Meet the chair

Weisong ShiWeisong Shi, Ph.D.

Dr. Weisong Shi is a Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow and a professor of computer science. He leads the Wayne Mobility Initiative and directs the Connected and Autonomous Research Laboratory, investigating performance, reliability, power- and energy-efficiency, trust and privacy issues of networked computer systems and applications. Dr. Shi is one of the world leaders in the edge computing research community. His pioneer paper, entitled "Edge Computing: Vision and Challenges," has been cited more than 4,800 times. Dr. Shi has been actively involved in the activities of the IEEE Computer Society. He had served as chair of the Technical Committee on the Internet (TCI) from 2012-16. Dr. Shi is the founding steering committee chair of ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing, and International Conference on Connected and Autonomous Driving (MetroCAD). He is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. He is a recipient of IEEE Computer Society TCI's Distinguished Service Award (2020), NSF CAREER Award (2007). More information can be found at