Fac/Staff profile


Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Science
Zheng Web
105 CIS
4901 Everygreen Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48128
Monday 6pm - 8pm via zoom Friday 4pm - 6pm via zoom

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Biography and Education


  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech
  • Ph.D., Beijing University of Posts and Telecomm.
  • M.S., China Agricultural University
  • B.S., China Agricultural University

Teaching and Research

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

  1. Zheng Song and Eli Tilevich, "Win with What You Have: QoS-Consistent Edge Services with Unreliable and Dynamic Resources", Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), July 2020, Acceptance rate: 18%
  2. Zheng Song, and Eli Tilevich, "Equivalence-Enhanced Microservice Workflow Orchestration to Efficiently Increase Reliability", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), pp. 426-433. IEEE, 2019. Acceptance Rate: 18%
  3. Zheng Song, and Eli Tilevich, "A Programming Model for Reliable and Efficient Edge-Based Execution under Resource Variability", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE), pp. 64-71. IEEE, 2019. Acceptance Rate: 22%
  4. Zheng Song, and Eli Tilevich, "PMDC: Programmable Mobile Device Clouds for Convenient and Efficient Service Provisioning", Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD), pp. 202-209. IEEE, 2018. Acceptance Rate: 19%
  5. Zheng Song, Sanchit Chadha, Antuan Byalik, and Eli Tilevich, "Programming support for sharing resources across heterogeneous mobile devices", Proceedings of the 5th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MOBILESoft), pp. 105-116. IEEE, 2018. Acceptance Rate: 31%
  6. Zheng Song, Jing Pu, Junjie Cheng, and Eli Tilevich, "Performance and programming effort trade-offs of android persistence frameworks", Journal of Systems and Software 146 (2018): 99-111
  7. Ye Tian, Xiong Li, Arun Kumar Sangaiah, Edith Ngai, Zheng Song, Lanshan Zhang, and Wendong Wang, "Privacy-preserving scheme in social participatory sensing based on Secure Multi-party Cooperation", Computer Communications, 119 (2018): 167-178
  8. Yan Zhang, Zheng Song, Ye Tian, and Wendong Wang, "A Runtime Framework for Context-Sensitive Device-to-Device Communication", Proceedings of the 86th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall), pp. 1-5. IEEE, 2017
  9. Yin Liu, Zheng Song, and Eli Tilevich, "Querying Invisible Objects: Supporting Data-Driven, Privacy-Preserving Distributed Applications", Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Managed Languages and Runtimes, pp. 60-72. ACM, 2017
  10. Ye Tian, Wendong Wang, Jie Wu, Qinli Kou, Zheng Song, and Edith C-H. Ngai, "Privacy-preserving social tie discovery based on cloaked human trajectories", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 66, no. 2 (2016): 1619-1630
  11. Bo Zhang, Chi Harold Liu, Jianyu Lu, Zheng Song, Ziyu Ren, Jian Ma, and Wendong Wang, "Privacy-preserving QoI-aware participant coordination for mobile crowdsourcing", Computer Networks 101 (2016): 29-41
  12. Zhang, Bo, Zheng Song, Chi Harold Liu, Jian Ma, and Wendong Wang, "An event-driven QoI-aware participatory sensing framework with energy and budget constraints", ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST) 6, no. 3 (2015), Article 42
  13. Zheng Song, Chi Harold Liu, Jie Wu, Jian Ma, and Wendong Wang, "Qoi-aware multitask-oriented dynamic participant selection with budget constraints", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 63, no. 9 (2014): 4618-4632
  14. Zheng Song, Bo Zhang, Chi Harold Liu, Athanasios V. Vasilakos, Jian Ma, and Wendong Wang, "QoI-aware energy-efficient participant selection", Proceedings of the 11th Annual IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON), pp. 248-256. IEEE, 2014
  15. Zheng Song, Edith Ngai, Jian Ma, Xiangyang Gong, Yazhi Liu, and Wendong Wang, "Incentive mechanism for participatory sensing under budget constraints", Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), pp. 3361-3366. IEEE, 2014

Awards and Recognition

  • 2019  Best Paper Award of the IEEE Edge'19
  • 2015  2nd place award of the ACM student research competition @MobileSoft’15


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