Irene Y. Zhang

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I am a researcher at Microsoft Research.

My research focuses on datacenter operating systems and distributed systems.

I completed my PhD in 2017 at the University of Washington, where I was advised by Hank Levy and Arvind Krishnamurthy. My thesis is on distributed systems for applications that span mobile devices and cloud servers. Before my PhD, I received my S.B. and M.Eng. from MIT and worked for 3 years in the virtual machine monitor group at VMware.

I was born in Beijing, China but spent most of my time growing up in Columbus, Indiana. My husband and I like to cook, travel and occasionally do computer science together.