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Ming Zhao

Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8809
Biography

Ming Zhao is an associate professor of the Arizona State University (ASU) School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (CIDSE), where he directs the research laboratory for Virtualized Infrastructures, Systems, and Applications (VISA). His research is in the areas of experimental computer systems, including distributed/cloud, big-data, and high-performance systems as well as operating systems and storage in general. He is also interested in the interdisciplinary studies that bridge computer systems research with other domains. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and industry companies, and his research outcomes have been adopted by several production systems in industry.

Zhao is a recipient of the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, the Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, the VMware Faculty Award, and the Best Paper Award of the IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tsinghua University, and his doctorate from University of Florida.

Education
  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida 2008
  • M.S. Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems, Automation, Tsinghua University, China 2001
  • B.S. Automation, Tsinghua University, China 1999
Research Interests

My research interests are in experimental computer systems, including cloudbig-data, and high-performance computing systems as well as operating systems and storage systems in general. I am also highly interested in the cross-disciplinary studies that bridge systems research with other domains, and I have worked with applications from computational physics and chemistry, each sciences, biomedicine, neuroscience, etc.

My research efforts are targeted to generate both fundamental scientific values and practical societal impacts. I have published over 50 peer-reviewed articles on premiere computer systems conferences and journals, which have been cited more than 1500 times. My research outcomes have also been adopted by several production systems in the industry. My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and industry companies.

I have received the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the ASEE Air Force Summer Faculty FellowshipVMware Faculty AwardExcellence in Mentoring award, Excellence in Research award, and Best Paper award of the International Conference on Autonomic Computing. My PhD students have received the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship, the ASEE Air Force Summer Student Fellowship, and the VMware graduate fellowship.

Research Group

Virtualization is an enabling technology for creating important new system abstractions and addressing the various challenges faced by today's computing systems. Autonomics are the key to handling the ever-increasing complexity in the computing systems by automatically managing and optimizing the systems. The fundamental goal of the VISA Research Lab is to explore innovative techniques in virtualization and autonomics in order to effectively utilize the resources in large-scale, dynamic, and complex computing systems and to support the efficientrobust, and securecomputing of challenging applications from different domains. Currently, our team is focusing on the projects related to cloud computinghigh-performance computing, and big data as well as operating systems and storage systems in general.

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CPI 485Informatics Capstone I
CSE 485Computer Sci Capstone Proj I
CPI 486Informatics Capstone II
CSE 486Computer Sci Capstone Proj II
CSE 492Honors Directed Study
CEN 580Practicum
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 590Reading and Conference
CSE 599Thesis
CEN 790Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CEN 792Research
CSE 792Research
CSE 795Continuing Registration
CSE 799Dissertation
CEN 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 584Internship
CEN 584Internship
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 493Honors Thesis
CSE 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 546Cloud Computing
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 590Reading and Conference
CSE 591Seminar
CSE 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CEN 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
CEN 792Research
CSE 799Dissertation
CEN 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 485Computer Sci Capstone Proj I
CPI 485Informatics Capstone I
CSE 486Computer Sci Capstone Proj II
CSE 580Practicum
CEN 580Practicum
CSE 590Reading and Conference
CSE 599Thesis
CEN 790Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CEN 792Research
CSE 792Research
CSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 584Internship
CEN 584Internship
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 330Operating Systems
CSE 493Honors Thesis
CSE 546Cloud Computing
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CEN 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
CEN 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEN 580Practicum
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
CEN 792Research
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 584Internship
CEN 584Internship
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 430Operating Systems
CSE 494Special Topics
CSE 591Seminar
CSE 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 792Research