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 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!
06/14/2020Project websites online
Congrats to Zheng, Ahsan, and Syed on TiFL getting accepted to ACM HPDC 2020!
Congrats to Ao, Jingyuan, and Xiaolong on InfiniCache getting accepted to USENIX FAST 2020! InfiniCache is a first-of-its-kind, cost-effective, object cache that is built atop ephemeral cloud funtions. InfiniCache is 31-96x cheaper than existing cloud cache services (e.g., AWS ElastiCache) while offering same or better performance. Fork InfiniCache on GitHub.