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Publications

MLSys Workshop @NeurIPS'23
On the Promise and Challenges of Foundation Models for Learning-based Cloud Systems Management.

In Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on ML for Systems at NeurIPS 2023 (MLSys Workshop 2023).
 Selected for Spotlight Presentation

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MLSys Workshop @NeurIPS'23
PARM: Adaptive Resource Allocation for Datacenter Power Capping.

In Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on ML for Systems at NeurIPS 2023 (MLSys Workshop 2023).

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ATC'23
AWARE: Automate Workload Autoscaling with Reinforcement Learning in Production Cloud Systems.

In Proceedings of the 2023 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC 2023).
 Artifact Available, Functional, Reproduced
 Selected for Presentation at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2023

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NeurIPS'23
Multi-Agent Meta-Reinforcement Learning: Sharper Convergence Rates with Task Similarity.

In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2023).

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NeurIPS'22
A Mean-Field Game Approach to Cloud Resource Management with Function Approximation.

In Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2022).

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CompSys Workshop @IPDPS'22
Evaluating Hardware Memory Disaggregation under Delay and Contention.

In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Composable Systems Co-located with IPDPS 2022 (COMPSYS 2022).
 Best Presentation Award

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EuroMLSys Workshop @EuroSys'22
Reinforcement Learning for Resource Management in Multi-tenant Serverless Platforms.

In Proceedings of the 2nd European Workshop on Machine Learning and Systems Co-located with EuroSys 2022 (EuroMLSys 2022).

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WoSC @Middleware'21
Is Function-as-a-Service a Good Fit for Latency-Critical Services?.

In Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Serverless Computing Co-located with ACM/IFIP Middleware 2021 (WoSC7).

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OSDI'20
FIRM: An Intelligent Fine-Grained Resource Management Frameworkfor SLO-Oriented Microservices.

In Proceedings of the 14th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI 2020).
 Artifact Available, Functional, Reproduced
 Selected as ACM ICPE 2024 Data Challenge

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DSN'18
OWL: Understanding and Detecting Concurrency Attacks.

In Proceedings of the 48th IEEE International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2018).

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NSDI'18
PLOVER: Fast, Multi-core Scalable Virtual Machine Fault-tolerance.

In Proceedings of the 15th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI 2018).

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Honors & Awards

  • ML and Systems Rising Stars, MLCommons, 2023
  • Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship, UIUC, 2023–24
  • UIUC CS PhD Fellowship, UIUC, 2023–24
  • Best Presentation Award, Workshop on Composable Systems (IPDPS), 2022
  • Yunni & Maxine Pao Memorial Fellowship, UIUC, 2021
  • Conference Presentation Award, UIUC, 2020
  • Travel Grants: USENIX OSDI/ATC 2023, IEEE DSN 2022, ACM SIGMETRICS 2021
  • Best Undergraduate Thesis 2nd Runner-up, HKU, 2019
  • Dean’s Honour List, HKU, 2016–19
  • International Student Academic Excellence Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018
  • Lee Shau Kee Scholarships for Student Enrichment, HKU, 2017
  • Honorable Mention in Mathematical Contest In Modeling, COMAP, 2017
  • HKU Foundation Scholarships For Outstanding Students, 2015–19

Services

Review Services:

  • External Review Committee, USENIX ATC 2024
  • Program Committee, Workshop on Cloud Intelligence / AIOps, ASPLOS 2024
  • Program Committee, ML for Systems Workshop, NeurIPS 2023
  • Program Committee, DSN 2023 Doctoral Forum
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 2024
  • Reviewer, Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, 2024
  • Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization, 2023
  • Reviewer, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2022
  • External Program Committee: EuroSys 2024, EuroSys 2022
  • Artifact Evaluation Committee: SOSP 2023, EuroSys 2023, MLSys 2023, OSDI/ATC 2022
  • Session Chair, Machine Learning Session, UIUC CSL Student Conference 2021

Community Services:

  • Mentor, Promoting Undergraduate Research in Engineering (PURE), UIUC, 2023
  • Mentor, Illinois Science and Technology Coalition (ISTC), 2023–24
  • Member, Institute for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA), UIUC, 2023
  • Mentor, Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) at IIDAI, 2022–23

Teaching

  • Fall 2023, UIUC CS 598 ML and Data Systems, Teaching Assistant
  • Fall 2023, UIUC ECE 598 Dependable AI Systems, Course Assistant
  • Fall 2022, UIUC ECE 471 Data Science Analytics, Course Assistant
  • Fall 2021, UIUC CS 536 Design of Fault-Tolerant Digital Systems, Course Assistant
  • Fall 2017, HKU COMP 2396 Object-oriented Programming, Teaching Assistant

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

PhD Software Engineer Intern, SystemsResearch@Google (SRG)

  Google LLC

May 2023 – Aug 2023 Mountain View, CA
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Researcher, Hybrid Cloud and AI

  IBM Research

Sep 2022 – Dec 2022 Yorktown Heights, NY
 
 
 
 
 

PhD Software Engineer Intern, Google Cloud Infrastructure

  Google LLC

May 2022 – Aug 2022 Sunnyvale, CA
 
 
 
 
 

Research Intern, Systems Research Group

  Microsoft Research

May 2021 – Aug 2021 Redmond, WA (Remote)
 
 
 
 
 

PhD Software Engineer Intern, Google Cloud Infrastructure

  Google LLC

May 2020 – Aug 2020 Sunnyvale, CA (Remote)
 
 
 
 
 

Software Engineer Intern, Risk IT Department

  Credit Suisse Ltd.

Jun 2018 – Aug 2018 Hong Kong
 
 
 
 
 

R&D Software Engineer Intern

  Hututa Technology Ltd.

Jul 2017 – Aug 2017 Hong Kong