Yuanyuan Zhou

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Yuanyuan (YY) Zhou is a Chinese and American computer scientist and entrepreneur. She is a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California, San Diego, where she holds the Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Mobile Computing. Her research concerns software reliability, including the use of data mining to automatically detect software bugs and flexible system designs that can adapt to hardware platform variations. She is also the founder of three start-up companies, Emphora, Pattern Insight, and Whova.

Education and career[edit]

Zhou earned a bachelor's degree in 1992 from Peking University,[1] and a Ph.D. in 2001 from Princeton University, under the supervision of Kai Li.[2] She spent the next two years at the NEC Research Institute in Princeton,[3] where she spun off a start-up from NEC, Emphora, in the area of data storage.[4] Next, she took a faculty position at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 2002. During her time there, in 2007, she founded her second start-up, Pattern Insight, to commercialize her work in automated bug detection and removal for large software projects;[3] she continues to serve as Pattern Insight's chief technical officer.[1] In 2009, she moved to UCSD,[3] as the first Qualcomm Professor in Mobile Computing.[5] In 2012 she founded her third start-up, event-management software company Whova.[1]

Zhou is the program chair for the 21st International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS 2016).[6]

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2005, Zhou won the Anita Borg Early Career Award of the Computing Research Association.[7] She was awarded a Sloan Fellowship in 2007.[1][8] In 2013, she was named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery "for contributions to software reliability and quality",[9][10] and in 2014, she was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers "for contributions to scalable algorithms and tools for computer reliability."[11][1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Two Computer Scientists, One Electrical Engineer Named IEEE Fellows, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, December 2, 2014, retrieved 2015-06-17.
  2. ^ Yuanyuan Zhou at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ a b c Fox, Tiffany (September 9, 2010), Computer Scientist Puts NSF Funding to Work for More Reliable Computing, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology .
  4. ^ Speaker biography, Duke University Computer Science Colloquium, 2005, retrieved 2015-06-17.
  5. ^ CSE Welcomes Yuanyuan Zhou, Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Mobile Computing, UCSD CSE, retrieved 2015-06-17.
  6. ^ ASPLOS 2016 organization, retrieved 2015-06-17.
  7. ^ 2005- Yuanyuan Zhou, Computing Research Association, retrieved 2015-06-17.
  8. ^ Past Fellows, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, accessed 2015-06-17.
  9. ^ ACM Fellow award citation, retrieved 2015-06-17.
  10. ^ Pattern Insight CTO and Co-Founder Named ACM Fellow, Pattern Insight, December 11, 2013, retrieved 2015-06-17.
  11. ^ Pattern Insight CTO and Co-Founder Named IEEE Fellow, Pattern Insight, December 5, 2014, retrieved 2015-06-17.

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