilistic demand allocation for cloud service brokerage. Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2016 - The 35th Annual IEEE International Conference. ABS Chenxi Qiu, Haiying Shen, Liuhua Chen
  • Fine-Grained Encountering Information Collection under Neighbor Anonymity in Mobile Opportunistic Social Networks. Network Protocols (ICNP), 2015 IEEE 23rd International Conference. ABS Kang Chen, Haiying Shen
  • TSearch: Target-Oriented Low-Delay Node Searching in DTNs With Social Network Properties. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (Volume: 24, Issue: 6, December 2016) ABS Li Yan, Haiying Shen, Kang Chen

Courses Taught

  • CS6501-010 Cloud Computing
  • CS6501-007 CPS and Cloud Computing

Featured Grants & Projects

  • NSF #1404981

    Application Characterization for Adaptive Computing Platform Determination for Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (PI)

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  • NSF #1254006

    A New Efficient and Cooperative Large-Scale Distributed Data Sharing System (PI)

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  • Microsoft Research

    A Hierarchical DHT-Aided Chunk-Driven Overlay for Real-Time Peer-to-Peer Live Streaming (PI)