About Me

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). I am leading the Relexed System Lab. I am recruiting PhD students to work on research topics, including machine learning for data management and distributed/decentralized machine learning systems; please contact me by email with your latest resume if you are interested in joining us.

Before Joining HKUST I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Computer Science Department at ETH Zurich, under the supervision of Dr. Ce Zhang. I accomplished my Ph.D. program in Computer Science Department at Rice University. My adviser was Dr. Chris Jermaine and I was co-advised by Dr. Anastasios Kyrillidis for my Ph.D. thesis. I got my master degree from Computer Science Department at Rice University, supervised by Dr. Ron Goldman, and bachelor degree from Computer Science Department at Fudan University guided by Dr. Bo Yan for research.

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Research Interests

My main research focuses are data management for machine learning and distributed/decentralized machine learning systems. Concretely, I build systems to support giant foundation models over distributed and decentralized environments.

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Work Experience

Academic Service


Most of my spare time (if there is any) is spent on football. I am a big fan of Liverpool. As Klopp once said, “98% of football is about dealing with failure and still being able to smile and find joy in the game the next day.”, which is also true for research, I believe.