People

I am so fortunate to work with these talented students on algorithms and systems that challenge the status quo.

Members (in order of seniority)

Chengliang Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate (HKPF winner)

Chengliang is currently a 4th-year Ph.D. student in HKUST. He received his B.Eng. degree from the School of Software, Harbin Institute of Technology, in July 2016. He is the recipient of the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Award (2016–19).

During his undergraduate studies, Chengliang has achieved excellent academic performance and was the recipient of many highly competitive scholarships, including the National Scholarship and the Fuji Xerox Scholarship. He has also participated in many social activities and enjoyed working with different people.

In his spare time, Chengliang is a huge movie buff and comedy addict, he would also love to explore the world with his friends.

Da Yan, Ph.D. Student

Da is currently a 4th-year Ph.D. student in HKUST. He received the B.Eng. degree in the School of Electronic Information and Communications, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, in July 2016.

Da enjoys swimming, singing and traveling in his leisure time. Folk songs are his favorite.

Mingzhe Li, Ph.D. Student (HKUST-SUSTech Joint Ph.D. Program), co-supervised with Prof. Jin Zhang

Mingzhe received the B.Eng. degree from Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in July 2016, and is currently a 3rd-year Ph.D. student in the HKUST‐SUSTech Joint PhD Training Program.

Mingzhe loves street dance, singing and watching movies. He also likes meeting with different people and making new friends.

Qizhen Weng, Ph.D. Student (HKPF winner)

Qizhen received his B.Eng. degree with the highest honor (Shanghai Outstanding Graduate) from the School of Information Security Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2017. His first-rate academic performance in SJTU has earned him the newly installed Cyber­-Security Scholarship of China Internet Development Foundation (CIDF) in 2016. He has also been selected as an exchange student to UC Berkeley. Qizhen is the recipient of the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Award (2017–20).

Qizhen loves swimming, hiking, and playing music with friends in his leisure time. He believes that friendship is the cement that will ever hold the world together.

Huangshi Tian, Ph.D. Candidate (HKPF winner)

Huangshi received his B.Eng. degree from Zhejiang University with the specialty of Computer Science and Technology. His outstanding academic performance at ZJU entitled him the back-to-back National Scholarship in 2014 and 2015. He is the recipient of the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Award (2017–20).

In his leisure time, Huangshi takes interest in reading books and playing badminton. He also enjoys meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Minchen Yu, Ph.D. Student (Huawei PhD Fellowship)

Minchen received his B.Sc. degree from the School of Software at Nanjing University. His excellent academic performance at NJU earned him numerous awards, including the National Scholarship. He is the recipient of the newly established Huawei PhD Fellowship at HKUST.

In his spare time, Minchen loves badminton and hiking. He also enjoys traveling and playing sport games with friends.

Suyi Li, Ph.D. Student

Suyi received the B.Sc. degree in Internet of Things Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) and the M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Yale University in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Owing to his outstanding academic performance at BUPT, he has been awarded the back-to-back National Scholarship in 2015 and 2016.

In his spare time, Suyi loves playing basketball and workout in the gym. He enjoys meeting friends in sports activities.

Zhifeng Jiang, Ph.D. Student

Zhifeng received his B.Eng. degree with the highest honor (Zhejiang Outstanding Graduate) from the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Zhejiang University in 2019. He received the National Scholarship and He Zhijun Scholarship in 2017, and the New Media Scholarship funded together by Zhejiang Newspaper and Alibaba in 2018 — only students with exceptional academic performance were entitled to these awards. He had a rewarding teaching assistant experience at Zhejiang University, and has done two inspiring internships at UC San Diego and Huawei Research Institute.

In his spare time, Zhifeng likes doing aerobics such as swimming and jogging. He also enjoys exploring different languages and making friends from diverse cultures. He can communicate in Mandarin, English, Cantonese, and Hakka, and is practicing Japanese.

Yunchuan Zheng, Ph.D. Student (Huawei PhD Fellowship)

Yunchuan received his B.Eng. degree in Computer Science and Engineering at Southeast University in 2019. His outstanding academic performance earned him the National Scholarship in back-to-back years in 2016 and 2017. He is the recipient of the Huawei PhD Fellowship at HKUST.

During his spare time, Yunchuan plays badmintons and does bodybuilding. He also enjoys latin dances.

Past Members

Ph.D. Graduates

Yinghao Yu, Ph.D. 2019 (HKPF winner, co-supervised with Prof. Khaled B. Letaief); First employment: Senior Software Engineer (P7) in Alibaba Cloud Container Platform under the A-Star (阿里星) program.

Yinghao received his B.Sc. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Fudan University, Shanghai in July 2015. In his undergraduate years, he has been selected as an exchange student studying at UCLA, where he had a joyful and rewarding term. He is the recipient of the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Award (2015–18).

Yinghao's current research interest focuses on resource management in big data systems. In his spare time, he enjoys jogging and swimming. Hiking and traveling are his favorites.

Chen Chen, Ph.D. 2018 (co-supervised with Prof. Bo Li); First employment: Research Scientist at Huawei Research Lab, Hong Kong.

Chen joined HKUST in 2014 and graduated with a Ph.D in 2018. He received his B.Eng. degree in 2014 from the Department of Automation, Tsinghua University. In the summer of 2013, he visited University of California, Santa Barbara, working as a research assistant.

Chen's main research interests are in distributed computer systems and software-defined networking, with a particular emphasis on resource scheduling. He has also worked in projects of flow pattern recognition and reverse engineering.

In his spare time, Chen enjoys singing, reading and traveling. He loves exploring new places, meeting diverse people and experiencing a different life. He is a logic lover, who believes that critical thinking is the key to addressing personal and social problems.

M.Phil. Graduates

Xiandong Qi, M.Phil. 2019 (co-supervised with Prof. Jin Zhang at SUSTech); First employment: Software Engineer at AQUMON, Hong Kong.

Xiandong received his B.Eng. degree from Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in 2016. In his undergraduate studies, he has worked as a research assistant in the University of Hong Kong.

Xiandong is a basketball lover and a big NBA fan. He plays the shooting guard position on court.

Research Interns

Shengkai Zhang (Research Intern: 10/2015 – 07/2016)
MEng HUST; MPhil HKUST

A-Long Jin (Research Intern: 01/2016 – 06/2016)
MSc New Brunswick
Then a PhD student at the University of Waterloo