Ziqi Fan, Ph.D.

Distributed System and Infrastructure for A.I.

NovuMind Inc.

Santa Clara, CA

ziqifan16 [at] gmail [dot] com

Welcome :-)

I am a software engineer at NovuMind Inc. (an A.I. startup) located in Santa Clara, CA. I am currently working on building distributed systems and infrastructure for A.I. and deep learning.

I received my Ph.D. at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (August 2012 - May 2017). My Ph.D. advisor is Dr. David Du. I obtained my B.E. degree in Software Engineering from Dalian University of Technology, China (August 2008 - June 2012).

Publication

Ph.D. Thesis

  • Improving Storage Performance with Non-Volatile Memory-based Caching Systems

Ziqi Fan. Adviser: David H.C. Du

University of Minnesota Ph.D. Dissertation, April 2017 [PDF]

Journal

  • Performance Evaluation of Host Aware Shingled Magnetic Recording (HA-SMR) Drive

Fenggang Wu, Ziqi Fan, Ming-Chang Yang, Baoquan Zhang, Xiongzi Ge, David H.C. Du

IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), 2017 [PDF]

  • A Lookahead Read Cache: Improving Read Performance for Deduplication Backup Storage

Dongchul Park, Ziqi Fan, Young Jin Nam, David H.C. Du

Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST), 2017 [PDF]

Conference

  • CDBB: An NVRAM-based Burst Buffer Coordination System for Parallel File Systems

Ziqi Fan, Fenggang Wu, Jim Diehl, David H.C. Du, Doug Voigt

High Performance Computing Symposiums (HPC), 2018 [PDF]

  • Hibachi: A Cooperative Hybrid Cache with NVRAM and DRAM for Storage Arrays

Ziqi Fan, Fenggang Wu, Dongchul Park, Jim Diehl, Doug Voigt, David H.C. Du

International Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST), 2017 [PDF]

  • I/O-Cache: A Non-Volatile Memory Based Buffer Cache Policy to Improve Storage Performance

Ziqi Fan, Alireza Haghdoost, David HC Du, Doug Voigt

International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS), 2015 [PDF]

  • H-ARC: A Non-volatile Memory Based Cache Policy for Solid State Drives

Ziqi Fan, David Du, Doug Voigt

International Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST), 2014 [PDF]

  • Removing Heavily Curved Path: Improved DV-hop Localization in Anisotropic Sensor Networks

Ziqi Fan, Yuanfang Chen, Lei Wang, Lei Shu, Takahiro Hara

International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), 2011 [PDF]

  • The Insights of DV-Based Localization Algorithms in the Wireless Sensor Networks with Duty-Cycled and Radio Irregular Sensors

Yuanfang Chen, Lei Shu, Mingchu Li, Ziqi Fan, Lei Wang, Takahiro Hara

International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2011 [PDF]

  • Predictive-TDMA: A Markov Chain Based MAC Protocol for Mesh Networks

Ziqi Fan, Lei Wang, Xiaohui Wang

Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), 2011 [PDF]

Workshop and Others

  • Guaranteed QoS with Integrated Control for Networked Storage

Hao Wen, Zhichao Cao, Yang Zhang, Xiang Cao, Ziqi Fan, Doug Voigt, David H.C. Du

USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), 2017

  • Evaluating Host Aware SMR Drives

Fenggang Wu, Ming-Chang Yang, Ziqi Fan, Baoquan Zhang, Xiongzi Ge, David HC Du

USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems (HotStorage), 2016 [PDF]

  • Non-Volatile Memory Based Cache Replacement Policy

Ziqi Fan, Alireza Haghdoost, David HC Du, Doug Voigt

Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW), 2014

  • Impacts of Duty-Cycle and Radio Irregularity on HCRL Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks

Ziqi Fan, Yuanfang Chen, Lei Shu, Lei Wang, Takahiro Hara, Shojiro Nishio

International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), 2010