Xiao Su, PhD

Xiao Su
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Xiao Su is a Professor and Chair of the Computer Engineering Department at San Jose State University. Prior to her academic appointment, she worked in the content networking division in Inktomi Corporation. She is a renowned researcher in broad areas of software systems, computer networking, multimedia communications, network security, big data, and machine learning. She has been a principle or co-principle investigator in multiple grants, from NSF, NASA and IT industry. She was a recipient of NSF CAREER award in 2006, a recipient of Charles Davidson College of Engineering Faculty Award for excellence in scholarship in 2010, and a recipient of Charles Davidson College of Engineering Applied Material’s award for teaching excellence in 2012.


Summary of Qualifications

  • Renowned scholar in the computer science community for her scientific contributions in the fields of distributed systems and multimedia communications.
  • Has taught courses in data structures, algorithms, computer networks, multimedia networking, security, network programming, network architecture and protocols, and mobile software development at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Has published 60+ peer-reviewed technical papers, including book chapters, magazine articles, conference papers, and journal articles.
  • Has managed numerous research projects funded by NSF, NASA and IT industry, in the areas of networking systems, multimedia processing and communications, network security, and engineering projects.
  • Received National Science Foundation CAREER award (2006), SJSU College of Engineering Faculty Award for excellence in scholarship (2010), and SJSU College of Engineering Faculty Award for teaching excellence (2012).
  • Senior member of IEEE and ACM.
  • Holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Areas of Expertise

  • Video coding and processing

    H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VP8, VP9, error concealment

  • Media streaming

    RTSP, RTP, content delivery networks, peer-to-peer streaming, wireless streaming

  • Network protocols

    GSM, CDMA, WiFi, switching, routing, BGP, OSPF, Distance Vector, socket programming, software defined networking, OpenFlow, network function virtualization

  • Security

    cryptography, RSA, AES, hashing, network mapping, buffer overflow, SQL injection, web application security, DDoS, intrusion detection and prevention, firewall processing

  • Intelligent web

    web search, recommendation system, online advertising, user activity tracking and analysis, web mining, neural networks, deep learning

  • Operating systems

    UNIX, Linux, Mac OS, Windows, Android, iOS

  • Distributed systems

    cloud computing, virtualization, MapReduce, Hadoop


Litigation Experience

  • National Lawyers Guild v. City of Hayward

    Jan 2016 – Present
    Jurisdiction: Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
    Counsel: Office of the City Attorney, City of Hayward
    Nature of Suit: California Public Records Act