Zhizhen Zhong

Research Consultant
Network Platform Team, Facebook
Email: zhizhenzhong [at] fb (dot) com
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Research Topics: Networking | Optical Networks | Computer Networks | Networked Systems

Short Bio

Zhizhen Zhong received his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in July 2019, advised by Prof. Yanhe Li and Prof. Xiaoping Zheng. He was a visiting scholar at the University of California Davis in 2018, advised by Prof. Biswanath Mukherjee and Prof. Massimo Tornatore. He received the Bachelor's Degree of Engineering and the secondary Bachelor's Degree of Economics from Tsinghua University in 2014 and 2016, respectively.

His research lies in the general area of computer networking, with a special focus on physical-layer optical networking, resource allocation and optimization.

His awards include the Zijing-Scholar Fellowship from Tsinghua University in 2019, the 1st Place Best Poster Award (1 out of 600+ posters) on IEEE CLEO-PR/OECC/PGC conference from IEEE Photonics Society in 2017, the Tang Lixin Scholarship from Tsinghua University in 2016.

Selected Publications

★ Highlights
Zhizhen Zhong, Nan Hua, Massimo Tornatore, Jialong Li, Yanhe Li, Xiaoping Zheng, Biswanath Mukherjee
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 1460-1473, Aug. 2019
Note: the Lightpath Splitting technique introduced in this paper could help network operators to enlarge network capacity elastically by selectively reconfiguring IP-layer topology and edge capacity (modulation) and fight the unprecedented traffic spikes during COVID-19 without deploying new network gears.

★ Highlights
Yanlong Li, Nan Hua, Jiading Li, Zhizhen Zhong, Shangyuan Li, Chen Zhao, Xiaoping Zheng, Bingkun Zhou
Optics Express, vol. 27, no. 17, pp. 24808-24827, 2019

Zelin Zheng, Nan Hua, Zhizhen Zhong, Jialong Li, Yanhe Li, Xiaoping Zheng
IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 56753-56759, 2019.

Zhizhen Zhong, Nan Hua, Yufang Yu, Zhongying Wu, Juhao Li, Haozhe Yan, Shangyuan Li, Ruijie Luo, Jialong Li, Yanhe Li, Xiaoping Zheng,

★ Highlights
Zhizhen Zhong, Nan Hua, Zhu Liu, Wenjing Li, Yanhe Li, Xiaoping Zheng
Winner of 1st Place Best Poster Award (ranked 1 out of 600+ posters)

Selected Talks

  • Traffic-driven self-adaptive networking in optical networks
  •      Special Seminar, China Telecom Beijing Research Institute, Beijing, China, October 2019
         Ph.D. Defense, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, May 2019
  • Exploiting physical-layer flexibility for demand-responsive networks
  •      Special Seminar, Nokia Bell Labs (Crawford Hill), Holmdel, NJ, USA, March 2019 | Slides
         Special Seminar, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, April 2018 | Slides
         Post-OFC Workshop, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA, March 2018 | Website | Slides
  • Req2Route: learning to route for inter-domain lightpath provisioning
  •      Post-OFC Workshop, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA, March 2019 | Website | Slides
         AUA Postgraduate Forum, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, October 2018 | Slides


    Xiaoping Zheng, Zhizhen Zhong, Nan Hua, Wangyang Liu, Yanhe Li
    Chinese Patent CN104869021B | ZL201510268538.5 | priority date: May 22, 2015 | publication date: February 09, 2018.
    Xiaoping Zheng, Yongtai Jin, Nan Hua, Zhizhen Zhong, Haijiao Liu
    Chinese Patent CN105530158B | ZL201510944226.1 | priority date: December 16, 2015 | publication date: March 05, 2019.
    Qinghai Ou, Hong Chen, Zhu Liu, Lingkang Zeng, Wenjing Li, Xiao Liao, Zhe Zhang, Huadong Yu, Lu Shu, Zhizhen Zhong, Nan Hua, Xiaoping Zheng, Ping Jia, Haiyang Wu, Yang Zhao
    Chinese Patent Application CN107241660A | priority date: June 26, 2017.

    Professional Services

  • Conferences
  •      Technical Program Committee, WCSP 2019
  • Journals
  •      Reviewer, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
         Reviewer, IEEE Communications Magazine
         Reviewer, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology
         Reviewer, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking
         Reviewer, IEEE Access

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    Last updated: October 30, 2019.