Dr. Yi Gu

Assistant Professor
KOM 357 (Kirksey Old Main Building)
Department of Computer Science
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Email: Yi.Gu<at>mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 904-8238



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I am currently a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). Before I joined MTSU, I worked as a tenure-track assistant professor in Computer Science at University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM) for two years. I received my Ph.D. degree in computer science under Prof. Qishi Wu's supervision from University of Memphis in 2011.

My current research interests mainly include the following areas:
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing

The rapidly evolving supercomputing technology has fundamentally changed the way of conducting basic and applied sciences from lab-based small-scale experiments to computer-based large-scale simulations, which generate huge amounts of simulation datasets. These datasets must be further processed and analyzed by geographically located scientists using globally distributed computer and networking resources to produce unprecedented data collections, simulations, visualizations, and analysis. The success of these workflow applications requires a highly adaptive and massively scalable distributed high performance computing platform that provides optimized computing and networking services.

  • Wireless Sensor Networks

Recent developments in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) make it now possible to deploy a large number of inexpensive and small sensors to achieve quality through quantity in complex applications. These cheap and tiny sensors are typically powered by irreplaceable batteries of limited energy supply, a large portion of which is consumed by the communication tasks. Therefore, minimizing the total energy consumption for both sensor data collection and routing is critical to ensuring sustained operations of these large-scale WSNs.


  • Cyber Security

The successful execution of network-based applications in various military, scientific, and engineering domains requires a timely, reliable, and accurate flow of information in cyber space, ranging from mission-critical sensor networks and high-performance optical lambda grids, to the global Internet in support of remote operation, distributed control, and online collaboration. To ensure the security of data transfer and processing, cyber space must be safeguarded and protected against various types of attacks (both stealth and overwhelming) launched by the adversary or malicious users. Developing effective security monitoring mechanisms to provide cyber situation awareness has become an increasingly important focus within the network research and development community. I worked as a full-time intern at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the summer 2009.




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