Yiying Zhang


Associate Professor
Computer Science and Engineering Department
University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, M/C 0404
La Jolla, CA 92093-0404
Office: CSE 3124

Phone: (858) 246-5216

Email: yiying@ucsd.edu

Research Lab: WukLab, MLSys@WukLab


My main research interests are on the co-design of systems and various "X", where X includes machine learning, computer architecture, data-center networking, programming language, and systems security. I lead WukLab, a systems research lab at UCSD. I am currently exploring new ways to co-design systems and ML/AI and to build the next-generation data centers and clouds.

I have won an OSDI best paper award, a SYSTOR best paper award, an NSF CAREER award, a VMware Early Career Faculty Award, a Google Research Award, a Meta Systems Research Award, and an Amazon Research Award. I have served or will serve as a program committee member of SOSP (2024, 2023, 2021, 2019), OSDI (2022, 2021, 2020, 2018), NSDI (2022, 2021), ASPLOS (2022, 2019, 2018), SIGCOMM (2023), USENIX ATC (2024 co-chair, 2018), FAST (2019, 2016), SoCC (2019, 2018, 2017, 2015), WORDS (2023 co-chair, 2022 co-chair, 2021 co-chair, 2019 co-chair), HotOS (2021, 2019), HotStorage (2023 co-chair, 2022, 2017, 2014), and APSys (2023 co-chair).

Before joining UCSD, I was an assistant professor at Purdue ECE from 2015 to 2019. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Recent Publications

Preble: Efficient Distributed Prompt Scheduling for LLM Serving
Vikranth Srivatsa*, Zijian He*, Reyna Abhyankar, Dongming Li, Hao Zhang, Yiying Zhang (* equal contribution)
preprint May 2024

InferCept: Efficient Intercept Support for Augmented Large Language Model Inference
Reyna Abhyankar*, Zijian He*, Vikranth Srivatsa, Hao Zhang, Yiying Zhang (* equal contribution)
to appear at the 41st International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML '24)

DRust: Language-Guided Distributed Shared Memory with Fine Granularity, Full Transparency, and Ultra Efficiency
Haoran Ma, Yifan Qiao, Shi Liu, Shan Yu, Yuanjiang Ni, Qingda Lu, Jiesheng Wu, Yiying Zhang, Miryung Kim, Harry Xu
to appear at the 18th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '24)

Zenix: Efficient Execution of Bulky Serverless Applications
Zhiyuan Guo, Zachary Blanco, Junda Chen, Jinmou Li, Zerui Wei, Bili Dong, Ishaan Pota, Mohammad Shahrad, Harry Xu, Yiying Zhang
arxiv preprint arXiv:2206.13444

AuditGPT: Auditing Smart Contracts with ChatGPT
Shihao Xia, Shuai Shao, Mengting He, Tingting Yu, Linhai Song, Yiying Zhang
arxiv preprint arXiv:2404.04306

How to Save My Gas Fees: Understanding and Detecting Real-world Gas Issues in Solidity Programs
Mengting He, Shihao Xia, Boqin Qin, Nobuko Yoshida, Tingting Yu, Linhai Song, Yiying Zhang
arxiv preprint arXiv:403.02661

SuperNIC: An FPGA-Based, Cloud-Oriented SmartNIC
Will Lin*, Yizhou Shan*, Ryan Kosta, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Yiying Zhang (* equal contribution)
Proceedings of the 32nd ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA '24) (Best Paper Runner-Up)

Mira: A Program-Behavior-Guided Far Memory System
Zhiyuan Guo, Zijian He, Yiying Zhang
Proceedings of the 29th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '23)

Make It Real: An End-to-End Implementation of A Physically Disaggregated Data Center
Yiying Zhang
ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review 57(1): 1-9 (2023)

Hermit: Low-Latency, High-Throughput, and Transparent Remote Memory via Feedback-Directed Asynchrony
Yifan Qiao, Chenxi Wang, Zhenyuan Ruan, Adam Belay, Qingda Lu, Yiying Zhang, Miryung Kim, Harry Xu
Proceedings of the 20th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI '23)

Canvas: Isolated and Adaptive Swapping for Multi-Applications on Remote Memory
Chenxi Wang, Yifan Qiao, Haoran Ma, Shi Liu, Yiying Zhang, Wenguang Chen, Ravi Netravali, Miryung Kim, Harry Xu
Proceedings of the 20th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI '23)


Full publication list


Teaching

Spring 2024: CSE 291 Virtualization and Cloud Computing (graduate level)
Winter 2024: CSE 291 Virtualization and Cloud Computing (graduate level)
Spring 2023: CSE 120 Principles of Computer Operating Systems (undergraduate level)
Fall 2022: CSE 291 Virtualization (graduate level)
Winter 2022: CSE 291 Virtualization (graduate level)
Fall 2021: CSE 120 Principles of Computer Operating Systems (undergraduate level)
Spring 2020: CSE 120 Principles of Computer Operating Systems (undergraduate level)
Winter 2020: CSE 291 Virtualization (graduate level)
Fall 2019: CSE 291 Modern Datacenter Systems (graduate level)

(at Purdue) Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016: ECE 469 Operating Systems Engineering (undergraduate level)
(at Purdue) Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016: ECE 695 Modern Datacenter Systems (graduate level)
(at Purdue) Fall 2015: ECE 565 Computer Architecture (graduate level)


News

03/2024

SuperNIC paper won the Best Paper Runner-Up Award at FPGA'24.


07/2023

Mira paper (PL for disaggregation) accepted to SOSP'23.


06/2023

Summary of my disaggregation research appears at the ACM SIGOPS OSR journal.


03/2023

Received gift fund from Amazon for my research on Memory-Efficient Deep Neural Network Training.


01/2023


01/2023

I will be the co-chair of USENIX ATC 2024. Consider submitting your awesome work!


12/2022

I will be the co-chair of HotStorage 2023 and APSys 2023. Consider submitting your awesome work!


12/2022

Hermit paper accepted to NSDI 2023.


11/2022

Co-Hosted WORDS 2022 in San Diego and virtually.


07/2022

Canvas paper accepted to NSDI 2023.