4th-Year Ph.D. Student, CCNT Lab
  AdvanCed Computing aNd SysTem Laboratory
  College of Computer Science and Technology
  Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

  Supervisor: Prof. Shuiguang Deng (ZJU)
  Email: hliangzhao97 {AT} gmail {DOT} com
  Laboratory: Cao Guangbiao Sci-tech Building, Yuquan Campus of Zhejiang University


Currently I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student of College of Computer Science and Technology (CCST), Zhejiang University. Before my Ph.D. career, I was an undergraduate student from Wuhan University of Technology and received my B.Eng. degree in Computer Science and Technology on June, 2019. In September 2019, I was admitted to study for a Ph.D. degree in Zhejiang University under the supervision of Prof. Shuiguang Deng without entrance examination. [CV] [简历]

From Sep. 2022 to Aug. 2023, I am a joint PhD student at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, under the supervision of Prof. Xueyan Tang.

Github Profile: https://github.com/hliangzhao
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hailiang-Zhao-4
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=wMj2rFsAAAAJ

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Research Interests

I am interested in Cloud & Edge Computing, Distributed Systems, and Network Management. Currently I am focusing on:

  • Dependent Task Scheduling & Online Resource Allocation
    Cluster schedulers are key to realizing improvements in resource utilization for the cloud-native apps. Current cluster schedulers rely on heuristics that prioritize generality, ease of understanding, and straightforward implementation over achieving the ideal performance on a specific workload. However, they ignore readily available information about job structure (i.e., internal dependencies) and efficient parallelism for jobs’ input sizes. How to design a better online resource allocation algorithm (mechanism) is of importance.
  • AI-driven Optimization
    In our Edge Intelligence paper, we divide Edge Intelligence into AI for edge and AI on edge. The former focuses on providing a more optimal solution to the key concerns in Edge Computing with the help of popular and resultful AI technologies while the latter studies how to carry out the entire process of AI models, i.e., model training and inference, on edge. What I put emphasis on is that how to apply AI-based models, especially reinforcement learning and graph neural networks, to improve the QoE.

Selected Publications

Awards & Honors & Contests

  • The CSC Scholarship, Aug 2022.
  • The Outstanding Postgraduates Award of CCST, Zhejiang University, 2020 & 2021.
  • The Doctoral Freshman Scholarship of Zhejiang University, Sep 2019.
  • The Best Student Paper Award of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, Jul 2019.
  • The Outstanding Graduates Award of Wuhan University of Technology, Apr 2019.
  • The Excellence Scholarship of Wuhan University of Technology (only 20 students per year), Nov 2018.

Professional Services

  • Reviewer for:
       IEEE Trans. on Services Computing
       IEEE Internet of Things Journal
       IEEE Trans. on Green Communication and Networking
       Mobile Networks & Applications
       IEEE Communications Letters
       Trans. on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
  • Sub-reviewer for:
       ACM Trans. on Internet Technology
       IEEE Trans. on Cloud Computing
       ICWS 2020
       ICSOC 2020
       SCC 2021
       ICSOC 2022


  • R&D Intern of Cloud BU, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, Nov 2020 ~ Jan 2021.


Email: hliangzhao97 {AT} gmail {DOT} com

Laboratory Address: Cao Guangbiao Sci-tech Building, Yuquan Campus of Zhejiang University.
中国浙江省杭州市西湖区浙大路38号, 浙江大学玉泉校区 310027.