Brief Biography: Dr.Yu Hua was Postdoc Research Fellow in University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010-2011, Postdoc Research Associate in McGill University in 2009, Research Assistant in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2006 and Research Intern in Bell Labs Research China in 2003. He obtained his B.E and Ph.D degrees from Wuhan University respectively in 2001 and 2005. His research interests include cloud storage systems, file systems, non-volatile memory architectures, etc. His papers have been published in major conferences and journals, including OSDI, FAST, MICRO, ASPLOS, VLDB, USENIX ATC, HPCA. He is the Associate Editor in ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS) (2023-). He serves as PC (vice) Chairs in ICDCS 2021, ACM APSys 2019, and ICPADS 2016, and Best Paper Award Committee Member in USENIX ATC (2024/2021/2018) and SIGCOMM (2023), as well as PC or ERC in OSDI, SIGCOMM, FAST, NSDI, ASPLOS, ISCA, MICRO, HPCA. He received the Best Paper Awards in FAST 2023, IEEE/ACM IWQoS 2023 and IEEE HPCC 2021. He is the distinguished member of CCF, senior member of ACM and IEEE, and the member of ACM SIGOPS, ACM SIGBED and USENIX. He has been selected as the Distinguished Speaker of ACM and CCF. Open-source codes are released in yhuacode.


  • I am looking for motivated postdoc, graduate students and undergraduate interns who are interested in persistent memory systems, learned storage systems, debugging, memory architectures. If you are interested in these topics, please feel free to contact with me.

  • Our paper "Motor: Enabling Multi-Versioning for Distributed Transactions on Disaggregated Memory" is accepted by OSDI 2024. Congratulations to Ming.

  • We release "First Principles of Big Memory Systems", together with videos in Chinese and English.

  • Our paper "ROLEX: A Scalable RDMA-oriented Learned Key-Value Store for Disaggregated Memory Systems" is accepted by FAST 2023 and receives the Best Paper Award. Congratulations to Pengfei Li.

  • Our papers "Root Crash Consistency of SGX-style Integrity Trees in Secure Non-Volatile Memory Systems" and "Silo: Speculative Hardware Logging for Atomic Durability in Persistent Memory" are accepted by HPCA 2023. Congratulations to Jianming and Ming.

  • I serve as the Program Committee Member in OSDI 2025, FAST 2025, EuroSys 2025, NSDI 2025, ASPLOS 2025, MICRO 2024, ISCA 2024.

 

[OSDI] Ming Zhang, Yu Hua, Zhijun Yang, "Motor: Enabling Multi-Versioning for Distributed Transactions on Disaggregated Memory", Proceedings of the 18th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI), 2024. Source code with 37 GitHub Stars.

[FAST] Pengfei Li, Yu Hua, Pengfei Zuo, Zhangyu Chen, Jiajie Sheng, "ROLEX: A Scalable RDMA-oriented Learned Key-Value Store for Disaggregated Memory Systems", Proceedings of the 21st USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), 2023, pages: 99-114. (Acceptance rate: 28/122=23%) Slides; Source code with 61 GitHub Stars; Best Paper Award; Press: WNLO, HUST; One of FAST 2023 papers selected for fast-track publication in ACM Transactions on Storage

[FAST] Ming Zhang, Yu Hua, Pengfei Zuo, Lurong Liu, "FORD: Fast One-sided RDMA-based Distributed Transactions for Disaggregated Persistent Memory", Proceedings of the 20th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), 2022, pages: 51-67. (Acceptance rate: 28/130=21.5%) Slides, Source code with 53 GitHub Stars

[ASPLOS] Zhangyu Chen, Yu Hua, Yongle Zhang, Luochangqi Ding, "Efficiently Detecting Concurrency Bugs in Persistent Memory Programs", Proceedings of the 27th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), 2022, pages: 873-887. (Acceptance rate: 80/397=20%) Slides, Source code, Awarded with ACM Badges: Artifact Available, Artifact Evaluated-Functional, Results Reproduced.

[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

[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%) BibTeX, Slides, Source code with 200 GitHub Stars, Memorable Paper Award Finalist in NVMW 2019, Press: CSDN, One of OSDI 2018 papers selected for fast-track publication in ACM Transactions on Storage

[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

[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%)


Full Publication List ...

 

Academic Member:

 

Distinguished Member: CCF (2018-)

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

Member: USENIX, ACM SIGOPS, ACM SIGBED

 

Review Committee Member:

 

National Key Research and Development Program of China: 2021.

Mitacs in Canada: 2022, 2018, 2017, 2016.

General Research Fund in Hong Kong Research Grants Council: 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018.

China Postdoctoral Science Foundation: 2021, 2020, 2018.

CCF Doctoral Dissertation Award: 2021.

CCF Fellow: 2023, 2021.

Rising Star and Doctorial Dissertation Award in ACM China SIGOPS: 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018.

Best Paper Award Committee Member: MSST (2024), USENIX ATC (2024, 2021, 2018), SIGCOMM (2023), SRDS (2023), Middleware (2023)

 

Editor:

 

Associate Editor: ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS) (2023- )

 

 

Chair or PC Member in Conferences:

 

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

Program (Co-)Chairs: ACM SIGOPS ChinaSys 2022 (with Zhaoguo Wang), 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)

 

Program Committee Member:

OSDI: 2025, 2021

SOSP: 2017 (Poster&SRC)

FAST: 2025, 2024, 2023, 2020

ASPLOS: 2025, 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021-2017 (ERC)

SIGCOMM: 2023

NSDI: 2025, 2024

ISCA (ERC): 2024, 2022, 2020

MICRO: 2024, 2022-2020 (ERC)

HPCA (ERC): 2022, 2021

USENIX ATC: 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

SC: 2019

ACM ICS: 2024

EuroSys: 2025, 2024, 2022, 2021

Middleware: 2024, 2023, 2021, 2020

ACM SoCC: 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

IPDPS: 2024, 2023, 2019, 2017

MSST: 2024, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016

DAC: 2024, 2023, 2022

ICDCS: 2022, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

[Dagstuhl]"Big Memory Systems", The Dagstuhl Seminar, 2025.

[NCIS]"First Principles of Big Memory Systems", The 29th National Conference of Information Storage (NCIS), 2023.

[MSC in ESWEEK] "High-performance Learned Index in Disaggregated Persistent Memory Systems", International Workshop on Memory and Storage Computing (MSC) in Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK), October 2022.

[HotDC] "Persistent Memory System: A Computable View", The 6th Workshop on Hot Topics on Data Centers (HotDC), December 2021.

[ChinaSys] "High-performance Secure Persistent Memory Systems", The ACM SIGOPS ChinaSys Workshop, May 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[UU]"Deduplication-aware Edge Computing", Uppsala University, January 2017. See the News.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

PI: "Software and Hardware Co-design in Persistent Memory for Blockchain Storage", Joint Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), No.U22B2022, 2023-2026.

PI: "Non-volatile Memory Systems", National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, No.62125202, 2022-2026.

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.

Key Member (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.

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

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)

HUST Academic Breakthrough, 2023. Details.

Advisor Award for Doctoral Dissertation Award in ACM SIGOPS ChinaSys, 2023.

Best Paper Award in FAST 2023.

Best Paper Award in IEEE/ACM IWQoS 2023 affiliated with ACM FCRC 2023.

Best Paper Award in IEEE HPCC 2021.

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

Advisor Award for ACM China Doctoral Dissertation Award (National Winner), 2020.

Advisor Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award Nominee in CCF, 2020.

Finalist for the Memorable Paper Award in NVMW 2019.

The First Class Award in Science and Technology Progress in the 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

The Second Class Award in Electronics Information Science and Technology of the Chinese Institute of Electronics, 2011

Advisor Award for Excellent Master Thesis in Hubei Province, 2010

Ph.D Students

 

2024: Mengyang Yan, Shuaijun Zhou

2023: Zhijun Yang, Yujie Hu

2022: Menglei Chen, Gen Dong

2021: Yuxuan Mo

2020: Bolun Zhu

2019: Ming Zhang

2018: Jianming Huang

2017: Zhangyu Chen, Pengfei Li (Top Minds)

2016: Xinxin Liu

2014: Pengfei Zuo (Top Minds), Yuanyuan Sun

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

 

2024: Yixiao Wang, Yifei Shao, Yong Pan

2023: Aoyang Tong

2022: Xiangyu Xiang, Yujie Shi, Ruiting Ma

2021: Luochangqi Ding

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:

Zhangyu Chen received the Doctoral Dissertation Award Nominee in CCF Computer Architecture 2023 and USENIX ATC 2019 Grant, was selected as Artifact Evaluation Committee Members in SOSP 2021 and OSDI 2020, and as Young Student Fellow in DAC 2020, and was invited to give a talk in HotDC 2017.

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

Pengfei Li received the Doctoral Dissertation Award in ACM SIGOPS ChinaSys 2023 and was selected as Shadow Program Committee Member in EuroSys 2021.

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 (reported by ACM SIGOPS).

Pengfei Zuo received ACM China Doctoral Dissertation Award (National Winner) 2020, Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award Nominee in CCF 2020, the student grants from OSDI 2018 and MICRO 2019-2018 and 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.

Xinxin Liu was selected as Artifact Evaluation Committee Member in OSDI 2020, received the ICDCS 2019 Grant, and ACM SOSP 2017 Student Scholarship.

Yuanyuan Sun received ACM SoCC 2017 Student Scholarship, USENIX ATC 2017 Grant, and ACM SOSP 2017 Student Scholarship.

Jie Wu became an intern in Microsoft Search Technology Center, 2017 and received the job offer from Google, Waterloo, Canada, 2018.

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.