Wenqian Dong

Assistant Professor in KFSCIS department at Florida International University.
She received her Ph.D. in EECS from University of California, Merced under the mentorship of Prof. Dong Li in 2022, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Hunan University in 2017, and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Hunan Agriculture University in 2015.

She worked in the High-Performance Computing Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and AI Labs at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Her work at PNNL was highlighted at DOE News wise and PNNL website .

​ Her research interests include high-performance computing (HPC), scientific machine learning, automatic performance tuning, and system-level optimization for large-scale ML models. Her work has been published in multiple top-tier conferences, including SC, HPDC, ASPLOS, ICS, EuroSys, VLDB, etc. Also, she is the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society TCHPC Early Career Researchers Award for Excellence in High-Performance Computing (2023) and the Bobcat Fellowship at UC Merced (2020 and 2018).

[News:] If you are interested in applying to the Ph.D. program (open for graduates/senior undergrads) in my group or remote research intern (open for undergrads) from my group, please send your CV and transcript to me.

wdong [at] fiu [dot] edu
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    [09/2023] I will serve as a TPC member of the 2024 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM’24).
    [09/2023] I will serve as a TPC member of CCGrid'24. See call for papers here.
    [08/2023] I was very honored to be selected for the 2023 IEEE Computer Society TCHPC Early Career Researchers Award for Excellence in High-Performance Computing (website). The award ceremony will be at SC23 in Denver. See you there!
    [06/2023] MLbench'23 will be held alongside MLsys on June 8, 2023, in Miami. We cordially invite you to attend our workshop and say 'hi'.
    [04/2023] A paper "Auto-HPCnet: An Automatic Framework to Build Neural Network-based Surrogate Models for HPC Applications" is accepted in HPDC'23.
    [11/2022] I am invited to be a TPC of IEEE Cloud.
    [09/2022] Our paper "Betty: Enabling Large-Scale GNN Training with Batch-Level Graph Partitioning" is accepted in ASPLOS'23.
    [08/2022] I am going to teach CEN 5082-Grid Enablement of Scientific Applications at FIU in the Fall semester.
    [06/2022] I am invited to be a TPC of AI4Science workshop.
    [04/2022] I will join FIU as a tenure-track assistant professor. Feel free to send me your application if you are interested in my research topics.
    [01/2022] I am invited as a TPC of MLBench workshop.


Awards and Honors

    ❉ 2023: IEEE CS TCHPC Early Career Researchers Award for Excellence in High Performance Computing
    ❉ 2020: Bobcat Fellowship at UC Merced
    ❉ 2018: Bobcat Fellowship at UC Merced
    ❉ 2019: ASPLOS'19 Student Travel Grant
    ❉ 2016: China National Scholarship for graduate students (Master student)
    ❉ 2016: The First Class Academic Scholarship of Hunan University
    ❉ 2016: Second prize, "The Mathematical Modeling Competition of Hunan Province"
    ❉ 2015: The Excellent Graduation Thesis (Undergraduate student)
    ❉ 2015: The Outstanding Graduates of Hunan Agricultural University
    ❉ 2014: Recommended as an excellent fresh graduate to study for master's degree with exam waived
    ❉ 2014: China National Scholarship for undergraduate students
    ❉ 2013: China National Encouragement Scholarship for undergraduate students

Teaching and Working Experience

    [FIU] COP-4520:Parallel Computing (Spring 2023)
    [FIU] CEN-5082:Parallel Computing System (Fall 2022)
    [UCM] CSE-179:Parallel computing (Fall 2019, Spring 2021)
    [UCM] CSE-022:Introduction to Programming (Fall 2020, Fall 2021)
    [UCM] CSE-020:Introduction to Computing (Spring 2021)
    [HNU] Compilation Principle (Fall 2015, Fall 2016)
    [HNU] Computer System and Structure (Spring 2016)
    [HP labs] Research Intern (May 2021 - Jan 2022)
    [PNNL] Research Intern (Summer 2019, Spring 2020 - Fall 2020, Spring 2022)
    [UCM] Research Assistant (Fall 2017 - Spring 2019 )


    ❉ Program Committee: SC'24, CCGrid'24
    ❉ Student Program Co-Chair of International Conference on Parallel Processing 2024
    ❉ Organizer for the MLBench'23 workshop
    ❉ Technical Program Committee (TPC) for the IEEE/ACM CCGRID 2024, IEEE Cloud 2023, IEEE Cluster 2023, AI4Science 2022 workshop, and the GPGPU 2023 workshop
    ❉ Student Volunteer at SC’17, SC’18, SC'20 and SC'21
    ❉ Assistant of managing HPDC’18 and HPDC’19 travel grants
    ❉ Reviewer for ICPP'20, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    ❉ Reviewer for HPDC'19 travel grant program, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    ❉ Reviewer for HPDC'18 travel grant program, Tempe, Arizona, USA
    ❉ Reviewer for IPDPS'19 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    ❉ Reviewer for NAS'19, Enshi, China
    ❉ Reviewer for IEEE Cluster'19, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA.
    ❉ Reviewer for NPC'19, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China.
    ❉ Reviewer for CCGrid'18, Washington, DC, USA.
    ❉ Member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
    ❉ Member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM-Women)
    ❉ Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)