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I am Yibo Zhu, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at UCSB. I am working at SAND Lab and co-advised by Prof. Ben Y. Zhao and Prof. Heather Zheng. I received my bachelor degree from Tsinghua University in 2011.

I did internships at MSR Asia, Beijing in 2011 (mentor: Dr. Chuanxiong Guo) and at MSR, Redmond in both 2013 and 2014 (mentor:Dr. Jitu Padhye and Dr. Ming Zhang).

I received Microsoft Reasearch Ph.D. Fellowship (2015).

My research interests include Data Center Networks, Mobile Networks and Online Social Networks. Here is my Curriculum Vitae [PDF]


Sep.2011 - Present

Ph.D. student in Department of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
Advisors: Prof. Ben Zhao & Prof. Heather Zheng

Sep.2007 - Jul. 2011

Undergraduate Student in Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University

July.2010 - Sep.2010

Undergraduate Visit and Research program (UGVR) student, Stanford University.

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Congestion Control for Large-scale RDMA Deployments

Yibo Zhu, Daniel Firestone, Chuanxiong Guo, Jitendra Padhye, Shachar Raindel, Ming Zhang, Yehonatan Liron, Haggai Eran, Mohamad Haj Yahia and Marina Lipshteyn.

To appear in ACM SIGCOMM 2015 (SIGCOMM'15).

Packet-Level Telemetry in Large Datacenter Networks

Yibo Zhu, Nanxi Kang, Jiaxin Cao, Albert Greenberg, Guohan Lu, Ratul Mahajan, Dave Maltz, Lihua Yuan, Ming Zhang, Haitao Zheng and Ben Zhao.

To appear in ACM SIGCOMM 2015 (SIGCOMM'15).

Energy and Performance of Smartphone Radio Bundling in Outdoor Environments

Ana Nika, Yibo Zhu, Ning Ding, Abhilash Jindal, Y. Charlie Hu, Xia Zhou, Ben Zhao and Haitao Zheng.

To appear in WWW 2015 (WWW'15).

60GHz Mobile Imaging Radar

Yibo Zhu, Yanzi Zhu, Zengbin Zhang, Ben Y. Zhao and Haitao Zheng.

In Proc. of ACM HotMobile 2015 (HotMobile'15).[PDF]

Demystifying 60GHz Outdoor Picocells

Yibo Zhu, Zengbin Zhang, Zhinus Marzi, Chris Nelson, Upamanyu Madhow, Ben Y. Zhao and Haitao Zheng.

In Proc. of ACM MobiCom 2014 (MobiCom'14).[PDF]

Cutting the Cord: A Robust Wireless Facilities Network for Data Centers

Yibo Zhu, Xia Zhou, Zengbin Zhang, Lin Zhou, Amin Vahdat, Ben Y. Zhao and Haitao Zheng.

In Proc. of ACM MobiCom 2014 (MobiCom'14).[PDF]

Datacast: A Scalable and Efficient Reliable Group Data Delivery Service for Data Centers

Jiaxin Cao, Chuanxiong Guo, Guohan Lu, Yongqiang Xiong, Yixin Zheng, Yongguang Zhang, Yibo Zhu, Chen Chen.

In JSAC, selected from Proc. of ACM CoNEXT 2012 (CoNEXT'12).[PDF]

Mirror Mirror on the Ceiling: Flexible Wireless Links for Data Centers

Xia Zhou, Zengbin Zhang, Yibo Zhu, Yubo Li, Saipriya Kumar, Amin Vahdat, Haitao Zheng and Ben Y. Zhao.

In Proc. of ACM SIGCOMM 2012 (SIGCOMM'12).[PDF]

Serf and Turf: Crowdturfing for Fun and Profit

Gang Wang, Christo Wilson, Xiaohan Zhao, Yibo Zhu, Manish Mohanlal, Haitao Zheng and Ben Y. Zhao.

In Proc. of WWW 2012 (WWW'12).[PDF]

Tarantula: Towards an Accurate Network Coordinate System by Handling Major Portion of TIVs

Zhuo Chen, Yang Chen, Yibo Zhu, Cong Ding, Beixing Deng, Xing Li.

In Proc. of IEEE GlobeCom 2011 (GLOBECOM'11).[PDF]

Taming the Triangle Inequality Violations with Network Coordinate System on Real Internet

Yibo Zhu, Yang Chen, Zengbin Zhang, Xiaoming Fu, Dan Li, Beixing Deng, Xing Li.

In Proc. of ACM ReArch 2010 (ReArch'10).[PDF]

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Sep. 2011 - Present

Current Lab, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Advisor: Prof. Ben Zhao
Studied malicious crowdsourcing systems in which users are organized to post spams and fake reviews on Online Social Networks(OSN).
Our work has been mentioned by many medias! SlashDot MIT TR Boston Globe

Nov. 2011 - Present

Link Lab, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Advisor: Prof. Heather Zheng
Studied the feasibility of utilizing data center ceiling to bounce off 60GHz beamforming signal for building wireless data centers.
Our work has been mentioned by many medias! ExtremeTech MIT TR NY Times

Feb. 2009 - Jul. 2011

Research Assistant in Lab of Next Generation Network (NGN), Tsinghua University.
Advisor: Prof. Beixing Deng and Dr. Yang Chen
Developed Toread, a decentralized Network Coordinate (NC) program.
Designed NC-APT, a Linux download mirror selecting system. Implementations for: Ubuntu Fedora CentOS Debian OpenSUSE ArchLinux Gentoo

Oct. 2010 – Mar. 2011

Intern in Wireless and Networking Group, Microsoft Research Asia.
Advisor: Dr. Chuanxiong Guo
Project: Designed a Reliable Group Data Delivery (RGDD) system in Data Center Network.

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Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship

Sep. 2011

UCSB Holbrook Fellowship

Jul. 2011

Tsinghua University Excellent Bachelor Graguate (Top 5%)

2009, 2010

Chinese National Scholarship (Top 3%, twice)

Jan. 2007

Golden Medal in 22th Chinese Mathematical Olympiad (CMO), Candidate of China Team (Top 30 of mainland China)

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Extracurricular Experience

Jun. 2008 – Jul. 2011

Vice President, Student Association of Science and Technology of EE, Tsinghua
Leaded 20 people to hold a university-wide C programming competition. (Twice)
Provide weekly lectures on advance C++ programming for students of EE, Tsinghua Univ.

Mar. 2009 – Jul. 2010

Administrator, Linux and Open Source Software Community of EE, Tsinghua
Maintained a forum, a wiki and an FTP for open source software lovers and learners.
Organized activities (e.g. lectures on Linux) for students in department of EE.

Apr. 2010 – June.2010

Chief Developer, Baidu Astar 2010 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Contest Platform
Developed and maintained a 3D online AI contest platform. Skills including C++, DirectX, GUI, network programming and website developing were used. There were more than 30,000 competitors all around China.

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English, Mandarin


C/C++, C#, Java, Python, MATLAB, PHP, SQL, Assemble Language and Verilog HDL.


Office, Open-office, Latex, Pspice, Multisim, QuartusII. Familiar with both Windows and Linux environment.

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Chess, Soccer, Roller Skating.

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Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Computer Science

Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

Phone: 805-886-2536


My Friends

Yang Chen

Xiaohan Zhao

Zengbin Zhang

Peng Sun

Hongyi Zeng

Lab Links

Current Lab

Link Lab

Lab of NGN