Email: p.tso[at]
Office: N.3.25 Haslegrave Building, Loughborough University, LE11 3TU, UK

I am Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Computer Science at the Loughborough University. I received my BEng, MPhil, and PhD degrees from City University of Hong Kong in 2005, 2007, and 2011 respectively. I am currently researching in the areas of network service composition and chaining, edge computing, stateful programmable data plane and network management.

My research has been mainly funded by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Innovate UK include:

    • IEoT: Intelligent Edge of Things, 07/2020-06/2022
    • SYNC: Synergistic Network Policy Management for Cloud Data Centres, 4/2017-3/2018.
    • Fruit: The Federated Raspberry Pi Micro-infrastructure Testbed, 1/2017-12/2018.

I am accepting self-funded PhD student applications (including CSC studentship). If you’re interested in doing a PhD with me, please get in touch! 

Recent Publications:


Liang, Wenjie; Cui, Lin; Tso, Fung Po

Low-latency service function chain migration in edge-core networks based on open Jackson networks Journal Article

In: Journal of Systems Architecture, 2022.

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Chen, Chen; Nagel, Lars; Cui, Lin; Tso, Fung Po

Distributed Federated Service Chaining for Heterogeneous Network Environments Conference

Proceedings of the 14th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC ’21), ACM, Leicester UK, 2021.

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Chen, Yu-Jia; Liao, Kai-Min; Ku, Meng-Lin; Tso, Fung Po; Chen, Guan-Yi

Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning Based 3D Trajectory Design in Aerial-Terrestrial Wireless Caching Networks Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology , 70 (8), pp. 8201-8215, 2021.

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Zhang, Xiaoquan; Cui, Lin; Tso, Fung Po; Jia, Weijia

pHeavy: Predicting Heavy Flows in the Programmable Data Plane Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 2021.

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Zhang, Xiaoquan; Cui, Lin; Wei, Kaimin; Tso, Fung Po; Ji, Yangyang; Jia, Weijia

A survey on stateful data plane in software defined networks Journal Article

In: Computer Networks, 184 , 2020, ISSN: 1389-1286.

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Cui, Lin; Tso, Fung Po; Jia, Weijia

Federated Service Chaining: Architecture and Challenges Journal Article

In: IEEE Communications Magazine, 58 (3), 2020, ISBN: 0163-6804.

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