Brief Biography: Dr.Yu Hua was Postdoc Research Associate in McGill University in 2009 and Postdoc Research Fellow in University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010-2011. He obtained his B.E and Ph.D degrees respectively in 2001 and 2005. His research interests include cloud storage systems, non-volatile memory, etc. His papers have been published in major conferences and journals, including OSDI, FAST, MICRO, USENIX ATC, SC, HPCA. He serves as PC (vice) Chairs in ICDCS 2021, IEEE CLOUD 2021, ACM APSys 2019, IEEE NAS 2019 and ICPADS 2016, and PC or ERC in OSDI, FAST, ASPLOS, ISCA, MICRO, HPCA, USENIX ATC, EuroSys, SC. He is the distinguished member of CCF, senior member of ACM and IEEE, and the member of ACM SIGOPS and USENIX. He has been selected as the Distinguished Speaker of ACM and CCF. Open-source codes are released in yhuacode.

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  • Our paper "SEALing Neural Network Models in Encrypted Deep Learning Accelerators" is accepted by DAC 2021. Congratulations to Pengfei Zuo.

  • Our alumni, Pengfei Zuo, received Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award Nominee in CCF, 2020. Congratulations.

  • Our paper "A Write-Friendly and Fast-Recovery Scheme for Security Metadata in Non-Volatile Memories" is accepted by HPCA 2021. Congratulations to Jianming.

  • I serve as Program Vice Co-Chair for Cloud Computing and Data Centers track in ICDCS 2021 (with Evgenia Smirni). Please consider to submit your work.

  • Our paper "Lock-free Concurrent Level Hashing for Persistent Memory" is accepted by USENIX ATC 2020. Congratulations to Zhangyu.

  • I serve as the Program Committee Member in HPCA 2022 (ERC), OSDI 2021, MICRO 2021 (ERC), EuroSys 2021, USENIX ATC 2021, ASPLOS 2021 (ERC).

 

[DAC] Pengfei Zuo, Yu Hua, Ling Liang, Xingfeng Xie, Xing Hu, Yuan Xie, "SEALing Neural Network Models in Encrypted Deep Learning Accelerators", Proceedings of the 58th Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2021. (Acceptance rate: 23%)

[HPCA] Jianming Huang, Yu Hua, "A Write-Friendly and Fast-Recovery Scheme for Security Metadata in Non-Volatile Memories", Proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), 2021, pages:359-370. (Acceptance rate: 63/258=24.4%) Slides

[USENIX ATC] Zhangyu Chen, Yu Hua, Bo Ding, Pengfei Zuo, "Lock-free Concurrent Level Hashing for Persistent Memory", Proceedings of the USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC), 2020, pages: 799-812. (Acceptance rate: 65/348=18.7%) Slides, Source code with 28 GitHub Stars, Invited talk in IEEE NVMSA 2020, Talk in PIRL 2020

[DAC] Zhangyu Chen, Yu Hua, Pengfei Zuo, Yuanyuan Sun, Yuncheng Guo, "Reducing Bit Writes in Non-volatile Main Memory by Similarity-aware Compression", Proceedings of the 57th Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2020. (Acceptance rate:23%)

[MICRO] Pengfei Zuo, Yu Hua, Yuan Xie, "SuperMem: Enabling Application-transparent Secure Persistent Memory with Low Overheads", Proceedings of the 52nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO), 2019, pages: 479-492. (Acceptance rate: 79/344=23%) Slides

[DAC] Jie Xu, Dan Feng, Yu Hua, Wei Tong, Jingning Liu, Yiran Chen, Chunyan Li, Gaoxiang Xu, "Adaptive Granularity Encoding for Energy-efficient Non-Volatile Main Memory", Proceedings of the 56th Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2019. (Acceptance rate: 22%)

[DAC] Jie Xu, Dan Feng, Yu Hua, Fangting Huang, Wen Zhou, Wei Tong, Jingning Liu, "An Efficient Spare-Line Replacement Scheme to Enhance NVM Security", Proceedings of the 56th Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2019. (Acceptance rate: 22%)

[USENIX ATC] Yuanyuan Sun, Yu Hua, Zhangyu Chen, Yuncheng Guo, "Mitigating Asymmetric Read and Write Costs in Cuckoo Hashing for Storage Systems", Proceedings of the USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC), 2019, pages: 329-343. (Acceptance rate: 71/356=19.9%) Source code, Slides, Video

[FAST] Yucheng Zhang, Wen Xia, Dan Feng, Hong Jiang, Yu Hua, Qiang Wang, "Finesse: Fine-Grained Feature Locality based Fast Resemblance Detection for Post-Deduplication Delta Compression", Proceedings of the 17th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), 2019, pages: 121-128. (Acceptance rate: 26/145=18%)

[OSDI] Pengfei Zuo, Yu Hua, Jie Wu, "Write-Optimized and High-Performance Hashing Index Scheme for Persistent Memory", Proceedings of the 13th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI), 2018, pages: 461-476. (Acceptance rate: 47/257=18%) Slides, Memorable Paper Award Finalist in NVMW 2019, Source code with 162 GitHub Stars, Press: CSDN

[MICRO] Pengfei Zuo, Yu Hua, Ming Zhao, Wen Zhou, Yuncheng Guo, "Improving the Performance and Endurance of Encrypted Non-volatile Main Memory through Deduplicating Writes", Proceedings of the 51st IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO), 2018, pages:442-454. (Acceptance rate: 74/351=21%) Slides, Video

[USENIX ATC] Yuanyuan Sun, Yu Hua, Song Jiang, Qiuyu Li, Shunde Cao, Pengfei Zuo, "SmartCuckoo: A Fast and Cost-Efficient Hashing Index Scheme for Cloud Storage Systems", Proceedings of USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC), July 2017, pages: 553-566. (Acceptance rate: 60/283=21%). Slides, Source code with 13 Stars

[USENIX ATC] Wen Xia, Yukun Zhou, Hong Jiang, Dan Feng, Yu Hua, Yuchong Hu, Yucheng Zhang, Qing Liu, "FastCDC: a Fast and Efficient Content-Defined Chunking Approach for Data Deduplication", Proceedings of USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC), June 2016, pages: 101-114. (Acceptance rate: 47/248=19%)

[HPDC] Yongli Cheng, Fang Wang, Hong Jiang, Yu Hua, Dan Feng, Xiuneng Wang, "DD-Graph: A Highly Cost-Effective Distributed Disk-based Graph-Processing Framework", Proceedings of ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC), 2016, pages: 259-262. (Acceptance rate: 28/129=21.7%)

[FAST] Min Fu, Dan Feng, Yu Hua, Xubin He, Zuoning Chen, Wen Xia, Yucheng Zhang, Yujuan Tan, "Design Tradeoffs for Data Deduplication Performance in Backup Workloads", Proceedings of  the 13th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), February 2015, pages:331-344. (Acceptance rate: 28/130=21.5%)

[USENIX ATC] Min Fu, Dan Feng, Yu Hua, Xubin He, Zuoning Chen, Wen Xia, Fangting Huang, Qing Liu, "Accelerating Restore and Garbage Collection in Deduplication-based Backup Systems via Exploiting Historical Information", Proceedings of USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC), June 2014, pages: 181-192. (Acceptance rate: 36/241=14.9%).

[SC] Yu Hua, Hong Jiang, Dan Feng, "FAST: Near Real-time Searchable Data Analytics for the Cloud", Proceedings of the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC), November 2014, Pages: 754-765. (Acceptance rate: 82/394=20.8%)

[USENIX ATC] Wen Xia, Hong Jiang, Dan Feng, Yu Hua, “SiLo: A Similarity-Locality based Near-Exact Deduplication Scheme with Low RAM Overhead and High Throughput,”  Proceedings of USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC), June 2011. (Acceptance rate: 27/180=15%)

[SC] Yu Hua, Hong Jiang, Yifeng Zhu, Dan Feng, Lei Tian, "SmartStore: A New Metadata Organization Paradigm with Semantic-Awareness for Next-Generation File Systems", Proceedings of the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC), November 2009. (Acceptance rate: 22.6%)


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Reviewer for Funding Agencies:

 

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Israel Science Foundation (ISF), 2020.

Mitacs in Canada, 2016-2018.

General Research Fund (GRF) and Early Career Scheme (ECS) in Hong Kong RGC (Research Grants Council), 2018-2021.

China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2018, 2020.

Rising Star and Doctorial Dissertation Award in ACM China SIGOPS, 2018-2019.

 

Academic Member:

 

Distinguished Member: CCF (2018-)

Senior Member: ACM (2016-) and IEEE (2013-)

Member: ACM SIGOPS, USENIX, ChinaSys

 

Chair or PC Member in Conferences:

 

2022:

External Review Committee: The 28th IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), 2022.

2021:

Program Vice Co-Chair: The 41st IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2021.

Program Committee Member: The 15th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI), 2021.

External Review Committee: The IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO), 2021.

External Review Committee: The 26th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), 2021.

Program Committee Member: USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC), 2021.

Program Committee Member: The European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys), 2021.

External Review Committee: The 27th IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), 2021.

 

General Co-Chairs: SDDCS 2017 with ASPLOS 2017, SDDCS 2018 with ASPLOS 2018.

Program (Co-)Chairs: ICDCS 2021 (Vice, with Evgenia Smirni), IEEE CLOUD 2021 (Vice, with Qinghua Li), ACM APSys 2019 (with Ding Yuan), IEEE NAS 2019, IEEE ICPADS 2016 (Vice, with Xubin He)

Best Paper Award Committee Member: USENIX ATC (2018)

 

Program Committee Member:

SOSP (Poster&SRC): 2017

FAST: 2020

ISCA (ERC): 2020

MICRO (ERC): 2020

ASPLOS (ERC): 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

USENIX ATC: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

SC: 2019

Middleware: 2021, 2020

ACM SoCC: 2020, 2019, 2018

ICDCS: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

IPDPS: 2019, 2017

HotStorage: 2020, 2019, 2018

DATE: 2020, 2019, 2018

MSST: 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016

SRDS: 2021, 2020

ICCD: 2018

"Secure Persistent Memory Systems: Hardware Software Co-design", The 4th Workshop on Hot Topics on Data Centers (HotDC), December 2019. See the News.

"System Security and Computing Models in Persistent Memory", The 25th National Conference of Information Storage (NCIS), 2019.

"High-Performance Persistent Memory Systems: Concurrency and Security", Johns Hopkins University, May 2019.

"NVM-based Secure and Persistent Memory Systems", Northeastern University, February 2019. See the News and flyer.

"Non-Volatile Memory Security: New Architecture and New Ecosystem", The 24th National Conference of Information Storage (NCIS), 2018.

"Encrypted Non-volatile Main Memory Systems", University of Southern California, October 2018. See the flyer.

"Storage Security Ecosystem: A Top-down View", City University of Hong Kong, August 2018. See the flyer.

"NVM-based Secure and Persistent Memory Systems", University of Massachusetts Lowell, July 2018. See the flyer.

"Semi-Hierarchical Semantic Storage Architecture", The 23rd National Conference of Information Storage (NCIS), 2017.

"Semantic-aware Edge Storage Systems", University of Massachusetts Boston, November 2017.

"Deduplication-aware Architecture and System for Edge Computing", The George Washington University, November 2017.See the flyer.

"Deduplication-aware Architecture and System for Edge Computing", University of California, Riverside, March 2017. See the News.

"Deduplication-aware NVM Systems for Edge Computing", The workshop of EuroSys 2017 PC Member in Google Zurich, January 2017.

"Deduplication-aware Edge Computing", Uppsala University, Sweden, January 2017. See the News.

"Correlation-aware Hashing for Smarter Storage", MathWorks Asia Research Summit, Tokyo, September 2016.

"Deduplication-aware Ecosystem: A Bottom-up Approach", University of Central Florida, March 2016.  See the flyer.

"Approximate Storage Methodology: Systems and Architecture", Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2015.

"Smart Big Data Analytics in Large-scale Storage Systems", The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, March 2015.

"Near Real-time Data Analytics: Observations and Insights", University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, November 2014.

"Non-volatile Storage Support for Data Deduplication", in NVMSA 2014, in conjunction with RTCSA 2014, August 2014.

"Design and Implementation of Network Storage Systems: From Cloud to SDN", McGill University, Montreal, Canada, November 2013.

 

PI: "Research on Organization Model and Key Technology of Massive Time-constrained Data in Cloud Storage Systems", National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), No.61772212, 2018-2021.

Co-PI: "The Principle and Methods of Software-defined Configurable Distributed Storage Systems", National Key Research and Development Program of China, No.2016YFB1000202, 2016-2021.

PI: "Flat Addressing Schemes for In-memory Computing in Massive Storage Systems", State Key Laboratory of Computer Architecture, No.CARCH201505, 2016-2017. (Evaluation: Excellence)

PI: "Research on Correlation-Aware Organization Model and Key Technology in Hybrid Storage Systems", National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), No. 61173043, 2012- 2015.

PI: "Research on Multi-dimensional Metadata Structure and Fast Query Approach in Large-scale Storage System", National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), No. 60703046, 2008-2010.

Key Member: "Basic Research on Data Storage System Theory and Technology for Complex Application Environment", National Basic Research 973 Program of China, 2011-2015.

Postdoc Research Fellow: "SANE: Semantic-Aware Namespace in Exascale File Systems", National Science Foundation (NSF), 2011-2014.

Postdoc Research Fellow: "HECURA: A New Semantic-Aware Metadata Organization for Improved File-System Performance and Functionality in High-End Computing", National Science Foundation (NSF), 2009-2013.

Key Member: "PB-scale High-performance Massive Storage Systems and Applications", National High Technology Research and Development 863 Program of China, 2009-2010.

Key Member: "Information Storage Systems and Technology", the Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University, 2008-2010. (Evaluation: Excellence)

Key Member: "Research on Organization and Key Technologies of Storage Systems on the Next Generation Internet", National Basic Research 973 Program of China, 2005-2009. (Evaluation: Excellence)

The First Prize of Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education, 2020.

Finalist for the Memorable Paper Award in NVMW 2019.

The First Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award in Hubei Province, 2018.

ACM Distinguished Speaker, 2018-2020.

CCF Distinguished Speaker, 2018, 2017, 2016

Best-in-Session Presentation Award in IEEE INFOCOM 2016.

Distinguished Editor in Frontiers of Computer Science (FCS), 2017, 2016.

Best Paper Award in Tsinghua Science and Technology (TST), 2015

Advisor Awards for Excellent B.E Thesis in Hubei Province, 2014

Young Science Dawning Scholar in Hubei Province, 2014

Award for SIGCOMM Poster by Hong Kong Pei Hua Education Foundation, 2013

Best Demo Award in CCF CNCC (China National Computer Congress), 2013

The Second Prize of Electronics Information Science and Technology Award of Chinese Institute of Electronics, 2011

Advisor Award for Excellent Master Thesis in Hubei Province, 2010

Ph.D Students

 

2021: Yuxuan Mo

2020: Bolun Zhu, Mingwei Zheng

2019: Ming Zhang

2018: Jianming Huang

2017: Zhangyu Chen, Pengfei Li

2016: Xinxin Liu

2014: Pengfei Zuo (Ph.D in 2019), Yuanyuan Sun (Ph.D in 2019, Ali Star in Alibaba Damo Academy)

2011: Min Fu (co-supervised with Dan Feng)

2010: Wen Zhou (co-supervised with Dan Feng)

2009: Jinjun Liu, Wen Xia (co-supervised with Dan Feng)

 

Master Students

 

2021: Luochangqi Ding, Yuping Zhang

2020: Rong Bai, Ziyin Long, Jiajie Sheng, Xincheng Xie

2019: Lurong Liu, Hao Xu, Bo Ding

2018: Qifan Liu, Xiaomeng Li, Jingnan Jia, Xuan Li

2017: Qin Cao

2016: Ziyi Li, Rong Hu

2015: Yuncheng Guo, Jie Wu

2014: Shunde Cao, Ling Yang

2013: Bin Peng, Linqian Wu, Zhou Feng

2012: Rongyu Lai, Zhenhua Nie, Juan Cai, Bai Li

2011: Dazhang Huang, Yu Li, Qian Zhao

2010: Jienan Zeng, Yunsheng Zhu, Shuangning He, Fei Wang

2009: Tianyao Wu, Jia Hu, Tao Lu, Heng Zhao
2008: Yuhua Guo, Wen Xia, Yang Li, Mengying Gao
2007: Chen Hu, Guodong Li, Jinjun Liu

 

Awards/Offers won by members of research group:

Pengfei Li, Jianming Huang and Ming Zhang were selected as Artifact Evaluation Committee Members in ASPLOS 2021.

Pengfei Li was selected as Shadow Program Committee Member in EuroSys 2021.

Pengfei Zuo received Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award Nominee in CCF, 2020.

Xinxin Liu and Zhangyu Chen were selected as Artifact Evaluation Committee Members in OSDI 2020.

Zhangyu Chen was selected as Young Student Fellow in DAC 2020.

Mingwei Zheng became a Ph.D student in Purdue University, 2020.

Mingxuan Zhang was recommended and became a Master student in University of California San Diego, 2020.

Wen Xia and Pengfei Zuo respectively received the Rising Star Award and Doctoral Dissertation Award in ACM SIGOPS ChinaSys, 2020.

Xinxin Liu received the ICDCS 2019 Grant.

Zhangyu Chen received the USENIX ATC 2019 Grant.

Pengfei Zuo received the student grants from OSDI 2018 and MICRO 2019-2018.

Jie Wu received the job offer from Google, Waterloo, Canada, 2018.

Pengfei Zuo became a visiting Ph.D student in University of California at Santa Barbara, 2018.

Mingyao Shen was recommended and became a Ph.D student in University of California San Diego, 2018.

Yun Luo was recommended and became a Master student in Carnegie Mellon University, 2018.

Zhangyu Chen was invited to give a talk in HotDC 2017.

Yuanyuan Sun and Xinxin Liu received ACM SOSP 2017 Student Scholarships awarded by Google.

Yuanyuan Sun received ACM SoCC 2017 Student Scholarships and USENIX ATC 2017 Grants.

Jie Wu became an intern in Microsoft Search Technology Center, 2017.

Jujunfeng Shen was recommended and became a Master student in University of Southern California, 2016.

Qiuyu Li was recommended and became a Master student in The University of Edinburgh, 2014.

Tao Lu and Yuhua Guo were recommended and became Ph.D students in Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012, 2013.

I received the 3rd Prize in Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races, 2006.