Welcome to HPDIC Lab

The High-Performance and Data-Intensive Computing (HPDIC) research lab conducts research in database systems, distributed computing, and machine intelligence; results are published at SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, SC, IPDPS, TPDS, AAAI, and TPAMI. The Lab usually takes in one new Ph.D. student every year; interested applicants are encouraged to email the following information to dzhao at unr dot edu: (1) educational background; (2) a list of publications and/or technical reports; and (3) the link to the applicant's Github repository, if available.

News:
  • 2023
    • [June] Radix caching of homomorphic encryption accepted by SIGMOD'23.
    • [Feb.] Prof. Zhao served on the Program Committee for AAAI'23.
    • [Feb.] Prof. Zhao served on the Program Committee for KDD'23.
    • [Feb.] Prof. Zhao invited to give a talk at University of Washington.
  • 2022
    • [Dec.] Prof. Zhao invited to give a talk at Indiana University Bloomington.
    • [Nov.] MPI-based Federated Learning (MPI-FL) presented at SC'22.
    • [Feb.] Grant proposal of blockchain warehousing recommended for funding by NSF.
    • [Jan.] Edge-computing blockchain protocols accepted by IEEE IPDPS'22.
    • [Jan.] Topological distributed computing accepted by IPDPS'22, first-round 46/474 = 9.7%.
  • 2021
    • [Nov.] Blockchain-as-a-Service for HPC (BAASH) accepted by ACM/IEEE SC'21.
    • [Nov.] Scientific data compression accepted by ACM/IEEE SC'21.
    • [Nov.] Prof. Zhao joined the Board of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems.
    • [Jan.] Machine Learning-based Memory Scaling accepted by IEEE Trans. on Big Data.
    • [Jan.] Scientific Provenance on Blockchains (SciChain) accepted by IEEE ICDE'21.
  • 2020
    • [Feb.] Edge Computing Blockchain (a.k.a. DEAN) accepted by NDSS'20, San Diego, California.
    • [Feb.] Supply Chain Blockchain accepted by NDSS'20, San Diego, California.
    • [Feb.] Fine-Grained I/O Tracker (a.k.a. Reflector) accepted by PPoPP'20, San Diego, California.
    • [Feb.] Parallel Deep Learning accepted by AAAI'20, oral presentation.
    • [Jan.] Cross-Blockchain Transactions accepted by CIDR'20, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • [Jan.] Grant proposal extending HPChain recommended for funding by U.S. DOE.
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
    • [Sept.] Prof. Zhao received Microsoft Azure research grant.
    • [Aug.] Scientific Big-Data System Benchmarking accepted by VLDB'17, Munich, Germany.
    • [June] Prof. Zhao received Amazon Web Services research grant.
    • [Mar.] Distributed Scientific Metadata accepted by IEEE Trans. on Big Data.
    • [Feb.] Prof. Zhao founded HPDIC Lab at University of Nevada, Reno.
    • [Jan.] Prof. Zhao completed postdoctoral fellowship at University of Washington, Seattle.