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Wei Zhang

Computer Science Department
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 508-425-1796

I am a PhD student in the Computer Science Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). More professional information about me is available in my resume [ PDF ].

Research and Project Interests

PEDS Research Group
The Performance Evaluation of Distributed Systems Research Group.

Utility Computing for Internet Applications
Work to examine the utility provider model for service-oriented computing.

Congestion Control Research Group
The CC group investigates research issues related to Internet networking, including congestion control, wireless, multimedia and network games.


  • Ph.D. Student. Computer Science. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Advisor: Prof. Craig E. Wills.

  • M.Eng. Computer Science. Tsinghua University, China. Dec. 2004.

  • B.S. Physics. Zhongshan University, China. Jun. 1999.

    Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA USA, Jan. 2008 - Present

  • Teaching Assistant, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA USA, Aug. 2007 - Dec. 2007

  • Software Engineer, Juniper Networks, Beijing China, Apr. 2007 - Jul. 2007

  • Software Engineer, Bitway Networks, Beijing China, Jan. 2005 - Mar. 2007

  • Research Assistant, Tsinghua University, Beijing China, Feb. 2002 - Dec. 2004

  • Teaching Assistant, Tsinghua University, Beijing China, Sep. 2001 - Jan. 2002


  • Wei Zhang, Hangwei Qian, Craig E. Wills, and Michael Rabinovich. Agile resource management in a virtualized data center. In Proceedings of the First Joint WOSP/SIPEW International Conference on Performance Engineering, San Jose, CA USA, January 2010.

  • Hangwei Qian, Elliot Miller, Wei Zhang, Michael Rabinovich, and Craig E. Wills. Agility in virtualized utility computing. In Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Virtualization Technology in Distributed Computing, Reno, NV USA, November 2007.

  • Wei Zhang, Jianping Wu, Ke Xu, and Lizheng Fu. The research progress of convergence problem of BGP4. Mini-Micro Systems, 27(5):818-824, May 2006.

    Fun Stuff

  • Taekwondo