Xiao (Shawn) Zhu

Ph.D. Candidate

Computer Science and Engineering,

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

[News] (08/2020) Serving on the Artifact Evaluation Committee for OSDI'20.

[News] (06/2020) Presented MPBond in MobiSys'20. Check out my slides.

[News] (03/2020) MPBond got into MobiSys'20.

[News] (01/2020) Serving on the Technical Program Committee for IARIA MOBILITY 2020.

[News] (10/2019) Presented MP-H2 in MobiCom'19. Check out my slides.

[News] (09/2019) Awarded 2019-2020 UMich Rackham Travel Grant.

[News] (06/2019) Attended FCRC'19 and presented WearMan in SIGMETRICS'19.

[News] (06/2019) Awarded 2018-2019 UMich Rackham Travel Grant.

[News] (05/2019) Awarded SIGMETRICS 2019 Travel Grant.

[News] (05/2019) Serving on the Shadow Program Committee for ACM IMC 2019. Click here for more information.

[News] (03/2019) Presented ALG in the 14th ACM European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys'19).

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About Me


I'm a 5th-year Ph.D. student in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan working with Professor Z. Morley Mao. Previously, I was an undergrad at Tsinghua University, during which I spent one semester as an exchange student at National University of Singapore.

I'm broadly interested in networking and mobile systems. My current research focuses on designing transport protocols and architectures for emerging computer networking systems (e.g., wearable, multi-path/device) and applications (e.g., live video streaming/analytics). I discover real-world performance, deployment, and security problems of networked computer systems by developing novel measurement tools, and build practical systems to address the challenges of tackling them.


Selected Publications





  • Uber Technologies, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, US        Summer, 2020

    Project: Reducing interactive app latency with QUIC loss recovery optimization

    Mentors: Y. Ethan Guo, Rajesh Mahindra
  • AT&T Labs Research, Bedminster, NJ, US          Summer, 2019

    Project: Characterizing and improving commercial live video streaming

    Mentor: Shubho Sen


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    Name in Chinese: 朱骁