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Dr. Min Luo
Adjunct Faculty
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Min Luo is currently a part-time graduate faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology and an independent consultant. He retired from industries after completing 30+ years of successful professional career, including over 20 years of management positions and Chief/Executive Architect at Huawei Central Research Institute, IBM Software Group and Global Services, and two of the Fortune 500 transportation companies. He has been serving as adjunct/honorary professors in several universities worldwide.

He is an established expert in the field of next negation software defined networking (SDN) and cloud resource management, enterprise architecture and information systems, whole life cycle software application and product development, business intelligence and process optimization. He is a pioneer and educator in service-oriented architecture (SOA), model/business-driven architecture and development (MDA-D), and component/object-oriented technologies.

Research Interests
  • Next negeration of networking systems, especially the intelligent and adaptive resource management and control;
  • Large scale optimization problems for industrial applications and systems;
  • Software engeineering, especially the model-driven arhcitetcure and design for enterprise systems
Distinctions & Awards
  • Presidential Team Award for Contribution to Advanced SDN Solutions for Carriers, Huawei, 2014
  • Presidential Team Award for Advances and Contributions in SDN, Huawei, 2013
  • IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, 2005
  • Heritage Who’s Who among Executives and Professionals, 2004
  • IBM Asian Leadership Award, 2003
  • Conrail Service Excellence Award, 1998
Publications & Patent


20+ US and internationally granted patents

1.W Chou, M Luo, K Lin, US Patent 8982727, System and apparatus of generalized network controller for a software defined network (SDN)

2.M Luo, Y Tian, Q Li, J Wang, US 9065768, Apparatus for a high performance and highly available multi-controllers in a single SDN/OpenFlow network

3.W Chou, M Luo, L Li, US Patent 9106515, System and apparatus of a software-service-defined-network (SSDN)

4.M Luo, HJ Chao, W Chou, J Zhang, K Xi, US Patent 9503374, Apparatus for hybrid routing in SDN networks to avoid congestion and achieve good load balancing under fluctuating traffic

5.J Zhu, W Xie, C Huang, M Luo, W Chou, US Patent 9621313, Hardware and software methodologies for dynamic resource allocation in virtualized flexible-grid optical networks

6.M Luo, J Zhang, K Xi, HJO Chao, US Patent 9680665, Apparatus and method for dynamic hybrid routing in SDN networks to avoid congestion and balance loads under changing traffic load

7.M Luo, J Wang, X Zheng, US Patent 9729425, Transformation and unified control of hybrid networks composed of OpenFlow switches and other programmable switches

8.J Wang, M Luo, US Patent 9923831, Packet Prioritization in a Software-Defined Network Implementing OpenFlow

9.J Zhu, C Huang, M Luo, W Chou, US Patent US9967181B2, Packet labeling in a virtual network

10.M Luo, SC Lin, IF Akyildiz, US Patent 10091093B2, Multi-controller control traffic balancing in software defined networks

11.M Luo, C.Y. Chu, K. Xi, J.H. Chao, US10158559B2, Capacity-Aware Heuristic Approach for Placing Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Switches in Hybrid SDN Networks for Single Link/Node Failure

12.M Luo, DG Estevez, J Zhu, US Patent 10129101B2, Application Driven and Adaptive Unified Resource Management For Data Centers with Multi-Resource Schedulable Unit (MRSU)



1.Mark Endrei, Jenny Ang, Ali Arsanjani, Sook, Chua, Philippe Comte, PŒl Krogdahl, Min Luo, Tony Newling, Patterns: Service Oriented Architecture and Web Services, IBM ( ISBN 073845317 X), April 2004

2.Mark Endrei, Min Luo, Margo Pulles, Patterns: Self-Service Application Solutions Using WebSphere 5.0, IBM (ISBN 073842787X), February 2003



 60+ on IEEE/ACM Transaction on Networking, IEEE Transaction on Mobile computing, Journal of Computer Networks, IEEE Communications, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, International Journal of Cloud Computing, China Communications, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications;  IEEE INFOCOM, GlobCom, IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing, IEEE International Conference on Services Computing, IEEE International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC), etc.

1.S. C. Lin, P. Wang, I. F. Akyildiz, and M. Luo, "Towards Optimal Network Planning for Software-Defined Networks", IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, March 2018

2.S. C. Lin, P. Wang, I. F. Akyildiz, and M. Luo, “Delay-Based Maximum Power-Weight Scheduling With Heavy-Tailed Traffic”, IEEE/ACM Transaction on Networking, June 2017

3.Min Luo, Li Li, Wu Chou, “ADARM: An Application-Driven Adaptive Resource Management Framework for Data Centers”, 6th IEEE International Conference on AI and Mobile Services, Honolulu, June 2017

4.S. C. Lin, P. Wang, I. F. Akyildiz, and M. Luo, “Throughput-Optimal LIFO Policy for Bounded Delay in the Presence of Heavy-Tailed Traffic,” IEEE GlobeCom, December 2016.

5.Li Li, Min Luo: Connection Minimization in REST API with Random Walks, IEEE/ACM Web Intelligence 2016, Nebraska, USA, October 2016

6.Li Li, Wu Chou, and Min Luo, “A REST Service Framework for RaaS Clouds”, International Journal of Cloud Computing, June 2016

7.Li Li, Min Luo, Wu Chou, "Tree Packing for Elastic Machine Allocation in RaaS Cloud", 9th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing, June 2016

8.Ian F. Akyildiz, Ahyoung Lee, Pu Wang, Min Luo, and Wu Chou, “Research Challenges for Traffic Engineering in Software Defined Networks”, IEEE Network, May 2016

9.Li Li, Wu Chou, Wei Zhou, and Min Luo, “Design Patterns and Extensibility of REST API for Networking Applications”, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, January 2016

10.Shih-Chun Lin, Pu Wang, Min Luo, " Control Traffic Balancing in Software Defined Networks", Journal of Computer Networks, Elsevier, September 2015

11.David M. Gutierrez-Estevez, Min Luo, " Multi-resource Schedulable Unit for Adaptive Application-driven Unified Resource Management in Data Centers", IEEE International Telecommunication Networks and  Applications Conference (ITNAC) 2015, November 2015, Sydney, Australia

13.Min Luo, Xiaorong Wu , Yulong Zeng, Jianfei Li, Ke Lin, Bo Man, and Wu Chou, “Multi-dimensional In-Memory Distributed Hashing Mechanism for Fast Network Information Processing in SDN”, the 9-th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS), July 2015

14.Min Luo, Quancai Li, Man Bo, Ke Lin, Xiaorong Wu , Chenji Li, Sheng Lu , Wu Chou, “Design and Implementation of a Scalable SDN-Openflow Controller Cluster”, the Fifth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation (InfoComp), June 2015, Brussels, Belgium

15.Min Luo, Yulong Zeng, Jianfei Li, Wu Chou, “An Adaptive Multi-path Computation Framework for Centrally Controlled Networks”, Journal of Computer Networks, Elsevier, February 2015

16.Cing-Yu Chu, Kang Xi, Min Luo, H. Jonathan Chao, “Congestion-Aware Single Link Failure Recovery in Hybrid SDN Networks”, IEEE INFOCOM 2015, Hong Kong, April 2015.

17.Weisheng Xie, Changcheng Huang, Min Luo, Wu Chou, “Network Virtualization with Dynamic Resource Pooling and Trading Mechanism”, GlobeCom 2014 - Next Generation Networking Symposium ('GC14 NGN'), December 8-12, 2014, Austin, Texas

18.Weisheng Xie, Jiafeng Zhu, Changcheng Huang, Min Luo, Wu Chou, “Dynamic Resource Pooling and Trading Mechanism in Flexible-Grid Optical Network Virtualization”, the Third IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking, October 8 - 10, 2014, Luxembourg

19.Ian F. Akyildiz, Ahyoung Lee, Pu Wang, Min Luo, and Wu Chou,“A Roadmap for Traffic Engineering in Software Defined Networks”, Journal of Computer Networks, Elsevier, October 2014 (electronic version available July 2014)20.

21.Yuanjun Cai, Bin Wu, Xinwei Zhang, Min Luo, Jinzhao Su, “Flow Identification and Characteristics Mining from Internet Traffic with Hadoop”, 2014 International Conference on Computer, Information and Telecommunication Systems (CITS), July 7-9, 2014, Jeju Island, South Korea

22.Changcheng Huang, Jiafeng Zhu, Min Luo, Wu Chou, “A New mechanism for SDN network virtualization service”, the 5th International Conference on Smart Communications in Network Technologies & Proceedings of IEEE SaCoNeT 2014

23.Junjie Zhang, Kang Xi, Min Luo, H. Jonathan Chao, “Load Balancing for Multiple Traffic Matrices Using SDN Hybrid Routing” , 2014 IEEE High Performance Switching and Routing, Hong Kong, May 2014

24.Junjie Zhang, Kang Xi, Min Luo, H. Jonathan Chao, “Dynamic Hybrid Routing: Achieve Load Balancing for Changing Traffic Demands”, 2014 IEEE/ACM International Symposium for Quality of Services (IWQoS), May 2014

25.Wei Zhou, Li Li, Min Luo, Wu Chou, "REST API Design Patterns for SDN Northbound API", The 28th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2014), Victoria, BC, Canada, May 13-16, 2014

26.Yonghong Fu, Jun Bi, Jianping Wu, Ze Cheng, Ke Wang, Min Luo, “A Dormant Multi-Controller Model for Software Defined Networking”, China Communications, March 2014