* B.S. Degree required / longer than 6 months (can be extended) *
RA openings at CityU HK
About myself: My name is Henry Xu. I’m an assistant professor in CS, City
University of Hong Kong. I graduated from University of Toronto in 2013. My
research interest includes data center networking, SDN, and NFV. Since joining
CityU in 2013, I have received 2 best paper awards and 2 major grants from
Research Grant Council of Hong Kong. I also have 1 collaboration project with
Huawei. Visit my website for more info: http://www.cs.cityu.edu.hk/~hxu/
CityU is ranked highly in various university rankings. In the ARWU by Shanghai
Jiaotong University (2015), CityU is No. 27 in the field of Engineering/Technology
and Computer Sciences; and No. 45 in the subject of Computer Science worldwide.
The CS department has a very strong networking group with senior and junior
members working on data centers, SDN, wireless, and network security.
Details: I have 2-3 openings for Research Assistants. We have one collaboration
project with Huawei , on improving robustness of traffic engineering in SDN
based data center WAN. The students will help us develop novel
protocols/solutions and implement them as software prototypes using existing
Openflow standards and open source controllers, such as Floodlight. Both data
plane and control plane implementation may be needed. The RA will also have
opportunities to join other research projects we have, or even lead his/her own
Requirement: A Bachelor’s degree in a related field in CS, EE, automation, etc.
This is needed for the Hong Kong work permit. A strong background on computer
networks, and systems development skills (C/C++, Java, Linux kernel
programming, TCP/UDP, socket programming).
Knowledge/experience with Openflow and SDN controllers are expected and
strongly preferred. Research experience such as publishing papers is also
Pay/Duration: The monthly salary is HKD $15,000-$16,000. The minimum duration
is 6-month, and can be extended depending on performance. RAs with strong
performance will have a clear advantage towards applying to CityU’s PhD
Misc: You are responsible for the living cost in HK, including rent, utilities,
etc. The salary is more than enough to maintain a good living style as a
student. You need to rent your own place. The
university provides many tips and my students and RAs will be glad to help you
settle down and enjoy your life here. HK is a mega city where the west meets
the east. It’s within 3-hour flight from almost anywhere in mainland China. You
can find all kinds of food from China and around the world, not to mention the
free Internet (without the wall I mean) and press. HK has a very active and
strong community of networking researchers, and attracts many outstanding
US/Canada/Europe to come and visit. So it’s an ideal place to open a new
chapter of your research and life!
How to apply: Send your CV and sample publications (if any) to my email: henry.xu
at cityu.edu.hk. I try to reply within 2 days. Feel free to remind me if you
don’t hear back.