Short Biography

Sang Hyuk Son received the B.S. degree from Seoul National University, M.S. degree from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and the Ph.D. from University of Maryland, College Park. In 1986, he joined the Department of Computer of the University of Virginia, where he is currently a Professor. He has held visiting positions at Korea Advanced Inst. of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Sogang University in Korea, Ecole Centrale de Lille in France, City University of Hong Kong, and Linkoping University and University of Skovde in Sweden.

Prof. Son has served as the Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems for 2007-2008, and he has been elected as IEEE Fellow for contributions in data management and scheduling in real-time systems. His research interests include real-time systems, database and data services, QoS management, wireless sensor networks, and information security. He has written or co-authored over 280 papers and edited/authored four books in these areas. The goal of his research is to design and evaluate models and methodologies for the development of robust and responsive computer systems and databases for complex real-time applications. Key issues of his research includes supporting multi-dimensional requirements, such as real-time, security, and fault-tolerance, providing real-time data/event services in wireless sensor networks, and undersea surveillance using sensor networks. His research has been funded by National Science Foundation, Department of Defense (DARPA, ONR, and Naval Ocean Systems Center), Department of Energy, Swedish and Korean Governments, State of Virginia, and industry (IBM, Unisys, Loral, Ready Systems, Migma Systems). Recent projects include

Light-weight Data Fusion for Real-Time Event Detection in Cyber Physical Systems (ETRI)
QoS-Aware Data Services in Data-Intensive Real-Time Embedded Applications (NSF)
Multi-Frequency in Wireless Sensor Networks (NSF)
Robust Event Services for Emergency Response in Sensor Networks (NSF)
QoS and Security Modeling in Wireless Sensor Networks, (Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute)
A New Automated Undersea Wireless Sensor Detection (Office of Naval Research)
Managing QoS for Real-Time Data Services in Unpredictable Performance-Critical Environments (CUGS, Sweden)

He is serving as an Associate Editor of Journal on Self Computing, Real-Time Systems Journal, Journal of Computing Science and Engineering, and International Journal of Information Processing Systems. He has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and as the guest editor for the ACM SIGMOD Record, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Control Engineering Practice, Journal of Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, and NETNOMICS, on special issues covering real-time systems, real-time databases, and e-commerce.

He has served as the Program Chair and General Chair of a number of real-time and sensor netwok conferences, including IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium, IEEE Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems, International Workshop on Real-Time Database Systems, IEEE Conference on Electronic Commerce, and International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems. He is serving on the steering committee of Cyber Physical Systems Week, International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems, IFIP Workshop on Software Technologies for Future Embedded and Ubiquitous Systems, and IEEE Conference on Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems and Applications. Dr. Son received the Outstanding Contribution Award from IEEE/ACM Cyber Physical Systems Week in 2012, and also from IEEE Conference on Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems and Applications in 2004. He has served as an ACM National Lecturer, and is the editor of the book "Advances in Real-Time Systems," published by Prentice-Hall, co-editor of "Real-Time Database Systems: Issues and Applications," and co-author of "Database Recovery," both published by Kluwer Academic Publishers. The most recent book he co-edited is "Handbook of Real-Time and Embedded Systems," published by CRC Press in 2008.

Last modified: May 13, 2012 [son@virginia.edu]