I am a fourth-year PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I am fortunate to be advised by Prof. Ravishankar K. Iyer at the DEPEND research group in the Coordinated Science Laboratory. I am broadly interested in distributed systems, with a focus on performance and reliability perspectives. My recent research focuses have been on applying machine learning (e.g., reinforcement learning) to problems within the the design and management of distributed systems.
Before joining UIUC, I got my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). I was advised by Prof. Heming Cui at the HKU Systems Software Group. I also spent a semester as a visiting student at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where I worked at the WiNGS Lab led by Prof. Suman Banerjee.
In the past, I have worked with IBM Research, Google, and Microsoft Research.
I grew up in Qingdao, a beautiful city located on China’s Yellow Sea coast.
Ph.D. in Computer Science, In Progress
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.Eng in Computer Science, 2019
University of Hong Kong
Visiting Student in College of Engineering, 2018
University of Wisconsin-Madison