Ying Zhang

Software Engineering Manager

I am a Software Engineering Manager in the Facebook network infrastructure team, where I work on exciting large scale network management problems. Prior to joining Facebook, I was a senior researcher and research manager at Hewlett Packard Labs, where I led the Network System Lab. Before HPE, I was a senior researcher in the Ericsson Research Silicon Valley Lab.  I was the first person to discover the ZMW routing attack.

I earned my Ph.D. degree in 2009 in the EECS department from the University of Michigan. I have served on the technical program committee of several conferences and workshops, and am a senior member of the IEEE. I have been granted 30+ US/International patents and was reported by Swedish media as a Mobile Network 10 Brightest Researcher, and was awarded an N²Women Rising Star in Networking and Communications award in 2017.


Networking and systems, including network management, network function virtualization, software-defined networking, cloud, internet and cellular, internet routing and network security

Latest Publications

ICDE - April 20, 2020

Finding the Best k in Core Decomposition: A Time and Space Optimal Solution

Deming Chu, Fan Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Ying Zhang, Yinglong Xia, Chenyi Zhang

ACM SIGCOMM - August 22, 2018

FBOSS: Building Switch Software at Scale

Sean Choi, Boris Burkov, Alex Eckert, Tian Fang, Saman Kazemkhani, Rob Sherwood, Ying Zhang, James Hongyi Zeng

CoNEXT 2017 - December 12, 2017

Supporting Diverse Dynamic Intent-based Policies using Janus

Anubhavnidhi Abhashkumar, Joon-Myung Kang, Sujata Banerjee, Aditya Akella, Ying Zhang, Wenfei Wu

IMC 2017 - November 1, 2017

An Empirical Characterization of IFTTT: Ecosystem, Usage, and Performance

Xianghang Mi, Feng Qian, Ying Zhang, XiaoFeng Wang