Welcome! I joined the Dept. of Computer Science at The University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor in July 2018.

I got my PhD degree from Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University in 2017. I was advised by Vyas Sekar and Hui Zhang. Before that, I received Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Yao Class at Tsinghua in 2011.

Research interests: networked systems. My research applies state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to drastically improve the performance and reliability of large-scale networked systems.

[Curriculum Vitae]

I'm looking for self-motivated students to work with me at UChicago. Please apply here and mention my name in the application. Feel free to drop me an email with your CV.

Feel free to contact me too, if you are interested in internship opportunities in my group.

PhD Thesis

Enabling Data-Driven Optimization of Quality of Experience in Internet Applications, Carnegie Mellon University, July 2017
Winner of the CMU SCS Doctoral Dissertation Award and Nomination for ACM Dissertation Award.

Professional Activities

  • I'm co-chairing the 3rd HotEdgeVideo Workshop at MobiCom'21. **PLEASE SUBMIT by June 4!!**
  • Area Chair (Networking), Journal of Systems Research (JSys), a new open-access journal, featuring fast yet quality reviews. Check out this blog post explaining its goals and design. **PLEASE SUBMIT!!** (Quarterly deadline)
  • Program Committee: NSDI (2022, 2021), SIGCOMM (2020, 2019), HotNets (2021), CoNEXT (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018), ATC (2020, 2018), HotCloud (2018), APNet (2019, 2018), MMSys (2019, 2018)
  • Organizing Committee: MobiCom 2021 HotEdgeVideo Workshop, SIGCOMM 2019 NetAI Workshop
  • Awards

  • ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC) 2020, Best Paper, 2020
  • Google Faculty Research Award, 2019
  • CMU SCS Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2017
  • Nominated for ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award by CMU
  • PhD Students

    Xu Zhang on Internet QoE
    Kuntai Du on video analytics
    Zhengxu Xia
    Yihua Cheng
    Yuhan Liu (with Shan Lu)

    Recent Publications

    Click here for earlier publications, journal articles, and technical reports.


    Recent Talks

    May 2017: My doctoral dissertation: Enabling Data-Driven Optimization of Quality of Experience in Internet Applications

    March 2017: "Pytheas: Enabling Data-Driven Quality of Experience Optimization Using Group-Based Exploration-Exploitation", in NSDI 2017, Boston, USA