A Pioneering CUHK Scientist Elected IEEE Fellow
¡@¡@Currently Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, CUHK, Professor Lyu obtained his BS from National Taiwan University, his MS from University of California, Santa Barbara, and his Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles. He has extensive research and teaching experience before joining CUHK in 1997, and has worked for Jet Propulsion Laboratory, University of Iowa, Bellcore Morristown and Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill.
¡@¡@An international-known expert in the area of software reliability engineering including software reliability design, testing, modeling and analysis, Professor Lyu was the first to propose a design paradigm for N-version programming and multi-version software. He further conducted real-world experiments with multiple project teams to demonstrate the significance of this paradigm in exploring software design diversity. Novel reliability modeling and analysis schemes to assess and compare fault tolerant software architectures were also initially proposed and evaluated by Professor Lyu. He was among the first pioneers to show the effective application and interpretation of software reliability models for software projects. Based on his extensive experience in both industry and academia, he proposed several unique approaches for software reliability modeling, which were widely recognized in the software engineering society.
¡@¡@Professor Lyu is a general chair or a program chair for many international conferences in the software engineering areas. He has been serving on various advisory and editorial boards in government, industry, and academic research organizations. He initiated the annual International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE) in 1990, and received best paper awards in this world premier conference in 1993, 1996, 1998, and 2003, respectively. In addition to over 150 research papers, he published two major books with long-term significance and influence: the Handbook of Software Reliability Engineering (IEEE/McGraw-Hill, 1996) was proclaimed as "A watershed software reliability book," and the Software Fault Tolerance book (Wiley, 1995) was selected by the majority experts in the fault-tolerant computing field as one of the four most seminal papers or books in that field.
¡@¡@In addition to software engineering, Professor Lyu has extended his research interests to include distributed systems, wireless communication networks, mobile computing, Web technologies, multimedia, and E-commerce systems since joining CUHK. He initiates and directs the Video over Internet and Wireless (VIEW) Technologies Laboratory at CUHK, which has received over HK$15 million funding in the past five years.