I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University, under the guidance of Prof. Manish Parashar. Before came to Rutgers, I received my bachelor and master degrees in computer science from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 2007, 2009. I'm affiliated with the following research lab and center.
Email: zhangfan (at) cac (dot) rutgers (dot) edu
I'm interested in parallel computing and distributed systems. Currently I'm working on software frameworks to support data-intensive coupled simulation workflows on HPC clusters, with focus on scalable in-memory data management, data- and topology-aware task mapping, online data analytics.
■ 2012.6 ~ 2012.8 Software Engineering Intern, Ads Backend Team, Google, Mentor: Dr. Alejandro Estrella-Balderrama
■ 2010.6 ~ 2010.8 Research Intern, Scientific Data Group, Oak Ridge National Lab, Mentor: Dr. Scott Klasky
Open Source Projects
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T. Jin, F. Zhang, Q. Sun, H. Bui, M. Parashar, H. Yu, S. Klasky, N. Podhorszki, H. Abbasi, “Using Cross-Layer Adaptations for Dynamic Data Management in Large Scale Coupled Scientific Workflows,” In Proc. of ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing,Networking Storage and Analysis (SC'13), November 2013. [PDF]
F. Zhang, C. Docan, H. Bui, M. Parashar and S. Klasky, “XpressSpace: A Programming Framework for Coupling PGAS Simulation Codes,” , Journal of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, John Wiley and Sons, April 2013, DOI: 10.1002/cpe.3025. [PDF]
F. Zhang, S. Lasluisa, T. Jin, I. Rodero, H. Bui, M. Parashar, "In-situ Feature-based Objects Tracking for Large-Scale Scientific Simulations", International Workshop on Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Systems (DISCS) in conjunction with the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference (SC'12), November 2012. [PDF]
T. Jin, F. Zhang, M. Parashar, S. Klasky, N. Podhorszki and H. Abbasi. “A Scalable Messaging System for Accelerating Discovery from Large Scale Scientific Simulations”. In Proc. of 19th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC'12), December 2012. [PDF]
J. C. Bennett, H. Abbasi, P. Bremer, R. Grout, A. Gyulassy, T. Jin, S. Klasky, H. Kolla, M. Parashar, V. Pascucci, P. Pebay, D. Thompson, H. Yu, F. Zhang and J. Chen. “Combining In-situ and In-transit Processing to Enable Extreme-scale Scientific Analysis”. In Proc. of ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC'12), November 2012. [PDF]
F. Zhang, C. Docan, M. Parashar, S. Klasky, N. Podhorszki and H. Abbasi. "Enabling In-situ Execution of Coupled Scientiﬁc Workﬂow on Multi-core Platform". In Proc. of the 26th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS'12), May 2012. [PDF]
Hank Childs, Kwan-Liu Ma, Hongfeng Yu, Brad Whitlock, Jeremy Meredith, Jean Favre, Scott Klasky, Norbert Podhorszki, Karsten Schwan, Matthew Wolf, Manish Parashar, Fan Zhang, "In Situ Processing", High Performance Visualization---Enabling Extreme-Scale Scientific Insight, ( October 2012) Pages: 171--198.
F. Zhang, C. Docan, M. Parashar and S. Kalasky. “Enabling Multi-Physics Coupled Simulations within the PGAS Programming Framework”. In Proc. of 11th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing (CCGrid'11), May 2011. [PDF]
F. Zhang, C. Docan, M. Parashar and S. Kalasky. “DADS: A Dynamic and Adaptive Data Space for Interacting Parallel Applications”. In Proc. of 22nd International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS'10), Nov. 2010. [PDF]
C. Docan, F. Zhang, M. Parashar, J. Cummings, N. Podhorszky and S. Klasky. "Experiments with Memory-to-Memory Coupling for End-to-End Fusion Simulation Workflows". In Proc. of 10th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid'10), May 2010. [PDF]
X. Liao, F. Zhang, H. Jin and L. Yu. "iDARE: Proactive Data Replication Mechanism for P2P VoD System". In Proc. of 10th IEEE International Conference In Computer and Information Technology (CIT'10), July 2010. [PDF]
■ Lab Instructor, Programming Methodology Lab (undergraduate), Rutgers University, 2012 Spring
■ Lab Instructor, Computer Architecture Lab (undergraduate), Rutgers University, 2011 Fall
■ Lab Instructor, Elements of Electrical Engineering Lab (undergraduate), Rutgers University, 2011 Spring/2010 Spring
■ Teaching Assistant, Computer Architecture (undergraduate), Rutgers University, 2009 Fall/2010 Fall