Dr. Feng Gu is currently an  Assistant Professor of Computer Science at College of Staten Island, The City University of New York and a doctoral faculty member at  Graduate Center of City University of New York. He received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from China University of Mining and Technology and M.S. degree in information systems from Beijing Institute of Machinery. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D.  degrees in computer science from Georgia State University. His research interests include modeling and simulation, complex systems, and high performance computing. He is a recipient of Natural Science Foundation Research Initiation Award from 2013 to 2014. He was an assistant professor of computer science from 2010 to 2013 and the chair of department of computer science and mathematics from 2012 to 2013 at Voorhees  College, Denmark, South Carolina.

Contact Information

Feng Gu, PhD
Assistant Professor
College of Staten Island
Phone : 718.982.2847
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Discipline:  Computer Science

Department:  Computer Science

Research Title

Dynamic data driven application systems for large-scale spatial temporal systems

Brief Description of Research

Computer modeling and simulation provide an important tool for understanding and predicting the dynamic behavior of large-scale spatial temporal systems such as wildfire. While sophisticated simulation models have been developed, traditional simulations are largely decoupled from real systems by making little usage of real time data from the systems under study. With recent advances in sensor and network technologies, the availability and fidelity of such real time data have greatly increased. A new paradigm of dynamic data-driven simulation is emerging where a simulation system is continually influenced by the real time data for better analysis and prediction of a system under study. We investigate tractable approaches for dynamic data driven simulation of large-scale spatial temporal systems based on state of the art probabilistic techniques using Sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) methods. It develops new SMC-based algorithms and computing methods to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of data driven simulation of large-scale spatial temporal systems.

Publications pertaining to the HPC over the past five years

1. Bai, F., Gu, F., Hu, X., and Guo, S. Particle routing in distributed particle filters for large-scale spatial temporal systems, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 27(2): 481-493, IEEE, 2016.
2. Zhang, X., Huang, L., Ferguson-Hull, E., and Gu, F. Adaptive particle routing in parallel/distributed particle filter, HPC 2017, 2017 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference, 580-589, 2017.

Contribution of the HPC in your research

Improve the performance of data assimilation of large-scale spatial temporal systems using sequential Monte Carlo methods.