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Ningfang Mi is an Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, since Fall 2009. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary, VA in 2009. She received the M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas, TX in 2004 and the B.S. degree in Computer Science from Nanjing University, China, in 2000. Her research interests include storage systems, multi-tier systems, performance evaluation, energy/power management, simulation, data analysis, system modeling, and scheduling/load balancing.


  • PhD, College of William and Mary, 2009

Research & Scholarship Interests

Capacity planning; NVMe Flash Memory Devices, MapReduce/Hadoop scheduling; cloud computing; resource management; performance evaluation; workload characterization; simulation
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Honors & Awards

  • 2015 NSF CAREER Award
  • IBM Faculty Award
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award

Selected Publications

  • J. Bhimani, N. Mi, Z. Yang, J. Yang, R.Pandurangan, C.Choi, V. Balakrishnan, FIOS: Feature Based I/O Stream Identification for Improving Endurance of Multi-Stream SSDs, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD’18), 2018, (Best Paper Award)
  • J. Bhimani, Z. Yang, N. Mi, J.Yang, Q.Xu, M. Awasthi, R. Pandurangan, V. Balakrishnan, Docker Container Scheduler for I/O Intensive Applications running on NVMe SSDs, IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems (TMSCS), 2018
  • Z. Yang, M. Hoseinzadeh, P. Wong, J. Artoux, C. Mayers, D.T. Evans, R.T. Bolt, J. Bhimani, N. Mi, S. Swanson, H-NVMe: A Hybrid Framework of NVMe-based Storage System in Cloud Computing Environment , 36th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC’17), San Diego, CA, 2017. (Best Paper Award)
  • H. Gao, Z. Yang, J. Bhimani, T. Wang, J. Wang, N. Mi, B. Sheng,  AutoPath: Harnessing Parallel Execution Paths for Efficient Resource Allocation in Multi-Stage Big Data Frameworks, The 26th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, Vancouver, Canada, 2017
  • J. Bhimani, N. Mi, M. Leeser, Z. Yang, FiM: Performance Prediction for Parallel Computation in Iterative Data Processing Applications, IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2017
  • Y. Yao, J. Wang, B. Sheng, C.C. Tan, N. Mi, Self-Adjusting Slot Configurations for Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Hadoop Clusters, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 5(2), 2017, 344-357
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Related News

July 10, 2018

ECE Associate Professor Ningfang Mi and two of her PhD students, Janki Bhimani and Zhengyu Yang, were awarded the 11th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (IEEE CLOUD 2018) Best Paper, “FIOS: Feature Based I/O Stream Identification for Improving Endurance of Multi-Stream SSDs.”

December 15, 2017

ECE Associate Professor Ningfang Mi has been awarded a $200K grant from Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. for a project titled “Dynamic Resource Allocation Scheme for Virtualized Storage with Flash-Memory Resources.”

December 14, 2017

ECE Professor Ningfang Mi and two of her PhD students, Zhengyu Yang and Janki Bhimani, won the best paper award at the 36th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC'17) in San Diego, California.

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