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 )


I was honored to organize the following top system conferences:

  • Program Co-Chair, SOSP 2019
  • Program Chair, ASPLOS 2016
  • Program Co-Chair, FAST 2013
  • Program Co-Chair, USENIX ATC 2008


    bulletMy research group : Opera
    bulletMy research projects, funding, professional services and awards:  here
    bulletResources to organize conferences/events:   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@ Purdue University
    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
    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 Head of Big Data@ 拼多多
    bullet Yoann Padioleau, former post-doc, Facebook since 2009
    bullet Joe Tucek, Ph.D 2008,  Apple
    bullet Zuoning Yin, Ph.D 2011,  now VP@美菜网
    bullet Xiao Ma, Ph.D 2012, Medium
    bulletJing Zheng, former Ph.D student, Oracle
    bulletCongming Chen, former postdoc, entrepreneur, China


    My current Ph.D students

    bullet Chengcheng Xiang
    bulletYudong Wu
    bulletBingyu Shen
    bulletHaochen Huang
    bulletMingyao Shen

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