Ming Zhang

Ming Zhang has been a researcher in the Mobility and Networking group at Microsoft Research since 2005. His research interests lie in designing, building, and managing cloud computing infrastructure, data center networks, and mobile systems. He has published over 30 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:

  • EProf: a fine-grained energy modeling and accounting tool for smartphone 
  • CloudCmp: a systematic comparator of the performance and cost of cloud providers
  • Switchboard: a matchmaking system for multiplayer mobile games
  • NetPiculet: a tool that discovers mobile carrier's middlebox polices
  • MobiPerf: a cross-platform tool for characterizing mobile network performance

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