Youmin Chen (陈游旻)


About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University. I obtained my Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University (advised by Jiwu Shu and Youyou Lu), and Bachelor degree from Honors College (formerly known as School of Advanced Engineering), Beihang University. During 2019 - 2020, I worked as a visiting scholar at ADSL, UW-Madison, advised by Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, and Xiangyao Yu.

My research area mainly covers distributed systems and storage systems. I’m particularly interested in building storage systems on emerging hardware (e.g., Non-Volatile Memory, RDMA). Recently, I am paying close attention to the “Killer Microseconds” problem. My work has been published on FAST, ICDE, ASPLOS, VLDB, Eurosys, DAC, USENIX ATC, ToS, TC, etc.


Recent News

  • May, 2021, I am selected into the National Postdoctoral Innovative Talent Support Program (中国博士后创新人才支持计划).

  • May, 2021, I successfully defended my Ph.D. dissertation.

  • Feb, 2021, Aria (a secure key-value store) has been accpeted by ICDE’21.

  • Dec, 2020, Serve as a student reviewer of JSys, a diamond open-access journal covering all areas of computer systems research.

  • Dec, 2020, two papers (KucoFS, Concordia) have been accepted by USENIX FAST’21.


Education

Ph.D.

in Department of Computer Science, Tsinghua University

2016 - 2021

Visiting Scholar

in Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin - Madison

2019 - 2020

B.S.

in ShenYuan Honors College (a.k.a., School of Advanced Engineering), Beihang University

2012 - 2016


Publication Lists

Pre-print

  • High Throughput and Low Tail Latency Transactions with Plor.

    Youmin Chen, Xiangyao Yu, Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, Jiwu Shu.
    In submission.

Conference Papers

  • Aria: Tolerating Skewed Workloads in Secure In-memory Key-value Stores.
    Fan Yang, Youmin Chen, Youyou Lu, Qing Wang, Jiwu Shu,
    37th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE'21), 2021
    PDF
  • Scalable Persistent Memory File System with Kernel-Userspace Collaboration.
    Youmin Chen, Youyou Lu, Bohong Zhu, Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, Jiwu Shu,
    USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST'21), 2021
    PDF
  • Concordia: Distributed Shared Memory with In-Network Cache Coherence.
    Qing Wang, Youyou Lu, Erci Xu, Junru Li, Youmin Chen, Jiwu Shu,
    USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST'21), 2021
    PDF
  • μTree: a Persistent B+-Tree with Low Tail Latency.
    Youmin Chen, Youyou Lu, Kedong Fang, Qing Wang, Jiwu Shu,
    46th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB'20), 2020
    PDF
  • FlatStore: an Efficient Log-Structured Key-Value Storage Engine for Persistent Memory.
    Youmin Chen, Youyou Lu, Fan Yang, Qing Wang, Yang Wang, Jiwu Shu,
    Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS'20), 2020
    PDF
  • Kernel/User-level Collaborative Persistent Memory File System with Efficiency and Protection.
    Youmin Chen, Youyou Lu, Bohong Zhu, Jiwu Shu,
    (arXiv), 2019
    PDF
  • No Compromises: Secure NVM with Crash Consistency, Write-Efficiency and High-Performance.
    Fan Yang, Youyou Lu, Youmin Chen, Haiyu Mao, Jiwu Shu,
    Design Automation Conference (DAC'19), 2019
    PDF
  • Scalable RDMA RPC on Reliable Connection with Efficient Resource Sharing.
    Youmin Chen, Youyou Lu, Jiwu Shu,
    Proceedings of the Fourteenth EuroSys Conference (EuroSys'19), 2019
    PDF
  • Scalable and Reliable RDMA (one-page abstract).
    Youmin Chen, Youyou Lu, Jiwu Shu,
    Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC'18), 2018
    PDF
  • Octopus: an RDMA-enabled Distributed Persistent Memory File System.
    Youyou Lu, Jiwu Shu, Youmin Chen, Tao Li,
    USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC'17), 2017
    PDF

Journal Papers

  • Octopus+: an RDMA-enabled Distributed Persistent Memory File System.
    Bohong Zhu, Youmin Chen, Qing Wang, Youyou Lu, Jiwu Shu,
    ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS), 2021
    PDF
  • TH-DPMS: Design and Implementation of an RDMA-enabled Distributed Persistent Memory Storage System.
    Jiwu Shu, Youmin Chen, Qing Wang, Bohong Zhu, Junru Li, Youyou Lu,
    ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS), 2020
    PDF
  • Understanding and analysis of B+ trees on NVM towards consistency and efficiency.
    Jiangkun Hu, Youmin Chen, Youyou Lu, Xubin He, Jiwu Shu,
    CCF Transactions on High Performance Computing (CCF-THPC), 2020
    PDF
  • ShieldNVM: An Efficient and Fast Recoverable System for Secure Non-Volatile Memory.
    Fan Yang, Youmin Chen, Haiyu Mao, Youyou Lu, Jiwu Shu,
    ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS), 2020
    PDF
  • Efficient and Consistent NVMM Cache for SSD-based File System.
    Youmin Chen, Youyou Lu, Pei Chen, Jiwu Shu,
    IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), 2018
    PDF
  • HiNFS: A persistent memory file system with both buffering and direct-access.
    Youmin Chen, Jiwu Shu, Jiaxin Ou, Youyou Lu,
    ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS), 2018
    PDF
  • A Hybrid Approach for Managing Data Pages in Persistent Memory File Systems.

    Youmin Chen, Bohong Zhu, Yinjun Han, Yaofeng Tu, Jiwu Shu.
    Journal of Computer Research and Delevopment (in Chinese), 2020

  • Survey on RDMA-based Distributed Storage Systems.

    Youmin Chen, Youyou Lu, Shengmei Luo, Jiwu Shu.
    Journal of Computer Research and Delevopment (in Chinese), 2019


Honors

  • Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award of Tsinghua University (ranked 1st among all applicants in the CS Department), 2021.
  • Selected into the Shuimu Tsinghua Scholar Program (清华大学"水木学者"计划), 2021.
  • Selected into the National Postdoctoral Innovative Talent Support Program (中国博士后创新人才支持计划, only 14 CSers nationwide were selected), 2021.
  • CCF Technological Invention Award, first prize (中国计算机协会技术发明奖一等奖,第2完成人), 2020.
  • Huawei OlympusMons Award (华为奥林帕斯奖,第3完成人), 2020.
  • National Scholarship, Tsinghua University, 2020 (9 out of 100+ PhD students in the CS Department).
  • First-class Scholarship (Huawei), Tsinghua University, 2019.
  • First-class Scholarship (CreditEase), Tsinghua University, 2018.
  • Run Corporation Scholarship, Beihang University, 2015.
  • Second Prize Scholarship for Freshman in Beihang University, 2012.

Invited Talks

  • Octopus: an RDMA-enabled Distributed Persistent Memory File System, Santa Clara, 2017
  • Log-Structured Non-Volatile Memory, UCSD, 2019
  • Octopus: an RDMA-enabled Distributed Persistent Memory File System, UCSD, 2019
  • Scalable RDMA RPC on Reliable Connections with Efficient Resource Sharing, Dresden, Germany, 2019.

Professional Services

  • [2019] Reviewer of ACM Transactions on Storage (ToS), Journal of Systems and Architecture (JSA)
  • [2020] Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC)