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 University with an 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.
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.
Adaptive Control of Differentially Private Linear Quadratic Systems Sayak Ray Chowdhury*, Xingyu Zhou* and Ness Shroff ISIT 2021 (*equal contributions)
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
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
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.