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Sang Son

Sang Son

Professor of Computer Science

Phone: (434) 982-2205
Fax: (434) 982-2214
Email: son@cs.virginia.edu
Home Page: Sang Son

Department of Computer Science
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia
151 Engineer‘s Way, P.O. Box 400740
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4740

"Timeliness is essential in life and real-time systems are no exception."

Areas Of Interest

Real-time computing, database and data services, QoS management, wireless sensor networks, and information security.

Biographical Sketch

Sang Son received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Maryland in 1986. He then joined the University of Virginia as Assistant Professor of Computer Science and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1992, and to full Professor in 1999. He is serving as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers, since Sept. 2007, and served as an AE of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. He is also serving on the editorial boards of the Real-Time Systems Journal, Journal of Information Processing Systems, and Journal of Mobile Communications, Networks, and Computing. He is the chair of the IEEE Technical Comiittee on Real-Time Systems, and has served as the Program Chair and/or General Chair of several real-time and database 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 was President of the Korean Computer Scientists and Engineers Association (KOCSEA), and in 2004, he received the IEEE Outstanding Contribution Award. He is the editor of three books and author or co-author of one book and over 260 refereed papers


Son's research focuses on designing and evaluating models and methodologies for the development of robust and responsive computer systems and databases for complex real-time applications. He has been working on supporting multi-dimensional requirements such as real-time, security, and fault-tolerance in distributed data service systems. He also investigated adaptive QoS management in real-time data services using feedback control, real-time data/event services in wireless sensor networks, undersea surveillance using sensor networks, consistency in mobile environments, and applying real-time and database technology in embedded systems. Recent projects include Light-weight Event Detection in Cyber Physical Systems (ETRI; 2010-2011), QoS-Aware Data Services in Data-Intensive Real-Time Embedded Applications (NSF; 2006-2009), Multi-Frequency in Wireless Sensor Networks (NSF; 2006-2009), Robust Event Services for Emergency Response in Sensor Networks (NSF; 2003-2007), QoS and Security Modeling in Wireless Sensor Networks, (Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute; 2006-2009), and A New Automated Undersea Wireless Sensor Detection (Office of Naval Research; 2005-2009). He 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 2007.

For more information, visit http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~son

Selected Publications