Rong Gu

Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Technology
Nanjing University

Nanjing University, Xianlin Campus
163 Xianlin Avenue, Nanjing, Jiang Su, China 210023
Group: PASALab

Short Bio:

I'm currently a research assistant professor in Department of Computer Science and Technology at Nanjing University. Before that, I received my Ph.D. degree from Nanjing University in 2016, supervised by Prof. Yihua Huang. I got my B.Sc. Degree from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and entered the graduate studies in Nanjing University with the exam exempt in June 2011.


I am interested in Big Data parallel processing systems, distributed machine learning.

Selected Publications



Boook Chapters:


  • Synthesis Experiments of Big Data Processing, (for undergraduate students, Spring Semester), with Prof. Yihua Huang.

  • Big Data Parallel Processing with MapReduce, (for graduate students, Fall Semester), with Prof. Yihua Huang.

Contest Award

  • Win the Third Place in the Feedback Phase of the AutoML3 Competition|NeurIPS 2018.

  • Win the Third Prize of the 2nd AutoML Challenge at PAKDD 2018.

  • Win the first prize of the 2017 National Cloud Application and Innovation Contest (the first place of the technique track), role: Instructor.

  • Win the championship of CloudSort in the SortBenchmark competition 2016.

  • Win the runner up of large scale route planning track in the 2012 Internet Contest for Cloud & Mobile computing.

Professional Activities and Services

  • Open Source Software Community Services: I am a founding PMC member and maintianer of Alluxio(formly Tachyon) porject, and a Apache Spark contributor.

  • Academic Services: I am the Secretary General of the Jiangsu Computer Society Big Data Committee, and the member of the CCF System Software Committee.

  • Technology Community Services: I am the organizer of the Nanjing Big Data Technology Meetup. Our activities have attracted more than thousands of attendees who are Big Data researchers or engineers from universities and companies.

  • Talks in Professional Activities (updated before 2016.09):
    2016.08.04 内存为中心的开源虚拟分布式存储系统Alluxio(前Tachyon)入门. Strata+Hadoop World. Beijing, China.
    2016.07.31 Alluxio 缓存策略优化与大规模性能评测. Shanghai Streaming Processing Tech Meetup. Shanghai, China.
    2016.05.21 以内存为中心的大数据存储系统Alluxio的特性与案例介绍. Nanjing Big Data Tech Meetup. Nanjing, China.
    2016.05.14 开源的虚拟大数据存储系统Alluxio的功能与使用案例介绍. Database Technology Conference China. Beijing, China.
    2016.03.18 以内存为中心的大数据存储系统Alluxio的特性与案例介绍. Chian Hadoop Summit. Beijing, China.
    2015.10.25 Tachyon存储系统的基本原理以及与Spark的结合使用. Apache Roadshow 2015-China. Beijing, China.
    2015.07.25 A High-level Unified Programming Model and Platform for Big Data Analytics. Nanjing Big Data Tech Meetup. Nanjing, China.
    2015.06.27 The new features and case studies of Tachyon. Spark Meetup Beijing. Beijing, China.
    2014.12.11 The principles of Tachyon and its performance evaluation platform. Microsoft Research Asia(MSRA). Beijing, China.
    2014.11.09 Marlin: Efficient Large-Scale Distributed Matrix Computation with Spark. Spark Meetup Beijing. Beijing, China, host by Intel Labs.
    2014.07.26 Training Large Scale Deep Neural Networks on the Intel Xeon Phi Many-core Coprocessor. Accurate Marketing and Platforms Building in Big Data, hosted by InfoQ. Nanjing, China
    2014.04.19 Fast Frequent Itemset Mining Algorithm with Spark. Spark Summit China. Beijing,China

  • Work Experience: During my Ph.D program, I've held internships at several technology companies, including Microsoft Research Asia, Intel, Baidu, and Transwarp.