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Ziliang Zong


Phone: 512.245.8344

Fax: 512.245.8750

Email: zz11@txstate.edu

http://www.txstate.edu/~zz11



Appointments

Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Texas State University – San Marcos (Aug. 2011 - present).

Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science Department, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Aug. 2008 – Jul. 2011).




Research Interests

High Performance Computing; Energy-Efficient Computing; Distributed Storage Systems; Multicore/Manycore Parallel Programming; Computer Systems and Architectures


Education

Auburn University (Auburn, AL) - Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2005 – 2008

Advisor: Xiao Qin, Associate Professor of Software Engineering and Computer Science Dept.

Dissertation: Energy-Efficient Resource Management for High-Performance Computing Platforms

Shandong University (Shandong, China)

M.S. in Computer Science 2005

B.S. in Computer Science 2002

Toyama University (Toyama, Japan)

Research Visiting Student Department of Computer Science 2003- 2004


Funding Record

  • (Lead PI) “CSR: Small: Collaborative Research: EEDAG: Exploring Energy-Efficient Parallel Tasks Generation and Scheduling for Heterogeneous Multicore Systems”, National Science Foundation (NSF), 09/2011 – 08/2012, $163,231. Collaboration with Colorado School of Mines and Marquette University.

  • (PI) “FastStor: Data-Mining-Based Multilayer Prefetching for Hybrid Storage Systems”, National Science Foundation (NSF), 09/2009 – 08/2013, $232,500.

  • (PI) South Dakota Board of Regents Mobile Computing Grant, “M-Learning at M”, Duration: 9/2010 – 8/2011, $20,000.

  • (PI) Nelson Research Grant, “Improve Online Satellite Images Distribution Services Via Data Mining Based Prefetching”, Duration: 7/2009 – 6/2010, $4,980.




Awards

  • Auburn University Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award, 2010 – The Auburn Graduate School only awarded three PhD dissertations in 2010 and I am the only award winner in the Engineering School.

  • Graduated from Auburn University with the honor of Phi Kappa Phi member (GPA 4.0), 2008.

  • Best Student Paper Award, the 8th International Conference on Cluster Computing, 2006.

  • IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) Student Travel Award, 2006.




Publications

Book Chapters

  1. Z.-L. Zong, X. Qin, X.-J. Ruan, A. A. Manzanares, and K. Bellam, “Improve Energy-Efficiency of Computational Grids”, Handbook of Research on P2P and Grid Systems for Service-Oriented Computing: Models, Methodologies and Applications. ISBN: 978-1-61520-686-5, pp 894, Published in January 2010.

Refereed Journal Articles


  1. X. Li, J. Z. Ping, L. Ju, Y.H. Zhao and Z. L. Zong, "Energy-Aware Scheduling for Precedence Constrained Parallel Tasks on Homogeneous Clusters", Chinese Journal of Computers (Accepted), Nov. 2011.

  2. X. S. Zhang, F. Liang, B. B. Yu, and Z. L. Zong, "Explicitly Integrating Parameter, Input, and Structure Uncertainties into Bayesian Neural Networks for Probabilistic Hydrologic Forecasting", Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 409, No. 3-4, pp. 696-709, Nov. 2011.

  3. G. D. Standart, K.R. Stulken, X. S. Zhang, and Z. L. Zong, "Vis-EROS: Geospatial Visualization of Global Satellite Images Download Requests in Google Earth", Journal of Environmental Modelling & Software (Impact Factor: 3.085), Vol. 26, Issue 7, pp. 980-982, Jul. 2011.

  4. Z. L. Zong, A. Manzanares, X. J. Ruan, and X. Qin, "EAD and PEBD: Two Energy-Aware Duplication Scheduling Algorithms for Parallel Tasks on Homogeneous Clusters", IEEE Transactions on Computers, Vol. 60, Issue 3, pp. 360-374, Mar. 2011.

  5. M. Nijim, Z. L. Zong, K. Bellam, S. Yin, and X. Qin, "Quality of Security Adaptation in Parallel Disk Systems", Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Vol, 71, Issue 2, pp. 288-301, Feb. 2011.

  6. X. Qin, M. Alghamdi, M. Nijim, Z. L. Zong, X. J. Ruan, K. Bellam, and A. A. Manzanares, "Improving Security of Real-Time Wireless Networks Through Packet Scheduling", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 7, Issue. 9, pp. 3273-3279, Sep. 2008.

  7. Z. L. Zong, M. Nijim, and X. Qin, "Energy-Efficient Scheduling for Parallel Applications on Mobile Clusters", Cluster Computing: The Journal of Networks, Software Tools and Applications. Vol.11, Issue 1, pp. 91-113, Mar. 2008.

  8. M. Nijim, Z. L. Zong, and X. Qin, "StReD : A Quality of Security Framework for Storage Resources in Data Grids", Future Generation Computer Systems: The Int'l Journal of Grid Computing, Vol. 23, Issue 6, pp. 816-824, Jul. 2007.


Refereed Conference Articles


  1. J. Bush, M. Kane, K. Segrud, D. Fick, and Z.L. Zong, "An Interactive Approach to Renewable Energy Research and Education", In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference(FIE 11), pp. S3F1 - S3F5, Oct. 2011.

  2. T. Kowalski, K. Israel, A. Sreedharan and Z.L. Zong, "Mobile Learning Experience in the Calculus Classroom", In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference(FIE 11), pp. F1J1 - F1J6, Oct. 2011.

  3. Z. L. Zong, X. Qin, X. J. Ruan, and M. Nijim, "Heat-Based Dynamic Data Caching: A Load Balancing Strategy for Energy-Efficient Parallel Storage Systems with Buffer Disks," In Proceedings of the 27th IEEE Symposium on Massive Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST 2011), Denver, CO, May, 2011.

  4. Nijim, M., Z.L. Zong, Xiao Qin, Nijim, Y., "Multi-layer Prefetching for Hybrid Storage Systems: Algorithms, Models, and Evaluations", In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops (ICPPW), pp. 44 - 49, Sep. 2010.

  5. S. Yin, M. I. Alghamdi, X. J. Ruan, M. Nijim, A. Tamilarasan, Z.L. Zong, X. Qin, and Y. M. Yang, "Improving Energy Efficiency and Security for Disk Systems", In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC), Melbourne, Australia, Sep. 2010 (Acceptance Rate: 19%, 58/304).

  6. J. Y. Lin, M. K. Qiu, J. W. Niu, W. Z. Gao, Z.L. Zong, and X. Qin, "Feedback Dynamic Algorithms for Preemptable Job Scheduling in Cloud Systems", In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, Toronto, Canada, Sep. 2010.

  7. X. J. Ruan, A. Manzanares, S. Yin, Z. L. Zong, and X. Qin, "Performance Evaluation of Energy-Efficient Parallel I/O Systems with Write Buffer Disks", In Proceedings of the 38th International Conf. on Parallel Processing (ICPP), Vienna, Austria, Sep. 2009. (Acceptance Rate: 32.3%, 71/220).

  8. X. J. Ruan, A. Manzanares, K. Bellam, X. Qin, Z. L. Zong, "DARAW: A New Write Buffer to Improve Parallel I/O Energy-Efficiency," In Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), Honolulu, Hawaii, Mar. 2009. (Acceptance Rate 29.1%, 315/1084).

  9. M. Nijim, X. Qin, Z. L. Zong, X. J. Ruan andK. Bellam, "Security-Aware Cache Management for Cluster Storage Systems," In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Aug. 2008.

  10. Z. L. Zong, K. Bellam, X. Qin, Y.M. Yang, "A Simulation Framework for Energy Efficient Data Grids", In Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference 07, Washington, D.C. U.S. December 9-12, 2007.

  11. Z. L. Zong, X. Qin, M. Nijim, X. J. Ruan, K. Bellam, and M. Alghamdi, "Energy-Efficient Scheduling for Parallel Applications Running on Heterogeneous Clusters", In Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), Xi'an, China, September 2007. (Acceptance Rate: 25%).

  12. Z. L. Zong, M.E. Briggs, N.W. O'Connor, X. Qin, M. Alghamdi, and Y.-M. Yang, "Design and Performance Analysis of Energy-Efficient Parallel Storage Systems", In Proceedings of the Commodity Cluster Symposium 2007 (CCS2007), Annapolis, Maryland, July 2007.

  13. Z. L. Zong, M.E. Briggs, N.W. Connor, and X. Qin, "An Energy-Efficient Framework for Large-Scale Parallel Storage Systems", In Proceedings of the IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), March, 2007.

  14. K. Bellam, Z. L. Zong, M. Alghamdi, M. Nijim, X. Qin, "Integrating Fault Recovery and Quality of Security in Real-time Systems", In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Ubisafe Computing, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, May 2007.

  15. X. Qin, M. Alghamdi, Z. L. Zong, M. Nijim, "Scheduling of Periodic Packets in Energy-Aware Wireless Networks", In Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC), Apr. 2007. (Acceptance Rate: 37%)

  16. X. J. Ruan, X. Qin, M. Nijim, Z. L. Zong, and K. Bellam, "An Energy-Efficient Scheduling Algorithm Using Dynamic Voltage Scaling for Parallel Applications on Clusters", In Proceedings of the 16th IEEE Int'l Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), Honolulu, Hawaii, Aug. 2007. (Acceptance Rate: 29%).

  17. K. Bellam, K. Vudata, X. Qin, M. Nijim, Z. L. Zong, and X.-J. Ruan, "Integrating Security and Reliability using Non-Uniform Checkpoints", In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), Aug. 2007. (Acceptance Rate: 29%).

  18. Z. L. Zong, M. Nijim, M. Alghamdi, X. Qin, "HAGEES: A High Availability Guaranteed Energy-Efficient Scheduling Strategy for High-Performance Clusters", In Proceedings of the High Availability and Performance Computing Workshop (HAPCW2006), Oct. 2006.

  19. Z. L. Zong, A. Manzanares, B. Stinar, and X. Qin, "Energy-Efficient Duplication Strategies for Scheduling Precedence Constrained Parallel Tasks on Clusters", In Proceedings of the International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster'06), Sep. 2006.

  20. M. Nijim, T. Xie, Z. L. Zong, X. Qin, "An Adaptive Strategy for Secure Distributed Disk Systems", In Proceedings of the NASA/IEEE Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies, May 2006.

  21. Z. L. Zong, X. G. Wang, Z. Tang, "Elevator Group Control Algorithm Based On Residual Gradient and Q-Learning", In Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference in Sapporo, 2004.

  22. W. X. Bi, X.G. Wang, Z.L. Zong, Z. Tang, "Modified Error Function with Added Terms for Backpropagation Algorithm", In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Neural Networks (ISNN) 2004.

  23. X.-M. Chen, Z.Tang, X.-S. Xu, S.-S. Li, G.-P. Xia, Z.L. Zong, J.-H. Wang, “A Hopfield Network Learning for Minimum Vertex Cover Problem”, In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Neural Networks, 2004.


Other Conference Articles

  1. Gordon Standart, Kelsey Stulken, Manuel Penaloza, and Z.L. Zong, “Visualization of Large Geospatial Data Sets”, In Proceedings of the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium, Apr. 2010.

  2. Gordon Standart, Manuel Penaloza and Z.L. Zong, “Use of data mining techniques in the discovery of spatial and temporal earthquake relationship”, In Proceedings of the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium, Apr. 2010. Best student paper nomination.

  3. Joshua Job, Z.L. Zong, “Visualizing Satellite Images Downloading Requests of EROS”, In Proceedings of the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium, Apr. 2009.

  4. Joshua Job, Z.L. Zong, “Remote Disk Caching”, In Proceedings of the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium, Apr. 2009.




Invited Talks

  1. Energy-Efficient Scheduling for Parallel Tasks with Dependency. The Math and Computer Science Department of Colorado School of Mines, Denver, CO, September 2010.

  2. VisEROS: Geo-Visualizing Global Download Requests for EROS Satellite Images Using Google Earth. The USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS), Sioux Falls, South Dakota, August 2010.

  3. Geo-Visualization Applications Using Google Earth. The DOE Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Washington D.C., July, 2010.

  4. Improve Energy Efficiency of Massive Data Processing & Storing. The USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS), Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Oct. 2008.

  5. An Energy-Efficient Framework for Large-Scale Parallel Storage Systems. The IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium, Long Beach, CA, March, 2007.

  6. A High Availability Guaranteed Energy-Efficient Scheduling Strategy for High-Performance Clusters. The High Availability and Performance Computing Workshop (HAPCW2006), Santa Fe, NM, Oct. 2006.




Professional Service

Conference Committees:

International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology (FCST) (2011)

IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (2010)

International Conference on Advances in System Simulation (2009)

International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations (2010)

Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium (2009)



Reviewer of Journal Publications:

IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems

IEEE Transactions on Computers IEEE Transactions on Communications

IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics

ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing

Journal of Information Science

Future Generation Computer Systems: The International Journal of Grid Computing



Reviewer of Conference Publications:

IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM)

IEEE International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP)

IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC)

IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC)

IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS)

IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM)


Teaching Experience

Course Instructor (South Dakota School of Mines and Technology):

Foundations of Computer Science I (C++ Programming)

Foundations of Computer Science II (C++ Programming)

Data Structures

Computer Organization and Architecture

Parallel Computing

Operating Systems


Students Supervised

Adam Manzanares, with Dr. Xiao Qin, Postdoc, Los Alamos National Laboratory (current position)

Joshua Job, Software Engineer, L3 Communication Inc. (current position)

Gordon Standart, Graduate Student, NASA Space Grant Fellowship.

Kelsey Stulken, Graduate Student, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Jonathan Bush, Software Engineer, Avaya Inc., CO (current position).

Kevin Israel, Undergraduate Student, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Ambu Sreedharan, Undergraduate Student, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

James Haiston, Undergraduate Student, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Ribel Fares, Graduate Student, Texas State University.

Ivan Zecena Levia, Graduate Student, Texas State University.

Romoser Brian, Undergraduate Student, Texas State University.




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