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Hi, welcome to Yuduo Zhou's homepage. I am currently a PhD student in School of Informatics and Computing at the Indiana University Bloomington. My research area mainly includes MapReduce and distributed systems.

I received my first Master of Science in Computer Science degree from the University of Chicago in 2009. I got my second master on the way towards my Ph.D. Prior to that, I received my Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Tongji University in 2008.

I worked as Associate Instructor and Research Assistant for IU between 2010 and 2013. I enjoyed a fantastic summer at Google as a Software Enginner Intern in 2012. Between 2009 and 2010, I was a Computer System Programmer with a focus on large scale computation for the Argonne National Lab.

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Academic Related

SalsaHPC group, Indiana University
An iterative MapReduce Framework developed by the SalsaHPC group at Indiana University Bloomington.

Material Design Workbench
Argonne National Lab
A large-scale Chemical Data Storage and Processing System. Cooperated with Technology University of Denmark.

Data Movement Activities for Trident Scientific Workflow
Indiana University
Created data movement functions between local workflow system and Windows Azure blob storage by developing four Trident activities using C#.

Fun Stuff

Score Book for Android
Android app on Google Play A simple app to keep your and your friends' score for almost anything that you can score!

Exam Booster for Android
Android app on Google Play Keep calm and study on.
This app will keep track of your exam preparations, plus daily reminders to motivate your study. Records for your everyday study shows you how far you have gone for that.

Wish State
IIT Institue of Design
WishState presents an AR installation where users can post wishes for the season. When you get to the median on State Street, you can use your mobile device to leave a wish on the street.

Twitter Word Cloud Generator
You give me a user name, I give you a word cloud base on his/her tweets. (I promise I will fix this link soon.)

On the dark side

I enjoy outdoor sports, hiking, badminton, swimming and so on. (Basically I enjoy all major sports. Good at none, though...)
For summer, I would love to go diving (I'm a PADI certified open water scuba diver. Check out my video for the one of a kind manta dive).
For winter, I love skiing and snowborading.
I am a fan of anime, manga, comics, and TV series.
Probably no need to mention I love PC/TV games.
I love geek toys, too.


[1] Andrew Lumsdaine, Lili Lin, Jeremiah Willcock, and Yuduo Zhou. Fourier analysis of the focused plenoptic camera. Proc. SPIE 8667, Multimedia Content and Mobile Devices, 86671M (March 7, 2013);

[2] Yang Ruan, Zhenhua Guo, Yuduo Zhou, Judy Qiu, Geoffrey Fox. HyMR: a Hybrid MapReduce Workflow System. The 3rd International Emerging Computational Methods for the Life Sciences Workshop (ECMLS'12)

[3] Hui Li, Yang Ruan, Yuduo Zhou, Judy Qiu, Geoffrey Fox. Design Patterns for Scientific Applications in DryadLINQ CTP. To appear in DataCloud Workshop, Super Computing 2011, Nov 12-Nov 18, Seattle, WA

[4] Yuduo Zhou, Yuan Luo, Patanachai Tangchaisin, Judy Qiu. Improving Twister messaging system using Apache Avro. Poste session presented at: the Second IEEE international Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science,Nov 30 – Dec 3, 2010, Indianapolis, Indiana

[5] Thilina Gunarathne, Stephen Tak-lon Wu, Hui Li, Yuduo Zhou, Bingjing Zhang, Adam Lee Hughes, Saliya Ekanayake, Jong Youl Choi, Seung-Hee Bae, Yang Ruan, Geoffrey Fox, Judy Qiu. Parallel Applications And Tools For Cloud Computing Environments, Demonstration session at: the Second IEEE international Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science,Nov 30 – Dec 3, 2010, Indianapolis, Indiana