Ruisi Zhang
ruz032 [at] ucsd [dot] edu
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Resume [Last Update: Oct 2023]

I am a third-year PhD student at UC San Diego advised by Prof. Farinaz Koushanfar. Previously, I received my bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

I enjoy building efficient, robust, and secure algorithms for machine/federated learning systems. Currently, my research interests include their applications in graph neural networks and large language models (LLMs).


  • Aug 2023, One paper accepted by IEEE TODAES
  • Feb 2023, One paper accepted by DAC
  • Jan 2023, One paper accepted by IEEE TVCG
  • Jun 2022, Started my internship at Intel
  • Jan 2022, One paper accepted by IEEE VR
  • Jun 2021, I graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Apr 2021, I received ECE Department Fellowship at UC San Diego
  • Dec 2020, One paper accepted by IEEE TC


UC San Diego, CA [Sep 2021 - Present]
Ph.D. in Machine Learning, Advisor: Prof. Farinaz Koushanfar
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai [Sep 2017 - Jun 2021]
B.E. in Electronic Engineering

Industrial Experience

Intel AI Labs [Jul 2022 - Sep 2022]
Work on distributed GNN acceleration