Mingyang Zhang


I’m a Ph.D. student in Networked System Lab at USC, luckily advised by Prof. Ramesh Govindan. I also work closely with Dr. Radhika Niranjan Mysore at VMWare Research. My recent research interests lie in datacenter network management and verification. I earned my B.S from HIT in 2012 and my M.S from USTC in 2015 before joining NSL.

Ongoing Projects

  • Scalable Network Verification in Large-scale Networks
  • Datacenter Topology Design, Analysis and Management

Industry Experience

  • HP Labs, Palo Alto, CA, Intern Researcher, 2016
    • Virtual network debugging
  • Microsoft Research, Beijing, China, Intern Researcher, 2013
    • VM allocation algorithms for Microsoft Azure.

Honors and Awards

  • Annenberg Fellowship, USC, 2015
  • Star of Tomorrow Award, Microsoft Research Asia, 2014.
  • National Scholarship,China Ministry of Education, 2013
  • Best paper award, ICC, 2013.


  • Teaching Assistant, CSCI-585: Database Systems, Spring 2017


Email: mingyanz[at]usc[dot]edu

University of Southern California
Department of Computer Science
941 Bloom Walk, SAL 227
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0781