I am a third-year computer engineering Ph.D. student at
Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz. Before, I got my B.E. degree in Computer Science from Sichuan University, China.
I am fortunate to be advised by Chen Qian and Heiner Litz. My research interests revolve around computer networks and systems. My current work focuses on flash storage disaggregation within data centers as part of the Center for Research in Storage Systems (CRSS) at UCSC. I enjoy building real systems that are scalable, deliver high performance and which are easy to use.
Apart from being a researcher, I spend my weekends reading. I like reading sci-fi, economics, and other popular books. I'm fond of the hard sci-fi written by Isaac Asimov and Cixin Liu.
For outdoor activities, I enjoy hiking and traveling, especially to the places with beautiful natural landscapes. I'm so glad that living in UCSC makes me hike every day. I like playing ball games and jogging as well.
Last but not least, I am a Sunday painter who is trying to transform the style from realistic to fantastic (not abstract). The painter I respect most is Camille Pissarro.