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. Prior to joining Loughborough, I was a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the Liverpool John Moores University during 2014-2017, and was SICSA funded Next Generation Internet Fellow based in ENDS research group at the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow during 2011-2014. 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:


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

Mobility-aware Probabilistic Caching in UAV-assisted Wireless D2D Networks Conference

IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2019, IEEE, 2019.

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Zhang, Yuxiang; Cui, Lin; Tso, Fung Po; Guan, Quanlong; Jia, Weijia; Zhou, Jipeng

Mystique: A Fine-grained and Transparent Congestion Control Enforcement Scheme Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 2019.

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Lin, Jinting; Cui, Lin; Zhang, Yuxiang; Tso, Fung Po; Guan, Quanlong

Extensive evaluation on the performance and behaviour of TCP congestion control protocols under varied network scenarios Journal Article

In: Computer Networks, 2019.

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Basford, Philip J.; Johnston, Steven J.; Perkins, Colin S.; Garnock-Jones, Tony; Tso, Fung Po; Pezaros, Dimitrios; Mullins, Robert D.; Yoneki, Eiko; Singer, Jeremy; Cox, Simon J.

Performance analysis of single board computer clusters Journal Article

In: Future Generation Computer Systems, 2019.

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Nunns, Gareth J.; Chen, Yu-Jia; Chang, Deng-Kai; Liao, Kai-Min; Tso, Fung Po; Cui, Lin

Autonomous flying WiFi access point Conference

The 24rd IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, 2019.

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Lee-Smith, Matthew; Ross, Tracy; Maguire, Martin; Tso, Fung Po; Morley, Jeremy; Cavazzi, Stephano

What can we expect from navigating? Exploring navigation, wearables and data through critical design concepts Conference

Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2019 , ACM 2019.


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