News & Events


  • Congratulations! - Robert Burden (third from left) received the Teaching Excellence Awards - Teaching Assistant. Award was presented by Tim McTiernan, UOIT President (first on the left).
  • New Journal Paper - M., Peng, W. Shi, J.-P. Corriveau, R. Pazzi and Y. Wang, Black Hole Search in Computer Networks: State-of-the-Art, Challenges and Future Directions. Elsevier's Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Vol 88, pp.1-15. February 2016. (Link)

  • New Conference Paper - Shi, W., Wang, Y., Niu, B., Croft, W.-L. and Peng, M., Smart Shuffling in MapReduce: a Solution to Balance Network Traffic and Workloads, IEEE UCC, 2015, pp. to appear. (Acceptance rate 27.5%). (PDF)

  • September 29, 2015 - Dr. Wei Shi is presenting “Geographic Partitioning Techniques for the Anonymization of Health Care Data (Big data and advanced analytics methods to ensure privacy)” at IEEE Toronto Section, George Vari Centre for Computing and Engineering Ryerson University.

  • Congratulations! - Mengfei received the dean's scholarship.

  • Congratulations! - Robert Burden received the President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership. (From left: Tim McTiernan, UOIT President; Robert Burden, recipient of the graduate President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership; and Olivia Petrie, Assistant Vice-President, Student Life).
  • December 16, 2014 - Conference Paper - Mesa-Barrameda E., Santoro N., Shi, W. and Taleb, N., Sensor Deployment by a Robot in an Unknown Orthogonal Region: Achieving Full Coverage. Accepted, IEEE International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing in Geoinformation and Remote Sensing (PDGRS-ICPADS'14). ( acceptance rate 18.6%).

  • Journal Paper - Wang, Yang and Shi, Wei, Dataflow-based Scheduling for Scientific Workflows in HPC with Storage Constraints. Accepted, The Computer Journal.(5-Yr impact factor: 1.024).

  • Dr. Wang has been selected for the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology. This chair carries a value of $25,000 for one semester in the 2014-2015 academic year to support Dr. Wang to conduct research on a project entitled "Nahanni+: A Distributed Shared-Memory Programming Paradigm for Autonomic HPC in Clouds". The Fulbright program has long been regarded as the world’s premiere academic exchange, operated in over 150 countries worldwide. With the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada and the United States Department of State, Fulbright Canada is the gold standard for academic exchanges and intellectual opportunity. The decision process is subject to a rigorous review and the selection is highly competitive. Typically, each year no more than 20 Canadian scholars are chosen. For more information please visit www.fullbright.ca .

  • Dr. Wei Shi has received an IBM Faculty Award.

  • Dr. Wei Shi has received an NSERC Engage Grant.

  • Dr. Richard W. Pazzi has received an NSERC Diva Grant

  • February 2014 - Dr. Wei Shi, Mengfei Peng, and Dr Richard W. Pazzi submitted a survey paper "Black Hole Search in Computer Networks: Achievements, Challenges and Future Direction" to the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing in Feb. 2014.

  • W. Shi, J.-P. Corriveau and J. Agar, Path Prediction in MMOGs Using Play Patterns. The International Journal of Computer Games Technology, pp. to appear, 2014.

  • Y. Wang, W. Shi, Budget Driven Scheduling MapReduce Jobs in the Heterogeneous Cloud. IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, pp. to appear, 2014.

  • November 2013 - Our research group attended The 3rd NSERC DIVA Workshop.

  • Papers in Refereed Journals

  • [J7] Y. Wang, W. Shi, M. Hu, Virtual Services Co-Migration for Mobile Accesses: Online vs. Offline. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, accepted.

  • [J6] Wang, Y. and Shi, W., "Budget Driven Scheduling MapReduce Jobs in the Heterogeneous Cloud", submitted to IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing.

  • [J5] Y. Wang, W. Shi, A Dataflow-based Scheduling for Scientific Workflows in HPC Systems with Storage Constraints. Accepted, The Computer Journal.(5-Yr impact factor: 1.024)
  • [J4] Wei Shi, Jean-Pierre Corriveau, and Jacob Agar, “Dead Reckoning Using Play Patterns in a Simple 2D Multiplayer Online Game,” International Journal of Computer Games Technology, vol. 2014, Article ID 138596, 18 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/138596

  • [J3] Corriveau, J.-P. and Shi, W. "Traceability in Acceptance Testing". Journal of Software Engineering and Applications (JSEA), 6(10A), pp. 36-46, 2013.

  • [J2] Shi, W., Garcia-Alfaro, J. and Corriveau, J.-P. "Searching for a Black Hole in an Interconnected Network Topology using Mobile Agents in Token Model". Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing(JPDC), 74(1), pp.1945-1958,2014.

  • [J1] Shi, W., Barbeau, M., Garcia-Alfaro, J. and Corriveau, J.-P. "Handling the Evil Ring Attack on Localization and Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks". Journal of Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks(AHSWN), 17(1-2), pp. 87-102, 2013.

  • Papers Submitted to Refereed Journals

  • [S4] Zeng, L., Wang, Y., Shi. W., Feng, D., Zheng, X., Guo, W., Integrated Scheduling for I/O Latency-Sensitive Applications on Multicores. Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing.

  • [S3] Peng, M., Shi, W., Pazzi, R., Wang, Y. "Black Hole Search in Computer Networks: Achievements, Challenges and Future Direction", submitted to the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing.

  • [S2] Shi, W., Corriveau, J.-P. and Agar, J., "Path Prediction in MMOGs using Play Patterns", submitted to the International Journal of Computer Games Technology.

  • [S1] Shi, W., Garcia-Alfaro, J., Corriveau, J.-P., Barbeau, M. and Yao, M., "Secure Localization in the presence of Colluding Attackers in WSNs", submitted to the Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing.

  • Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • [C10] Mesa-Barrameda,E., Santoro,N., Shi,W., Taleb,N., Sensor Deployment by a Robot in an Unknown Orthogonal Region: Achieving Full Coverage. Submitted to "The 34th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems" (ICDCS' 2014)

  • [C9] Shelley, M., Shi, W. and Corriveau, J.-P., On Preventing Sequence Breaking in Video Games. The 12th Annual Workshop on Network and Systems Support for Games (NetGames '13), Denver, Colorado, December, 2 pages, to appear.

  • [C8] Zeng, L., Wang, Y., Shi, W. and Feng, D., Optimizing Xen Credit Scheduler for I/O Latency-Sensitive Applications on Multicores, 2013 In- ternational Conference on Cloud Computing and Big Data (IEEE Cloud- ComAsia '13), Fuzhou, China, December, 8 pages, to appear.

  • [C7] Shi, W. and Wang, Y., Adaptive Search-based Service Migrations with Virtual Moves in Clouds for Mobile Accesses, The 6th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC '13), Dresden, Germany, December, 8 pages, to appear.

  • [C6] Wang, Y., Shi, W., On Scheduling Algorithms for MapReduce Jobs in the Heterogeneous Cloud. The 17th International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS '13), Nice, France, December, 15 pages, pp. to appear.

  • [C5] Wang, Y. and Shi, W., Optimal Parallel Scheduling Algorithms with Budget&Deadline Constraints for Fork&Join Workflows in Clouds. The 19th IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON '13),Singapore, China, December, 6 pages, pp. to appear.

  • [C4] Hu, M. and Wang, Y. and Shi, W., Scheduling Soft Aperiodic Messages on FlexRay in-Vehicle Networks. The 19th IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON '13), Singapore, China, December, 6 pages, pp. to appear.

  • [C3] Shi, W., Wang, Y., On Service Migration in the Cloud to Facilitate Mobile Accesses. The 19th IEEE Cluster 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana, September, 6 pages, proceedings to appear.

  • [C2] Bashardoust, S., Corriveau, J.-P. and Shi, W., A Template-Based Approach to Modeling Variability, (SERP '13), Las Vegas, Nevada, July, 7 pages, proceedings to appear.

  • [C1] Corriveau, J.-P. and Shi, W., On Acceptance Testing, (SERP '13), Las Vegas, Nevada, July, 7 pages, proceedings to appear.