Yongzhou Chen

Yongzhou Chen

Ph.D. Candidate in ECE

University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign


I’m a PhD candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering(ECE) at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I’m fortunate to be advised by Prof. Radhika Mittal to work on network system in the Coordinated Science Laboratory. I also work with Prof. Haitham Hassanieh.

Before joining UIUC, I got my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from University of Science and Technology of China(USTC). During my senior year, I spent one semester at Wuklab to work with Prof. Yiying Zhang on low-latency memory swapping system for memory resource disaggregation.

  • Network Software System
  • Data Center/5G Networks
  • Machine Learning
  • Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, In Progress

    University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

  • B.S. in Computer Science, 2019

    University of Science and Technology of China


Research Intern, Networking Research Group
May 2023 – Aug 2023 Redmond, WA
PhD Software Engineer Intern, Network Infrastructure
May 2022 – Aug 2022 Sunnyvale, CA
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Research Assistant
Sep 2019 – Present Champaign, IL


(2023). Octopus: In-Network Content Adaptation to Control Congestion on 5G Links. 8th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing(SEC 2023).

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(2023). FedSS: Federated Learning with Smart Selection of Clients. Federated Learning Systems Workshop with MLSys 2023(FLSys 2023).

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(2023). Channel-Aware 5G RAN Slicing with Customizable Schedulers. 20th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation(NSDI 2023).

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Rambus Computer Engineering Fellowship
Excellent graduate of Anhui Province
OSDI'18 Student Travel Grant
First Prize in the 5th Student RDMA Programming Competition
National Scholarship
Scholarship for Honors Classes in Computer Science