Dr. Yu Huang


State Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, Nanjing University

Department of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University

Postal address:
163 Xianlin Street, Qixia District, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, 210023

Phone: 86-25-89686021
Fax: 86-25-83593283

Short biography

In July 2007, I joined the State Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, Nanjing University. I am a faculty member of the Institute of Computer Software and the Dept. of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University. I worked as an assistant professor from 2007 to 2009, and as an associate professor from 2010 to 2016. I was promoted professor in 2017.

I got my Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Jun. 2007. My supervisor is Prof. Yulin Feng. I got my bachelor's degree in computer science from USTC in Jun. 2002. Before entering USTC, I studied in the Suzhou Middle School, Suzhou China, from Sep.1995 to Jun.1997.

I studied in the Technology Center of Software Engineering, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (TCSE, ISCAS), as a co-educated Ph.D. student of both USTC and TCSE ISCAS from Sep. 2003 to Jul. 2007. From Sep. 2005 to Sep. 2006, I studied in the Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, as a visiting student.

Research interests

  • Distributed algorithms
  • Distributed systems
  • Formal specification and verification
  • Software system reliability
To potential students

I am recruiting well motivated and dedicated Ph.D. / master students to do research in above-mentioned areas. Undergraduate students are also encouraged to contact me, to work on related topics.

Selected publications

  1. Yu Huang (with Kaile Huang and Hengfeng Wei)
    Fine-grained Analysis on Fast Implementations of Multi-writer Atomic Registers
    arXiv:2001.07855, Jan. 2020.

  2. Xingchen Yi, Hengfeng Wei, Yu Huang, Lei Qiao, Jian Lu
    TPaxos in PaxosStore: Derivation, Specification and Refinement
    submitted to Journal of Software, Nov. 2019.

  3. Lingzhi Ouyang, Yu Huang, Hengfeng Wei, Jian Lu
    Enabling Almost Strong Consistency for Quorum-replicated Datastores
    Technical report, Aug. 2019.

  4. Ye Ji, Hengfeng Wei, Yu Huang, Jian Lu
    Specifying and Verifying CRDT Protocols Using TLA+ (in Chinese)
    submitted to Journal of Software, Aug. 2019.

  5. Yuqi Zhang, Yu Huang, Hengfeng Wei, Jian Lu
    Remove-Win: a Design Framework for Conflict-free Replicated Data Collections
    arXiv:1905.01403, May 2019.

  6. Hengfeng Wei, Yu Huang, Jian Lu
    Specification and Implementation of Replicated List: The Jupiter Protocol Revisited
    brief announcement in proc. of the ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC), 2018.
    full paper in proc. of the International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS), 2018.
    full version at arXiv:1708.04754, Aug. 2017.

  7. Hengfeng Wei, Yu Huang, Jian Lu
    Parameterized and Runtime-tunable Snapshot Isolation in Distributed Transactional Key-value Stores
    In proc. of the 36th International Conference on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS), Sep. 2017.

  8. Hengfeng Wei, Yu Huang, Jian Lu
    Probabilistically-Atomic 2-Atomicity: Enabling Almost Strong Consistency in Distributed Storage Systems
    IEEE Transactions on Computers, 66(3):502-514, Mar. 2017.

  9. Hengfeng Wei, Marzio De Biasi, Yu Huang, Jiannong Cao, Jian Lu
    Verifying Pipelined-RAM Consistency over Read/Write Traces of Data Replicas
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 27(5):1511-1523, May 2016.

  10. Yiling Yang, Yu Huang, Xiaoxing Ma, Jian Lu
    Enabling Context-awareness by Predicate Detection in Asynchronous Environments
    IEEE Transactions on Computers, 65(2):522-534, Feb. 2016.

Awards and Recognition

  • Award for Distinguished Computer Science Major Teachers in Universities.
  • Hengfeng Wei, Ph.D Dissertation Award, China Computer Federation (CCF), 2017.
  • Yiling Yang, Ph.D Dissertation Award, China Computer Federation (CCF), 2016.
  • "Climb the Summit" Program, Level B, Nanjing University, 2014.
  • Yiling Yang, "Distinguished New Research Scholar" award for PhD students, Ministry of Education of China, 2012.
  • First Class Award for Techniques and Inventions, Ministry of Education of China, as the 9th (out of 10) team member of the project "Key Techniques, Platforms and Applications of Internetware", 2011.


Last updated: 01/23/2020.