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Hi! I’m Yizhou Shan, a PhD student at UCSD CSE, advised by Prof. Yiying Zhang. I’m a member of UCSD Wuklab and UCSD SysNet. I was a Purdue Boilermaker. CV.

Contact: ys AT ucsd DOT edu

Research News
  • [Apr 2020] Disaggregated Persistent Memory accepted to ATC‘20
  • [Sep 2019] Moved to UCSD.
  • [May 2019] Intern at VMware Research, with Marcos K. Aguilera
  • [Apr 2019] Storm accpeted to SYSTOR‘19. Awarded Best Paper.
  • [Jan 2019] Short paper on Disaggregated Persistent Memory accpeted to NVMW‘19
  • [Jul 2018] LegoOS accepted to OSDI‘18. Awarded Best Paper.
  • [May 2018] Intern at VMware Research, with Stanko Novakovic.


I work on distributed system, networking, operating system, FPGA, and their intersections. My recent research focus is on disaggregated datacenter, designing its hardware, OS, and upper layer applications.


  1. Disaggregating Persistent Memory and Controlling Them Remotely: An Exploration of Passive Disaggregated Key-Value Stores
    Shin-Yeh Tsai, Yizhou Shan, Yiying Zhang
    ATC 2020

  2. Storm: a fast transactional dataplane for remote data structures
    Stanko Novakovic, Yizhou Shan, Aasheesh Kolli, Michael Cui, Yiying Zhang, Haggai Eran, Liran Liss, Michael Wei, Dan Tsafrir, Marcos Aguilera
    SYSTOR 2019 (Best Paper)

  3. LegoOS: A Disseminated, Distributed OS for Hardware Resource Disaggregation
    Yizhou Shan, Yutong Huang, Yilun Chen, Yiying Zhang
    OSDI 2018 (Best Paper) [Code]

  4. Distributed Shared Persistent Memory
    Yizhou Shan, Shin-Yeh Tsai, Yiying Zhang
    SoCC 2017 [Code]


  1. Challenges in Building and Deploying Disaggregated Persistent Memory
    Yizhou Shan, Yutong Huang, Yiying Zhang
    10th Annual Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW 2019)

  2. Disaggregating Memory with Software-Managed Virtual Cache
    Yizhou Shan, Yiying Zhang
    2018 Workshop on Warehouse-scale Memory Systems (WAMS 2018) (co-located with ASPLOS ‘18)

  3. Distributed Shared Persistent Memory
    Yizhou Shan, Shin-Yeh Tsai, Yiying Zhang
    9th Annual Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW 2018)

  4. Disaggregated Operating System
    Yiying Zhang, Yizhou Shan, Sumukh Hallymysore
    17th International Workshop on High Performance Transaction Systems (HPTS 2017)


[P2] Lego: A Distributed, Decomposed OS for Resource Disaggregation
Yizhou Shan, Yilun Chen, Yutong Huang, Sumukh Hallymysore, Yiying Zhang
Poster at the 26th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (__SOSP 2017_)_

[P1] Disaggregated Operating System
Yizhou Shan, Sumukh Hallymysore, Yutong Huang, Yilun Chen, Yiying Zhang
Poster at the ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2017 (__SoCC 2017_)_


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Last update: June 4, 2020