I’m Zichen Zhu (朱子晨 in Chinese). I am currently a 2nd-year PhD candidate in MiDAS of Boston University, advised by Prof. Manos Athanassoulis.

Prior to joining Boston University, I studied as an MPhil student in Database Group, department of Computer Science in the University of Hong Kong, advised by Prof. Reynold Cheng. Before that, I got my bachelor degree in software engineering of Tsinghua University.

My research interest focuses on the area of data management and data systems.

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Recent News

  • Jan 25th, 2021 - Teaching fellow for CS 460.
  • Sept 1st, 2020 - Teaching fellow for CS 660.
  • Mar 17th, 2020 - Nominated for the Li Ka Shing Prizes and the Awards for Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student in Hong Kong University
  • Jan 20th, 2020 - Teaching fellow for CS 237.
  • Jan 14th, 2020 - Our poster "Reducing hashing overhead of Bloom filters in LSM-trees " has been accepted in North East Data Base Day 2020.
  • Sept 1st, 2019 - Teaching fellow for CS 105.
  • Aug 1st, 2019 - MPhil degree of HKU is awarded.

Internship & Volunteer

1. Online Volunteer in VLDB 2020

2. Serving as a PC member in ICTAI 2020

3. Volunteer in BDAI Workshop, HKU, 2019

4. Serving as the external reviewer of WISE2020, ER2019, CIKM2018, DASFAA2018

5. System Engineer Internship, Users and Relation Group, Weibo Corporation, 2017

Teaching Assistant

2021 - CS460: Introduction to Database Systems, BU

2020 - CS660: Graduate Introduction to Databases, BU

2020 - CS237: Probability of Computing, BU

2019 - CS105: Introduction to Databases and Data Mining, BU

2018, 2019 - CCST9047: The Age of Big Data, HKU

Programming Skills

1. Languages: C++/Python/Java

2. Databases: RocksDB/Cassandra/Redis/Bitcask/MySQL

3. Distributed Computing: MapReduce/Spark/Giraph/PregelPlus

4. Web Development: Django/Flask/CodeIgniter


zczhu [at] bu.edu