Academic Publications


Presidential Chair Professor; IEEE Life Fellow

Education Background:
Ph.D. in EECS (1972), University of California at Berkeley, USA;

M.S. in EE (1969), University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA;

B.S. in EE (1966), National Taiwan University, China.
Office Address

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Computer architecture, High-performance Computing, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Internet Technology, Cloud Computing, Big-data analytics, and AI applications.

Academic Publications

He has authored or coauthored 10 books, edited 3 books, and published over 250 scientific papers in refereed journals or international conferences. Most of his papers appeared in IEEE or ACM publications. Seven of his books Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing (1983), Advanced Computer Architecture (1993, 2003, 2011), Computer Arithmetic (1978), Scalable Parallel Computing (1998), and Distributed and Cloud Computing (2012) were adopted worldwide and translated into 4 foreign languages, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean from the English editions. He has co-edited the Book Series of Annual Reviews in Scalable Computing (1999- present) and Parallel Processing for Supercomputers and Artificial Intelligence (1989). 


His book Distributed and Cloud Computing (648 pages), coauthored with Geoffrey Fox and Jack Dongarra, was published by Morgan Kauffman in 2012. This book covers distributed systems, computer clusters, virtualization, supercomputers, computing grids, P2P systems, Internet clouds, Internet of Things, and social networks. Visit the Web site:  (http://mkp.com/books/computer-architecture-books for details.  A Chinese translation of this book appeared in January 2013. The American Library Association has named this book among the top 6 outstanding academic titles of 2012.


In 2017, Dr. Hwang has published two new books: Cloud Computing for Machine Learning and Cognitive Applications (The MIT Press, 601 pages) and Big Data Analytics for Cloud/IoT and Cognitive Computing (Wiley in UK, 410 pages). These two books consolidate his past 10 years of frontier research and updated teaching achievements at USC, THU, and CUHK-Shenzhen.  The Chinese edition of these two books are published by Huazhang Books, Beijing in 2018.




6 representative academic monographs


1.  Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing

2.   Advanced Computer Architecture: Parallelism, Scalability, Programmability

3.   Computer Arithmetic: Principles, Architecture and Design

4.   Scalable Parallel Computing: Technology, Architecture, Programming

5.   Distributed and Cloud Computing: From Parallel Processing to Internet of Things

6.   Big Data Analytics for Cloud, IoT and Cognitive Computing





9 highly cited academic papers in first-class journals


1. R. Zhou and K. Hwang, “PowerTrust: A Robust and Scalable Reputation System for Trusted Peer-to-Peer Computing”, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), 18 (4), April, 2007, pp.460-473.

2. S. Song, K. Hwang, R Zhou, and Y.K. Kwok, “Trusted P2P Transactions with Fuzzy Reputation Aggregation”, IEEE Internet Computing, 9 (6),  2005, pp. 24-34.

3.  K. Hwang and D. Li, “ Trusted Cloud Computing with Secure Resources and Data Coloring”, IEEE Internet Computing, 14 (9), 2010, pp.14-22.

4. Y. Chen, K. Hwang, and W. S. Ku,  “Collaborative Detection of DDoS Attacks over Multiple Network Domains”, IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 18 (12), 2007, pp.1649-1662.

5. R. Zhou, K. Hwang, and M. Cai, “GossipTrust for Fast Reputation Aggregation in Peer-to-Peer Networks”,  IEEE Trans. Knowledge and Data Engineering, 20(9), 2008, pp.1282-1295

6. K. Hwang and J. Ghosh, “Hypernet: A Communication-Efficient Architecture for Constructing Massively Parallel Computers”, IEEE Trans. on Computers, 100 (12), 1987, pp. 491-496.

7.M. Chen, Y. Hao, K. Hwang, and L. Wang, “Disease Prediction by Machine Learning over Big Data from Healthcare Communities”, IEEE Access, May 2017.

8. K. Hwang, H.Jin and R. Ho Orthogonal Stripping and Mirroring in Distributed RAID for I/O Centric Cluster Computing, IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 13 (1), 2002, pp. 22-44.

9. K. Hwang, X. Bai, Y. Shi, M. Li, W.G. Chen, and Y. Wu, Cloud Performance Modeling with Benchmark Evaluation of Elastic Scaling Strategies,  IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 27(1), 2016

Google scholar citations:https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=R7eCjGYAAAAJ