Dr Lei Shi



801 Killeshin Building

e: lei.shi@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175000


Dr Shi is a lecturer in Institute of Technology Carlow. He received a Masters in computer science from Uppsala University, Sweden, and the PhD degree from University of Goettingen, Germany. He also worked in companies such as Dell-EMC Research Europe, Huawei Technologies and Hutchison Optel. He was a visiting professor in Technion, Israel and a visiting researcher at the University of Massachusetts, USA.

  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Research Interests

His research interests are cloud computing and network management. Currently his research is focused on management of resources for virtualized networks and functions, cloud computing and SDN. He published more than 40 papers in international journals and conferences. He has served as a TPC member/reviewer for more than 10 prestigious journals and conferences, including IEEE Network and IM. He has taught 13 different courses at 5 different colleges and supervised three PhD students.


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Feng Wang; Dingde Jiang; Sheng Qi; Chen Qiao; Lei Shi, A Dynamic Resource Scheduling Scheme in Edge Computing Satellite Networks, Mobile Networks and Applications, Springer, To appear.

Genaro Longoria, Alan Davy and Lei Shi, ”Subsidies-Free Renewable Energy Trading: A Meta Agent Approach,” in IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 2019.

Wenchen He, Shaoyong Guo, Yun Liang, Rui Ma, Xuesong Qiu, Lei Shi, QoS-Aware and Resource-Efficient Dynamic Slicing Mechanism for Internet of Things, Computers, Materials & Continua. Tech Science Press. To appear.

Jiang, Dingde; Wang, Wenjuan; Shi, Lei; Song, Houbing, A Compressive Sensing-Based Approach to End-to-End Network Traffic Reconstruction, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering , 2018

Longoria Genaro, Alan Davy, Lei Shi, Ornstein-Uhlenbeck-Lévy Electricity Portfolios with Wind Energy Contracting, Technology and Economics of Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy, Springer, 2018

Runxin Wang, Juliano Araujo Wickboldt, Rafael Pereira Esteves, Lei Shi, Brendan Jennings and Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, Using Empirical Estimates of Effective Bandwidth in Network-Aware Placement of Virtual Machines in Datacenters, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp. 267–280, 2016

Dingde Jiang, Jindi Liu, Zhihan Lv, Shuping Dang, Gaojie Chen, Lei Shi, A robust energy-efficient routing algorithm to cloud computing networks for learning. Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, Volume 31, Issue 5, pp. 2483-2495, 2016.

Dingde Jiang, Lei Shi, Peng Zhang, Xiongzi Ge. QoS Constraints-Based Energy-Efficient Model in Cloud Computing Networks for Multimedia Clinical Issues. Multimedia Tools and Applications, Volume 75, Issue 22, pp. 14307-14328, 2016

Radhika Loomba, Lei Shi, Brendan Jennings, Roy Friedman, John Kennedy, and Joe Butler. Energy-aware Collaborative Sensing for Multiple Applications in Mobile Cloud Computing. Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, Issue 8, pp. 47-59, 2015.

Jun Lei, Lei Shi, Xiaoming Fu, An Experimental Analysis of Joost Peer-to-Peer VoD Service, Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, Volume 3, Number 4, Pages 351-362, Springer Verlag, ISSN 1936-6442, December 2010.

Books and Book Chapters

Xingyun He, Cezary Zielinski, Steven Davy, Lei Shi, A Constrained Guess-Check Approach for Resource Allocation in the Robot Control System, Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots II, Ding, Xilun, Kong, Xianwen, Dai, Jian S. (Eds.), ISBN 978-3-319-23327-7, 2016, Springer.

Martin Serrano, Lei Shi, Mícheál Ó Foghlú, and Willie Donnelly. Cloud Services Composition Support by using Semantic Annotation and Linked Data. Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 348, Fred, A.; Dietz, J.; Liu, K.; Filipe, J. (Eds.), ISSN 1865-0929, 2013, Springer Berlin Heilderberg.

Conference Proceedings and Papers

Baoju Liu, Peng Yu, Fangzheng Chen, Fang Chen, Xuesong Qiu, Lei Shi, Risk-Aware Service Routes Planning for System Protection Communication Network in Energy Internet, IEEE/IFIP IM 2019

Ouzhou Dong, Peng Yu, Huiyong Liu, Lei Feng, Wenjing Li, Fang Chen, Lei Shi, A Service Routing Reconstruction Approach in Cyber-Physical Power System Based on Risk Balance, IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2018

Martin Harrigan, Lei Shi, and Jacob Illum,  Airdrops and Privacy: A Case Study in Cross-Blockchain Analysis, ICDM workshop BlockSEA, Singapore, November 17, 2018

Radhika Loomba, Lei Shi, and Brendan Jennings. State-machine driven Collaborative Mobile Sensing Serving Multiple Internet-of-Things Applications. In Proc. 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2017) . IEEE, 2017.

Genaro Longoria, Fayaz Akhtar, and Lei Shi. Wireless Power Transmission in Smart Cities: The wishood Wireless Smart Neighborhood. In 2017 6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - SMARTGREENS , 2017.

Genaro Longoria, and Lei Shi. Nash-Equilibrium Electricity Portfolios In the Smart Grid: A Genetic Annealing Solution. In 2017 5th International Istanbul Smart Grid Congress and Fair (ICSG) , 2017.

Genaro Longoria, Dingde Jiang, Alan Davy, Lei Shi, Wind Energy Allocation Strategies for Long-Term Contracts in Open Energy Markets, the International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA), UK, 2016

Runxin Wang, Simone Mangiante, Alan Davy, Lei Shi, Brendan Jennings, QoS-aware Multipathing in Datacenters Using Effective Bandwidth Estimation and SDN, 3rd International Workshop on Management of SDN and NFV Systems, CNSM 2016.

Xingyun He, and Lei Shi. Automatic Aid for Robot Control System Design. In 17th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR), Istanbul, July 2015.

Xingyun He, Cezary Zielinski, Steven Davy, Lei Shi, A Constrained Guess-Check Approach for Resource Allocation in the Robot Control System Design, 3rd IEEE/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR2015), Beijing, July 2015

Renlong Tu, Jin Zhao, Xin Wang, Lei Shi, and Tilman Wolf, Design of a Load-Balancing Middlebox Based on SDN for Data Centers, The International Workshop of Software-Defined Data Communications and Storage (SDDCS) 2015, in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2015, Hongkong, April 2015

Runxin Wang, Rafael Esteves, Lei Shi, Juliano Araujo Wickbolt, Brendan Jennings, and Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville. Network-aware Placement of Virtual Machine Ensembles using Effective Bandwidth Estimation. In Proc. 10th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2014), Rio, Brazil, 2014 (acceptance rate ~17%).

Radhika Loomba, Lei Shi, and Brendan Jennings. State-machine driven Opportunistic Sensing by Mobile Devices. IEEE Globecom, Austin, 2014.

Radhika Loomba, Lei Shi, Brendan Jennings, Roy Friedman, John Kennedy, and Joe Butler. Information Aggregation for Mobile Sensing in Mobile Cloud Computing. In Proc. 2nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Cloud Computing, Services and Engineering, Oxford, 2014

Runxin Wang, Lei Shi, and Brendan Jennings. On Classifying Traffic in NEMO Networks. In Proc. 17th Research Colloquium on Communications and Radio Science into the 21st Century (RIA-CRS 2014), 2014.

Lei Shi, Bernard Butler, Dmitri Botvich, and Brendan Jennings. Provisioning of Requests for Virtual Machine Sets with Placement Constraints in IaaS Clouds, Submitted to Proc. 13th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, 2013.

Steven Davy, Jason Barron, Lei Shi, Bernard Butler and Brendan Jennings. A Langauge Driven Approach to Multiple System Access Control, Submitted to Proc. 13th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, 2013.

Runxin Wang, Lei Shi, Brendan Jennings. Ensemble Classifier for Traffic in Presence of Changing Distributions, IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), July, 2013, Croatia.

Lei Shi, John Furlong, and Runxin Wang. Empirical Evaluation of Vector Bin Packing Algorithms for Energy Efficient Data Centers, the Third Workshop on Management of Cloud Systems (MoCS 2013), collocated with IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), July 7th, 2013, Croatia.

Runxin Wang, Lei Shi, and Brendan Jennings. Training Traffic Classifiers with Arbitrary Packet Sets. In Workshop on Traffic Identification and Classification for Advanced Network Services and Scenarios (TRICANS2013), colocated with IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Budapest, Hungary, June 2013.

John Furlong, Lei Shi, and Runxin Wang. Experimental Evaluation of Vector Bin Packing Algorithms on VM Consolidations in Cloud Data Centres. The Twelfth Information Technology & Telecommunications (IT&T) Conference, Athlone, Ireland, May 2013.

Lei Shi, Bernard Butler, Runxin Wang, Dmitri Botvich, and Brendan Jennings. Optimal Placement of Virtual Machines with Different Placement Constraints in IaaS Clouds. In Proc. 2012 China Ireland Symposium on ICT and Energy Efficiency (CIICT 2012), Dublin, Ireland, July 2012.

Martin Serrano, Lei Shi, Míchéal Ó Foghlú, and Willie Donnelly. Ontological modeling in cloud services: About information sharing to support service composition. In Proc. International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development (KEOD 2011), Paris, France, October 2011.

Lei Xu, Lei Shi, Runxin Wang, and Brendan Jennings. A Multiple Criteria Service Composition Selection Algorithm Supporting Time-sensitive rules. In Proc. 12th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2011), IEEE, 2011.

Lei Shi, Alan Davy, David Muldowney, Steven Davy, Edzard Höfig, Xiaoming Fu, Intrinsic Monitoring within an IPv6 Network: Mapping Node Specific information to Network Paths, International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), Niagara Falls, Canada, Oct 2010.

Lei Shi and Alan Davy, Intrinsic Monitoring within an IPv6 Network: Relating Traffic Flows to Network Paths, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Cape Town, South Africa, May 2010.

Lei Shi, Jing Fu and Steve Davy, On Minimizing the Network Nodes Update Time, IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, MIAMI, USA, Dec 2010.

Runxin Wang, Lei Shi,  Mícheál O Foghlú, Eric Robson, Using Meta Approach to Learn Data with Concept Drift'', International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval (KDIR 2010), Valencia, Spain, Oct. 2010.

Lei Shi and Alan Davy, Security Considerations for Intrinsic Monitoring within IPv6 Networks, Proceedings of 9TH IEEE International Workshop on IP Operations and Management (IPOM 2009), Venice, Italy, Oct 2009.

Lei Shi, Jing Fu and Xiaoming Fu, Loop-Free Forwarding Table Updates with Minimal Link Overflow, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Dresden, Germany, June 2009.

Lei Shi, Peter Sjödin, A VLAN Ethernet Backplane for Distributed Network Systems, IEEE Workshop on High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR) 2007, New York, USA, May 2007.

Lei Shi and Peter Sjödin, "A VLAN Ethernet Backplane for a Distributed Network System", Swedish National Computer Networking Workshop (SNCNW), 2006, Lulea, Sweden, October 2006

Published Reports

Lei Shi. On Monitoring and Fault Management of Next Generation Networks. Ph.D Dissertation, University of Göttingen, 2010.

Lei Shi, The Implementation of Forwarding Elements on IXP Network processor, Technical Report, XR-EE-LCN 2006:006, School of Electrical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, October 2006.

Research Supervision

Current Research Students

Genaro Longoria, Analytics-Driven Hybrid Renewable Energy Trading

Past Research Students

Dr. Radhika Loomba. A Collaborative Mobile Sensing Framework using Mobile Cloud Computing, May 2017. (now with Intel Research)

Dr. Runxin Wang. Datacenter Network Management Through Using Traffic Analysis and Network Aware VM Placement, 2016. (now with VMware)

Areas of interest for future supervisory role

  • Computer Networks
  • Network Management
  • Machine Learning

Engagement and Collaboration

Dr Shi has participated in a number of competitively funded European and Irish national projects including the SLICENET (EU H2020), NEAT (EU H2020), EFIPSANS (EU FP7) and FAME (SFI) , and is the primary investigator of MobileCloud project funded by Irish Research Council and EU Marie-Curie Actions. He is also a co-founder of the Carlow Chinese Language School.