Xi Chen
  • School of Computer Science
    McGill University
  • 3480 University Street
    Montreal, QC, H3A 2A7
  • email: xi.chen7@mail.mcgill.ca
  • office: McConnell Engineering Building, Room 305
  • work: 514-398-3643

About Me

I am a PhD student in Cyber Physcial Lab in School of Computer Science in McGill University. My supervisors are Xue Liu and Xiao-Wen Chang. I currently finished the initial submission of my thesis and expect to graduate before December 2012.

My thesis is titled "Dynamic Resource Allocation Scheme Design for QoS control in Networked Real-Time Systems". I have designed several algorithms to provide QoS guarantees in the networked real-time systems, including processor utilization control in the distributed real-time systems, the performance management in the server clusters, and the network scheduling algorithm design in networked control systems.

I have wide interest in QoS control in distributed and real-time systems, e.g., the power management and response time control in the server clusters, utilization control of the computing resources in parallel and distributed systems, real-time scheduling, the network delay analysis and network scheduling design for AFDX network, real-time ethernet.

Education Background

2003.9-2007.6                       BA in Electrical Engineering and Automation in Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
2007.9-2008.6                       M.Sc (incomplete) in Control Engineering in Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
2008.9-2012.12 (expected)   PhD in School of Computer Science in McGill University, Canada


I am familar with real-time systems, distributed systems, computer networks, control theory, scientific computing, Java, C, Matlab, Latex, Linux, Apache.


Distributed Systems, Computer Networks, Numeric Estimation Methods, Advanced Algorithms, Hybrid Control Theory, Topics in Computer Science, Matrix Computation


Computers in Engineering, Introduction to Computing, Advanced Topics Systems


X. Chen, X.-W. Chang, and X. Liu. SyRaFa: Synchronous Rate and Frequency Adjustment for Utilization Control in Distributed Real-Time Embedded Systems. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2012 (to be published).

X. Chen, X. Liu, S. Wang, and X.-W. Chang. TailCon: Power-Minimizing Tail Percentile Control of Response Time in Server Clusters. In 31st International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS'12), 2012 (to be published).

X. Chen, A. Azim, X. Liu, and S. Fischmeister. CSS: Conditional State-Based Scheduling for Networked Control Systems. In Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA'12), 2012 (to be published).

J. Yao, X. Liu, X. Chen, X. Wang, J. Li. Online Decentralized Adaptive Optimal Controller Design of CPU Utilization for Distributed Real-Time Embedded Systems. in Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference (ACC'2010), Baltimore, MD, USA, 2010.

Z. Ding, D. Guo, X. Chen, X. Luo. MapReduce on Data Centers with Hierarchical Structures. International Journal of Computers, Communications & Control (IJCCC), No.3, 2012 (to be published).