CS 599 Thesis Research/Writing
							Spring 2014
Instructor: Zhonghang Xia
Office: COHH 4141
Office Hours: M 8:30am-11:00am, TR 9:30am- 11:00am, 1:00pm-3:00pm, other  time by appointment
Phone: (270) 745-6459
URL: www.wku.edu/~zhonghang.xia
E-mail: zhonghang.xia@wku.edu 

Students will develop a distributed service system to handle users requests in a widely distributed manner.  
Cloud computing has shown its advantages for Internet product development and activity.  As users spread over large 
numbers of machines, with no single machine having more than a "shard" of the big picture, cloud computing enables 
service processing in parallel.  The research work focuses on algorithm, system, and software design. The approach 
makes use of the cloud computing infrastructure to support a variety of activities, such as Web search, 
photo post, or finding driving direction with Google Maps, etc. The research will also evaluate the efficiency of 
the system by measuring the network traffic, server load, and response time. 

The student must complete the writing of the thesis according to college/university guidelines and meet listed