Huan Zhang

Huan Zhang 

Huan Zhang

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA, 95616

Email:ecezhang AT ucdavis DOT edu


My current research interests include optimization for machine learning and parallel computing. During 2012-2015, I also worked on a few topics in computer architecture and computer networks.

My advisors are Cho-Jui Hsieh and Venkatesh Akella.


HogWild++: A New Mechanism for Decentralized Asynchronous Stochastic Gradient Descent, Huan Zhang, Cho-Jui Hsieh and Venkatesh Akella. In IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), 2016. (pdf) (code)

Fixing the Convergence Problems in Parallel Asynchronous Dual Coordinate Descent, Huan Zhang, Cho-Jui Hsieh. In IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), 2016. (pdf) (code)

Sublinear Time Orthogonal Tensor Decomposition, Zhao Song, David P. Woodruff and Huan Zhang. In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2016. (pdf) (code)

A Comprehensive Linear Speedup Analysis for Asynchronous Stochastic Parallel Optimization from Zeroth-Order to First-Order, Xiangru Lian, Huan Zhang, Cho-Jui Hsieh, Yijun Huang, Ji Liu. In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2016. (pdf)

Field demonstration of 100-Gb/s real-time coherent optical OFDM detection, by Noriaki Kaneda, Timo Pfau, Huan Zhang et. al., in Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 33, No. 7, April 1 2015.

Burst Mode Processing: An Architectural Framework for Improving Performance in Future Chip Microprocessors, by Huan Zhang, Rajeevan Amirtharajah, Christopher Nitta, Matthew Farrens and Venkatesh Akella, in Workshop on Workshop on Managing Overprovisioned Systems, Co-located with ASPLOS-19, April 2014.

HySIM: Towards a Scalable, Accurate and Fast Simulator for Manycore Processors by Kramer Straube, Huan Zhang, Christopher Nitta, Matthew Farrenss and Venkatesh Akella, in 3rd Workshop on the Intersections of Computer Architecture and Reconfigurable Logic, Co-located with MICRO-46, December 2013.

Spectral and Spatial 2D Fragmentation-Aware Routing and Spectrum Assignment Algorithms in Elastic Optical Networks, by Yawei Yin, Huan Zhang, Mingyang Zhang, Ming Xia, Zuqing Zhu, S. Dahlfort and S.J.B Yoo, in IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 2013.


“Blind Guide Device Based on the Smart Phone”, China Patent ZL.2010 2 0516516.9. Yang Yang, Huan Zhang, Ding Zhao, Li Chen et al. Issued on July, 20, 2011. (pdf)

Some Fun Undergraduate Projects

I did some interesting projects during my undergraduate years. They have become non-relevant to my current research but I am still keeping links and descriptions here because I do occasionally get emails asking some details. And, they are fun!

Click here for a list of my previous projects.


Email:ecezhang AT ucdavis DOT edu

2306 Academic Surge
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA, 95616