Jingxuan (Jensen) Zhang

Ph.D. Candidate & Visiting Researcher in Computer Science

Tongji University

Yale University

Hacking & Researching

Love mathematics and logic, especially algebra.

Love Free Software. I’m a very fan of RMS.

DIY drone and flight controller.

Bicycling and playing harmonica.


  • Network-App Integration
  • Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2017 - Present

    Tongji University

  • Visiting Assistant in Research in Computer Science, 2018 - 2020

    Yale University

  • B.Sc., M.Sc. in Computer Science, 2012 - 2017

    Tongji University

  • B.Sc. in Mathematics, 2011

    Tongji University

Recent Posts

Literate Review of Related Works on NAI (Network-Application Integration)

Recently, my research interest moves to NAI (Network-Application Integration), which we think will become a hot direction of networking systems in the next few years. While it is not a totally new topic, because of emerging application service architectures (e.

Present My SIGCOMM Poster in a Hubs VR Room

2020 is an amazing year when we experienced many many “first times”. Good news and bad news. First time, my first-author poster COC: Hierarchical Coflow Ordering for WAN Bandwidth Optimization in Inter-Data Center was accepted by SIGCOMM.

Research Reading List Resuming Plan

I have read a bunch of research papers in the past few years. But I fail to remember most of them because of the lack of summary and better organization. It is time to resume the research reading list for myself.

Recent Publications

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Sextant: Enabling Automated Network-aware Application Optimization in Carrier Networks

A growing trend is that network service providers and applications are integrated more closely through open APIs for better end-to-end …

Looking for the Maximum Independent Set: A New Perspective on the Stable Path Problem

The stable path problem (SPP) is a unified model for analyzing the convergence of distributed routing protocols (e.g., BGP), and a …

Prophet: Toward Fast, Error-Tolerant Model-Based Throughput Prediction for Reactive Flows in DC Networks

As modern network applications (e.g., large data analytics) become more distributed and can conduct application-layer traffic …

COC: Hierarchical Coflow Ordering for WAN Bandwidth Optimization in Inter-Data Center

Data analytics tends to be geo-distributed, which means the intermediate data may distribute into different data centers. It requires …

Toward Optimal Software-Defined Interdomain Routing

End-to-end route control spanning a set of networks can provide opportunities to both end users to optimize interdomain control and …




Unicorn: Unified Resource Orchestration for Multi-Domain, Geo-Distributed Data Analytics

Architect & Contact

August 2017 – November 2017
  • The first multi-domain, multi-controller orchestration system for scientific data analytics.
  • Coordinated with the collaborators from CERN, Caltech and Starlight to deploy the system in Caltech HEP Data Center.
  • Demonstrated the prototype in SuperComputing 2017.

DevOpen: SDN IDE

Project Lead

May 2016 – November 2017
  • The first IDE supporting visual programming for Software-Defined Networking.
  • Integrate the complete SDN lifecycle of Dev, Op and Use.
  • Gaven the tutorial and demonstration in OpenDaylight Summit 2016 and SuperComputing 2016.

OpenDaylight ALTO

Project Contact

September 2015 – Present
  • Official open source implementation of the Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) protocol.
  • Designed and Implemented the main building blocks of ALTO in OpenDaylight.
  • Manage the project in the OpenDaylight community and review the code.
  • Created OpenALTO community (https://github.com/openalto/).

SeL4-based HD-ElastOS


October 2014 – April 2015 Kortide, Shanghai
  • A Component Assembly Runtime (CAR) embedded operating system on top of state-of-the-art micro kernel.
  • Ported micro-kernel seL4 to some specific hardware platforms (pandanboard, lamobo M1, etc.).
  • Ported ElastOS on top of seL4.


Participant Award of ACM Student Research Competition

Held at SIGCOMM 2020
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China Scholarship Council Support

Scholarship for Visiting Assistant Research

Outstanding Graduate of Tongji University

National Endeavor Scholarship

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Second Prize in Chinese National Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest

– 2014 Information Security Technology Invitational Contest
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Honor Mention Prize in ICM/MCM

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First Prize in Chinese National Undergraduate Mathematics Competition

Shanghai Contest Area
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