Hong Xu, Henry

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Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Office: AC1 B6415 (AC1 is now called Yeung Kin Man Academic Building)
Tel: +852 3442 4840
Fax: +852 3442 0503 (Attn.: Henry Xu)
Email: henry.xu [at] cityu.edu.hk
Web: https://henryhxu.github.io

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Research Interests

I work on systems and networking. I lead the NetX Lab. Welcome to visit us!

Our research is/was supported by funding from Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Huawei, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, etc.

Current Projects

  • Data center transport: what would the future data center network look like?

  • ML/DA systems: machine learning and data analytics are important, but system and deployment support of ML/DA is often the bottleneck to real-world use

Recent Publications (full list)

Prospective Students

[2018/10 RA] I have 1-2 RA opening now. Please see here for more information.

I am always looking for bright PhD students to work with me. See here for more information.

Top venues for networked systems

I maintain a list of top conferences/workshops for networked systems sorted by their usual deadlines.


  • 12/2018. MSRA Collaborative Research Grant 2019 awarded. Thanks MSRA!

  • 12/2018. Serving as the local co-chair for ICN’19 and publication co-chair for APNet’19. Please submit!

  • 09/2018. Bohr accepted to ACM CoNEXT’18.

  • 08/2018. Elasecutor accepted to ACM SoCC’18.

  • 07/2018. Luopan based on random sampling is accepted to IEEE TPDS.

  • 03/2018. DHL, a FPGA-CPU co-design for NFV is accepted to ICDCS’18.

  • 02/2018. My OVS Orbit interview with Ben Pfaff about NetKernel is here.

  • 02/2018. Microsoft Azure Research Award; thank you Microsoft!

  • 01/2018. Presented NetKernel at VMware Research.

  • 11/2017. Presented NetKernel at Google.

  • 11/2017. One paper accepted to IEEE INFOCOM’18.

  • 10/2017. Our vision paper about network stack as a service accepted to ACM HotNets 2017. Check us out at Palo Alto!

  • 09/2017. Serving as the publicity co-chair of ACM SIGCOMM 2018. Please submit!

  • 06/2017. Expeditus accepted to IEEE/ACM ToN.