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Biography

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.

Education

  • PhD, College of William and Mary, 2009

Research & Scholarship Interests

Storage systems, multi-tier enterprise systems, performance evaluation, energy/power management, simulation, data analysis, system modeling, and scheduling/load balancing.
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

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

Selected Publications

Papers in refereed conferences

  • Y. Yao, J. Wang, B. Sheng, N. Mi "Using a Tunable Knob for Reducing Makespan of Map Reduce Jobs in a Hadoop Cluster", The IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (Cloud’13), Santa Clara Marriott, CA, June, 2013
  • Deng Liu, Jianzhe Tai, Jack Lo, Ningfang Mi and Xiaoyun Zhu, "vFRM: Flash Resource Manager in VMware ESX Server", the IFIP/IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS’14), Krakow, Poland, May 2014
  • Yi Yao, Jiayin Wang, Bo Sheng, Jason Lin, and Ningfang Mi, "HASTE: Hadoop YARN Scheduling Based on Task-Dependency and Resource-Demand", the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (Cloud’14), Alaska, USA, June 2014
  • 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
  • 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. Wang, B. Sheng, C.C. Tan, N. Mi "Self-adjusting Slot Configurations for Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Hadoop Clusters", IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), 2015, 1-14 
  • J. Tai, B. Sheng, Y. Yao, N. Mi "SLA-Aware Data Migration in A Shared Hybrid Storage Cluster, Journal of Cluster Computing (CC)", 2015, 1-13
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Related News

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 .

July 31, 2014

These faculty recognitions bring the total young investigator awards in the college to 39, including 25 NSF CAREER and 10 DOD Young Investigator awards.

July 15, 2014

There’s an almost mythical quality to Professor Ningfang Mi’s work in computing resource management and capacity planning. Her research aims to revolutionize the behind-the-scenes...

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