Zhenhua Li (李振华)
Tenured Associate Professor & Ph.D. Advisor, School of Software, Tsinghua University
Research Areas: Mobile Networking/Emulation and Cloud Computing/Gaming
Email:  lizhenhua1983@gmail.com (primary) lizhenhua1983@tsinghua.edu.cn (unreliable)





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Research Philosophy

Understanding realistic problems of today's mobile/cloud systems at scale, as well as building innovative solutions and usable tools to practically address them. My research has led to actual effect on industrial systems including Xiaomi Mobile, MIUI OS, Huawei DevEco Studio, Tencent Game Buddy, Tencent App Store, Tencent Offline Downloading, Baidu PhoneGuard, ByteDance Toutiao, ByteDance Douyin, UUSpeedTest, WiFi.com, and so forth.


Books & Papers Two books: (1) Content Distribution for Mobile Internet: A Cloud-based Approach, 2nd Edition (2023), [PDF download];  (2) Peer-to-Peer Network: Structure, Application and Design《对等网络:结构、应用与设计》, 105 citations [Pre][Ch1][Ch5][Ch9

60+ papers on recognized conferences (SIGCOMM*2, NSDI*2, OSDI, MobiCom*7, MobiSys*3, EuroSys, FAST*2, SIGMetrics, IMC*3, USENIX Security, NDSS, WWW*2, MM*5, INFOCOM*10, UbiComp) and journals (TON*8, TMC*8, TPDS*7, TOMM*3, TDSC*2, TCC*2, TOS, TOCS, TOMPECS, TOSN)


Academic Service ♦ I serve as the Leading Associate Editor of Tsinghua Science and Technology (SCI impact factor: 6.6) in Network and System areas, and the Leading Guest Editor of Tsinghua Science and Technology for the Special Issue on TURC Cutting-Edge Intelligence.

♦ I serve on the Organizing/Program Committee of INFOCOM'25, INFOCOM'24 (Distinguished PC Member), MM'24, APNet'24 (Publicity Co-Chair), ISCTT'24 (PC Co-Chair), CCFsys'23 (PC Co-Chair), SIGCOMM China'23 (PC Co-Chair), INFOCOM'23 (Distinguished PC Member), INFOCOM'22, INFOCOM'21 (Distinguished PC Member & Session Chair), INFOCOM'20 (Distinguished PC Member & Session Chair), and SIGCOMM China'19 (PC Co-Chair).


*** Representative Work in recent years ***

Cover Article in计算机研究与发展》2024年1月刊 -- 大规模复杂终端网络的云原生强化设计

Our paper in MobiCom'24 -- Rethinking Process Management for Interactive Mobile Systems [ppt][code/data][MIUI OS adoption]

Another paper in MobiCom'24 -- MuV2: Scaling up Multi-user Mobile Volumetric Video Streaming via Content Hybridization and Sharing [ppt]

Our paper in MobiCom'23 -- Virtual Device Farms for Mobile App Testing at Scale: A Pursuit for Fidelity, Efficiency, and Accessibility [ppt][code/data][ByteDance adoption][Google adoption]

Two papers in MM'23 -- (1) SkipStreaming: Redundancy-free Video Streaming [code/data/demo]  (2) ParliRobo: Participant Light AI Robots [code/data/demo][ByteDance adoption]

Our paper in WWW'23 -- Visual-Aware Testing and Debugging for Web Performance Optimization [ppt][video][code/data]

Best Community Paper Award in MobiCom'22 -- Experience: Practical Indoor Localization for Malls [ppt][video][data][news][Hangzhou XYZ10 Technology adoption]

Our paper in SIGCOMM'22 -- Mobile Access Bandwidth in Practice: Measurement, Analysis, and Implications [ppt][poster][video][code/data][public review][UUSpeedTest adoption]

Our paper in OSDI'22 -- Trinity: High-Performance Mobile Emulation through Graphics Projection [ppt][poster][video][code/data][Huawei DevEco Studio adoption][TOCS'24]

Our paper in SIGMetrics'22 -- Fusing Speed Index during Web Page Loading [ppt][video][code/data]

Our paper in MobiCom'21 -- A Nationwide Census on WiFi Security Threats: Prevalence, Riskiness, and the Economics [ppt][poster][video][teaser][WiFi.com adoption]

Best Student Paper Award in SIGCOMM'21 -- A Nationwide Study on Cellular Reliability: Measurement, Analysis, and Enhancements [ppt][video][code][review][news][MIUI OS adoption]

Our paper in NSDI'21 -- Fast and Light Bandwidth Testing for Internet Users [ppt][poster][video][code][online system][TON'23 version]

Cover Article in中国教育信息化》2021年4月刊 -- 云存储技术在学术写作教学中的应用研究

Our paper in MobiCom'20 -- Experience: Aging or Glitching? Why Does Android Stop Responding and What Can We Do About It? [ppt][video][code/data][MIUI OS adoption][TMC'24]

Our paper in EuroSys'20 -- Experiences of Landing Machine Learning onto Market-Scale Mobile Malware Detection [ppt][poster][video][code/data][Tencent App Store adoption][TPDS'21]

Our paper in FAST'20 -- Lock-Free Collaboration Support for Cloud Storage Services with Operation Inference & Transformation [ppt][poster][code/data][TPDS'22 version]

Our paper & Best Demo Award in MobiCom'19 -- Mobile Gaming on Personal Computers with Direct Android Emulation [ppt][poster][demo][video][Tencent Game Buddy adoption]

Three papers in MobiSys'19 -- (1) HoneyCloud [ppt][code/data]  (2) Tencent OverlayChecker [ppt][data][TMC'22 version]  (3) Xiaomi MVNO [ppt][TON'20 version][Xiaomi Mobile adoption]

Cover Article in中国科学:信息科学》2019年9月刊 -- 云计算应用服务开发环境:从代码逻辑到数据流图

My paper in TOMPECS'19 -- A Quantitative and Comparative Study of Network-level Efficiency for Cloud Storage Services [IMC'14 version][ppt][data][data collector]

Our paper in FAST'18 -- Towards Web-based Delta Synchronization for Cloud Storage Services [ppt][poster][code][news report][TOS'22 version]

Best Student Paper Award in ACM MMSys'17 -- A Measurement Study of Oculus 360 Degree Video Streaming [ppt][code][TOMM'18 version]

My paper in NDSS'17 -- FBS-Radar: Uncovering Fake Base Stations at Scale in the Wild [ppt][presentation][Baidu PhoneGuard adoption][news report]

Cover Article & Excellent Paper Award in JTST'17 (SCI journal) -- Towards A Full-Stack DevOps Environment (PaaS) for Cloud-Hosted Applications

My paper in NSDI'16 -- Exploring Cross-Application Cellular Traffic Optimization with Baidu TrafficGuard [ppt][Baidu PhoneGuard adoption]

My paper in IMC'15 -- Offline Downloading in China: A Comparative Study [ppt][Tencent Offline Downloading adoption][news report]

Best Paper and Spotlight Paper in IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2015 -- CHARM: A Cost-efficient Multi-cloud Data Hosting Scheme with High Availability [video]

Cover Article in中国计算机学会通讯》2014年8月刊 -- 云存储价格战背后的科研缺失

2023.1 - now         Tenured Associate Professor & Ph.D. Advisor @ School of Software, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2018.12 - 2022.12 Tenure-Track Associate Professor & Ph.D. Advisor @ School of Software, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2015.11 - 2018.11 Assistant Professor & Ph.D. Advisor @ School of Software, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2013.7 - 2015.10   PostDoc @ School of Software, Tsinghua University, Advisor: Prof. Yunhao Liu (ACM/IEEE Fellow)
2009.6 - 2013.6     Ph.D. @ School of EECS, Peking University, Beijing, China, Advisor: Prof. Yafei Dai
2011.9 - 2012.9     Visiting Student @ University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Advisor: Prof. Zhi-Li Zhang (IEEE Fellow)
2011.9 - 2012.9     Christianity study @ Stadium Village Church, Minneapolis, Tutor: Robert & Joanne Kraftson
2008.6 - 2009.4     Software Engineer @ Marvell Technologies (Shanghai) Co. Ltd
2007.5 - 2007.10   Research Assistant @ Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Advisor: Prof. Jiannong Cao (IEEE Fellow)
2001.9 - 2008.6     Bachelor & Master @ Dept. of Computer, Nanjing University, Advisor: Prof. Guihai Chen (IEEE Fellow)

2024 Cover Article of JCRD January Issue(《 计算机研究与发展》1月刊封面文章)
2024 Distinguished PC Member of IEEE INFOCOM
2023 Distinguished PC Member of IEEE INFOCOM
2022 Excellent Scientific Researcher of the School of Software, Tsinghua Univeristy(清华大学软件学院科研先进个人)
2022 CCF-IEEE CS Young Computer Scientist Award(中国计算机学会青年科技奖)
2022 Best Community Paper Award of ACM MobiCom
2021 Best Student Paper Award of ACM SIGCOMM
2021 Cover Article of CJICT April Issue(《中国教育信息化》4月刊封面文章)
2021 Distinguished PC Member of IEEE INFOCOM (and Session Chair for Web Systems)
2020 Distinguished PC Member of IEEE INFOCOM (and Session Chair for Video Streaming)
2019 Best Demo Award of ACM MobiCom
2019 Excellent Paper Award of Tsinghua Science and Technology(《清华学报(英文版)》优秀论文奖)
2019 Cover Article of SCIENTIA SINICA Informationis(《中国科学:信息科学》9月刊封面文章)
2018 National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars(国家自然科学优秀青年基金)
2017 Best Student Paper Award of ACM MMSys
2017 Cover Article of Tsinghua Science and Technology(《清华学报(英文版)》2月刊封面文章)
2016 Excellence Award of CCF-Tencent Rhino-bird Open Fund(CCF-腾讯犀牛鸟科研基金优秀奖)
2015 Best Paper and Spotlight Paper of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (Jul-Sep Issue)
2015  First Prize of Natural Sciences, Ministry of Education(教育部自然科学奖一等奖)
2015 CAAI Doctoral Thesis Award(中国人工智能学会优秀博士学位论文奖)
2014 Cover Article of CCCF August Issue(《中国计算机学会通讯》8月刊封面文章)
2009 First Prize of China University Press Award(中国大学出版社图书奖一等奖 )
2009 Master Thesis Award of Jiangsu Province(江苏省优秀硕士学位论文奖)



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有家的人请回你们的家  没家的人请走进那夕阳

晚钟敲响从夕阳的眼中  流出宁静的凄凉
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晚钟敲响从新月的梦里  落下宁静的忧伤
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我依然固执地铺平失望的灰烬 用美丽的雪花写下:相信未来

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我依然固执地用凝霜的枯藤 在凄凉的大地上写下:相信未来

我要用手指那涌向天边的排浪 我要用手掌那托住太阳的大海
摇曳着曙光那枝温暖漂亮的笔杆 用孩子的笔体写下:相信未来

我之所以坚定地相信未来 是我相信未来人们的眼睛
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是寄予感动的热泪、深切的同情 还是给以轻蔑的微笑、辛辣的嘲讽

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一定会给予热情、客观、公正的评定 是的,我焦急地等待着他们的评定

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