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Jerry Zhao

Postdoctoral Researcher
International Computer Science Institute
Email: is easy to derive from this URL

Jerry now works as a Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google. He is the Tech Lead/Manager of project MapReduce and from time to time plays with Petasort. He co-stared "How do you use Google?" in 2008.

Jerry Zhao was a post-doc researcher working with Professor Scott Shenker in ICSI. Jerry graduated with his Ph.D.(2004) in Computer Science from University of Southern California, co-advised by Professor Ramesh Govindan and Professor Deborah Estrin. He received his M.S. in Computer Science from USC, and his B.S. from Fudan University respectively. His current research focus is in the area of wireless ad hoc sensor networks, especially on the issues associated with the design of scalable, energy-efficient monitoring protocols, and the measurement methodology for sensor networks. He received the Best Student Paper award at the First ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (Sensys 2003). He taught at San Francisco State University in Fall 2005 and Spring 2006.



  • Sensor Network Architecture
  • Data-centric Storage for Sensornets
  • Point-2-point Routing in Sensornets
  • Sensor Network Tomography

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An implementation of approximate min-wise independent permutation
BART trip planner for Java compatible mobile phones

Created by Jerry Zhao, 09/1998.