Academic and Teaching Staff


Associate Professor

BSc, MSc(Fudan); PhD(UT Dallas)


Mobile cloud computing, smartphone technology, data management, network security, RFID systems and wireless networks


Dr Xiao received the B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Electronics Engineering from Fudan University, China, and Ph.D. degree in computer science from University of Texas at Dallas, USA. After his Ph.D. graduation, he joined the Department of Computing of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an Assistant Professor. Now he is an associate professor and the director of the Mobile Cloud Computing Lab. He is the visiting professor in both the Nanjing University of Posts and Communications and Zhejiang Gongshang University. His research is mainly on mobile cloud computing, smartphone technology, network security, and wireless networks.

Dr Xiao is the editor of 3 books and has published more than 100 technical papers in international journals and conferences. His publications can be found at top journals such as IEEE TNET, TC, TMC, TPDS, TIFS, TSP, ACM TOSN, and top conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, ICNP, SECON etc. He gave the keynote speeches at CCICS2012, IWNMA2011. He was the guest editor for the special issues in IEICE Trans. on Computing and Communication Systems 2011, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems 2009, and Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier) 2007. He has been involved in the organization of international conferences and security related workshops, such as WSNS2012, ICDCN2012, DSN2011, EUC10 SSN09, ATC07, SNDS06, SNDS05 and SecUbiq05. He has served as a TPC member in many reputable international conferences, e.g., IEEE INFOCOM, ICDCS, ICPP, MASS, ICC, GLOBECOM. He has been the associate editor of the International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems and an editor of the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (SCI index). Currently, He is the IEEE Senior member, ACM member and the recipient of the best paper award of the international conference IEEE/IFIP EUC-2011.