Xingyu Zhou


About

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Wayne State University. I received my Ph.D. in ECE at Ohio State University, advised by Prof. Ness Shroff. Prior to that, I graduated from BUPT with a B.S. and Tsinghua Univeristy with a M.S., both in Electrical Engineering.

Email: xingyu (dot) zhou (at) wayne (dot) edu

I am looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students. Drop me an email if you have an interest in working with me.


Research Overview

My research interests include both machine learning and stochastic systems. On the learning side, I mainly focus on Bayesian optimization, bandits and RL. On the stochastic systems side, I primarily work on load balancing with applications in data centers and cloud computing.


Selected Publications

Local Differential Privacy for Bayesian Optimization
Xingyu Zhou and Jian Tan
AAAI 2021

No-Regret Algorithms for Time-Varying Bayesian Optimization
Xingyu Zhou and Ness Shroff
CISS 2021 (Invited)

Multi-Armed Bandits with Local Differential Privacy
Wenbo Ren, Xingyu Zhou, Jia Liu and Ness Shroff
Arxiv

Optimal Load Balancing with Locality Constraints
Wentao Weng, Xingyu Zhou, and R. Srikant
ACM Sigmetrics 2021

Asymptotically Optimal Load Balancing in Large-scale Heterogeneous Systems with Multiple Dispatchers
Xingyu Zhou, Ness Shroff and Adam Wierman
IFIP Performance 2020

Heavy-traffic Delay Optimality in Pull-based Load Balancing Systems: Necessary and Sufficient Conditions
Xingyu Zhou, Jian Tan and Ness Shroff
ACM Sigmetrics/IFIP Performance 2019

Flexible Load Balancing with Multi-dimensional State-space Collapse: Throughput and Heavy-traffic Delay Optimality
Xingyu Zhou, Jian Tan and Ness Shroff
IFIP Performance 2018

Degree of Queue Imbalance: Overcoming the Limitation of Heavy-traffic Delay Optimality in Load Balancing Systems
Xingyu Zhou*, Fei Wu*, Jian Tan, Kannan Srinivasan, and Ness Shroff
ACM Sigmetrics 2018 (*co-primary author)

Designing Low-Complexity Heavy-Traffic Delay-Optimal Load Balancing Schemes: Theory to Algorithms
Xingyu Zhou, Fei Wu, Jian Tan, Yin Sun, Ness Shroff
ACM Sigmetrics 2018

A Note on Stein’s Method for Heavy-Traffic Analysis
Xingyu Zhou and Ness Shroff
Arxiv


Talks

Heavy-traffic Delay Optimality in Pull-based Load Balancing Systems: Necessary and Sufficient Conditions invited talk at ACM Sigmetrics/IFIP Performance'19 Phoenix pdf

Heavy-traffic Delay Optimality in Pull-based Load Balancing Systems: Necessary and Sufficient Conditions invited talk at RSRG Seminar, Caltech, Feb. 2019 pdf

Flexible Load Balancing with Multi-dimensional State-space Collapse: Throughput and Heavy-traffic Delay Optimality at IFIP Performance'18, Toulouse, France pdf

Load balancing in heavy traffic: Theory and algorithms invited talk at SQUALL seminar, CMU, Sep. 2018

Degree of Queue Imbalance: Overcoming the Limitation of Heavy-traffic Delay Optimality in Load Balancing Systems at ACM Sigmetrics'18 Irvine pdf

Designing Low-Complexity Heavy-Traffic Delay-Optimal Load Balancing Schemes: Theory to Algorithms at ACM Sigmetrics'18 Irvine pdf


Award

Presidential Fellowship, The Ohio State University 2019 (the highest honor at OSU).

Student Travel Grant, ACM Sigmetrics 2018, 2019

Student Travel Grant, IFIP Performance 2018.

Excellent Dissertation Award, Chinese Institute of Electronics, 2016

Outstanding Graduate Award of Beijing city, 2012 and 2015.

Outstanding Graduate Award, BUPT and Tsinghua University, 2012 and 2015.

Distinguished Dissertation Award, BUPT and Tsinghua University, 2012 and 2015.

Academic Rising Star Award, Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2015.

“The December 9th” Scholarship, Tsinghua University, 2014.

National Scholarship, Ministry of Education, China, 2011 and 2014.

HNA (HaiNan Airlines) Academic Excellence Scholarship, 2011.

First prize in National Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest, 2011.

First prize in National “Freescale Cup” Intelligent Car Competition, 2011.


Others

This is my previous CSDN blog in Chinese and it will not be updated. A new blog has been created recently.

My inspirations of research and life come from two Claudes: Claude Shannon and Claude Monet