I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at George Mason University. I am broadly interested in computer systems. My research covers a range of topics including distributed systems, storage systems, container-based virtualization, serverless/cloud computing, and the internet of things. Currently I am working on: (1) improving serverless computing using a full-stack approach spanning applications, to middleware, to the lower-level OS (watch this Youtube video summarizing our recent focus on serverless computing); and (2) building better (computing and storage) systems for distributed machine learning.
I received my Ph.D. degree from the Computer Science Department at Virginia Tech. During my Ph.D. I spent two summers at IBM Research Almaden in 2013 and 2014, and six months at Dell EMC Princeton Office in 2015.
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I am currently looking for motivated students to work with me on systems research. If you are a Mason student who is interested in doing systems research, please come talk to me. For students outside Mason, I encourage you to apply to our graduate program. I can be reached at email@example.com.
Congrats to Zheng on FedAT accepted to SC 2021!
Congrats to Ao on FaaSNet accepted to USENIX ATC 2021!
Honored to receive a gift from Adobe Research for our work in serverless computing! Thanks, Adobe!
Thrilled to receive an NSF CAREER Award for my work on building serverless cloud storage infrastructure. Thanks, NSF!
Excited to receive an Amazon Machine Learning Research Award with Liang Zhao @ Emory!
Congrats to Junxiang and Zheng on their paper getting accepted to IEEE ICDM 2020!
Congrats to Ben, Jingyuan, and Ao on Wukong getting accepted by ACM SoCC 2020! Wukong is a super-fast serverless parallel computing framework built atop AWS Lambda. Wukong achieves up to 68X speedup over state-of-the-art serverless parallel processing frameworks. Wukong project is online. We are happy to accept contributions!