I am Yifan Cai, a third-year Ph.D. student advised by Prof. Linh Thi Xuan Phan at the University of Pennsylvania. I got my bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2020. My research interest is in various aspects of systems, including performance, security, and reliability.
Before that, I was a research intern at Penn advised by Prof. Vincent Liu in 2019. We worked on discovering the impact of resource disaggregation on database systems.
I worked with Prof. Xianglei Huang in the summer of 2018. We designed an implemented a system that could forecast solar energy based on historical data and other factors such as wind and cloud.
During my undergraduate, I worked with Prof. Jianping He on consensus protocols in distributed systems.