I’m Zichen Zhu (朱子晨 in Chinese). I am currently a 4th-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

  • March, 2023 - Our work "Enabling Timely and Persistent Deletion in LSM-Engines" got accepted in TODS !
  • March, 2023 - Our work "Acheron: Persisting Tombstones in LSM Engines" got accepted in Demo Track of SIGMOD 2023!
  • Jan, 2023 - Teaching fellow for CS561.
  • June, 2022 - Our work "Multi-Task Processing in Vertex-Centric Graph Systems: Evaluations and Insights" got accepted in EDBT 2023!
  • Apr, 2022 - ACM SIGMOD 2022 Travel Award!
  • May, 2022 - Really excited to share that I have joined Meta as a Software Engineer Intern for this Summer!
  • Mar, 2022 - Our invited article on "Building Deletion-Compliant Data Systems" has been accepted in IEEE DEBull.
  • Mar, 2022 - Our work on "Compactionary: A Dictionary for LSM Compactions" has been accepted in Demo Track of SIGMOD 2022.
  • Jan, 2022 - Teaching fellow for CS 561.
  • Sept, 2021 - Teaching fellow for CS 660.
  • Jan, 2021 - Teaching fellow for CS 460.

Internship & Volunteer

1. ACM SIGMOD Availability Committee 2021-2022

2. PhD Internship at Meta, 2022

3. Online Volunteer in VLDB 2020

4. Committe member in ICTAI 2020

5. Volunteer in BDAI Workshop, HKU, 2019

6. External reviewer of WISE2020, ER2019, CIKM2018, DASFAA2018, DASFAA2022, DASFAA2023

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

Teaching Assistant

2022, 2023 - CS561: Data Systems Architectures, BU

2021 - CS460: Introduction to Database Systems, BU

2020, 2021 - 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


zczhu [at] bu.edu