Update: I've graduated and now work at Google, New York.

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science.
I work at the AMPLab and RISELab with Prof. Ion Stoica on distr..ibu.t..ed systems.

Previously, I received my bachelor from USTC in 2013. I've also worked/interned/visited at Databricks (2016 Summer), Alluxio (2015 Summer), MSR (2014 Summer), UW (2012-2013) and MSR-Asia (2011-2012).

Selected Publications

  • Cloud Programming Simplified: A Berkeley View on Serverless Computing
    Eric Jonas, Johann Schleier-Smith, Vikram Sreekanti, Chia-Che Tsai, Anurag Khandelwal, Qifan Pu, Vaishaal Shankar, Joao Menezes Carreira, Karl Krauth, Neeraja Yadwadkar, Joseph Gonzalez, Raluca Ada Popa, Ion Stoica, David A. Patterson
    2019, [Technical Report]
  • Shuffling, Fast and Slow: Scalable Analytics on Serverless Infrastructure
    Qifan Pu, Shivaram Venkataraman, Ion Stoica
    NSDI'19, [paper][slides][video]
  • Tegra: Efficient Ad-Hoc Analytics on Time-Evolving Graphs
    Anand Padmanabha Iyer, Qifan Pu, Kishan Patel, Joseph E. Gonzalez, Ion Stoica
    2019, preprint
  • numpywren: Serverless Linear Algebra
    Vaishaal Shankar, Karl Krauth, Qifan Pu, Eric Jonas, Shivaram Venkataraman, Ion Stoica, Benjamin Recht, Jonathan Ragan-Kelley
    2018, [arXiv preprint]
  • Occupy the Cloud: Distributed Computing for the 99%
    Eric Jonas, Qifan Pu, Shivaram Venkataraman, Ion Stoica, Benjamin Recht
    SoCC'17, Best Vision Paper Award [paper][arXiv preprint]
  • FairRide: Near-Optimal, Fair Cache Sharing
    Qifan Pu, Haoyuan Li, Matei Zaharia, Ali Ghodsi, Ion Stoica
    NSDI'16, [paper][slides][audio]
  • Low Latency, Geo-distributed Data Analytics
    Qifan Pu, Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Peter Bodik, Srikanth Kandula, Aditya Akella, Paramvir Bahl, Ion Stoica
    SIGCOMM'15, [paper][slides]
  • WiSee: Whole-Home Gesture Recognition Using Wireless Signals
    Qifan Pu, Sidhant Gupta, Shyam Gollakota, Shwetak Patel
    MobiCom'13, Best Paper Award [paper][web][media]
  • LightSync: Unsynchronized Visual Communication over Screen-Camera Links
    Wenjun Hu, Hao Gu, Qifan Pu
    MobiCom'13, [paper]
  • Expressive Privacy Control with Pseudonyms
    Seungyeop Han, Vincent Liu, Qifan Pu, Simon Peter, Thomas Anderson, Arvind Krishnamurthy, David Wetherall
    SIGCOMM'13, [paper][web]
  • ParCast: Soft Video Delivery in MIMO-OFDM WLANs
    Xiao Lin Liu, Wenjun Hu, Qifan Pu, Feng Wu, Yongguang Zhang
    MobiCom'12, [paper]


  • CS162. Operating Systems and System Programming, Fall'17
  • CS168. Introrduction to the Internet: Architecture and Protocols, Fall'14

Some Talks

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  • Locus: Shuffling Fast and Slow on Serverless Architecture, USENIX NSDI, Boston, Feb. 2019
  • PyWren: Practical Data Analytics Made Serverless, ServerlessConf, NYC, Oct. 2017
  • FairRide: Near-Optimal Cache Sharing, USENIX NSDI, Santa Clara, CA, Mar. 2016
  • Low-latency Geo-distributed Data Analytics, ACM SIGCOMM, London, Aug. 2015
  • Management for Fair Memory Sharing, AMPLab Retreat, Monterey, CA, May. 2015