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I am Ziyue Qiu (邱子悦 in Chinese), a senior student at Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). I am advised by Prof. Cheng Li at USTC, Prof. Xiaosong Ma at Qatar Computing Research Institute & HKBU, Dr. Qi Chen, Dr. Mao Yang at MSR-Asia. I am interested in storage systems, operating systems and other system issues.


University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)Sep 2018 - present

  • Major in Computer Science and Technology (expected in Jul 2022)
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Special Class for the Gifted Young (under 16 years old)
  • Hua Xia Talent Program in Computer Science and Technology
  • GPA (overall): 3.92/4.3 (90.7/100), ranking: 9/251 (top 4%)

Research Experiences

Two-layer caching design for modern software infrastructures

Undergraduate Researcher, Advanced Data Systems Laboratory (ADSL), USTC, Jan 2021 - present

Research Intern, System Group, Microsoft Research Asia, Jul 2021 - present

Advisor: Prof. Cheng Li (USTC), Xiaosong Ma (Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU), Qi Chen, Mao Yang (Microsoft Research Asia)

  • Identified and reduced serious management costs in software (block) caches caused by lock synchronization and disk-block indexing.
  • Proposed a two-layer design that aggressively optimize for cache hit path.
  • Achieved a 2-3x speedup in an extensive evaluation on real-world workloads.
  • Submitted to OSDI’22 as the first author.

Research on MLIR ToyDec 2020 - Jan 2021

Advisor: Yu Zhang (Associate Professor of Computer Science Department, USTC)

  • Implemented a pass lowing Toy Dialect to Linalg Dialect and added useful operators.
  • Lowered Linalg Dialect to GPU Dialect and openMP.

Distributed File Systems based on Internet PagesFeb 2020 - Jun 2020

Advisor: Kai Xing (Associate Professor of Computer Science Department, USTC)

  • Implemented a decentralized server for higher availability and containerized it by Docker.
  • Used Reed-Solomon Erasure Coding in Go and compiled it into WebAssembly for higher performance.


Academic & Leadership

Linux User Group @ USTC | Vice President & CFO, Sep 2020 - Jul 2021

University of Texas at Austin International Academy Program, Jul 2019 - Aug 2019

  • Studied listening, writing and computer course for four weeks.

Teaching Assistant, Mathematical Logic Course, Mar 2021 - Jul 2021

Campus Lecture in high school for USTC | Speaker, Dec 2018

  • Selected from hundreds of students to introduce USTC to my high school.
  • Organized the lecture to more than 100 and was praised.

Social & Sports

Ultimate Frisbee Team @ USTC | CFO & Core Member, Oct 2020 - present

  • Entered competitions including Luzhou Hat 2020, Tianjing Open 2021, Beiyu Jumble 2021.

Debate Team, School of Gifted Young, USTC | Leader, Jun 2019 - May 2020

Football Team, School of Gifted Young, USTC | Manager, Oct 2018 - Oct 2019


Programming Skills

  • Proficient in programming in Linux (Ubuntu) / Mac OS environment (3-year experience)
  • Adept in Assembly Language, C/C++, Python, Verilog (3-year experience),
  • Proficient in Java, JavaScript


  • GRE General Test Verbal 161 (88%), Quantitative 170 (96%), Analytical Writing 3.5 (38%)
  • TOEFL iBT 110 (Reading 30, Listening 29, Speaking 23, Writing 28)
  • Other Languages: Mandarin (native)






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Feb 26, 2022 Hope you view my new blog section called ‘NOTES’ on top right corner of my homepage.