Jiong HE (炯)

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I am a research scientist in Database and Storage Lab of DAMO Academy in Alibaba Group where I focus on the implementation and optimization of query execution engines on emerging hardware architectures. Before that, I worked as a researcher (PI: Prof. Marianne Winslett) in Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC), a Singapore-based research center established by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I obtained my bachelor degree from East China University of Science and Technology and the Ph.D. degree (supervisor: Dr. He Bingsheng) from Nanyang Technological University in 2011 and 2016, respectively.


Research Interests

Big Data Analytics

In-Memory Database Systems

Parallel and Distributed Computing

GPU Architectures and Algorithms

High-Performance Computing



2011 ~ 2016: Ph.D., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2007 ~ 2011: B.E., East China University of Science and Technology, China


Work Experience

Jan 2019 ~ Present: Research Scientist, DAMO Academy, Alibaba Group

Aug 2016 ~ Dec 2018: (Postdoctoral) Researcher, Advanced Digital Sciences Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)



Ph.D. Thesis

High-performance database systems on coupled CPU-GPU architectures. [link]
Jiong He
Thesis advisor: Dr. He Bingsheng


Journal Papers

A CUDA-based Multi-channel Real-time Spike Sorting Implementation (in Chinese).
Ruichu Cai, Kunyao Zhao, Libo Huang, Jiong He, Yao Chen
Computer Engineering and Design 2020

Inter-domain Routing Bottlenecks and Their Aggravation.
Yan Yang, Xia Yin, Xingang Shi, Zhiliang Wang, Jiong He, Tom Z. J. Fu, Marianne Winslett
Computer Networks 2019

WMsorting: Wavelet Packets Decomposition and Mutual Information Based Spike Sorting Method. [paper]
Libo Huang, Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, Ruichu Cai, Yan Zeng, Jiong He, Yao Chen
IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience 2019


Conference Papers

Is FPGA Useful for Hash Joins?.
Xinyu Chen, Yao Chen, Bajaj Ronak, Jiong He, Bingsheng He, Weng-Fai Wong, Deming Chen
The Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR) 2020

On-the-fly Parallel Data Shuffling for Graph Processing on OpenCL based FPGAs.
Xinyu Chen, Ronak Bajaj, Yao Chen, Jiong He, Weng-Fai Wong, Bingsheng He, Deming Chen
The International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL) 2019

BriskStream: Scaling Data Stream Processing on Share-Memory Multicore Architectures. [paper]
Shuhao Zhang, Jiong He, Amelie Chi Zhou, Bingsheng He
ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD) 2019

Cloud-DNN: An Open Framework for Mapping DNN Models to Cloud FPGAs. [paper][slide]
Yao Chen, Jiong He, Xiaofan Zhang, Cong Hao, Deming Chen.
ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) 2019

HaaS: Cloud-based Real-time Data Analytics with Heterogeneity-aware Scheduling. [paper]
Jiong He, Yao Chen, Tom Z. J. Fu, Xin Long, Marianne Winslett, Liang You, Zhenjie Zhang
IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) 2018

Waterwheel: Realtime Indexing and Temporal Range Query Processing over Massive Data Stream. [paper]
Li Wang, Ruichu Cai, Tom Z. J. Fu, Jiong He, Zijie Lu, Marianne Winslett, Zhenjie Zhang
IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) 2018

HASS: High Accuracy Spike Sorting with Wavelet Package Decomposition and Mutual Information. [paper]
Yao Chen, Libo Huang, Jiong He, Kunyao Zhao, Ruichu Cai, Zhifeng Hao
IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) 2018

GPL: A GPU-based Pipelined Query Processing Engine. [paper]
Johns Paul*, Jiong He*, Bingsheng He (*These authors contributed equally to this work)
ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD) 2016

In-Cache Query Co-Processing on Coupled CPU-GPU Architectures. [paper]
Jiong He, Shuhao Zhang, Bingsheng He
International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) 2014

OmniDB: Towards Portable and Efficient Query Processing on Parallel CPU/GPU Architectures. [paper][code]
Shuhao Zhang, Jiong He, Bingsheng He, Mian Lu
International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) 2013

Revisiting Co-Processing for Hash Joins on the Coupled CPU-GPU Architecture. [paper]
Jiong He, Mian Lu, Bingsheng He
International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) 2013


Professional Services

Journal/conference reviewers

PC members


Honors and Awards

ICDCS Travel Grant, 2018

VLDB Travel Grant, 2013

Research Scholarship, Nanyang Technological University, 2011

Course 1st Prize (top 3%), East China University of Science and Technology, 2010

National Scholarship, 2008

Course Grand Prize (top 2%), East China University of Science and Technology, 2008


Teaching and Mentorship





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