I am a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. My advisor is Prof. Mohammad Alizadeh in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

I received my B.S. from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, majored in Math and Computer Science, minored in Physics. I got my M.S. from MIT.


  • Neural Adaptive Video Streaming with Pensieve
  • Hongzi Mao, Ravi Netravali, Mohammad Alizadeh
    ACM SIGCOMM 2017
    [Paper] [Website] [Code] [Video]

  • Resource Management with Deep Reinforcement Learning
  • Hongzi Mao, Mohammad Alizadeh, Ishai Menache, Srikanth Kandula
    ACM HotNets 2016
    [Paper] [Code] [Slides] [Poster]

  • NUMFabric: Fast and Flexible Bandwidth Allocation in Datacenters
  • Kanthi Nagaraj, Dinesh Bharadia, Hongzi Mao, Sandeep Chinchali,
    Mohammad Alizadeh, Sachin Katti
    ACM SIGCOMM 2016

  • RF-Capture: Capturing the Human Figure Through a Wall
  • Fadel Adib, Chen-Yu Hsu, Hongzi Mao, Dina Katabi, Fredo Durand
    ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2015
    [Paper] [Website] [Video]

  • Smart Homes that Monitor Breathing and Heart Rate
  • Fadel Adib, Hongzi Mao, Zachary Kabelac, Dina Katabi, Robert C. Miller
    ACM CHI 2015
    [Paper] [Website] [Video] [Slides]
    Honorable Mention Award

  • Demo: Real-time Breath Monitoring Using Wireless Signals
  • Fadel Adib, Zachary Kabelac, Hongzi Mao, Dina Katabi, Robert C. Miller
    ACM MobiCom 2014
    [Paper] [Website] [Video]
    Best Demo Award

  • Fluctuation-response Model Unifies Dynamical Behaviors
    in Neural Fields
  • C. C. Alan Fung, K. Y. Michael Wong, Hongzi Mao, Si Wu
    Physical Review E, ArXiv:1409.2114

    Honors & Awards

  • Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship, 2017
  • Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Fellowship, 2015
  • CSAIL Research Highlight Competition First Place, 2015
  • SIGCHI Best of CHI Honorable Mention Award, 2015
  • HKUST Academic Achievement Medal, 2015
  • Hong Kong Government Talent Development Scholarship, 2015
  • Cheng Foundation Scholarship, 2015
  • HKUST Math Epsilon Award, 2015
  • ACM MobiCom Best Demo Award, 2014
  • Mr Armin and Mrs Lillian Kitchell Undergraduate Research Award First Runner-up, 2014
  • Hong Kong Government Reaching Out Award, 2014
  • Paul Ching Wu Chu Scholarship, 2013
  • Paul and May Chu Research Award Finalist, 2013
  • China Merchants Scholarship, 2013
  • Dean’s List Award, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • HKUST School of Science Scholarship, 2011, 2012

  • Teaching

  • 6.829 Computer Networks, Fall 2016

  • News & Media

    Washington Post, NBC, CNBC, BBC, Business Insider, Huffington Post, International Business Times , Daily Mail, Popular Science, Gizmodo, Popular Machanics, The Verge, Quartz, and other media outlets covered RF-Capture.

    Ditigal Trends, Discovery News, Wired, Gizmodo, AMC Tech News, Phys.org, Le Figaro, UPI, Popular Science, New Scientist, NOVA Next|PBS, and other media outlets covered Vital-Radio.


    I like traveling and taking photos. Some of my photos are in 500px.

    Countries or special regions I have been to in chronological order: China Hong Kong Macau
    United Kingdom Taiwan Japan United States Canada Thailand Cambodia
    Vietnam Australia France Netherlands