Luo Mai

Email: luo.mai11[AT]

About Me
I am a final year PhD student at the Department of Computing of Imperial College London under the supervision of Paolo Costa and Alexander L. Wolf. I am affiliated with the Large-Scale Distributed Systems (LSDS) research group. I am the receipient of a prestigious Google Fellowship in Cloud Computing.

Research Timeline
  • [07/2017] TensorLayer is accepted by ACM Multimedia'17. It has quickly gained over 1900 stars on Github!
  • [03/2017] Flare project won a Microsoft Azure Research Sponsorship.
  • [03/2017] Emu is accepted by USENIX ATC'17.
  • [01/2017] I finished a software engineer internship with the Data Group in Microsoft, Redmond.
  • [04/2016] Flick is accepted by USENIX ATC'16.
  • [04/2016] NetEx is accepted by HotCloud'16.
  • [10/2015] I finished a research internship with the Microsoft Research Redmond Lab.
  • [04/2015] MLNet is accepted by HotCloud'15.
  • [08/2014] I finished a research internship with the Microsoft Research Asia Lab.

Selected Projects
  • Project Flare: Enabling Real-Time Stream Prcessing in Large-Scale Data Ingestion
    Duration: 2015 - current
    Abstract: Questioning, debugging and reasoning a big cluster through massive logs is critical for spawning data-driven decisions. We are exploring how to build a scalable analytics system for collecting, computing and delivering event summaries to numerous data stakeholders at an interactive speed. Flare is a research project during incubation. It is supported by Microsoft Research, Bing Ads and Azure.

  • Project NaaS: Enabling Network-as-a-Service in the Cloud
    Duration: 2012 - 2016
    Abstract: NaaS integrates current cloud computing offerings with direct yet secure access to the network infrastructure by tenants. With NaaS, tenants can easily develop and execute application-specific network services, such as custom routing, in-network data aggregation, redundancy elimination and smart caching, in order to improve communication performance. NaaS is a completed research project. It was supported by Google and UK EPSRC.
    [More details: Emu ATC'17, FLICK ATC'16, NetEx HotCloud'16, MLNet HotCloud'15, NetAgg CoNEXT'14]