Rong Gu(顾荣)

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Research Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science and Technology
Nanjing University
163 Xianlin Avenue, Qixia District, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210023, China

Contact

Office: CS Building 313
Email: gurong[at]nju.edu.cn
Web: https://cs.nju.edu.cn/gurong

Short Biography

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. –Aristotle

I am currently an research associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Nanjing University. My research interests include Cloud and Edge computing systems, Big Data systems and efficient Cache/Index systems, etc. I have published over 40 papers in IEEE TPDS, IEEE ICDE, IEEE IPDPS, IEEE ICPP, JSA, Parallel Computing, JPDC, SPE etc. I have published a monograph “Principles and Practice of Unified Big Data Storage Alluxio” in Publishing House of Electronics Industry. I received the first prize of Jiangsu Science and Technology Prize in 2018, Tecent Cloud Valuable Professional (TVP) Award in 2021, The first place of the 30st SortBenchmark Competition CloudSort Track (Record Holder). My research results have been adopted by a number of well-known open source software such as Apache Spark, Alluxio, and leading IT/domain companies, including Alibaba, Baidu, ByteDance, Huatai Securities, Intel, Sinopec, Weibo and so on. I am the community chair of the Fluid open source project (CNCF Sandbox project), a founding PMC member & maintainer of Alluxio (formly Tachyon) open source project, and also a contributor of Apache Spark project.

Bio in Chinese(中文简介): 顾荣,南京大学副研究员,主要研究方向为云计算与边缘计算系统、大数据系统、高效缓存/索引系统,目前在相关研究领域共发表论文40余篇,包括一流国际学术会议和期刊IEEE TPDS、ICDE、IPDPS、ICPP等,出版学术专著1部,授权发明专利7项。主持国家自然科学基金面上项目/青年项目、国家重点研发计划子课题、中国博士后科学基金特别资助项目,以及阿里巴巴、华为、字节跳动、中国石化、华泰证券等企业创新基金项目等多项,研究成果落地于合作企业以及国际著名开源系统 Apache Spark、Alluxio,获江苏省科学技术一等奖(2018)、江苏省计算机学会青年科技奖(2019)、中国“互联网+”大学生创新创业大赛全国总决赛金奖(2019)、第30届国际计算机排序基准评估比赛CloudSort任务第1名、腾讯云最具价值专家奖项(2021),入选江苏省科协青年人才托举工程(2019)、中国尖峰开源人物(2021,中国信通院评选),担任中国计算机学会系统软件/大数据专委会委员、江苏省计算机学会青年工委副主任/大数据专委会秘书长、Fluid开源社区主席(Linux基金会旗下CNCF官方项目)、Alluxio开源项目管理委员会创始委员,担任Journal of System Architecture (CCF B类)专刊主编,SOSP’21 Artifacts、AAAI’20、IEEE IPDPS’22、IEEE ICPADS’21、IEEE HPCC’21程序委员会委员。

We are recruiting PhD, Master and Undergraduate students. If interested, please feel free to drop me an email.

我们现招收博士、硕士以及南京大学本科生,对分布式并行计算系统,特别是云计算与边缘计算系统、大数据处理系统、高效缓存/索引方向感兴趣的同学,欢迎随时邮件联系。

Research

My research interests include

  • Cloud/Edge Computing System

  • Big Data Processing System

  • Efficient Cache/Index System

Recent Publications

  1. Rong Gu, Zhiqiang Zuo*, Xi Jiang, Han Yin, Zhaokang Wang, Linzhang Wang, Xuandong Li, and Yihua Huang*. Towards Efficient Large-scale Interprocedural Program Static Analysis on Distributed Data-Parallel Computation. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IEEE TPDS, CCF-A). Vol.32(4), 2021, pp. 867-883.

  2. Rong Gu, Yufa Zhou, Zhaokang Wang, Chunfeng Yuan, and Yihua Huang. Penguin: Efficient Query-based Framework for Replaying Large Scale Historical Data. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IEEE TPDS, CCF-A). Vol.29(10), 2018, pp. 2333-2345.

  3. Rong Gu, Yun Tang, Chen Tian, Hucheng Zhou, Guanru Li, Xudong Zheng, and Yihua Huang. Improving Execution Concurrency of Large-Scale Matrix Multiplication on Distributed Data-Parallel Platforms. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IEEE TPDS, CCF-A). Vol.28(9), 2017, pp. 2539-2552.

  4. Zhaokang Wang, Weiwei Hu, Guowang Chen, Chunfeng Yuan, Rong Gu*, Yihua Huang*. Towards Efficient Distributed SubgraphEnumeration via Backtracking-based Framework. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IEEE TPDS, CCF-A). Vol.32(12), 2021, pp. 2953-2969.

  5. Rongbiao Xie, Meng Li, Zheyu Miao, Rong Gu*, He Huang, Haipeng Dai* and Guihai Chen. Hash Adaptive Bloom Filter. Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (IEEE ICDE, CCF-A) Accpeted on Feburary, 2021.

  6. Zhaokang Wang, Rong Gu, Weiwei Hu, Chunfeng Yuan, Yihua Huang. BENU: Distributed Subgraph Enumeration With Backtracking-based Framework Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (IEEE ICDE, CCF-A),pp. 136-147, Macau, April. 2019.

  7. Guanghui Zhu, Qian Wang, Qiwei Tang, Rong Gu, Chunfeng Yuan and Yihua Huang. Efficient and Scalable Functional Dependency Discovery on Distributed Data-Parallel Platforms. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IEEE TPDS, CCF-A). Vol.30(2), 2019, pp. 2663-2676.

See more of my publications.

News

  • 09/2021 I served as the TPC member for IEEE IPDPS 2022!

  • 08/2021 We organized a Journal of Systems Architecture (JSA, CCF-B) speical issue titled Cloud-Edge-End Architecture for Internet of Things Applications. Welcome to submit papers in this scope!

  • 07/2021 Our Big Graphs Vertex Similarity Calculation paper was accepted to Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC, CCF-B) .

  • 06/2021 Received Tecent Cloud Valuable Professional (TVP) Award. Thanks Tecent!

  • 05/2021 Our Big Data Quality Management System paper was accepted to Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC, CCF-B) .

  • 04/2021 Our Fluid project was accepted as an official CNCF Sandbox Project by CNCF Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) with a majority vote after the review process. New beginning for Fluid!

  • 04/2021 The journal version of BENU was accepted to IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IEEE TPDS, CCF-A) .

  • 04/2021 Our Distributed Financial Quantitative System paper was accepted to Software: Practice and Experience (SPE, CCF-B) .

  • 03/2021 Our Fluid open source project was accepted into the orchestration & management layer of the official CNCF landscape.

  • 02/2021 Our Hash Adaptive Bloom Filter paper was accepted to IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (IEEE ICDE, CCF-A) .

  • 12/2020 Received an Alibaba Innovation Research (AIR) Award to support our research on data caching and scheduling optimization in cloud native environment. Thanks Alibaba!

  • 12/2020 Our File System Client-side Cache paper was accepted to Journal of Systems Architecture (JSA, CCF-B).

  • 10/2020 I am Honored to be featured as Spotlight PMC member in Alluxio open source community for my contributions to the optimization of the project's caching strategy, performance evaluation, etc.

  • 09/2020 Granted a China NSF General Project(PI)(国家自然科学基金面上基金,项目负责人) on big data system optimization.

  • 08/2020 We open sourced Fluid project, which is an orchestration platform for elastic data abstraction and acceleration in cloud native environment, like Kubernetes.