My name is Ying Ye(叶颖), a sixth year PhD student at Computer Science department in Boston University. I got my Bachelor's Degree in Tongji University back in China. My advisor is Professor Richard West. Currently, I'm interested in performance isolation on multi-core, NUMA resource management and real-time system design. My resume can be found here


  1. Developed a memory management framework in Linux, trying to provide isolation among co-running applications accessing the shared cache via page coloring. The main problem addressed in this work is the dynamic cache partitioning mechanism, e.g. when and how re-partitioning is performed, both efficiently and effectively.

  2. Developed a real-time multicore scheduling framework in a prototype RTOS Quest. It aims at regulating resource contention for shared caches and memory bus while improving CPU utilization in a mixed criticality system. For hard real-time periodic applications, they benefit from less hardware contention and more predictable execution; for non-periodic applications, they are provided with a base level service guarantee, yet can have better performance when resource is available. A novel performance metric called average memory request latency was proposed, which outperforms the widely used memory bandwidth metric.


I'm a good climber. I spend a lot of free time on climbing at CRG (or MetroRock, sometimes outdoor). Anyone who wants to join me is welcome!


  • MARACAS: A Real-Time Multicore VCPU Scheduling Framework
    Ying Ye, Richard West, Jingyi Zhang, Zhuoqun Cheng, in Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS'16), Porto, Portugal, November 2016. pdf

  • COLORIS: A Dynamic Cache Partitioning System Using Page Coloring
    Ying Ye, Richard West, Zhuoqun Cheng, Ye Li, in Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT'14), Edmonton, Canada, August 2014. pdf. slides. code


  • RTSS 2016 Student Travel Grant;
  • Intel Modern Code Challenge: Trailblazer ($500);
  • CPS Week 2014 Student Travel Grant;
  • PACT 2014 Student Travel Grant;

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