Dr. Yu Huang
Professor, Ph.D. Supervisor
State Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, Nanjing University
Department of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University
Department of Computer Science, Nanjing University
163 Xianlin Street, Qixia District, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, 210023
Room 805, Computer Science Department Building
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,
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.
To potential students
- Distributed algorithms
- Distributed systems
- Formal specification and verification
- Software system reliability
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
- Lingzhi Ouyang, Yu Huang, Binyu Huang, Xiaoxing Ma
Leveraging TLA+ Specifications to Improve the Reliability of the ZooKeeper Coordination Service
[Our spec merged in ZooKeeper repo]
- Xiaosong Gu, Wei Cao, Yicong Zhu, Xuan Song, Yu Huang, Xiaoxing Ma
Compositional Model Checking of Consensus Protocols Specified in TLA+ via Interaction-Preserving Abstraction
Best Paper Award, in proc. of the 41st International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS), Sep. 2022.
[extended tech report version]
- Lingzhi Ouyang, Yu Huang, Hengfeng Wei, Jian Lu
Achieving Probabilistic Atomicity with Well-Bounded Staleness and Low Read Latency in Distributed Datastores
IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 32(4):815-829, Apr. 2021.
- Yu Huang (with Kaile Huang and Hengfeng Wei)
Fine-grained Analysis on Fast Implementations of Distributed Multi-writer Atomic Registers
in proc. of the ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC), Aug. 2020.
[extended tech report version]
[video of presentation]
- 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: 06/19/2023.