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.
Programming system supports for multicore and heterogeneous computing, with a focus on
automata-based applications (e.g., searching/parsing/querying/decoding)
and applications with irregular or nested data structures (e.g., tree/graph
Programming system supports for smartphone and mobile apps (esp. on Android).
Selected Recent Publications
Programming System Supports for Parallelism
Tigr: Transforming Irregular Graphs for GPU-Friendly Graph Processing
Amir Nodehi, Junqiao Qiu, Zhijia Zhao
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
Program Analysis & Mobile Apps
SatScore: Uncovering and Avoiding a Principled Pitfall in Responsiveness Measurements of App Launches
Zhijia Zhao, Mingzhou Zhou and Xipeng Shen
Call Sequence Prediction through Probabilistic Calling Automata
PhD Students (start year)
Zhijia Zhao, Bo Wu, Mingzhou Zhou, Yufei Ding, Jianhua Sun, Xipeng Shen, and Youfeng Wu
Junqiao Qiu (2015), Amir Nodehi (2016), Umar Farooq (2016), Lin Jiang (2016), Xiaofan Sun (2017)
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: IEEE TPDS, IEEE CAL, ACM TACO, IEEE TC, ACM CSUR, Elsevier PMC
CS179K Project in Computer Science (Software Engineering): 2018 Winter
CS180 Introduction to Software Engineering: 2015 Fall, 2016 Fall, 2017 Fall
CS201 Compiler Construction: 2016 Winter, 2017 Winter, 2018 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
[2017.11] ASPLOS'18 accepted our work on transformations for irregular graphs, named Tigr. Congratulations to Amir!
[2017.08] Serving as a co-chair for Workshops and Tutorials at ASPLOS'18. Please consider submitting. [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 for XPath querying. Congratulations to Lin!
[2016.07] HPar, a parallel HTML5 parser, now is host on Github.
Please contact me if you are interested in contributing to it.
[2016.07] PACT'16 accepted our work on fine-grained speculative
parallelization for FSMs. Congratulations to Junqiao!
[2016.04] I serve as a track chair of ICPADS'16.
Please consider making submissions.
[2016.01] Received NSF CRII award for studying the reliability of finite automata computations.