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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; MapReduce/Hadoop scheduling; cloud computing; resource management; performance evaluation; workload characterization; simulation; virtualization
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Honors & Awards

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

Selected Publications

  • 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
  • Z. Yang, M. Awasthi, M. Ghosh, N. Mi, A Fresh Perspective on Total Cost of Ownership Models for Flash Storage in Datacenters, 8th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, Luxembourg, 2016
  • J. Tai, D. Liu, Z. Yang, X. Zhu, J. Lo, N. Mi, Improving Flash Resource Utilization at Minimal Management Cost in Virtualized Flash-Based Storage Systems, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), 1, 2015, 1-14
  • Y. Yao, J. Tai, B. Sheng, N. Mi, LsPS: A Job Size-Based Scheduler for Efficient Assignments in Hadoop, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), 99, 2014, 1-14
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Related News

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.

March 5, 2015

ECE Assistant Professor Ningfang Mi has been awarded a $459K NSF CAREER Award for her project, Capacity Planning Methodologies for Large Clusters with Heterogeneous Architectures and Diverse Applications .

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