Shizhen Zhao

Tenure-track associate professor
School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
E-mail: shizhenzhao at sjtu.edu.cn

About Me

I am currently a tenure-track associate professor in Shanghai Jiao Tong University. From September 2015 to January 2019, I was a Software and Research Engineering in Google's network infrastructure team. Before that, I received my PhD degree from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Purdue University in August 2015, advised by Prof. Xiaojun Lin.

I am currently looking for highly motivated students who are interested in theoretical modeling, algorithm and system design, system implementation, etc. Students at all levels, including undergraduate students and graduate students, are welcomed!

Research Interests

Closing the gap between theory and system. I am a theorist working on large-scale networked systems, including software defined networks, internet of things, smart grids, wireless networks. My current focus is software defined networking in data centers. I am particularly interested in developing and applying theories, including but not limited to, queueing theory, convex optimization, robust optimization, machine learning, etc., to real systems, and demonstrating how theory changes the fundamental architecture of large-scale networked systems.

News

  • [October 2021]: Our paper is accepted by SIGMETRICS 2022.
  • [August 2021]: Our paper is accepted by ICNP 2021.
  • [April 2021]: Our paper is accepted by IWQoS 2021 as a short paper.
  • Publications

    Conference

  • Shizhen Zhao, Peirui Cao, Xinbing Wang, "Understanding the Performance Guarantee of Physical Topology Design for Optical Circuit Switched Data Centers" in SIGMETRICS, Mumbai, India, June, 2022.
  • Peirui Cao, Shizhen Zhao, Min Yee Teh, Yunzhuo Liu, Xinbing Wang, "TROD: Evolving From Electrical Data Center to Optical Data Center," in ICNP, Virtual Event, November, 2021. (Corresponding Author)
  • Shizhen Zhao, Xiao Zhang, Peirui Cao, Xinbing Wang, "Design of Robust and Efficient Edge Server Placement and Server Scheduling Policies," in IWQoS, Virtual Event, June, 2021. (Technical Report)
  • Min Yee Teh, Shizhen Zhao, Keren Bergman, "METTEOR: Robust Multi-Traffic Topology Engineering for Commercial Data Center Networks," available online: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2002.00473.pdf (Corresponding Author)
  • Shizhen Zhao, Rui Wang, Junlan Zhou, Joon Ong, Jeffery C. Mogul, Amin Vahdat, "Minimal Rewiring: Efficient Live Expansion for Clos Data Center Networks," in NSDI, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, February, 2019. (Technical Report)
  • Shizhen Zhao, Xiaojun Lin, Dionysios Aliprantis, Hugo N. Villegas, Minghua Chen, "Online Multi-stage Decisions for Robust Power-Grid Operations under High Renewable Uncertainty," in IEEE INFOCOM, San Francisco, California, USA, April, 2016. (Technical Report)
  • Lei Deng, Chih-Chun Wang, Minghua Chen, Shizhen Zhao, "Timely Wireless Flows with Arbitrary Traffic patterns: Capacity Region and Scheduling Algorithms," in IEEE INFOCOM, San Francisco, California, USA, April, 2016.
  • Shizhen Zhao, Xiaojun Lin, Minghua Chen, "Peak-Minimizing Online EV Charging: Price of Uncertainty and Algorithm Robustification," in IEEE INFOCOM, Hong Kong, China, April, 2015. (Technical Report)
  • Shizhen Zhao, Xiaojun Lin, "Rate-Control and Multi-Channel Scheduling for Wireless Live Streaming with Stringent Deadlines," in IEEE INFOCOM, Toronto, Canada, April, 2014. (Technical Report)
  • Shizhen Zhao, Xiaojun Lin, Minghua Chen, "Peak-Minimizing Online EV Charging," in 51st Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, Illinois, Oct. 2013. (Technical Report)
  • Shizhen Zhao, Xiaojun Lin, "On the Design of Scheduling Algorithms for End-to-End Backlog Minimization in Multi-hop Wireless Networks," in IEEE INFOCOM, Orlando, Florida, USA, March 2012. (Technical Report)
  • Shizhen Zhao, Luoyi Fu, Xinbing Wang, Qian Zhang, "Fundamental Relationship between Node Density and Delay in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks with Unreliable Links," in ACM MobiCom 2011, Las Vegas, Sept. 2011. (Technical Report)
  • Journal

  • Shizhen Zhao, Yihan Zou, Xiaojun Lin, Dionysios Aliprantis, Hugo N. Villegas Pico, Minghua Chen, Anya Castillo, "Leveraging Generators With Complementary Capabilities for Robust Multistage Power Grid Operations," in IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 2020.
  • Shizhen Zhao, Xiaojun Lin, Minghua Chen, "Robust Online Algorithms for Peak-Minimizing EV Charging under Multi-Stage Uncertainty," in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2017. (Technical Report)
  • Lei Deng, Chih-Chun Wang, Minghua Chen, and Shizhen Zhao, "Timely Wireless Flows with General Traffic Patterns: Capacity Region and Scheduling Algorithms," in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2017.
  • Shizhen Zhao, Xiaojun Lin, "Design of Scheduling Algorithms for End-to-End Backlog Minimization in Wireless Multi-hop Networks under K-hop Interference Models," in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2016. (Technical Report)
  • Shizhen Zhao, Xinbing Wang, "Node Density and Delay in Large-Scale Wireless Networks with Unreliable Links," in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2014.
  • Yaokun Wu, Shizhen Zhao, "Incidence Matrix and Cover Matrix of Nested Interval Orders," in Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra, 2012.
  • Group

  • Ph.D. Students: Peirui Cao, Xinchi Han, Wenli Xiao, Shengkai Lin
  • Master Students: Qizhou Zhang, Xiao Zhang, Tianyi Huang, Yuqing Yang
  • Undergraduate Students: Changkun Liu (Ph.D. at HKUST), Haichao Yang (Ph.D. at UCSD), Yongqi Wang (Alibaba Ant Group)