About Me

I am now an associate professor of the College of Informatics at Xiamen University. I obtained my B.S. degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in 2010, and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University (supervised by Prof. Jiwu Shu ) in 2016. I was a postdoctoral fellow working with Prof. Patrick P. C. Lee in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2017-2019.

My current research interests include designing and building secure and dependable techniques for large-scale storage systems and data centers.

Publications

Conference Papers:
[C13] Fast Predictive Repair in Erasure-Coded Storage.
Zhirong Shen, Xiaolu Li, Patrick P.C. Lee
in Proc. of the 49th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks ( DSN'19 ), June 24~June 27, 2019, Oregon, USA. (AR: 54/252=21.4%)

[C12] Parity-Only Caching for Robust Straggler Tolerance.
Mi Zhang, Qiuping Wang, Zhirong Shen, Patrick P.C. Lee
in Proc. of the 35th International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology ( MSST'19 ), May 20~May 24, 2019, Santa Clara, USA.

[C11] Cross-Rack-Aware Updates in Erasure-Coded Data Centers.
Zhirong Shen, Patrick P.C. Lee
in Proc. of the 47th International Conference on Parallel Processing ( ICPP'18 ), Aug. 13~Aug.16, 2018, Oregon, USA. (AR: 91/313=29.1%)

[C10] Correlation-Aware Stripe Organization for Efficient Writes in Erasure-Coded Storage Systems.
Zhirong Shen, Patrick P.C. Lee, Jiwu Shu, Wenzhong Guo.
in Proc. of the 36th International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems ( SRDS'17 ), Sep. 26~Sep. 29, 2017, Hong Kong, China.(AR: 24/72=33.3%)

[C9] Encoding-Aware Data Placement for Efficient Degraded Reads in XOR-Coded Storage Systems.
Zhirong Shen, Patrick P.C. Lee, Jiwu Shu, Wenzhong Guo.
in Proc. of the 35th International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems ( SRDS'16 ), Sep. 26~Sep. 29, 2016, Budapest, Hungary.(AR: 29/83=34.9%)

[C8] Efficient Routing for Cooperative Data Regeneration in Heterogeneous Storage Networks.
Zhirong Shen, Patrick P.C. Lee, Jiwu Shu
in Proc. of The 24th IEEE/ACM Symposium on Quality of Service ( IWQoS'16 ), Jun. 20~Jun.21, Beijing, China. (AR: 27/131=20.6%)

[C7] Reconsidering Single Failure Recovery in Clustered File Systems.
Zhirong Shen, Jiwu Shu, Patrick P.C. Lee
in Proc. of The 46th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks ( DSN'16 ), Jun. 28~Jul. 1, 2016, Toulouse, France. (AR: 58/259=22.4%)

[C6] Seek-Efficient I/O Optimization in Single Failure Recovery for XOR-Coded Storage Systems.
Zhirong Shen , Jiwu Shu, Yingxun Fu.
in Proc. of The 34th International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems ( SRDS'15 ), Sep. 28~Oct. 1, 2015, Montreal, Canada.
Best Paper Nominee

[C5] EC-FRM: A Novel Erasure Coding Framework to Speed up Reads for Erasure Coded Cloud Storage Systems.
Yingxun Fu, Jiwu Shu, Zhirong Shen .
in Proc. of The 44th Annual Conference 2015 International Conference on Parallel Processing ( ICPP'15 ), Sep. 1~ Sep. 4, 2015, Beijing, China

[C4] HV Code: An All-around MDS Code to Improve Efficiency and Reliability of RAID-6 Systems.
Zhirong Shen, Jiwu Shu
in Proc. of the 44th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks ( DSN'14 ), Jun. 23~Jun. 26, 2014, Atlanta, USA.

[C3] Keyword Search with Access Control over Encrypted Data in Cloud Computing.
Zhirong Shen, Jiwu Shu, Wei Xue
in Proc. of the 22nd IEEE/ACM Symposium on Quality of Service ( IWQoS'14 ), May 26~May 27, 2014, Hong Kong, China.

[C2] Preferred Keyword Search over Encrypted Data in Cloud Computing.
Zhirong Shen, Jiwu Shu, Wei Xue
in Proc. of the 21st IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service ( IWQoS'13 ), Jun. 3~Jun. 4, 2013, Montreal, Canada.

[C1] Secure Storage Systems and Key Technologies.
Jiwu Shu, Zhirong Shen, Wei Xue, Yingxun Fu
in Proc. of the 18th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference ( ASP-DAC'13 ), Jan. 22~Jan. 25, 2013, Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan. (Invited Paper)

Journal Papers:

[J13] Correlation-Aware Stripe Organization for Efficient Writes in Erasure-Coded Storage: Algorithms and Evaluation.
Zhirong Shen, Patrick P.C. Lee, Jiwu Shu, Wenzhong Guo
Accepted to IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems ( TPDS ), 2018.

[J12] Encoding-Aware Data Placement for Efficient Reads in XOR-Coded Storage Systems: Algorithms and Evaluation.
Zhirong Shen, Patrick P.C. Lee, Jiwu Shu, Wenzhong Guo
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems ( TPDS ), 29(12), pp. 2241-2253, 2018.

[J11] Cross-Rack-Aware Single Failure Recovery for Clustered File Systems.
Zhirong Shen, Patrick P.C. Lee, Jiwu Shu, Wenzhong Guo
Accepted to IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing ( TDSC ), 2017. (DOI: 10.1109/TDSC.2017.2774299)

[J10] Preferred Search over Encrypted Data.
Zhirong Shen, Jiwu Shu, Wei Xue
Frontiers of Computer Science ( FCS ), 12(3), pp. 593-607, 2018.

[J9] Keyword Search with Access Control over Encrypted Cloud Data.
Zhirong Shen, Jiwu Shu, Wei Xue
IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(3), pp. 858-868, 2017.

[J8] Seek-Efficient I/O Optimization in Single Failure Recovery for XOR-Coded Storage Systems.
Zhirong Shen, Jiwu Shu, Patrick P.C. Lee, Yingxun Fu
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems ( TPDS ), 28(3), pp. 877-890, 2017.

[J7] Short Code: An Efficient RAID-6 MDS Code for Optimizing Degraded Reads and Partial Stripe Writes.
Yingxun Fu, Jiwu Shu, Xianghong Luo, Zhirong Shen
IEEE Transactions on Computers ( TC ), 66(1), pp. 127-137, 2017.

[J6] Parity-Switched Data Placement: Optimizing Partial Stripe Writes in XOR-Coded Storage Systems.
Zhirong Shen, Jiwu Shu, Yingxun Fu
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems ( TPDS ), 27(6), pp. 1674-1686, 2016.

[J5] HV Code: An All-Around MDS Code for RAID-6 Storage Systems.
Zhirong Shen, Jiwu Shu, Yingxun Fu
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems ( TPDS ), 27(11), pp. 3311-3322, 2016.

[J4] Reconsidering Single Disk Failure Recovery for Erasure Coded Storage Systems: Optimizing Load Balancing in Stack-Level.
Yingxun Fu, Jiwu Shu, Zhirong Shen , Guangyan Zhang
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems ( TPDS ), 27(5), pp. 1457-1469, 2016.

[J3] Shield: A Stackable Secure Storage System for File Sharing in Public Storage.
Jiwu Shu, Zhirong Shen , Wei Xue
Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing ( JPDC ), 74 (9), 2872-2883, 2014.

[J2] Survey on the Research and Development of Searchable Encryption Schemes.
Zhirong Shen , Wei Xue, Jiwu Shu
Journal of Software, 25(4), 2014. (in Chinese)

[J1] Research on the New Non-Volatile Storage.
Zhirong Shen , Wei Xue, Jiwu Shu
Journal of Computer Research and Development, 51(2), 2014. (in Chinese)

Honors & Awards

  • Nanqiang Younth Scholar (B), Xiamen University, 2019

  • Research Fellowship Scheme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2017

  • Hong Kong Scholar Awardee, 2017 (only 60 awardees for Mainland & Hong Kong Joint Postdoctoral Fellows Program )

  • Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate of Tsinghua University, 2016. ( 4 out of 100+ PhD graduates of CS Department at THU )

  • Excellent Graduate Student of Beijing City, 2016

  • Best Paper Nominee, IEEE SRDS'15

  • Sohu Research Fellowship, Tsinghua University, 2013, 2014

  • Scholarship of Suzhou Industrial Park, Tsinghua University, 2011

  • Professional Activities

  • Journal Reviewers (Recently Selected) :

    ACM ToN, ACM ToS, IEEE TC, IEEE TPDS, IEEE TDSC, IEEE TIFS, JPDC, FGCS, SoftwareX, Science China, IET Communications, etc.

  • Conference Committee Members:

    NCIS 2018.

  • Conference Reviewers:

    NAS 2018, SRDS 2018, etc.