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Ming Zhang

Ming Zhang has been a Senior researcher in the Mobility and Networking group at Microsoft Research since 2005. His research interests lie in designing, building, and managing cloud computing infrastructure and data center networks. He has published over 40 scientific papers in top-tier systems and networking conferences including OSDI, SIGCOMM, NSDI, MobiSys, and Oakland. His work on MobiPerf won the Open Internet App Award and People's Choice App Award from Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 2005 and his B.S. in Computer Science from Nanjing University in 1999.

Recent Projects:

  • Statesman: a network state service that enables the coexistence of multiple network management applications.
  • Duet: a cloud-scale switch-based load balancer.
  • SWAN: a software-defined wide-area network that achieves nearly 100% utilization.
  • Dionysus & zUpdate: systems for performing fast, safe updates in datacenter networks
  • NetPilot: a system for automatically detecting and recovering from network failures in datacenters.

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