Yuanyuan Zhou
Qualcomm Endowed Chair
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
9500 Gilman Drive, M/C 0404
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0404

Email:  yyzhou at cs.ucsd.edu

About Me


    Yuanyuan (YY) Zhou is a Qualcomm Chair Professor at University of California, San Diego, where she joined since 2009. Prior to UCSD, she was a tenured associate professor at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  From 2000-2002, she  co-founded a storage startup called Emphora in Princeton, NJ.   In 2007, She co-founded her second startup, Pattern Insight . Pattern Insight has deployed solutions used by many large companies and became cash-flow positive since 2010, with a good exit to VmWare in 2012.  She holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from Princeton University. She is an ACM fellow and an IEEE Fellow, and Winner of 2015's ACM Mark Weiser Award 


Recently I shared some of my startup lessons. You can find the video here:  Learning from my startup mistakes (前车之鉴)(sorry it is in Chinese )


bulletMy research group : Opera
bulletMy research projects, funding, professional services and awards:  here
bulletYou can follow me here

My Former Ph.D students and Post-docs:
In Academia (as professors)
bulletFeng Qin, Ph.D 2006, tenured associate Professor at Ohio State Univ.
bullet Shan Lu, Ph.D 2008, tenured professor at University of Chicago
bullet Lin Tan, Ph.D 2009,  tenured associate Professor@ University of Waterloo
bullet Ding Yuan Ph.D 2012, assistant professor @ University of Toronto
bullet Ryan Huang,  Ph.D 2016,  assistant professor @ John Hopkins University
bullet Tianyin Xu, Ph.D 2017, assistant professor @University of
Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Startup Entprepreneurs
bullet Pin Zhou, Ph.D 2006, now founding engineer at Datas IO Inc
bullet Zhenmin Li, Ph.D 2006, co-founder of PatternInsight, now VmWare
bullet Qingbo Zhu, Ph.D 2007, co-founder of PatternInsight, now CEO and co-founder of More Technology (更多科技)
bullet Spiros Xanthos, Ph.D student, co-founder  PatternInsight, now CEO and Co-founder of EzHome
bulletWeiwei Xiong, Ph.D May 2013, co-founder of Whova: Event Mobile App
bulletSoyeon Park   former post-doc, co-founder of Whova: Event Mobile App
bullet Tianwei Shen  former post-doc, co-founder of Whova: Event Mobile App
bullet Jiaqi Zhang Ph.D 2014, Founding engineer of Whova: Event Mobile App
bullet ZhuoEr Wang, visiting student, Founding engineer of Whova: Event Mobile App
bulletXinxin Jin, Ph.D 2017, Architect at Whova
Industry Innovators
bullet Zhifeng Chen, Ph.D 2005, Google since 2005
bulletWeihang Jiang, Ph.D 2008, now VP @ CreditEase(宜信)
bullet Yoann Padioleau, former post-doc, Facebook since 2009
bullet Joe Tucek, Ph.D 2008,  Apple
bullet Zuoning Yin, Ph.D 2011,  now VP@易到用车
bullet Xiao Ma, Ph.D 2012, Medium
bulletJing Zheng, former Ph.D student, Oracle


My current Ph.D students

bulletXinxin Jin
bulletTianyin Xu (soon to join academia as a professor)
bulletRishan Chen (on leave)
bulletYudong Wu
bulletChengcheng Xiang

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