Yang Zhou

Ph.D. candidate @ Harvard University.

Maxwell Dworkin 136, 33 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

yangzhou{at}g.harvard.edu OR yanggepkuer15{at}gmail.com (Hangouts)


yang zhou

I am a first-year Ph.D. candidate @ Harvard University, advised by Prof. Minlan Yu. I received the B.S. in Computer Science @ Peking University in 2018, advised by Prof. Tong Yang. I am broadly interested in streaming algorithms, networked systems, and big data systems. Right now, I am focusing on the security issues of SmartNIC-offloaded network functions in the cloud. Google Scholar

Recent News



  1. Elastic Sketch: Adaptive and Fast Network-wide Measurements. Tong Yang, Jie Jiang, Peng Liu, Qun Huang, Junzhi Gong, Yang Zhou, Rui Miao, Xiaoming Li, Steve Uhlig. SIGCOMM 2018. ACM SIGCOMM International Conference on Data Communications.
  2. Cold Filter: A Meta-Framework for Faster and More Accurate Stream Processing. Yang Zhou, Tong Yang, Jie Jiang, Bin Cui, Minlan Yu, Xiaoming Li, and Steve Uhlig. SIGMOD 2018. ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data.
  3. Accelerating Network Measurement in Software. Yang Zhou, Omid Alipourfard, Minlan Yu, and Tong Yang. SIGCOMM CCR July issue, ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review.
  4. Accurate Per-Flow Measurement with Bloom Sketch. Yang Zhou, Hao Jin, Peng Liu, Haowei Zhang, Tong Yang, Xiaoming Li. INFOCOM 2018 (poster). IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications.
  5. A Comparison of Performance and Accuracy of Measurement Algorithms in Software. Omid Alipourfard, Masoud Moshref, Yang Zhou, Tong Yang, and Minlan Yu. SOSR 2018. ACM Symposium on SDN Research.
  6. Single Hash: Use One Hash Function to Build Faster Hash Based Data Structures. Xiangyang Gou, Chenxingyu Zhao, Tong Yang, Lei Zou, Yang Zhou, Yibo Yan, Xiaoming Li, and Bin Cui. BigComp 2018. IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing.


  1. Pyramid Sketch: a Sketch Framework for Frequency Estimation of Data Streams. Tong Yang, Yang Zhou, Hao Jin, Shigang Chen, and Xiaoming Li. VLDB 2017. International Conference on Very Large Data Bases.
  2. One Memory Access Sketch: a More Accurate and Faster Sketch for Per-flow Measurement. Yang Zhou, Peng Liu, Hao Jin, Tong Yang, Shoujiang Dang, and Xiaoming Li. Globecom 2017. IEEE Global Communications Conference.
  3. ABC: a Practicable Sketch Framework for Non-uniform Multisets. Junzhi Gong, Tong Yang, Yang Zhou, Dongsheng Yang, Shigang Chen, Bin Cui, and Xiaoming Li. BigData 2017. IEEE International Conference on Big Data.


Research Experience

Research Intern at Yale University

Research Intern at Peking University

Intern Experience

SenseTime: System Operation and Maintenance Group

Awards & Honors