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Minghong Lin

Graduate Student @

Computer Science, California Institute of Technology

Phone: 626-395-5987, Email: mhlin[at]caltech.edu

1200 E. California Blvd., MC 305-16, Pasadena, CA 91125


This page is no longer being updated. I have graduated from Caltech and join Facebook as a research scientist.

About Me

I am a graduate student in Computer Science at California Institute of Technology. My advisor is Prof. Adam Wierman. I received my B.S. degree in Computer Science from University of Science and Technology of China in 2006, and received my M.Phil. degree in Computer Science from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008, where I studied under the supervision of Prof. John C.S. Lui and Prof. Dah-Ming Chiu. I have been awarded the highly competitive IBM Ph.D. Fellowship, which supports my current research. Here is my CV.

Research Overview

My research centers around data center energy efficiency and cluster performance, particularly capacity provisioning and workload scheduling taking energy and performance into consideration. I am interested in the development and utilization of analytical tools combined with implementation experience to improve system design and management. In addition to the data center area, my research contributes new analytical tools to the fields of convex optimization, online algorithms and stochastic modeling.

Latest News

  • 09/2013: I received the Best Student Paper Award at IFIP Performance conference.
  • 07/2012: I started my internship at IBM Watson Research Center in the System Analysis and Optimization Group.
  • 06/2012: I received the Best Paper Award at International Green Computing Conference.
  • 04/2012: I received the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad.
  • 03/2012: I received the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship award.
  • 02/2012: I was named a finalist for the Facebook Fellowship.
  • 06/2011: I received the Best Student Paper Award at ACM GreenMetrics.
  • 06/2011: I started my internship at Facebook in the infrastructure team.
  • 04/2011: I received the Best Paper Award at IEEE INFOCOM.
  • 04/2011: I was named a finalist for the Facebook Fellowship.

Conference Publications

  1. Minghong Lin, Li Zhang, Adam Wierman and Jian Tan
    Proceedings of IFIP Performance, 2013 (Best Student Paper Award). Also appeared in Performance Evaluation vol. 90(10):720-735, Oct. 2013.
  2. Lachlan L. H. Andrew, Siddharth Barman, Katrina Ligett, Minghong Lin, Adam Meyerson, Alan Roytman and Adam Wierman
    Proceedings of Conference on Learning Theory (COLT), 2013.
  3. Minghong Lin, Zhenhua Liu, Adam Wierman and Lachlan L.H. Andrew
    International Green Computing Conference (IGCC), 2012 (Best Paper Award).
  4. Kai Wang, Minghong Lin, Florin Ciucu, Adam Wierman and Chuang Lin
    Proceedings of ACM Sigmetrics (poster), 2012.
  5. Minghong Lin, Adam Wierman, Alan Roytman, Adam Meyerson, and Lachlan L.H. Andrew
    ACM MAMA, 2012. Also appeared in Performance Evaluation Review.
  6. Lachlan L.H. Andrew, Minghong Lin, Zhenhua Liu and Adam Wierman
    Proceedings of Conference on Optical Internet (COIN), 2012.
  7. Minghong Lin, Adam Wierman, Lachlan L. H. Andrew and Eno Thereska
    Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2011 (invited paper).
  8. Zhenhua Liu, Minghong Lin, Adam Wierman, Steven Low and Lachlan L.H. Andrew
    ACM GreenMetrics, 2011 (Best Student Paper Award). Also appeared in Performance Evaluation Review, vol. 39(3), Dec. 2011.
  9. Zhenhua Liu, Minghong Lin, Adam Wierman, Steven Low and Lachlan L.H. Andrew
    Proceedings of ACM Sigmetrics, 2011.
  10. Minghong Lin, Adam Wierman, Lachlan L. H. Andrew and Eno Thereska
    Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM, 2011 (Best Paper Award [slides]). Extension is to appear in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON).
  11. Minghong Lin, Adam Wierman and Bert Zwart
    ACM MAMA, 2010. Also appeared in Performance Evaluation Review, vol. 38(2), Sept. 2010.
  12. Lachlan L. H. Andrew, Minghong Lin and Adam Wierman
    Proceedings of ACM Sigmetrics, 2010.
  13. Minghong Lin, John C.S. Lui and Dah-Ming Chiu
    Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2008.
  14. Minghong Lin, Bin Fan, John C.S. Lui and Dah-Ming Chiu
    Proceedings of IFIP Performance, 2007. Also appeared in Performance Evaluation vol. 64(9-12):856-875, Oct. 2007.
  15. Guanjun Ma, Yinlong Xu, Minghong Lin and Ying Xuan
    NetCod, 2007.

Journal Publications

  1. Minghong Lin, Li Zhang, Adam Wierman and Jian Tan
    Performance Evaluation vol. 90(10):720-735, Oct. 2013. An earlier version appeared in the Proceedings of IFIP Performance, 2013.
  2. Minghong Lin, Adam Wierman, Lachlan L. H. Andrew and Eno Thereska
    To appear in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON). Extension of a paper that appeared in IEEE INFOCOM, 2011.
  3. Minghong Lin, Adam Wierman and Bert Zwart
    Performance Evaluation vol. 68(10), Oct. 2011.
  4. Lachlan L.H. Andrew, Minghong Lin, Ao Tang, and Adam Wierman
    IEEE COMSOC MMTC E-Letter, Jul. 2010.
  5. Minghong Lin, John C.S. Lui and Dah-Ming Chiu
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 1317-1329, Sept. 2010.
  6. Minghong Lin, Bin Fan, John C.S. Lui and Dah-Ming Chiu
    Performance Evaluation vol. 64(9-12):856-875, Oct. 2007. An earlier version appeared in the Proceedings of IFIP Performance, 2007.

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