Publications

2019

  1. Yi Yao, Han Gao , Jiayin Wang, Bo Sheng, and Ningfang Mi, "New Scheduling Algorithms for Improving Performance and Resource Utilization in Hadoop YARN Clusters", to appear, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC).

  2. Janki Bhimani, Ningfang Mi, Miriam Leeser, and Zhengyu Yang, "New Performance Modeling Methods for Parallel Data Processing Applications", to appear, ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS).

2018

  1. Rundong Li, Ningfang Mi, Mirek Riedewald, Yizhou Sun, and Yi Yao, "Abstract cost models for distributed data-intensive computations", preprint, Distributed and Parallel Databases (DAPD).

  2. Zhengyu Yang, Manu Awasthi, Mrinmoy Ghosh, Janki Bhimani, Ningfang Mi, "I/O Workload Management for All-Flash Datacenter Storage Systems Based on Total Cost of Ownership", preprint, IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBDSI).

  3. Zhengyu Yang, Yi Yao, Han Gao, Ningfang Mi, and Bo Sheng, "New YARN Non-Exclusive Resource Management Scheme Through Opportunistic Idle Resource Assignment", preprint, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC).

  4. Janki Bhimani, Zhengyu Yang, Ningfang Mi, Jingpei Yang, Qiumin Xu, Manu Awasthi, Rajinikanth Pandurangan, and Vijay Balakrishnan, "Docker Container Scheduler for I/O Intensive Applications running on NVMe SSDs ", IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems (TMSCS), 4(3): 313-326.

  5. Zhengyu Yang, Janki Bhimani, Yi Yao, Cho-Hsien Lin, Jiayin Wang, Ningfang Mi, and Bo Sheng, "AutoAdmin: Admission Control in YARN Clusters Based on Dynamic Resource Reservation", Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience, Special Issue on Advances in Emerging Wireless Communications and Networking (SCPE), 19(1): 53–67.

  6. Zhengyu Yang, Yufeng Wang, Janki Bhimani, Chiu C. Tan, and Ningfang Mi, "EAD: Elasticity Aware Deduplication Manager for Datacenters with Multi-tier Storage Systems", Cluster Computing (CC), 21(3): 1561-1579

  7. Janki Bhimani, Ningfang Mi, Zhengyu Yang, Jingpei Yang, Rajinikanth Pandurangan, Changho Choi and Vijay Balakrishnan, "Feature Based I/O Stream Identification for Improving Endurance of Multi-Stream SSDs", in IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (IEEE CLOUD'18), San Francisco, CA. Acceptance Rate: 15%. (Best Paper Award)

  8. Zhengyu Yang, Danli Jia, Stratis Ioannidis, Ningfang Mi, and Bo Sheng, "Intermediate Data Caching Optimization for Multi-Stage and Parallel Big Data Frameworks", in IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (IEEE CLOUD'18), San Francisco, CA. Acceptance Rate: 15%.

  9. Janki Bhimani, Ningfang Mi, and Bo Sheng, "BloomStream: Data Temperature Identification for Flash Based Memory Storage Using Bloom Filters", in IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (IEEE CLOUD'18), San Francisco, CA. Acceptance Rate: 15%.

2017

  1. Zhengyu Yang, Janki Bhimani, Jiayin Wang, David Evans, and Ningfang Mi, "Automatic and Scalable Data Replication Manager in Distributed Computation and Storage Infrastructure of Cyber-Physical Systems", Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience, Special Issue on Communication, Computing, and Networking in Cyber-Physical Systems (SCPE), 18(4): 291-312.

  2. Yi Yao, Jiayin Wang, Bo Sheng, Chiu C. Tan, and Ningfang Mi, "Self-Adjusting Slot Configurations for Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Hadoop Clusters", IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), 5(2): 344-357.

  3. Jianzhe Tai, Deng Liu, Zhengyu Yang, Xiaoyun Zhu, Jack Lo, and Ningfang Mi, "Improving Flash Resource Utilization at Minimal Management Cost in Virtualized Flash-based Storage Systems", IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), vol. 5(3): 537-549.

  4. Zhengyu Yang, Morteza Hoseinzadeh, Ping Wong, John Artoux, Clay Mayers, David Thomas Evans, Rory Thomas Bolt, Janki Bhimani, Ningfang Mi, and Steven Swanson, "H-NVMe: A Hybrid Framework of NVMe-based Storage System in Cloud Computing Environment", in 36th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC'17), San Diego, CA. (Best Paper Award)

  5. Zhengyu Yang, Morteza Hoseinzadeh, Allen Andrews, Clay Mayers, David Thomas Evans, Rory Thomas Bolt, Janki Bhimani, Ningfang Mi, and Steven Swanson, "AutoTiering: Automatic Data Placement Manager in Multi-Tier All-Flash Datacenter", in 36th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC'17), San Diego, CA.

  6. Baiyu Chen, Zhengyu Yang, Siyu Huang, Xianzhi Du, Zhiwei Cui, Janki Bhimani, Xin Xie, and Ningfang Mi, "Cyber-Physical System Enabled Nearby Traffic Flow Modelling for Autonomous Vehicles", in 36th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference, Special Session on Cyber Physical Systems: Security, Computing, and Performance (IPCCC-CPS'17), San Diego, CA.

  7. Rundong Li, Ningfang Mi, Mirek Riedewald, Yizhou Sun, and Yi Yao, "A Case for Abstract Cost Models for Distributed Execution of Analytics Operators", in 19th International Conference on Big Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery (DaWaK'17), Lyon, France.

  8. Janki Bhimani, Zhengyu Yang, Miriam Leeser, and Ningfang Mi, "Accelerating Big Data Applications Using Lightweight Virtualization Framework on Enterprise Cloud", in 21st IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC'17).

  9. Han Gao, Zhengyu Yang, Janki Bhimani, Teng Wang, Jiayin Wang, Ningfang Mi, and Bo Sheng, "AutoPath: Harnessing Parallel Execution Paths for Efficient Resource Allocation in Multi-Stage Big Data Frameworks", in The 26th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN'17), Vancouver, Canada. Acceptance Rate: 25.0%.

  10. Teng Wang, Jiayin Wang, Son Nam Nguyen, Zhengyu Yang, Ningfang Mi, and Bo Sheng, "EA2S2 : An Efficient Application-Aware Storage System for Big Data Processing in Heterogeneous Clusters", in The 26th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN'17), Vancouver, Canada Acceptance Rate: 25.0%.

  11. Janki Bhimani, Ningfang Mi, Miriam Leeser, and Zhengyu Yang, "FiM: Performance Prediction for Parallel Computation in Iterative Data Processing Applications" in IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (Cloud'17), Honolulu, Hawaii. (Applications Track)

  12. Jiayin Wang, Teng Wang, Zhengyu Yang, Ying Mao, Ningfang Mi, and Bo Sheng, "SEINA: effective Internal Attack in Hadoop Systems", in 25th International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communication (ICNC'17), Silicon Valley, USA. Acceptance Rate: 29.0%.

2016

  1. Yi Yao, Bo Sheng, and Ningfang Mi, "A New Packet Scheduling Algorithm for Access Points in Crowded WLANs", Journal of Ad Hoc Networks (Ad Hoc), 36(1):100-110

  2. Zhengyu Yang, Jianzhe Tai, Janki Bhimani, Jiayin Wang, Ningfang Mi, and Bo Sheng, "GREM: Dynamic SSD Resource Allocation In Virtualized Storage Systems With Heterogeneous IO Workloads", in 35th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC'16), Las Vegas, NV. Acceptance Rate: 24.7%.

  3. Janki Bhimani, Jingpei Yang, Zhengyu Yang, Ningfang Mi, Qiumin Xu, Manu Awasthi, Rajinikanth Pandurangan, and Vijay Balakrishnan, "Understanding Performance of I/O Intensive Containerized Applications for NVMe SSDs", in 35th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC'16), Las Vegas, NV. Acceptance Rate: 24.7%.

  4. Jiayin Wang, Teng Wang, Zhengyu Yang, Ningfang Mi, and Bo Sheng, "eSplash: Efficient Speculation in Large Scale Heterogeneous Computing Systems", in 35th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC'16), Las Vegas, NV. Acceptance Rate: 24.7%.

  5. Janki Bhimani, Miriam Leeser, and Ningfang Mi, "Performance Prediction Techniques for Scalable Large Data Processing in Distributed MPI Systems", in 35th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC'16), Las Vegas, NV. Poster.

  6. Zhengyu Yang, Jiayin Wang, David Evans, and Ningfang Mi, "AutoReplica: Automatic Data Replica Manager in Distributed Caching and Data Processing Systems”", in First International workshop on Communication, Computing, and Networking in Cyber Physical Systems (CCNCPS'16), Las Vegas, NV.

  7. Zhengyu Yang, Manu Awasthi, Mrinmoy Ghosh, and Ningfang Mi, "A Fresh Perspective on Total Cost of Ownership Models for Flash Storage in Datacenters", in 8th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom'16), Luxembourg. Acceptance Rate: 25.9%.

  8. Janki Bhimani, Miriam Leeser, and Ningfang Mi, "Design Space Exploration of GPU Accelerated Cluster Systems for Optimal Data Transfer Using PCIe Bus", in IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC'16), Waltham, MA.

  9. Yi Yao, Han Gao, Jiayin Wang, Ningfang Mi, and Bo Sheng, "OPERA: Opportunistic and Efficient Resource Allocation in Hadoop YARN by Harnessing Idle Resources", in 25th International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks (ICCCN'16), Waikoloa, Hawaii. Acceptance Rate:30%.

2015

  1. Yi Yao, Jianzhe Tai, Bo Sheng, and Ningfang Mi, "LsPS: A Job Size-Based Scheduler for Efficient Assignments in Hadoop", IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), 3(4):411-424.

  2. Jianzhe Tai, Bo Sheng, Yi Yao, and Ningfang Mi, "SLA-Aware Data Migration in A Shared Hybrid Storage Cluster", Journal of Cluster Computing (CC), 18(4):1581-1593.

  3. Jiayin Wang, Yi Yao, Ying Mao, Bo Sheng, and Ningfang Mi, "OMO: Optimize MapReduce Overlap with a Good Start (Reduce) and a Good Finish (Map)", in IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC'15), Nanjing, China. Acceptance Rate: 29.0%. (Best Student Paper Runner-up Award)

  4. Janki Bhimani, Miriam Leeser, and Ningfang Mi, "Accelerating K-Means Clustering with Parallel Implementations and GPU Computing", in IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC'15), Waltham, MA.

  5. Yi Yao, Jason Lin, Jiayin Wang, Ningfang Mi, and Bo Sheng, "Admission Control in YARN Clusters Based on Dynamic Resource Reservation", in the IFIP/IEEE Integrated Network Management Symposium (IM'15), Ottawa, Canada. (Short paper)

2014

  1. Jianzhe Tai, Zhen Li, Jiahui Chen, and Ningfang Mi, "Load balancing for cluster systems under heavy-tailed and temporal dependent workloads", Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory (SIMPAT), 44: 63-77.

  2. Yi Yao, Jiayin Wang, Bo Sheng, Jason Lin, and Ningfang Mi, "HASTE: Hadoop YARN Scheduling Based on Task-Dependency and Resource-Demand", in the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (Cloud'14). Acceptance Rate: 20.0%.

  3. Jiayin Wang, Yi Yao, Ying Mao, Bo Sheng, and Ningfang Mi, "FRESH: Fair and Efficient Slot Configuration and Scheduling for Hadoop Clusters", in the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (Cloud'14). Acceptance Rate: 30.0%. (Applications and Industry Track)

  4. Yufeng Wang, Chiu Tan, and Ningfang Mi, "Using Elasticity to Improve Inline Data Deduplication Storage Systems", in the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (Cloud'14). Acceptance Rate: 30.0%. (Applications and Industry Track)

  5. Deng Liu, Jianzhe Tai, Jack Lo, Ningfang Mi and Xiaoyun Zhu, "vFRM: Flash Resource Manager in VMware ESX Server", in the IFIP/IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS'14), Krakow, Poland. Acceptance Rate: 29.0%.

  6. Jianzhe Tai, Bo Sheng, Yi Yao, and Ningfang Mi, "Live Data Migration For Reducing SLA Violations In Multi-tiered Storage Systems", in the IEEE International Workshops on Cloud Analytics (IWCA'14), Boston, MA.

2013

  1. Yi Yao, Jiayin Wang, Bo Sheng and Ningfang Mi, "Using a Tunable Knob for Reducing Makespan of MapReduce Jobs in a Hadoop Cluster", in the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (Cloud'13), pp. 1-8, Santa Clara Marriott, CA. Acceptance Rate: 19.0%.

  2. Yi Yao, Jianzhe Tai, Bo Sheng, and Ningfang Mi, "Scheduling Heterogeneous MapReduce Jobs for Efficiency Improvement in Enterprise Clusters", in the Proceedings of the IFIP/IEEE Integrated Network Management Symposium (IM'13), pp. 872-875, Ghent, Belgium. (Short paper) Acceptance Rate: 27.0%.

2012

  1. Zhen Li, Jianzhe Tai, Jiahui Chen, and Ningfang Mi, "ADUS:Adaptive Resource Allocation in Cluster Systems under Heavy-Tailed and Bursty Workloads", in the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'12), pp. 1214-1218, Ottawa, Canada. Acceptance Rate: 37.0%.

2011

  1. Jianzhe Tai, Juemin Zhang, Jun Li, Waleed Meleis and Ningfang Mi, "ArA: Adaptive Resource Allocation for Cloud Computing Environments under Bursty Workloads", in the Proceedings of IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC'11), Orlando, Florida. Acceptance Rate: 27.9%.

  2. Yi Yao, Bo Sheng and Ningfang Mi, "DAT: An AP Scheduler using Dynamically Adjusted Time Windows for Crowded WLANs", in the Proceedings of IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC'11), Orlando, Florida. Acceptance Rate: 34.8%.

  3. Juemin Zhang, Ningfang Mi, Jianzhe Tai and Waleed Meleis, "Decentralized Scheduling of Bursty Workload on Computing Grids", in the Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'11), Kyoto, Japan. Acceptance Rate: 38.5%.