Assistant Professor, Computer Science; Coordinator, Information Security
PhD, Boston University
MS, BS, University of Science and Technology Beijing
Dr. Zhang’s research mainly focuses on the resource management in soft real-time systems, virtual machine systems, and Internet end-systems, though her interest spreads to all areas of computer systems and networks. Conducted through both theoretic analysis and empirical evaluation, her research has resulted in publication in more than a dozen conference proceedings and journals. Zhang served as an assistant professor at Merrimack College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Allegheny College, and University of Science and Technology Beijing. She has taught a variety of courses, including information technology, Java/C++/C programming, operating systems, computer networks, analysis of algorithms, software engineering, programming languages, and a research seminar.
Zhang, Y. “Prediction-based Interrupt Scheduling.” Proc. of the 30th IEEE Real-Time
Systems Symposium. WIP session (Washington, D.C., Dec 2009): 81–84.
Guirguis, M., Bestavros, A., Matta, I., and Zhang, Y. “Reduction of Quality (RoQ) Attacks on
Dynamic Load Balancers: Vulnerability Assessment and Design Tradeoffs.” Proc. of the 26th IEEE INFOCOM. (Anchorage, Alaska, May 2007): 857–865.
Guirguis, M. Bestavros, A., Matta, I., and Zhang, Y. “Adversarial Exploits of End-Systems
Adaptation Dynamics.” Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing 67 (3), March 2007: 318–335.
West, R., and Zhang, Y. “Comments on Window-Constrained Scheduling.” IEEE Transactions on Computers 56 (5), May 2007: 718–719.
“Multilevel Android Protection Exploit.” BU Science & Engineering Research Symposium, Boston, Mass., March 2012. Co-presented with Feleke, N., Nimley, K., and Rohrer, F.
“Is Virtual for Real?” Research in Computer Science Seminar, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa., February 2007.
“Friendly Virtual Machines: Leveraging a Feedback-Control Model for Application Adaptation.” VMware Inc., Boston, Mass., June 2006.
“A Virtual Deadline Scheduler for Window-Constrained Service Guarantees.” 25th IEEE International Real-Time Systems Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal, December 2004.
“End-to-End Window-Constrained Scheduling for Real-Time Communication.” 10th International Conference on Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems and Applications, Gothenburg, Sweden, August 2004.
“Android Multilevel Protection Exploit.” Boston University Center for Reliable Information Systems & Cyber Security (RISCS), $7,000.