Dazhao Cheng
Office: Woodward Hall 435G, Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: (704) 687-8381
Email: dazhao.cheng AT uncc.edu
I'm an assistant professor in the CS department at UNCC. I received my Ph.D. from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in 2016. My research interests are in the broad areas of Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Sustainable Datacenter, Distributed Systems and Parallel Computing. I'm particularly interested in analyzing, managing, and prototyping large-scale data intensive systems with a focus on easier application management, better QoS, higher energy efficiency, and more predictable performance.

What's New

  • Welcome Donglin to join our group!
  • I'm looking for new PhD students. (research assistantship available for PhD students)!
  • Visiting scholar and students are welcome to contact me at any time!
  • [08/2016] Joined UNCC!

Future Students

I'm always looking for self-motivated students who are interested in exploring the design, implementation, evaluation, and application of various distributed computing systems. Feel free to browse through my publications and let me know if anything interests you. As a junior faculty member, I'm more than happy to pass my hands-on experience to you and help you grow and succeed, as long as you are hardworking, responsible, determined, and have the desire to become an expert in a challenging and influential domain in the near future.


Publications

Journals

  • J1. Dazhao Cheng, Yanfei Guo, Changjun Jiang and Xiaobo Zhou
    Self-tuning Batching with DVFS for Performance Improvement and Energy Efficiency in Internet Servers
    ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), Volume 10 Issue 1, 32 pages, March 2015. [ PDF | BibTex]
  • J2. Dazhao Cheng, Jia Rao, Changjun Jiang and Xiaobo Zhou
    Elastic Power-aware Resource Provisioning of Heterogeneous Workloads in Self-Sustainable Datacenters
    IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), Vol.65, No.2, 14 pages, Feb 2016. [ PDF | BibTex]
  • J3. Dazhao Cheng, Jia Rao, Yanfei Guo, Changjun Jiang and Xiaobo Zhou
    Improving Performance of Heterogeneous MapReduce Clusters with Adaptive Task Tuning
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), 14 pages, July 2016. [ PDF | BibTex]
  • J4. Yanfei Guo, Jia Rao, Dazhao Cheng, and Xiaobo Zhou
    iShuffle: Improving Hadoop Performance with Shuffle-on-Write
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), 14 pages, June 2016.
  • J5. Dazhao Cheng, Xiaobo Zhou, Palden Lama, Jun Wu and Changjun Jiang
    Cross-platform Resource Scheduling for Spark and MapReduce on YARN
    IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), 14 pages, Feb 2017.

Conferences

  • C1. Dazhao Cheng, Yuan Chen, Xiaobo Zhou, Daniel Gmach and Dejan Milojicic
    Adaptive Scheduling of Parallel Jobs in Spark Streaming
    Proc. of the 36th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 9 pages, Atlanta, May 2017 (acceptance rate 20.9%). [ PDF | BibTex]
  • C2. Dazhao Cheng, Palden Lama, Changjun Jiang, and Xiaobo Zhou
    Towards Energy Efficiency in Heterogeneous Hadoop Clusters by Adaptive Task Assignment
    Proc. of the 35th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 10 pages, Columbus, June 2015 (Acceptance rate 12.8%). [ PDF | BibTex]
  • C3. Dazhao Cheng, Jia Rao, Changjun Jiang, and Xiaobo Zhou
    Resource and Deadline-aware Job Scheduling in Dynamic Hadoop Clusters
    Proc. of the 29th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposim (IPDPS), 10 pages, Hyderabad, May 2015(acceptance rate 22%). [ PDF | BibTex]
  • C4. Yanfei Guo, Jia Rao, Dazhao Cheng, Changjun Jiang, Cheng-Zhong Xu and Xiaobo Zhou
    StoreApp: A Shared Storage Appliance for Efficient and Scalable Virtualized Hadoop Clusters
    Proc. of the 34th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 9 pages, Hong Kong, April 2015 (acceptance rate 19%). [ PDF | BibTex]
  • C5. Dazhao Cheng, Jia Rao, Yanfei Guo and Xiaobo Zhou
    Improving MapReduce Performance in Heterogeneous Environments with Adaptive Task Tuning
    Proc. of the 15th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Conference on Middleware (Middleware), 12 pages, Bordeaux, December 2014 (acceptance rate 18%). [ PDF | BibTex]
  • C6. Dazhao Cheng, Changjun Jiang and Xiaobo Zhou
    Heterogeneity-aware Workload Placement and Migration in Distributed Sustainable Datacenters
    Proc. of the 28th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposim (IPDPS), 10 pages, Phoenix, May 2014 (acceptance rate 21%). [ PDF | BibTex]
  • C7. Dazhao Cheng, Yanfei Guo and Xiaobo Zhou
    Self-tuning Batching with DVFS for Improving Performance and Energy Efficiency in Servers
    Proc. of the 21th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS), 10 pages, San Francisco, August 2013 (acceptance rate 27%). [ PDF | BibTex]



Professional Activities

  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TOC)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM’14, 15 and 16)
  • Reviewer for USENIX International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC’13, 14 and 15)

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