Hi! My name is Jiyuan Zhang. I am a second-year Master of Science student studying Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2022. I will graduate from MS program May 2024 and return to UIUC as a Ph.D. student in the Fall.

I am working with Professor Tianyin Xu on improving the performance and scalability of modern virtualization technologies, with an emphasis on topics related to virtualized memory. I have designed several techniques for improving the efficiency of memory translation and hardware caches. I also conducted research on topics such as file systems and task scheduling.


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL, USA

M.S. in Computer Science

Aug 2022 - May 2024

Advisor: Prof. Tianyin Xu

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, NJ, USA

B.S. in Computer Science

Jan 2020 - May 2022

GPA: 4.0/4.0

Research Experience

You can learn more about my research here .

You can find my Curriculum Vitae here .

Teaching and Mentoring

Research Mentoring @ UIUC

Peizhe Liu (Undergraduate Student, UIUC)

Fall 2023 - Present

Fan Chung (Undergraduate Student, UIUC)

Spring 2023 - Present

Yiming Du (Graduate Student, University of Rhode Island)

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Teaching Assistant @ NJIT

CS 423: Operating System Design with Prof. Tianyin Xu

Fall 2023

CS 114: Introduction to Computer Science II with Prof. Calvin M. James

Spring 2021


Graduate Research Assistant, UIUC

Spring 2024 - Summer 2024

Graduate Research Assistant, UIUC

Fall 2022 - Summer 2023

Undergraduate Research Assistant, NJIT

Spring 2022

Awards and Honors

President's Medal for Academic Excellence, NJIT


Summa Cum Laude, NJIT


Dean’s List, NJIT

2020 - 2022

Presentations and Talks

Direct Memory Translation for Virtualized Clouds

ACM Int'l. Conf. on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems

May 1, 2024

HugeGPT: Storing Guest Page Tables on Host Huge Pages to Accelerate Address Translation

Int'l. Conf. on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques

Oct 23, 2023