I got my Ph.D. in Computer Science at University of California, San Diego, advised by Prof. Steven Swanson.

My research at UCSD was mainly focused on the intersection of emerging persistent memory and high-performance networking.

I obtained B.E. in Software Engineering at Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

I am currently working at Google.


I am interested in the emerging non-volatile memory and other storage systems, RDMA networking, operating systems and distributed systems.


  • An Empirical Guide to the Behavior and Use of Scalable Persistent Memory
    In Submission

  • Orion: A Distributed File System for Non-Volatile Main Memories and RDMA-Capable Networks
    Jian Yang, Joseph Izraelevitz and Steven Swanson FAST 2019

  • Basic Performance Measurements of the Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Module
    Joseph Izraelevitz, Jian Yang, Lu Zhang, Juno Kim, Xiao Liu, Amirsaman Memaripour, Yun Joon Soh, Zixuan Wang, Yi Xu, Jishen Zhao and Steven Swanson arxiv.org/abs/1903.05714

  • Mojim: A Reliable and Highly-Available Non-Volatile Memory System
    Yiying Zhang, Jian Yang, Amirsaman Memaripour and Steven Swanson (ASPLOS 2015)

  • Architecting flash based solid-state-Architecting Flash-based Solid-State Drive for High-performance I/O Virtualization
    Xiang Song, Jian Yang and Haibo Chen IEEE Computer Architecture Letter (CAL), 2013

  • Parallelizing management operations for virtual machines.
    Xiang Song, Jicheng Shi, Ran Liu, Jian Yang, Haibo Chen and Binyu Zang Virtual Execution Environments (VEE), 2013