Jiarong Xing

Ph.D. Student
Computer Science
Rice University

Office: 3002 Duncan Hall
E-mail: jxing at rice dot edu
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About Me

I am a final-year Ph.D. student at the CS department of Rice University working with Prof. Ang Chen. Prior to this, I obtained my BS degree from School of Software, Shandong University.

My research is in the general area of systems, networking, and security. My work co-designs the infrastructure hardware and software stacks to achieve high performance, reliability, and security. My recent interests also extend to machine learning systems, disaggregated systems, and 5G security.

I am a recipient of Google Ph.D. Fellowship (2022) and a finalist for Meta Ph.D. Research Fellowship (2022).

I am on the job market in pursuit of faculty positions. If you are aware of any potential opportunities, I kindly invite you to get in touch.


[Conference papers]     [Workshop papers]     [All papers]
  • Cloudless Computing: Simplifying Cloud Management with Infrastructure Clarity
    Yiming Qiu, Patrick Tser Jern Kon, Jiarong Xing, Yibo Huang, Hongyi Liu, Xinyu Wang, Peng Huang, Mosharaf Chowdhury, and Ang Chen
    [HotNets 2023] [pdf]

  • Achieving Reliable Network Management with Occam
    Jiarong Xing*, Kuo-Feng Hsu*, Yiting Xia, Yan Cai, Yanping Li, Ying Zhang, and Ang Chen
    [EuroSys 2024] [To appear]

  • Unleashing SmartNIC Packet Processing Performance in P4
    Jiarong Xing, Yiming Qiu, Kuo-Feng Hsu, Songyuan Sui, Khalid Manaa, Omer Shabtai, Yonatan Piasetzky, Matty Kadosh,
    Arvind Krishnamurthy, T. S. Eugene Ng, and Ang Chen
    [SIGCOMM 2023] [pdf] [code] [slides]
    Featured by Nvidia at HotChips 2023

  • Enabling Resilience in Virtualized RANs with Atlas
    Jiarong Xing*, Junzhi Gong*, Xenofon Foukas, Anuj Kalia, Daehyeok Kim, and Manikanta Kotaru
    [MobiCom 2023] [pdf]
    Featured by Microsoft at MWC Barcelona 2023

  • Remote Direct Memory Introspection
    Hongyi Liu, Jiarong Xing, Yibo Huang, Danyang Zhuo, Srinivas Devadas, and Ang Chen
    [USENIX Security 2023] [pdf] [slides]
    Distinguished paper awarded

  • Runtime Programmable Switches
    Jiarong Xing, Kuo-Feng Hsu, Matty Kadosh, Alan Lo, Yonatan Piasetzky, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and Ang Chen
    [NSDI 2022] [pdf] [slides] [code] [poster] [HotChip'23 slides]
    Featured by Nvidia at HotChips 2023

  • Bedrock: Programmable Network Support for Secure RDMA Systems
    Jiarong Xing*, Kuo-Feng Hsu*, Yiming Qiu, Ziyang Yang, Hongyi Liu, and Ang Chen
    [USENIX Security 2022] [pdf] [slides] [code]

  • Bolt: Bridging the Gap between Auto-tuners and Hardware-native Performance
    Jiarong Xing*, Leyuan Wang*, Shang Zhang, Jack Chen, Ang Chen, and Yibo Zhu
    [MLSys 2022] [pdf] [slides] [code]
    Used by Bytedance

  • Symbolic Distillation for Learned TCP Congestion Control
    S P Sharan, Wenqing Zheng, Kuo-Feng Hsu, Jiarong Xing, Ang Chen, Zhangyang Wang
    [NeurIPS 2022] [pdf] [code]

  • A Vision for Runtime Programmable Networks
    Jiarong Xing, Yiming Qiu, Kuo-Feng Hsu, Hongyi Liu, Matty Kadosh, Alan Lo, Aditya Akella, Thomas Anderson,
    Arvind Krishnamurthy, T. S. Eugene Ng and Ang Chen
    [HotNets 2021] [pdf] [video]

  • Automated SmartNIC Offloading Insights for Network Functions
    Yiming Qiu, Jiarong Xing, Kuo-Feng Hsu, Qiao Kang, Ming Liu, Srinivas Narayana, and Ang Chen
    [SOSP 2021] [pdf] [code]

  • Probabilistic Profiling of Stateful Data Planes for Adversarial Testing
    Qiao Kang*, Jiarong Xing*, Yiming Qiu, and Ang Chen
    [ASPLOS 2021] [pdf] [slides] [code]

  • Ripple: A Programmable, Decentralized Link-Flooding Defense Against Adaptive Adversaries
    Jiarong Xing, Wenqing Wu, and Ang Chen
    [USENIX Security 2021] [pdf] [slides] [code]

  • Secure State Migration in the Data Plane
    Jiarong Xing, Ang Chen, and T.S. Eugene Ng
    [SIGCOMM SPIN Workshop 2020] [pdf] [slides] [code]

  • A Feasibility Study on Time-aware Monitoring with Commodity Switches
    Yiming Qiu, Kuo-Feng Hsu, Jiarong Xing, and Ang Chen
    [SIGCOMM SPIN Workshop 2020] [pdf]

  • NetWarden: Mitigating Network Covert Channels while Preserving Performance
    Jiarong Xing, Qiao Kang, and Ang Chen
    [USENIX Security 2020] [pdf] [slides] [code]

  • Architecting Programmable Data Plane Defenses into the Network with FastFlex
    Jiarong Xing, Wenqing Wu, and Ang Chen
    [HotNets 2019] [pdf] [slides]

  • Automated Attack Discovery in Data Plane Systems
    Qiao Kang, Jiarong Xing, and Ang Chen
    [USENIX CSET Workshop 2019] [pdf] [slides]

  • NetWarden: Mitigating Network Covert Channels without Performance Loss
    Jiarong Xing, Adam Morrison, and Ang Chen
    [USENIX HotCloud Workshop 2019] [pdf] [slides]

Awards & Honors


Conference committee
Journal reviewer
Conference web chair
Guest Lecturer
Teaching assistant