Xu Zhao

Graduate student

About me

I am a second year Master of Applied Science student in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in University of Toronto.

My advisor is Prof. Ding Yuan.

I am mainly interested in computer systems and programming languages.


  • lprof: A Non-intrusive Request Flow Profiler for Distributed Systems
    Xu Zhao*, Yongle Zhang*, David Lion, Muhammad Faizan, Yu Luo, Ding Yuan, and Michael Stumm.
    To appear in OSDI’14. *: Equally contributed.
  • Simple Testing Can Prevent Most Critical Failures: An Analysis of Production Failures in Distributed Data-intensive Systems
    Ding Yuan, Yu Luo, Xin Zhuang, Guilherme Rodrigues, Xu Zhao, Yongle Zhang, Pranay U. Jain, and Michael Stumm.
    To appear in OSDI’14.
  • Cybertron: Pushing the limit on I/O reduction in data-parallel programs.  [pdf]
    Tian Xiao, Zhenyu Guo, Hucheng Zhou, Jiaxing Zhang, Xu Zhao, Chencheng Ye, Xi Wang, Wei Lin, Wenguang Chen, Lidong Zhou.
    OOPSLA 2014