Ziyu Shao, Assistant Professor

Ziyu Shao, Assistant Professor

Tel: (021) 20685086
Email: shaozy@@shanghaitech.edu.cn
Office: Room 1C-403D, SIST Building
Major: EES
Website: http://faculty.sist.shanghaitech.edu.cn/faculty/shaozy/
Education: Ph.D., The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
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  • Network and Artificial Intelligence

  • Optimization and Learning Algorithms


  • Theory: Reinforcement Learning, Statistical Learning, Stochastic Optimization, Machine Learning, Online Learning and Optimization.

  • Application: Network Computing (Fog Computing, Edge Computing and Cloud Computing), Intelligent Internet of Things, Federated Learning System, Distributed Deep Learning System.


Ziyu Shao is currently the Public Relation and Collaboration Committee Director.

Dr. Ziyu Shao received the B.S. and M.E. degrees in electrical engineering from Peking University and the Ph.D. degree in information engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor with the School of Information Science and Technology at ShanghaiTech University. He was a visiting researcher at EE Department of Princeton University in 2012 and a visiting professor at EECS Department of UC Berkeley in 2017. He was on the final list of research award in Scientific Chinese 2015. His current research interests include AI for networks and networks for AI.


  1. Xi Huang, Simeng Bian, Xin Gao, Weijie Wu, Ziyu Shao, Yang Yang and John Lui, ‘‘Online VNF Chaining and Scheduling with Prediction: Optimality and Trade-offs’’, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

  2. Xi Huang, Simeng Bian, Ziyu Shao and Hong Xu, ‘‘Predictive Switch-Controller Association and Control Devolution for SDN Systems’’, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

  3. Xin Gao, Xi Huang, Simeng Bian, Ziyu Shao, and Yang Yang, ‘‘PORA: Predictive Offloading and Resource Allocation in Dynamic Fog Computing Systems’’, IEEE Internet of Things Journal.

  4. Shuqin Li, Ziyu Shao and Jianwei Huang, ‘‘ARM: Anonymous Rating Mechanism for Discrete Power Control’’, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 326-340, February 2017

  5. Shaoquan Zhang, Ziyu Shao, Minghua Chen and Libin Jiang, “Optimal Distributed P2P Streaming under Node Degree Bounds”, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 22, issue 3, pp.717-730, June 2014.

  6. Minghua Chen, Soung Liew, Ziyu Shao, and Caihong Kai, “Markov Approximation for Combinatorial Network Optimization”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 59, no. 10, pp. 6301 - 6327, October 2013.

  7. Ziyu Shao, Xin Jin, Wenjie Jiang, Minghua Chen, and Mung Chiang, “Intra-Data-Center Traffic Engineering with Ensemble Routing”, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) 2013, Torino, Italy, April 14-19, 2013.

  8. Ziyu Shao, Hui Zhang, Minghua Chen, and Kanan Ramchandran, “Reverse-Engineering BitTorrent: A Markov Approximation Perspective”, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA, March 25-30, 2012.

  9. Ziyu Shao, Minghua Chen, Salman Avestimehr, and Shuo-Yen Robert Li, “Cross-layer Optimization for Wireless Networks with Deterministic Channel Models”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 57, no. 9, pp. 5840 - 5862, September 2011.

  10.  Shuo-Yen Robert. Li, Qifu Tyler Sun and Ziyu Shao, “Linear Network Coding: Theory and Algorithms”, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 99, no. 3, pp. 372-387, March 2011.