HuangLab

Aiming to design and implement fundamental algorithms, protocols, and systems that can make this world a better place.


News

  • July 1st, 2022: Good News!  Prof. Huang has been elevated to IEEE senior member.
  • June 18th, 2022: Good News! Our paper “Achieving Scalability and Load Balance across Blockchain Shards for State Sharding” is accepted by the 41st International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2022). [公众号介绍文章]
  • Apr 4th, 2022: Good News! Our paper “ContextFL: Context-aware Federated Learning by Estimating the Training and Reporting Phases of Mobile Clients” is accepted by ICDCS 2022. [公众号介绍文章]
  • Feb. 14th, 2022: Call for Papers: Special Issue on Fusing Blockchain and AI with Metaverse: Technologies, Trends, and Applications [CFP]
  • Jan 16, 2022: Good News!  Prof. Huang’s google scholar has hit the milestone of 2000 citations!
  • Dec 28, 2021: Good News!  Our paper titled “Elastic Resource Allocation against Imbalanced Transaction Assignments in Sharding-based Permissioned Blockchains” has been published by IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS). [Paper]
  • Dec 3rd, 2021: Great News! Our paper titled “BrokerChain: A Cross-Shard Blockchain Protocol for Account/Balance-based State Sharding” is accepted by INFOCOM 2022. [ResearchGate Page],  [公众号介绍文章]

About Dr. Huawei HUANG

  • Huawei HUANG earned his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from The University of Aizu (Japan). He has served as a research fellow of JSPS, a visiting scholar at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and a program-specific Assistant Professor at Kyoto University (Japan).
  • Huawei Huang is currently an Associate Professor with the School of Software Engineering (SSE), Sun Yat-Sen University, China.
  • Academic Pages: ResearchGate, Google Scholar
  • Podcast of Blockchain & Web3 (In Chinese)

Research Interests

  • The research interests of HuangLab mainly include:
    • High-Performance Blockchain (new protocols and algorithms),
    • Distributed Computing and Protocols.

Teaching

  • 2022~present, Blockchain Principles and Technologies, M.Sc. Class, Code: DCS6290.
  • 2020~present, Blockchain Principles and Technologies, B.Sc. Class, Code: DCS239.
  • 2019~present, English for Scientific Writing, M.Sc. Class.

Fundings and Grants

  1. CCF-Huawei Populus Euphratica Forest Fund on Blockchain, Project Title: “Key Technologies of Large-Scale Sharding-based Consortium Blockchain”, FY2022-2023, PI
  2. National Key R&D Program of China, FY2021-2023, Co-PI
  3. Key R&D Program of Guangdong Province, FY2022-2024, Co-PI
  4. National NSFC, FY2020-2022, PI
  5. Guangdong Basic and Applied Basic Research Foundation, FY2019-2022, PI
  6. Guangzhou Basic and Applied Basic Research Foundation, FY2021-2023, PI
  7. Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China, FY2019-2021, PI
  8. Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, FY2019-2022, PI
  9. Kyoto University Research Fund for Young Scientists (Start-up), FY 2018, JPY ¥830K, PI
  10. JSPS KAKENHI (Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellows)
    • Project Number: JP16J07062, PI
    • Project Period: April 2016 ~ March 2018
    • Research Title: “Joint Optimization of Routing and Protection for Software Defined Networking”
    • Budge Amount: JPY ¥1,300K
  11. JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists
    • Detail: JSPS Research Fellowship is awarded to young researchers in Japan who demonstrate their excellent research.
    • Amount: ¥4,800K JPY (Apr 2016 – Mar 2018)

Representative Publications

(* represents the corresponding author)

2022:

  • Huawei Huang, Xiaowen Peng, Jianzhou Zhan, Shenyang Zhang, Yue Lin, Zibin Zheng, Song Guo, “BrokerChain: A Cross-Shard Blockchain Protocol for Account/Balance-based State Sharding”, INFOCOM, May 2022.  (CCF-A, Top-tier Conference) [ResearchGate Page],  [公众号介绍文章]
  • Huawei Huang, Zhengyu Yue, Xiaowen Peng, Liuding He, Wuhui Chen, Hong-Ning Dai, Zibin Zheng, Song Guo, “Elastic Resource Allocation against Imbalanced Transaction Assignments in Sharding-based Permissioned Blockchains”, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol. 33, No. 10, pp.2372 –2385, Oct., 2022.  (CCF-A, Top-tier Journal) [ResearchGate Page]
  • Huawei Huang, Ruixin Li, Jialiang Liu, Sicong Zhou, Kangying Lin, and Zibin Zheng, “ContextFL: Context-aware Federated Learning by Estimating the Training and Reporting Phases of Mobile Clients”, IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2022. [公众号介绍文章]
  • Canlin Li, Huawei Huang*, Yetong Zhao, Xiaowen Peng, Ruijie Yang, Zibin Zheng, Song Guo, “Achieving Scalability and Load Balance across Blockchain Shards for State Sharding”, the 41st International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS), 2022. [公众号介绍文章]

2021:

  • Huawei Huang, Zhenyi Huang, Xiaowen Peng, Zibin Zheng, Song Guo, “MVCom: Scheduling Most Valuable Committees for the Large-Scale Sharded Blockchain”, ICDCS, July 2021.  (Top-tier conference in the field of Distributed Computing and Systems)  [PDF] [Slides] [公众号介绍文章]
  • Jian Zheng, Canlin Li, Huawei Huang*, Zibin Zheng, Song Guo, “Revisiting Double-Spending Attacks on the Bitcoin Blockchain: New Findings“, IWQoS 2021 (CCF-B). [Slides]
  • Huawei Huang, Wei Kong, Sicong Zhou, Zibin Zheng, Song Guo, “A Survey of State-of-the-Art on Blockchains: Theories, Modelings, and Tools”, ACM Computing Surveys, vol. 54, no. 2, March 2021. (IF: 7.99). arXiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.03520

2020:

  • Huawei Huang, Song Guo, Weifa Liang, Kun Wang, and Yasuo Okabe, “Coflow-like Online Data Acquisition from Low-Earth-Orbit Datacenters“, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), Volume: 19, Issue: 12, pp.2743 – 2760, Dec. 1, 2020. (CCF-A, Top-tier Journal) [PDF]
  • Sicong Zhou, Huawei Huang*, Wuhui Chen, Pan Zhou, Zibin Zheng, Song Guo, “PIRATE: A Blockchain-based Secure Framework of Distributed Machine Learning in 5G Networks“, IEEE Network, 2020. [PDF]

Prior to 2018:

  • [1] Huawei Huang, Song Guo, Weifa Liang, Keqiu Li, Baoliu Ye and Weihua Zhuang, “Near-Optimal Routing Protection for In-Band Software-Defined Heterogeneous Networks”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), vol. 16, no. 20, pp. 7421-7432, October 2016. (CCF-A, Top-tier Journal) [PDF]
  • [2] Huawei Huang, Song Guo, Peng Li, Weifa Liang and Albert Y. Zomaya, “Cost Minimization for Rule Caching in Software Defined Networking”, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 1007-1016, April 2016. (CCF-A, Top-tier Journal) [PDF]
  • [3] Huawei Huang, Song Guo, Peng Li, Baoliu Ye and Ivan Stojmenovic, “Joint Optimization of Rule Placement and Traffic Engineering for QoS Provisioning in Software Defined Network”, IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), vol. 64, no. 12, pp. 3488-3499, Dec. 2015. (CCF-A, Top-tier Journal) [PDF]
  • [4] Huawei Huang, Song Guo, Jinsong Wu and Jie Li, “Service Chaining for Hybrid Network Functions”, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 1082-1094, Oct-Dec 2019. [PDF]
  • [5] Huawei Huang, Peng Li, Song Guo, Weifa Liang and Kun Wang, “Near-Optimal Deployment of Service Chains by Exploiting Correlations between Network Functions”, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), 2017, In Press, DOI: 10.1109/TCC.2017.2780165 [PDF]