I joined the Computer Science & Engineering Department
at the University of California Riverside as an Assistant Professor
in 2015, where I am a member of the RIPLE research group.
I was fortunate to work under the supervision of
Xipeng Shen and collaborate with excellent researchers from Pacific Northwest National
Lab, Huawei, Intel and Mozilla.
Program optimization, parallelization, and reliability analysis
on multicore and heterogeneous computing platforms, especially for
automata-based applications (e.g., searching, parsing, querying, and decoding)
and applications with irregular or nested data structures (e.g., tree/graph
Smartphone and mobile app optimization (esp. on Android).
Selected Recent Publications
Enabling Scalability-Sensitive Speculative Parallelization for FSM Computations
Junqiao Qiu, Zhijia Zhao, Bo Wu, Abhinav Vishnu and Shuaiwen Leon Song
Grammar-aware Parallelization for Scalable XPath Querying
Lin Jiang and Zhijia Zhao
MicroSpec: Speculation-Centric Fine-Grained Parallelization for FSM Computations
Junqiao Qiu, Zhijia Zhao and Bin Ren
On-The-Fly Principled Speculation for FSM Computations
Zhijia Zhao and Xipeng Shen
Challenging the "Embarrassingly Sequential"
― Parallelizing Finite State Machine-Based Computations through Principled Speculation
Zhijia Zhao, Bo Wu and Xipeng Shen
HPar: A Practical Parallel Parser for HTML
― Taming HTML Complexities for Parallel Parsing
Zhijia Zhao, Michael Bebenita, Dave Herman, Jianhua Sun and Xipeng Shen
Call Sequence Prediction through Probabilistic Calling Automata
Zhijia Zhao, Bo Wu, Mingzhou Zhou, Yufei Ding, Jianhua Sun, Xipeng Shen, and Youfeng Wu
Mobile App Analysis
SatScore: Uncovering and Avoiding a Principled Pitfall in Responsiveness Measurements of App Launches
Zhijia Zhao, Mingzhou Zhou and Xipeng Shen
PHD Students: Junqiao Qiu, Amir Sabet, Umar Farooq, Lin Jiang
Master Students: Tanaya Vadgave, Yuanzhi Wang
Undergraduate Students: Qiwen Lyu, Jesse Reyes
Program Committee: HiPC'17, ACM CF'17, IPDRM'17, PLDI'16 SRC, PLDI'16 Poster,
Organizing Committee: ASPLOS'18 (Workshop and Tutorial Chair), ICPADS'16 (Track Chair), LCPC'15 (Web Chair)
Journal Reviewer: ACM TACO, IEEE TC, ACM CSUR, Elsevier PMC
CS180 Introduction to Software Engineering 2015 Fall, 2016 Fall
CS201 Compiler Construction 2016 Winter, 2017 Winter
CS260 Advanced Topics on Parallelism Exploitation 2017 Spring
Office: Room 412, WCH
Computer Science & Engineering
Winston Chung Hall 351
Riverside, CA 92521
Email: zhijia [at] cs.ucr.edu
[2017.08] I serve as the co-chair for Workshops and Tutorials at ASPLOS'18. Please consider sumbitting proposals. [Call for Proposals]
[2017.03] ICS'17 accepted our work on scalability-sensitive speculative parallelization. Congratulations to Junqiao!
[2016.12] PPoPP'17 accepted our work on grammar-aware parallelization. Congratulations to Lin!
[2016.07] We host HPar, a parallel HTML5 parser, on Github.
Please contact me if you are interested in contributing to this project.
[2016.07] PACT'16 accepted our work on fine-grained speculative
parallelization. Congratulations to Junqiao!
[2016.04] I serve as a track chair of ICPADS'16.
Please consider making submissions.
[2016.03] Received NSF CRII award for studying the reliability of finite automata computations.