Jia Rao

Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Email: jrao at uccs dot edu
Phone: (719) 255-3062
Office: ENGR 184

Jia Rao is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. 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.

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