Irene Y. Zhang

Ph. D. student - Computer Science & Engineering University of Washington

I work with Hank Levy and Arvind Krishnamurthy in the Computer Systems Lab. My current research focuses on systems for large-scale, distributed applications, including distributed runtime systems and transactional storage systems.

Before starting my PhD, I worked for three years at VMware in the virtual machine monitor group. I received my S.B. in computer science from MIT in 2008 and my M. Eng. in 2009.

I was born in Beijing, China and spent most of my time growing up in Columbus, Indiana. My husband and I like to cook, travel and occasionally do computer science together.

News & Happenings

  • 22 August 2016

    The Diamond source code is now available on github and gitlab. Take a look back in a few weeks for a draft of our paper to appear in OSDI 2016.

  • 31 July 2016

    Our paper on the Diamond automated data management platform will appear in OSDI 2016 and our work on the Disciplined Inconsistency type system will appear at SoCC 2016.

  • 16 May 2016

    I just attended the NCWIT Conference on Women and IT to receive honorable mention for the NCWIT Collegiate Award. It was great to see what people in positions of more power than me are doing to increase diversity in computer science.

  • 28 March 2016

    Crosscut has a great article highlighting CSE’s efforts to bring more women into computer science and keep them there.

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