BEng (CUHK), MPhil (CUHK), PhD (Columbia)

Research Areas
  • Networks and Systems
    • Cloud Computing
    • Distributed Systems and Networks
    • Storage Systems


  • Director, Applied Distributed Systems Lab
  • Associate Editor, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2017-present
  • Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Storage, 2018-present


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.

  • Prof. C. V. Ramamoorthy Best Paper Award, IEEE SRDS 2020
  • Distinguished Collaborator Award, Huawei Noah's Ark Lab, 2017
  • Best paper award nominee, IEEE/IFIP DSN 2017
  • Best paper award, IEEE TrustCom 2011
  • Best paper award, ACM CoNEXT 2008