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Data center networking; Machine learning systems; Privacy-preserving computing
Kai Chen is currently a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of HKUST, the Director of the intelligent Networking and Systems Lab (iSING Lab) and the WeChat-HKUST Joint Lab for Artificial Intelligence Technology (WHAT Lab), and the Executive Vice-President of Hong Kong Society of Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (HKSAIR).
Prof. Chen received his BS/MS degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC, Hefei) in 2004/2007, and PhD from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) in 2012 respectively, all in Computer Science. His current research interests include Data Center Networking, Machine Learning Systems, and Privacy-preserving Computing. His work has been published in various top venues such as SIGCOMM, NSDI, OSDI and TON, including a SIGCOMM best paper candidate. He is the Steering Committee Co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific Workshop on Networking (APNet), and serves on the Program Committees of SIGCOMM, NSDI, CoNEXT, INFOCOM, etc., and Editorial Boards of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Big Data, and Cloud Computing.