Yuhong Zhong | 钟宇宏
Ph.D. Student, Columbia University
yz [at] cs [dot] columbia [dot] edu

Hello! I am a second-year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Columbia University advised by Asaf Cidon. I am broadly interested in computer systems, especially storage systems, eBPF, memory tiering, and CXL. Before starting my Ph.D., I was a software engineer at VMware in the vSAN group working on vSAN Express Storage Architecture and SplinterDB. I received my master’s degree at Columbia University and my bachelor’s degree at Harbin Institute of Technology.


Columbia University
2022 - Present
Ph.D. in Computer Science
Advisor: Asaf Cidon
Columbia University
2019 - 2021
M.S. in Computer Science
Harbin Institute of Technology
2015 - 2019
B.Eng. in Computer Science and Technology

Industry Experience

2023 - Present
Research Intern, Azure Systems Research
Mentors: Daniel Berger, Dan Ernst
2021 - 2022
Software Engineer, vSAN Group
Software Engineer Intern, Sensor Software Team


  • 2023-09-05 Super excited 😆 to start as a research intern in Azure Systems Research with Daniel Berger and Dan Ernst as my mentors!
  • 2023-05-17 Gave a talk about the limitations of PEBS for tracking main memory requests
  • 2023-03-28 Memtrade accepted to SIGMETRICS ‘23!
  • 2022-07-11 XRP wins Jay Lepreau Best Paper Award at OSDI ‘22!
  • 2022-03-19 XRP accepted to OSDI ‘22!


Memtrade: Marketplace for Disaggregated Memory Clouds, SIGMETRICS '23
XRP: In-Kernel Storage Functions with eBPF, OSDI '22
Yuhong Zhong , Haoyu Li , Yu Jian Wu , Ioannis Zarkadas , Jeffrey Tao , Evan Mesterhazy , Michael Makris , Junfeng Yang , Amy Tai , Ryan Stutsman , Asaf Cidon
Jay Lepreau Best Paper Award
BPF for Storage: An Exokernel-Inspired Approach, HotOS '21
Yuhong Zhong* , Hongyi Wang* , Yu Jian Wu* , Asaf Cidon , Ryan Stutsman , Amy Tai , Junfeng Yang (* equal contribution)


Limitations of PEBS for Tracking Main Memory Requests
Azure Systems Research Group (Host by Prof. Mark D. Hill), Microsoft, March 2023
XRP: In-Kernel Storage Functions with eBPF
Cornell Systems Seminar, September 2023
Microsoft Research Asia ACE Talk Series, March 2023
Meta Systems Talk, October 2022
eBPF Summit 2022, September 2022
USENIX OSDI 2022, July 2022
BPF for Storage: An Exokernel-Inspired Approach
ACM HotOS 2021, June 2021