Dr. Hailu Xu joined the CSULB Department of Computer Engineering & Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2020. Dr. Xu holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from Florida International University and interned at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in summer 2019.

Dr. Xu’s research focuses on systems with a particular emphasis on online social stream data processing, big data processing, and stream processing. He designed and implemented systems for analyzing social stream data, handling security issues in social networks, recovering failures of states in stream systems, and supporting applications in the cloud or edge environment. He is also interested in solving security issues in edge and cloud computing, guaranteeing stream applications in the edge environment, and identifying the threats (e.g., fake news, rumors, social bots) from online social networks.