Zhizhen Zhong

Postdoc Researcher
Email:  zhizhenz [at] mit (dot) edu

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Research Topics: Programmable Networks | Optical Networks | Machine Learning Systems

Short Bio

I am a postdoctoral researcher at MIT CSAIL with Prof. Manya Ghobadi. I study in the intersection of networked systems and applied optics/optoelectronics for next-generation intelligent backbone networks and high-performance computing infrastructures.

Before joining MIT, I was a visiting researcher at Facebook with Dr. Ying Zhang. I received my Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in July 2019, advised by Prof. Yanhe Li and Prof. Xiaoping Zheng. I was a visiting scholar at the University of California Davis, advised by Prof. Biswanath Mukherjee and Prof. Massimo Tornatore. I received my Bachelor's Degree of Engineering and secondary Bachelor's Degree of Economics from Tsinghua University in 2014 and 2016, respectively.

My awards include the Zijing-Scholar Fellowship from Tsinghua University in 2019, the 1st Place Best Poster Award (1 out of 600+ posters) on IEEE CLEO-PR/OECC/PGC conference from IEEE Photonics Society in 2017, the Tang Lixin Scholarship from Tsinghua University in 2016.

Selected Talks

  • Leveraging Optical Noise for Fast Fiber Cut Recovery
  •      ACM SIGCOMM 2020 Workshop on Optical Systems Design (OptSys 2020) | Website
  • The Impact of Social Distancing on Facebook's Optical Backbone
  •      ACM SIGCOMM 2020 Workshop on Optical Systems Design (OptSys 2020) | Website
  • Traffic-driven self-adaptive networking in optical networks
  •      Special Seminar, China Telecom Beijing Research Institute, Beijing, China, October 2019
         Ph.D. Defense, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, May 2019
  • Req2Route: learning to route for inter-domain lightpath provisioning
  •      Post-OFC Workshop, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA, March 2019 | Website | Slides
         AUA Postgraduate Forum, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, October 2018 | Slides
  • Exploiting physical-layer flexibility for demand-responsive networks
  •      Special Seminar, Nokia Bell Labs (Crawford Hill), Holmdel, NJ, USA, March 2019 | Slides
         Special Seminar, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, April 2018 | Slides
         Post-OFC Workshop, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA, March 2018 | Website | Slides


    Xiaoping Zheng, Zhizhen Zhong, Nan Hua, Wangyang Liu, Yanhe Li
    Chinese Patent CN104869021B | ZL201510268538.5 | priority date: May 22, 2015 | publication date: February 09, 2018.
    Xiaoping Zheng, Yongtai Jin, Nan Hua, Zhizhen Zhong, Haijiao Liu
    Chinese Patent CN105530158B | ZL201510944226.1 | priority date: December 16, 2015 | publication date: March 05, 2019.
    Qinghai Ou, Hong Chen, Zhu Liu, Lingkang Zeng, Wenjing Li, Xiao Liao, Zhe Zhang, Huadong Yu, Lu Shu, Zhizhen Zhong, Nan Hua, Xiaoping Zheng, Ping Jia, Haiyang Wu, Yang Zhao
    Chinese Patent Application CN107241660A | priority date: June 26, 2017.

    Professional Services

  • Conferences
  •      Program Committee, ACM SIGCOMM 2021 Workshop on Optical Systems (OptSys’2021)
         Artifact Evaluation Committee, ACM SIGCOMM 2021
         Technical Program Committee, WCSP 2019
  • Journals
  •      Reviewer, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
         Reviewer, IEEE Communications Magazine
         Reviewer, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology
         Reviewer, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking
         Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
         Reviewer, IEEE Access
         Reviewer, Photonic Network Communications

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    Last updated: May, 2021.