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Yongmin Tan 谈 永敏, Ph.D        

Software Quality Engineer
The MathWorks Inc.

Email: yongmin.tan AT mathworks DOT com
Resume: pdf



My PhD advisor was Prof. Xiaohui (Helen) Gu. I was a member of DANCE group (Distributed system research on Autonomy, resileNce, Collaboration, and Energy). My general research interest is distributed system with a current focus on: 1)  system performance anomaly prediction and alleviation using machine learning techniques and 2) scalable and robust system monitoring.

Previous research projects: 

  • InfoScope: Continuous information monitoring for production systems.
  • SysMD: 24x7 Online System Anomaly Prediction, Diagnosis, and Correction for Complex Systems.
Before I came to NCSU, I worked on video coding techniques (H.264/AVC/SVC).

My dissertation can be found here.

Work Experiences
  • Software Quality Engineer, The MathWorks Inc., Sep.2012 ~ Present, Natick, MA, USA

  • Research Assistant, North Carolina State University, Jan. 2009 ~ Aug.2012, Raleigh, NC, USA

  • Summer Research Intern, NEC Lab America, May 2010 ~ Aug 2010, Princetion, NJ, USA 

  • Teaching Assistant,  North Carolina State University, Aug 2008 ~ Jan.2009, Raleigh, NC, USA

  • Hiep Nguyen, Zhiming Shen, Yongmin Tan, Xiaohui Gu, "FChain: Toward Black-box Online Fault Localization for Cloud Systems", International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Philadelphia, PA, July, 2013 (accepted, acceptance rate: 61/464 = 13%)
  • Juan Du, Daniel Dean, Yongmin Tan, Xiaohui Gu, Ting Yu, "Scalable Distributed Service Integrity Attestation for Software-as-a-Service Clouds" , accepted, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), 2013.
  • Yongmin Tan, Vinay Venkatesh, and Xiaohui Gu, "Resilient Self-Compressive Monitoring for Large-Scale Hosting Infrastructures," IEEE Transaction on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), preprint (view supplemental material here).
  • Yongmin Tan, Hiep Nguyen, Zhiming Shen, Xiaohui Gu, Chitra Venkatramani and Deepak Rajan, "PREPARE: Predictive Performance Anomaly Prevention for Virtualized Cloud Systems," [pdf][ppt] International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Macau, China, Jun, 2012 (acceptance rate: 71/515 = 13%, Best Paper Award).
  • Hiep Nguyen, Yongmin Tan and Xiaohui Gu,  "Propagation-aware Anomaly Localization for Cloud Hosted Distributed Applications,” [pdf] ACM Workshop on Managing Large-Scale Systems via the Analysis of System Logs and the Application of Machine Learning Techniques (SLAML) in conjunction with SOSP, Cascais, Portugal, October, 2011.
  • Yongmin Tan, Vinay Venkatesh, Xiaohui Gu, "OLIC: OnLine Information Compression for Scalable Hosting Infrastructure Monitoring," [pdf][ppt] IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQoS), San Jose, California, June, 2011. (acceptance rate: 23/80 = 28%)
  • Yongmin Tan, Xiaohui Gu, ''On Predictability of System Anomalies in Real World," [pdf][ppt] IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS), Miami Beach, Florida, August, 2010. (acceptance rate: 36/116 = 31%)
  • Yongmin Tan, Xiaohui Gu, Haixun Wang, "Adaptive Runtime Anomaly Prediction for Dynamic Hosting Infrastructures," [pdf] ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC), Zurich, Switzerland, July, 2010. (acceptance rate: 39/179 = 21%)
  • Ying Zhao, Yongmin Tan, Zhenhuan Gong, Xiaohui Gu, Mike Wamboldt, "Self-Correlating Predictive Information Tracking for Large-Scale Production Systems," [pdf] IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communications (ICAC), Barcelona, Spain, June, 2009. (acceptance rate: 15/96 = 15.6%)

      Before I came to NCSU:

  • Yongmin Tan, Xiaokang Yang and Li Song, “Constant Quality Control for Hierarchical-B Structure in Scalable Video Coding,” Journal of Image and Graphics, China (in Chinese Edition), Vol.11, Nov.2007.
  • Xiaokang Yang, Yongmin Tan, and Nam Ling, Rate Control for H.264 with Two-Step Quantization Parameter Determination but Single-Pass Encoding,” [pdf] EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, vol. 2006, Article ID 63409, 13 pages, 2006.
  • Jie Chen, Wenjun Zhang, Xiaokang Yang and Yongmin Tan, “Estimation of the Number of Header Bits Using Kalman Filter and Its Application in Frame Layer Rate Control for H.264,” Journal of Image and Graphics, China (in Chinese Edition), Vol.11, Nov.2006.


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Last updated: 2013/02/06