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I am a graduate student in Dept. of Computer Science of UT Austin, supervised by Prof. Lorenzo Alvisi. I'm interested in computer systems, especially (distributed) storage and database systems. Before coming to UT, I got my bachelor degree in 2012 from ACM Class of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
I was once interested in theoretical computer science, but later realized that I am more interested in building things (and probably, also breaking things). I started to work on computer systems in the final year of my undergrad, and have been enjoying in this area since then.
I have interned in Microsoft Research for three times: in 2011-2012 (MSR Asia, advised by Dr. Zhengping Qian and Dr. Zheng Zhang), 2014 (MSR SVC, advised by Dr. Rama Kotla) and 2015 (MSR Redmond, advised by Dr. Srinath Setty). I also had an internship in Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in 2014 (Saarbruecken, advised by Dr. Allen Clement).
My CV is here.
Bringing Modular Concurrency Control to the Next Level
Chunzhi Su, Natacha Crooks, Cong Ding, Lorenzo Alvisi and Chao Xie
In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGMOD, Chicago, IL, May 2017.
Realizing the fault-tolerance promise of cloud storage using locks with intent
Srinath Setty, Chunzhi Su, Jacob R. Lorch, Lidong Zhou, Hao Chen, Parveen Patel and Jinglei Ren
In Proceedings of the 12th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '16), Savannah, GA, November, 2016.
High-performance ACID via Modular Concurrency Control
Chao Xie, Chunzhi Su, Cody Littley, Lorenzo Alvisi, Manos Kapritsos and Yang Wang
In Proceedings of the 25th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '15), Monterey, CA, October 2015.
Salt: Combining ACID and BASE in a Distributed Database
Chao Xie, Chunzhi Su, Manos Kapritsos, Yang Wang, Navid Yaghmazadeh, Lorenzo Alvisi and Prince Mahajan
In Proceedings of the 11th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '14), Broomfield, CO, October 2014.
TimeStream: Reliable Stream Computation in the Cloud
Zhengping Qian, Yong He, Chunzhi Su, Zhuojie Wu, Hongyu Zhu, Taizhi Zhang, Lidong Zhou, Yuan Yu and Zheng Zhang
In Proceedings of the 8th ACM European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys '13), Prague, Czech Republic, April 2013.
On Strategy-proof Allocation without Payments or Priors
Li Han, Chunzhi Su, Linpeng Tang and Hongyang Zhang
In the 7th Workshop on Internet & Network Economics (WINE '11) , Singapore, December 2011.
Education and Working Experience
- Aug. 2012 - now, Graduate Student, University of Texas at Austin (LASR, Department of Computer Science)
- Sep. 2016 - now, Visiting Student, Cornell University
- May. 2015 - Aug. 2015, Intern, Microsoft Research Redmond
- June. 2014 - Aug. 2014, Intern, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley
- May. 2013 - Aug. 2013, Intern, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
- Jul. 2011 - Jun. 2012, Intern, Microsoft Research Asia (System Group)
- Jul. 2010 - Jun. 2011, Visiting Student, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (BASICS LAB)
- Jul. 2008 - Jun. 2012, Undergraduate Student, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (ACM Class, Dept. of Computer Science)
I have many hobbies in my spare time. I love music, especially classical, new age and j-pop. Meanwhile I have been enjoying several great headphones. Currently I am using AKG K701, AKG K240s and (sometimes) AKG K309. I also used Creative Aurvana 3 In-Ear, AKG K271s, AKG K512, AKG K314p, AKG K14p and Sennheiser MX580 in the past. I love airplanes, but I can only fly them in Microsoft Flight Simulator :p (BTW, my favorite airliner is MD-11). I love to spend my weekends in national parks, state parks, or other landscapes, and I enjoy landscape photography and astrophotography. I am recently learning how to play go. You can find my recent KGS games here.
I love writing with fountain pens. I currently hold a small collection of fountain pens: a Lamy 2000, a Pilot Custom Heritage 91, a Pilot Metropolitan (a.k.a. Pilot 88g), and a Sailor Pro Gear.
Q & A
Q: Do you like Austin?
A: Yes! I love Austin very much!
Q: Where are you now?
A: I am currently visiting Cornell in Ithaca, NY.
Q: When will you graduate?
A: Hopefully before I am 30 years old.
A: I'm pretty bad at almost all sports. But I'm trying hard...
Q: How's Germany?
A: Bier! Bier! Bier! Wurst! Wurst! Wurst! (Oh, they can have freezing temperature in late May.)
Q: How's Switzerland?
A: Great place, but soooo expensive. T_T
Luckily, I got the domain suchunzhi.com, but I currently do not have a host service to run my website. I redirect suchunzhi.com to my homepage in UTCS (i.e., this page), and redirect some sub-domains to my pages in other websites. Try it now! And don't be surprised if you enter "something.suchunzhi.com" and reach my FB page :D