Renyu Yang (杨任宇)  

 "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." Thomas Jefferson

 Associate Professor, School of Software, Beihang University, China

 Co-Director of Reliable, Automated and Intelligent Distributed Systems Lab (RAIDS Lab)

 Office:  D306 New Main Building  

 Location:  #37 Xueyuan Rd., Haidian District, Beijing, China  

 Email:   {renyuyang, renyu.yang} AT buaa DOT edu DOT cn (main) or renyu.yang1 AT gmail DOT com  

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What's New

[Call for Papers] "Machine Learning for Dependable Edge Computing Systems and Services" Special Issue in the journal of Big Data and Cognitive Computing (BDCC), (SCI-indexed), deadline: April 2024

[Call for Papers] "Machine Intelligent Information and Efficient Systems" Special Issue in the journal of Electronics (SCI-indexed, IF=2.690), deadline extended to Janurary 2024

(06/2023) RAIDS Lab is open and we are recruiting young talents! Postdoc/PhD/MSc/undergraduate intern positions are open to apply! Drop me an email if you are interested...

(17/05/2024) Two papers are accepted by ACM KDD 2024. Big congrats to Rui, Xudong and Yingguang!

(16/04/2024) Our work on Dynamic Graph Transformers for Bot Detection is accepted by IJCAI 2024.

(08/12/2023) Our work on Recovering from Poisoning Attacks is accepted by ICDE 2024.

(29/08/2023) Our work on IoT streaming management is accepted by IEEE Trans. on Services Computing.

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Short Bio

I am an Associate Professor and Co-Director of Reliable, Automated and Intelligent Distributed Systems Lab (RAIDS Lab) at Beihang University, China. Before moving back to Beijing, I worked in the UK as a lead Research Fellow (2020-2023), funded by UK EPSRC, at the School of Computing, and Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA), University of Leeds and as a research scientist (2018-2020) at Edgetic Ltd., a UK-based high-tech spin-out company that employs distributed scheduling, machine learning, hardware-software modeling, etc. to reshape the future of data center efficiency and intelligence. Prior to this, I was a research scientist and lead project manager with the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Big Data and Brain Computing (BDBC), Beijing, China. When I was a PhD student, I was also with Alibaba Group (2014-2016), participating in the development and research on intelligent resource scheduling and performance optimization at Internet scale. My research interests include large-scale dependable distributed systems, trustworthy data-centric engineering, deep learning systems and applications such as graph representation learning, anomaly detection, etc.

I have published 60+ refereed journal and conference papers (Googe Scholar ~2,600 citations, h-index=24, by April. 2024), including top ACM/IEEE Transactions and conference proceedings such as TPDS, TC, TKDE, TNNLS, TSC, TOIS, ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), VLDB, ICDE, WWW, KDD, SC, ICDCS, DSN, etc. I won the Best Paper Award in IEEE ISADS 2013 for energy-efficient computing and Alan Turing Institute Post-Doctoral Enrichment Award 2022 for resilient deep reinforcement learning, and was awarded the Grand Class of Scientific and Technological Progress Award of Chinese Institute of Electronics of year 2017 (the only grand class award since the award is established) for the key contribution to the reliable resource management at massive scale and its industrial and societal impact.

I co-authored/co-led several national and international projects, including UK EPSRC, Innovate UK, EU Horizon 2020, UK Alan Turing Institute Research Grants, China 973/863/Key R&D Programme, etc., worth more than £8 million over the last five years. I co-founded the highly successful and internationally leading research consortium COLAB between Leeds, Alibaba and Beihang University. I am currently acting as an associate editor of ACM Computing Surveys, and on the program committees of many conferences, including IJCAI, ECAI, AAAI, CLOUD, etc., I was also the program/area chair of multiple conferences.

My official university web page in Chinese is here 中文简介


Research Interests

Broadly, I am interested in designing system modules and/or mechanisms for tackling trade-offs in efficiency, performance, reliability and cost for distributed and parallel computing systems at scale such as cloud computing, big data, deep learning training/inference, IoT, etc. My research mainly focuses on:

Enhanced resource efficiency of large-scale computing infrastructures: QoS-aware resource management [VLDB'14, ICDCS'18, SoCC'19, TPDS'20a, CCGRID'21, TPDS'22a, TSC'23], DL model training acceleration [TPDS'22b,SC'22], and multi-objective optimization [TPDS'20b, JPDC'21, SECON'22, JPDC'23], etc.;

Enhanced system dependability: fault tolerance and failure recovery [VLDB'14,LISA'14,HASE'16,TSC'17, DSN'16,TSC'19], anomaly detection [TNNLS'21, TKDE'21, TWEB'22, WWW'23b, IJCAI'24, KDD'24b] and dependability modeling [ICDE'24], etc.

Enhanced intelligent systems and applications: data-centric engineering [SOSE'16,CSUR'20,TKDE'23], graph representation learning [TC'21,TOIS'21,WWW'23a, KDD'24a], etc.

Education

• 2011.9 - 2017.2:    PhD. Computer Science (with Distinction Honor), supervised by Prof. Jie Xu and Prof. Tianyu Wo, Beihang University, China   

• 2011.9 - 2017.1:    Exchange PhD. Student (funded by China 973 iVCE Grant and EPSRC CoLab Grant), supervised by Prof. Jie Xu and Dr. Paul Townend, University of Leeds, UK   

• 2007.9 - 2011.6:    BSc. Computer Science (equivalent to 1st Class Honours), supervised by Prof. Tianyu Wo, Beihang University, China   

Work Experience

• 2023.5 - present:   Associate Professor, School of Software, Beihang University, Beijing, China

• 2020.9 - 2023.4:   Lead Research Fellow, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

• 2018.6 - 2020.8:   Research Scientist, Edgetic Ltd., UK and Adjunct Research Fellow at University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

• 2018.2 - 2018.2:   Visiting Researcher (work with Dr. Peter Garraghan), Lancaster University, Lancashire, UK

• 2016.4 - 2016.5:   Visiting Researcher (work with Dr. Zhenyu Wen), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

• 2017.3 - 2018.5:   Research Scientist and Project Manager, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Big Data and Brain Computing (BDBC), Beijing, China

• 2014.2 - 2016.2:   R&D Intern (Mentored by Zhuo (Joe) Zhang and Chao Li), Fuxi Distributed Scheduling Group, Alibaba Group, Beijing, China

• 2011.9 - 2017.2:   Teaching and Research Assistant, Team Leader, Networked Computing Group, Beihang University, Beijing, China


Selected Recent Publications

• R. Wang, X. Mou, R. Yang, K. Gao, P. Liu, C. Liu, T. Wo and X. Liu. CutAddPaste: Time Series Anomaly Detection by Exploiting Abnormal Knowledge. ACM KDD 2024 (CCF A)

• Y. Yang, Q. Wu, B. He, H. Peng, R. Yang, Z. Hao, Y. Liao. SEBot: Structural Entropy Guided Multi-View Contrastive learning for Social Bot Detection. ACM KDD 2024 (CCF A)

• X. Sun, Q. Ye, H. Hu, J. Duan, T. Wo, J. Xu and R. Yang. LDPRecover: Recovering Frequencies from Poisoning Attacks against Local Differential Privacy. IEEE ICDE 2024 (CCF A)

• Z. Wen, R. Yang, B. Qian, Z. Wang, H. Peng, J. Xu, A.Y. Zomaya, R. Ranjan. Janus: Latency-Aware Traffic Scheduling for IoT Data Streaming in Edge Environments. IEEE TSC 2023 (CCF A)

• D. Zou, H. Peng, X. Huang, R. Yang, J. Li, J. Wu, C. Liu, P. S. Yu. SE-GSL: A General and Effective Graph Structure Learning Framework through Structural Entropy Optimization. ACM WWW 2023 (CCF A)

• Y. Yang, R. Yang, Y. Li, H. Peng, T. Li, Y. Liao, P. Zhou. FedACK: Federated Adversarial Contrastive Knowledge Distillation for Cross-Lingual and Cross-Model Social Bot Detection. ACM WWW 2023 (CCF A)

• J. Zhu, R. Yang, X. Sun, T. Wo, C. Hu, H. Peng, J. Xiao, A. Y. Zomaya, J. Xu. QoS-Aware Co-Scheduling for Distributed Long-Running Applications on Shared Clusters. IEEE TPDS 2022 (CCF A)

• X. Sun, W. Wang, S. Qiu, R. Yang, S. Huang, J. Xu, Z. Wang. STRONGHOLD: Fast and Affordable Billion-scale Deep Learning Model Training. ACM/IEEE SC 2022 (CCF A)

• G. Yeung, B. Borowiec, R. Yang, A. Friday, R. Harper, P. Garraghan. Horus: Interference-Aware and Prediction-Based Scheduling in Deep Learning Systems. IEEE TPDS 2021 (CCF A)

• T. Li, Z. Hong, Q. Cai, L. Yu, Z. Wen, and R. Yang. BISSIAM: Bispectrum Siamese Network Based Contrastive Learning for UAV Anomaly Detection. IEEE TKDE 2021 (CCF A)

• Y. Hei, R. Yang, H. Peng, L. Wang, X. Xu, J. Liu, H. Liu, J. Xu, L. Sun. Hawk: Rapid Android Malware Detection through Heterogeneous Graph Neural Network. IEEE TNNLS 2021 (CCF B/CORE A*, IF14.255)

• H. Peng, R. Yang, Z. Wang, J. Li, L. He, P. S. Yu, A. Y. Zomaya, R. Ranjan. LIME: Low-Cost and Incremental Learning for Dynamic Heterogeneous Information Networks. IEEE TC 2021 (CCF A)

• H. Peng, R. Zhang, Y. Dou, R. Yang, J. Zhang, and P. S. Yu. Reinforced Neighborhood Selection Guided Multi-Relational Graph Neural Networks. ACM TOIS 2021 (CCF A)

• R. Yang, C. Hu, X. Sun, P. Garraghan, T. Wo, Z. Wen, H. Peng, J. Xu and C. Li. Performance-aware Speculative Resource Oversubscription for Large-scale Clusters. IEEE TPDS 2020 (CCF A)

• Z. Wen, T. Lin, R. Yang, S. Ji, R. Ranjan, A. Romanovsky, C. Lin, J. Xu. GA-Par: Dependable Microservice Orchestration Framework for Geo-Distributed Clouds. IEEE TPDS 2019 (CCF A)

• X. Sun, C. Hu, R. Yang, P. Garraghan, T. Wo, J. Xu, J. Zhu, C. Li. ROSE: Cluster Resource Scheduling via Speculative Over-subscription (poster, demo). IEEE ICDCS 2018 (CCF B/CORE A) ACM SOSP 2017 (CCF A)

• R. Yang, Y. Zhang, P. Garraghan, Y.Feng, J. Ouyang, J. Xu, Z. Zhang, C. Li. Reliable Cloud Service in Massive-scale Systems through Effective Low-cost Failover. IEEE TSC 2017 (CCF A)

More publications: [Complete List] [DBLP] [Googe Scholar]

Selected Research Grants

I had the opportunity to work closely with many institutes around the world and engaged in many government/industry funded research projects to solve real-world problems with innovative cloud and analytic technologies.

Ongoing

• Enabling Generic LLMs on PaddlePaddle and AI Chips (¥6.4M), funded by Beijing S&T Commission and Baidu Inc., Co-I, 2024-2025

• Cloud Native Technology: Theory and Practice (¥100K), funded by Digital Textbook Funding Programme, Beihang University, PI, 2024

• Efficient Resource Scheduling for Intelligent Computing Infrastructures (¥200K), funded by Advanced Multidisciplinary Research Programme, Beihang University, PI, 2024 - 2025

• Anomaly Management and Decision Making in Massive Custom Manufacturing (¥1.8M), funded by National Key Research and Development Programme, Co-author and Key Member, 2024 - 2026

• Essentials of Modern Cloud Computing (¥400K), funded by Core Curriculum Redefined Programme, National College of Engineering Excellence, Co-I, 2023 - 2024

• Algorithmic Scheduling Support for Efficient AI Model Training (¥300K), funded by Kuaishou Research Funding, Co-PI, 2023 - 2024

Closed

• Resilient Multi-Agent Deep Reinforcement Learning for Green Logistics Scheduling, funded by the Turing Enrichment Scheme, the Alan Turing Institute, PI, 2022.3 - 2022.10

• New Edge-Cloud Infrastructure for Distributed Intelligent Computing (£55K), funded by Turing Pilot Project, the Alan Turing Institute, Co-I, 2022.1 - 2023.4

• Algorithmic Support for Massive Scale Distributed Systems (EP/T01461X/1, £1.1M) funded by UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), co-author and project leader, 2020.9 - 2023.4

• Farm Observatory Instrumentation (£4M+), University of Leeds, module leader, 2021.3 - 2023.4

• Server Modelling Capability (No.45904, £300K), funded by Innovate UK Programme, UKRI, co-author and module leader, 2020.2 - 2020.8

• Boden Type Data Center One (No.768875, €2.87M), funded by European Comission’s Horizon 2020 Programme (Horizon 2020), module leader, 2018.6 - 2019.12

• Pin the Tail: Understanding Straggler Manifestation in Internet-based Distributed Systems (EP/P031617/1, £97K), UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), module leader, 2017.9 - 2019.12

• Cloud Operating System - Multiple-grained Resource Management and Scheduling (No. 2016YFB1000503), supported by National Key Research and Development Programme, co-author, project leader/coordinator, 2016.6 - 2018.5

• Storage Model and Mechanism for Joint Clouds (No. 2016YFB1000103), supported by National Key Research and Development Programme, co-author, project leader/coordinator, 2016.5 - 2017.11

• On-demand Resource Aggregation and Execution in Massive-scale iVCE Environments (No.2011CB302602), supported by China 973 Fundamental Research and Development Programme, co-author, project leader/coordinator, 2012.1 - 2015.9

• ChinaCloud Phase II: Fundmental Key Software for Cloud Platforms (No.2013AA01A213), supported by National 863 Hi-Tech Research and Development Programme, key member, 2013.1 - 2014.1

• ChinaCloud Phase I: Resource Virtualization and Scheduling (No. 2011AA01A202), supported by National 863 Hi-Tech Research and Development Programme, key member, 2011.9 - 2013.12

Research Team

PhD Students

• Junhong Liu (2024.9- , BeihangU)

• Huaqiang Qiu (2024.9- , BeihangU)

• Rui Wang (2023.9- , BeihangU, w/ Prof. Xudong Liu): KDD'24

• Yihui Zhang (2023.9- , BeihangU, w/ Prof. Tianyu Wo)

• Yuyan Zhao (2023.9- , BeihangU, w/ Prof. Tianyu Wo)

• Yulin Su (2023.9- , BeihangU, w/ Prof. Tianyu Wo)

• Jinghao Wang (2023.5- , BeihangU, w/ Prof. Chunming Hu and Dr. Xu Wang)

• Yang Zhang (2023.9- , BeihangU, w/ Prof. Chunming Hu)

• Yingguang Yang (2021.7-, USTC, w/ Prof. Yong Liao and Dr. Pengyuan Zhou): TWEB'23, WWW'23, arXiv'23, IJCAI'24, KDD'24

MSc Students

• [Class 2022] Weihan Jiang, Tianyu Ye, Ziyang Liu, Di Wang, Jia Duan, Hang Xi (co-supervised w/ Prof. Tianyu Wo/Chunming Hu)

• [Class 2023] Zhida Jiang, Yilong Li, Zeying Wang, Jiaxun Huang (co-supervised w/ Prof. Tianyu Wo/Chunming Hu)

• [Class 2024] Zexin Wu; Shiyi Huang (w/ Dr. Xu Wang), Mingming Zhang, Yuxuan Chen, Yuezheng Liu (w/ Prof. Tianyu Wo/Xudong Liu)

• [Part Time] Yao Zhang, Xiaoyu Liu, Tianyou Zeng, Lu Pei, Jiasheng Liu, Zhiqi Zhang, Haiyang Tang

Team Alumni: ~$ alumni


Teaching and Presentations

• Essentials of Modern Cloud Computing (Graduate Level, National College of Engineering Excellence, with Prof. Chunming Hu and co), Spring 2024

• Foudations of Cloud Computing (Undergraduate Level, BeihangU), Spring 2024

• Foudations of Software Engineering (Undergraduate Level, BeihangU), Spring 2024

• Scientific Research Class (Undergraduate Level, BeihangU), Autumn 2023/2024

• Service Computing (Graduate Level, BeihangU, with Dr. Xu Wang), Autumn 2023, Autumn 2024

• Operating Systems (XJCO2211, Undergraduate Level, UoLeeds, with Prof. Jie Xu), Autumn 2020-2022

• Essentials of Cloud Computing (CS61839, Graduate Level, BeihangU, with Prof. Chunming Hu), Spring 2017

• Talks given in different venues such as academic conferences or industrial meeting-ups can be found here: ~$ talks

Selected Professional Services

• Associate Editor of ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR)

• Lead Guest Editor: "Machine Learning for Dependable Edge Computing Systems and Services" Special Issue in the journal of Big Data and Cognitive Computing (BDCC), (SCI-indexed)

• Guest Editor: "Machine Intelligent Information and Efficient Systems" Special Issue in the journal of Electronics (SCI-indexed, IF=2.690)

• Review Editor@Editorial Board: Frontiers in Big Data, Frontiers in High Performance Computing

• Program Chair: IEEE International Conference on Joint Cloud Computing (JCC) 2020, 2019, etc.

• Area/Track Chair: IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD) 2021.

• PC Member: IJCAI, ECAI, AAAI, CLOUD, UCC, BDCAT, HPCC, etc.

• Journal Reviewers: TPDS, TDSC, TC, TKDE, TSC, TSE, TCC, TKDD, CSUR, etc.

• More professional services can be found here: ~$ services

Selected Awards     

UK Alan Turing Institute Post-Doctoral Enrichment Award, 2022

IEEE Outstanding Service Award, IEEE JCC-SOSE, 2020

The Grand Class of Scientific and Technological Progress Award of Chinese Institute of Electronics, 2017 (2017年度中国电子学会科技进步特等奖)

• The State Scientific and Technological Progress Award, 1st Prize Nominee, 2018 (2018年度国家科学进步一等奖提名)

Outstanding Graduate Award of Beijing Graduates, 2017

Guanghua Scholarship Award for outstanding students, 2014

Best Paper Award of the IEEE 11th International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized System(ISADS), 2013

Excellent Academic Award of The Institute of Advanced Computing Technology, Beihang University

Excellence Student Scholarship of Beihang University

Second Prize of Fengru Cup, 2010, 2009

Misc     

Outside of work, I really enjoy long-distance running, traditional chinese calligraphy, architectural design, cooking world wide foods, and music.


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