Patrick P. C. Lee
Patrick P. C. Lee received the B.Eng. degree (first-class honors) in Information Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001, the M.Phil. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Columbia University in 2008. He was a postdoctoral researcher at University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2008-2009. He is now a Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He currently heads the Applied Distributed Systems Lab and is working very closely with a group of graduate students on different projects in large-scale software systems. He was a collaborator with Alcatel-Lucent in developing network management solutions for 3G wireless networks in 2007-2011. His research interests are in various applied/systems topics on improving the dependability of large-scale software systems, including storage systems, distributed systems and networks, and cloud computing.
Research interests (Selected publications) (Full publications)
My general research interests are in various applied/systems topics on improving the dependability of large-scale computer systems, including storage systems, distributed systems and networks, and cloud computing. By dependability, I refer to the fault tolerance, recovery, security, and performance guarantees that need to be achieved in order to maintain the correctness and performance of large-scale software systems. My research approach emphasizes system design and implementation, backed by extensive empirical experiments and possibly theoretical analysis. My current focused areas are: