Hailiang ZHAO

Tenure-track Assistant Professor | ACES Lab, School of Software Technology, ZJU


I obtained my PhD in the College of Computer Science and Technology at Zhejiang University (ZJU) in 2024, supervised by Prof. Shuiguang Deng (国家杰青、浙大求是特聘学者). From Sep. 2022 to Sep. 2023, I was a visiting research scholar of PDCL Lab, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), very luckily to be advised by A. Prof. Xueyan Tang. I am fortunate to work with Prof. Zomaya (IEEE Fellow) at University of Sydney, Australia and Prof. Dustdar (IEEE Fellow) at TU Wien, Austria. [Google Scholar] [ResearchGate] [Mirror Page]

My prior work focuses on solving optimization problems in edge computing environment, such as task placement and job scheduling, in both offline and online settings, or in time-varying systems. In recent years, I have put more effort into designing algorithms for systems with performance guarantees. I pay special attention to learning-augmented algorithms. Generally, my recent (and future) research interests lie in Bridging The Gap Between Theory and System (see this for some details), specifically designing algorithms that perform better than the currently used algorithms in modern computer systems and clusters.

I joined SPAIL faculty group of ACES Lab in 2024, lead by Prof. Chow (曾任英特尔首席科学家、Alibaba 高级首席工程师). SPAIL 和国内外头部企业/单位围绕着 软硬件协同优化 建立了多项研究课题。SPAIL 长期招收 诚实有激情有好奇心 的硕士研究生 (base 宁波,专硕) 和博士研究生 (base 宁波,专博)。通过联系我,你也可以选择加入邓老师课题组 (邓老师在计算机学院、工程师学院、软件学院均有硕/博名额)。欢迎各位保研、考研的优秀学子前来咨询!邮件地址:hliangzhao {AT} zju {DOT} edu {DOT} cn。

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Professional Services

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Emails: hliangzhao97 {AT} gmail {DOT} com, hliangzhao {AT} ZJU {DOT} edu {DOT} cn

Address: Room 422, Cao Guangbiao Sci-tech Building, Yuquan Campus of Zhejiang University.
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