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Qing Cao

Qing Cao

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Contact Information

  • Min H. Kao Building, Room 430
  • Phone: 865-974-5417
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  • Biography

    Professor Cao is currently an assistant professor at the EECS department of the University of Tennessee. He obtained his PhD in computer science from the University of Illinois in 2008. He has published more than 50 papers with more than 2,600 citations, including two best paper awards, and one best paper runner-up since 2008. He also has considerable experience in developing large-scale software packages, where he has previously led the development of an embedded operating system called LiteOS, an operating system that exports user-friendly abstractions for operating, programming, and deploying software on sensor network. Cao has worked on previous projects sponsored by NSF and DOE, such as his NSF CAREER project, "CAREER: Operating System based Energy Virtualization for Sensor Networks". Through these projects, Cao has accumulated rich experience in networking, embedded systems, and sensor networks. He has applied such expertise to connected vehicle networks in recent years, focusing on its software and networking challenges. Through these previously funded projects, Cao participated into the activities of advising 6 Ph.D. students and 5 Master students, including two female students. Cao is a member of IEEE, ACM, and the IEEE computer society.

    • Networked Embedded systems
    • Wireless sensor networks
    • Operating systems
    • Wireless networking
    • Embedded Software


Qing Cao

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