Jian Yang currently works at Google.

I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at University of California, San Diego, My PhD advisor is Prof. Steven Swanson.

My research at UCSD was mainly focused on emerging persistent memory and high-performance networking.

I received B.E. in Software Engineering at Fudan University, Shanghai, China.


I am interested in networking (TCP/IP and RDMA), storage systems (persistent memory), operating systems and distributed systems.


  • Characterizing and Modeling Non-Volatile Memory Systems
    Zixuan Wang, Xiao Liu, Jian Yang, Theodore Michailidis, Steven Swanson and Jishen Zhao 53rd Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO 2020) [IEEE Micro Top Picks]

  • FileMR: Rethinking RDMA Networking for Scalable Persistent Memory
    Jian Yang, Joseph Izraelevitz and Steven Swanson 17th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI 20)

  • An Empirical Guide to the Behavior and Use of Scalable Persistent Memory
    Jian Yang, Juno Kim, Morteza Hoseinzadeh, Joseph Izraelevitz and Steve Swanson 18th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST 20)

  • Orion: A Distributed File System for Non-Volatile Main Memories and RDMA-Capable Networks
    Jian Yang, Joseph Izraelevitz and Steven Swanson 17th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST 19)

  • Basic Performance Measurements of the Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Module
    Joseph Izraelevitz, Jian Yang, Lu Zhang, Juno Kim, Xiao Liu, Amirsaman Memaripour, Yun Joon Soh, Zixuan Wang, Yi Xu, Jishen Zhao and Steven Swanson arxiv.org/abs/1903.05714

  • Mojim: A Reliable and Highly-Available Non-Volatile Memory System
    Yiying Zhang, Jian Yang, Amirsaman Memaripour and Steven Swanson Twentieth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS 2015)

  • Architecting flash based solid-state-Architecting Flash-based Solid-State Drive for High-performance I/O Virtualization
    Xiang Song, Jian Yang and Haibo Chen IEEE Computer Architecture Letter (CAL), 2013

  • Parallelizing management operations for virtual machines.
    Xiang Song, Jicheng Shi, Ran Liu, Jian Yang, Haibo Chen and Binyu Zang Virtual Execution Environments (VEE), 2013