Luo Mai

Email: luo.mai11[AT]

About me
I am a fourth 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. My research is supported by a Google Fellowship in Cloud Computing.

  • [04/2016] A paper about the FLICK language design is accepted by USENIX ATC'16.
  • [04/2016] A paper about a network marketplace design for Clouds is accepted by HotCloud'16.
  • [10/2015] I finished a research internship with the Microsoft Cloud and Information Services Lab (CISL).
  • [04/2015] A paper about improving the communication performance of a machine learning cluster is accepted by HotCloud'15.
  • [08/2014] I finished a research internship with the Wireless and Networking group at Microsoft Research.

  • NaaS: Network-as-a-Service in the Cloud
    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.
    [More details: FLICK ATC'16, NetEx HotCloud'16, MLNet HotCloud'15, NetAgg CoNEXT'14]

  • Flare: Real-Time Analytics of Massive Data Streams
    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 log summaries to numerous data stakeholders at an interactive speed. This is a research project collaborating with Microsoft CISL.