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I am currently a PhD candidate advised by Prof. Xue Liu at Cyber-Physical Systems Lab, School of Computer Science, McGill University. My research interests focus on sustainability for computation and computation for sustainability, and span the areas of data centers, smart grids, electric vehicles and real-time systems. I develop and apply techniques from distributed computing, continuous and combinatorial optimization, approximate and online algorithm design, game theory and machine learning for these areas.

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Selected Publications:

Sustainable Data Centers (Project link)
B1. Xue Liu and Fanxin Kong, "Datacenter Power Management in Smart Grids", in Foundations and Trends in Electronic Design Automation, now publishers Inc., 2015. (Monograph) 
J2. Fanxin Kong and Xue Liu, "A Survey on Green-Energy-Aware Power Management for Datacenters", in ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), 2014.
J1. Ashikur Rahman, Xue Liu and Fanxin Kong, "A Survey on Geographic Load Balancing based Data Center Power Management in the Smart Grid Environment", in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (COMST), 2014.
C6. Fanxin Kong, and Xue Liu," GreenPlanning: Optimal Energy Source Selection and Capacity Planning for Green Datacenters", in the ACM/IEEE 7th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS), 2016. 
C5. Fanxin Kong, Xingjian Lu, Mingyuan Xia, Xue Liu and Haibing Guan, "Distributed Optimal Datacenter Bandwidth Allocation for Dynamic Adaptive Video Streaming", in ACM Multimedia (MM), 2015. (Full paper).
C4. Xingjian Lu, Fanxin Kong, Jianwei Yin, Xue Liu, Huiqun Yu and Guisheng Fan, "Geographical Job Scheduling in Data Centers with Heterogeneous Demands and Servers", in IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD), 2015.
C3. Zhonghao Sun, Fanxin Kong, Xue Liu, Xingshe Zhou and Xi Chen, "Intelligent Joint Spatio-temporal Management of Electric Vehicle Charging and Data Center Power Consumption", in 5th International Green Computing Conference (IGCC), 2014.
C2. Fanxin Kong, Xue Liu and Lei Rao, "Optimal Energy Source Selection and Capacity Planning for Green Datacenters", in Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS), 2014. (Extended abstract/Poster)
C1. Chuansheng Dong, Fanxin Kong, Xue Liu and Haibo Zeng, "Green Power Analysis for Geographical Load Balancing Based Datacenters", in 4th International Green Computing Conference (IGCC), 2013.

Smart Grids and Microgrids
J3. Qinglong Wang, Xue Liu, Jian Du, Fanxin Kong, "Smart Charging for Electric Vehicles: A Survey From the Algorithmic Perspective", in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (COMST), 2016.
J2. Liansheng Liu, Fanxin Kong, Xue Liu, Yu Peng and Qinglong Wang, "A Review on Electric Vehicles Interacting with Renewable Energy in Smart Grid", in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2015.
J1. Fanxin Kong, Chuansheng Dong, Xue Liu and Haibo Zeng, "Quantity vs Quality: Optimal Harvesting Wind Power for the Smart Grid", in Proceedings of the IEEE (PIEEE), 2014.
C5. Fanxin Kong, Qiao Xiang, Linghe Kong, and Xue Liu, "On-Line Event-Driven Scheduling for Electric Vehicle Charging via Park-and-Charge", in the 36th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), 2016.
C4. Fanxin Kong, Xue Liu, Zhonghao Sun, and Qinglong Wang, "Smart Rate Control and Demand Balancing for Electric Vehicle Charging", in the ACM/IEEE 7th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS), 2016.
C3. Fanxin Kong and Xue Liu, "Distributed Deadline and Renewable Aware Electric Vehicle Demand Response in the Smart Grid", in IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), 2015.
C2. Qiao Xiang, Fanxin Kong, Xi Chen, Linghe Kong, Xue Liu and Lei Rao, "Auc2Charge: An Online Auction Framework for Electric Vehicle Park-and-Charge", in International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy), 2015.
C1. Fanxin Kong, Chuansheng Dong, Xue Liu and Haibo Zeng, "Blowing Hard Is Not All We Want: Quantity vs Quality of Wind Power in the Smart Grid", in 33rd Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2014.

Real-Time Systems
B1. Xue Liu, Xi Chen, and Fanxin Kong, "Utilization Control and Optimization of Real-Time Embedded Systems", in Foundations and Trends in Electronic Design Automation, now publishers Inc., 2015.
C7. Fanxin Kong, Qiao Xiang, Linghe Kong, and Xue Liu, "On-Line Event-Driven Scheduling for Electric Vehicle Charging via Park-and-Charge", in the 36th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), 2016.
C6. Fanxin Kong and Xue Liu, "Distributed Deadline and Renewable Aware Electric Vehicle Demand Response in the Smart Grid", in IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), 2015.
C5. Nima Moghaddami Khalilzad, Fanxin Kong, Xue Liu, Moris Behnam and Thomas Nolte, "A Feedback Scheduling Framework for Component-Based Soft Real-Time Systems", in 21st IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS), 2015.
C4. Huiting Xu, Fanxin Kong and Qingxu Deng, "Energy Minimizing for Parallel Real-Time Tasks Based on Level-Packing", in IEEE 18th International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA), 2012.
C3. Fanxin Kong, Wang Yi and Qingxu Deng, "Energy-Efficient Scheduling of Real-Time Tasks on Cluster-Based Multicores", in Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition (DATE), 2011.
C2. Fanxin Kong, Nan Guan, Qingxu Deng and Wang Yi, "Energy-Efficient Scheduling for Parallel Real-Time Tasks Based on Level-Packing", in Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), 2011.
C1. Fanxin Kong, Yiqun Wang, Qingxu Deng and Wang Yi, "Minimizing Multi-Resource Energy for Real-Time Systems with Discrete Operation Modes", in 22nd Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS), 2010.

Others
C1. Yifeng Guo, Fanxin Kong, Dakai Zhu, Ali S. Tosun and Qingxu Deng, "Sensor Placement for Lifetime Maximization in Monitoring Oil Pipelines", in Proceedings of the 1st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS), 2010.


Working and Teaching Experience:

1. Teaching assistant, SOCS, McGill University.
COMP599 Topics in Computer Science 2: Fall 2014.
2. Visiting scholar, CSE, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Nov. 2008 - May 2009.
Worked on multi-resource energy minimization project - jointly optimizing processor and devices energy usage for real-time systems.
3. Guest lecturer, ISE, Northeastern University, China.
Real-Time Systems (graduate course): Autumn 2010, Spring 2011.
4. Software developer, Shenyang Huahang Instrument Manufacturing Co., Apr. 2007 - Jul. 2007.
Designed and developed a smart meter information management system - short message based communication protocol and meter control, data collection and storage.


Service:

1. Reviewer/Sub-reviewer (Journals/Transactions): IEEE/ACM TON, IEEE TVT, IEEE TCC, IEEE TSG, IEEE TC, IEEE TPDS, IEEE COMST, IEEE TCAD, IEEE ESL, Elsevier JSA, Oxford The Computer Journal
2. Sub-reviewer (Conferences): INFOCOM 2015, 2014, 2013, ICDCS 2015, 2014, 2013, ICCPS 2015, 2014, 2013, DAC 2015, DATE 2013, ICPP 2013, RTSS 2014, 2013, 2010, RTCSA 2013, ASP-DAC 2013, 2012, ICAPDS 2012, Feedback Computing 2013, Greenmetrics 2014



Honors and Awards:

1. Graduate Excellence Award, McGill University, Canada, 2012 - 2013, 2013 - 2014, 2014 - 2015
2. AMD Scholarship (50/7646), Northeastern University, China, 2011
3. Excellent (Campus Tri-Top) Student (5%), Northeastern University, China, 2010



Revised on September 07, 2016.