Jia Rao

Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The University of Texas at Arlington
500 UTA Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76019

Email: jia.rao at uta dot edu
Phone: (817) 272-0770
Office: ERB 649

Jia Rao is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Arlington and he was an Assistant Professor at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs from 2012 to 2016. He obtained B.S and M.S degrees in Computer Science from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China in 2004 and 2006, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan in 2011. His research is in the broad area of Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, and Parallel Computing.

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Research Interests

The goal of his research is to build computer systems that are adaptive to changing workloads, scalable for platform growth, and capable of providing Quality-of-Service guarantees and service differentiation. He is especially interested in improving the resource management and scheduling in Cloud systems with a focus on easier application management, better QoS, higher efficiency, more predictable performance, and more equitable service. His work combines performance analysis at application, OS, and hardware levels with machine learning techniques to characterize the complex behaviors of Cloud systems. He recently works on the following areas:

  • Data Centers and Cloud Computing

    • Fairness and Performance Isolation

    • Differentiated Cloud Services

    • Resource Metering

  • Reinforcement Learning and Feedback Control

  • Efficient CPU Scheduling on NUMA Multicore Systems

  • Resource Management on Heterogeneous Clusters