Hi! I'm Jilong!

"Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it."

Currently, I am a researcher in System Research Group of Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA). My research focuses on building large-scale computing systems for resource-intensive workloads such as machine learning, deep learning, graph computing system etc., through leveraging modern hardware including RDMA, GPU, etc. More details please visit here.

I got my PhD from Department of Computer Science of Peking University in 2016, under supervision of Professor Yafei Dai. My PhD research topic focuses on building large-sclae graph processing system.

Research experience

June 2011 - present

Seraph: graph processing on shared graph
A distributed graph system which supports multiple analytics jobs concurrently executed on a continuously updated large graph.

June 2015 - Oct 2015

Self-evolving streaming leveraging machine learning
A streaming system which leverages online learning to support self-evolving capability for many applications.

Oct 2014 - May 2015

GraM: RDMA-based large-scale computing engine
A highly-efficient parallel engine for large-scale computations, such as big graph analysis and machine learning.

Oct 2013 - Apri 2014

Trigger-based big data processing
Apply guard-action paradigm in big data processing, which can provide fast responsiveness for realtime computing.


  • When Graph Computation Meets Heterogeneous Cluster.  
        Jilong Xue, Zhi Yang, Shian Hou, Yafei Dai.   BigData 2015
  • Process-driven Analysis of Dynamics in Online Social Interactions. 
        Zhi Yang, Jilong Xue, ChristoWilson, Ben Y. Zhao, Yafei Dai.   COSN 2015
  • GraM: Scaling Graph Computation to the Trillions. 
        Ming Wu, Fan Yang, Jilong Xue, Wencong Xiao, Youshan Miao, Lan Wei, Haoxiang Lin, Yafei Dai, Lidong Zhou. SoCC 2015
  • VoteTrust: Leveraging Friend Invitation Graph to Defend against Social Network Sybils. 
        Zhi Yang, Jilong Xue, Xiaoyong Yang, Xiao Wang, Yafei Dai.    TDSC 2015
  • Seraph: an Efficient, Low-cost System for Concurrent Graph Processing. 
        Jilong Xue, Zhi Yang, Zhi Qu, Shian Hou and Yafei Dai.   HPDC 2014
  • Seraph: An Efficient System for Parallel Processing on a Shared Graph. 
        Zhi Yang, Jilong Xue, Zhi Qu, Shian Hou and Yafei Dai.   LADIS 2013
  • VoteTrust: Leveraging Friend Invitation Graph to Defend against Social Network Sybils 
        Jilong Xue, Zhi Yang, Xiaoyong Yang, Xiao Wang, Lijiang Chen, Yafei Dai   INFOCOM 2013
  • Unfolding Dynamics in a Social Network: Co-evolution of Link Formation and User Interaction. 
        Zhi Yang, Jilong Xue, Xiaohan Zhao, Xiao Wang, Ben Zhao and Yafei Dai.   poster, WWW 2013
  • On the QoS of Offline Download in Retrieving Peer-side File Resource. 
        Yuanjian Xing, Zhi Yang, Chi Chen, Jilong Xue and Yafei Dai.   ICPP 2011
  • Life moment

    Cape Flattery, 2015, US

    La Push, 2015, US

    Near Mongolia, 2015, CN

    What is your life planning?

    I am convinced that knowledge is power. I wish I can spend my whole life to keep studying, promote the advancement of technology and change our life.

    What are you doing now?

    Currently, I am working on building a powerful graph storage and commputing system to deal with the rapid generated graph data by online social networks.

    What do you like to do in your free time?

    I like movie and swimming in my leisure time. Also, travel, cooking and mountain climbing are all good choices for me.

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    • First day I went to school - 1994

      1994/03/03 00:00:00

      Since then, I began my school life until today. It was a meaningful time.

    • First time I saw computer - 1997

      1997/01/01 00:00:00

      At that time, computer was so mystical for me, even that I was attracted by a simple screen protection animation. A seed was planted in my heart...

    • I broke down more than 20 computers - 1999

      1999/01/01 00:00:00

      I never forgot that computer class. I tried something not following teacher's instruction. Unluckily, something was wrong leading all the computers were crash...

    • Another boy came to my family - 2000

      2000/03/12 00:00:00

      In 2000, my little brother was born. He was so cute.

    • First time I tried Internet - 2001

      2001/01/01 00:00:00

      First time I practiced the Internet. At that time, Internet was just blooming in China...