Bingzhe Liu (刘炳哲)


Email: bingzhe [at] illinois [dot] edu
Check out my Curriculum Vitae here.

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, advised by Professor Matthew Caesar. I am interested in designing, building and analyzing large-scale networked systems, with an emphasis on synthesis and verifications. I am also interested in new computing paradigms like in-network computing and edge computing.

I grew up in Jinan, a beautiful city on the east of China. In my spare time, I like playing board games and cooking.


Aug. 2016 - Present

Ph. D. student, Computer Science
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Sept. 2010 - Jun. 2014

B. E., Computer Science
Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China
Major GPA – 90/100 (3.88/4.0), Top 1% in the last two years


Professional Experience

Aug. 2015 - present

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Research Assistant, Advised by Prof. Matthew Caesar

May. 2018 - Aug. 2018

Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA
Research Intern, Hosted by Dr. Yongguang Zhang

May. 2017 - Aug. 2017

Cloud Network Engineering Productivity Team, Google, Sunnyvale, CA
Intern, Hosted by Dr. Pan Shi

Sept. 2014 - Jun. 2015

SAND Lab, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Advised by Prof. Ben Y. Zhao & Prof. Heather Zheng

Aug. 2013 - May 2014

Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China
Research Intern, Systems Research Group, Advised by Dr. Ming Wu

  • Pangu: MapReduce-based Extremely Large Graph Partitioning
    An experimental project that paved the way to the following graph engine projects at MSRA System group.



Holbrook Foundation Fellowships, University of California, Santa Barbara (only 5 entering graduate students seleted)


Excellent Graduate, Huazhong University of Science & Technology


National Scholarship, Ministry of Education of P. R. China (for ranking 1/310 in my junior year)


Bronze Medal, ACM-International Collegiate Programming Contest, Asia Regional

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Last Update: Feb. 5 2019