Su, Chunzhi

@ Mount Rainier, Summer 2015
(More photos? Here)

I am a software engineer at Google. I am interested in computer systems, especially, distributed storage systems and data processing systems. Before joining Google, I received my PhD Degree in 2018 at The University of Texas at Austin, supervised by Prof. Lorenzo Alvisi, and I received my Bachelor's degree in 2012 at The ACM Class of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

My CV is here.

Working & Research Experience

  • Nov.2018 - now, Software Engineer, Google LLC

  • May. 2015 - Aug. 2015, Intern, Microsoft Research Redmond, advised by Dr. Srinath Setty

  • June. 2014 - Aug. 2014, Intern, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, advised by Dr. Rama Kotla

  • May. 2013 - Aug. 2013, Intern, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (Saarbruecken, Germany), advised by Dr. Allen Clement

  • Jul. 2011 - Jun. 2012, Intern, Microsoft Research Asia (System Group), advised by Dr. Zhengping Qian

  • Jul. 2010 - Jun. 2011, Visiting Student, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (BASICS LAB)

    Education Experience


    Dissertation & Thesis


    I love music, especially classical music, new age and j-pop.

    I have been enjoying several great headphones. Currently I am using AKG K701 and AKG K240s. I also used Creative Aurvana 3 In-Ear, AKG K271s, AKG K512, AKG K314p, AKG K14p, AKG K309, and Sennheiser MX580 in the past.

    I love airplanes, but I can only fly them in Microsoft Flight Simulator :p (BTW, my favorite airliner is MD-11).

    I love to spend my weekends in national parks, state parks, and other landscapes, and I enjoy landscape photography and astrophotography.

    I write with fountain pens. I currently hold a small collection of fountain pens: a Pelikan Souveran M800, a Pelikan Classic M200 "Smoky Quartz", three Lamy 2000, a Pilot Custom Heritage 91, a Pilot Metropolitan (a.k.a. Pilot 88g), a Sailor Pro Gear 21K, and a TWSBI diamond 580.

    Q & A

    Q: How's Ithaca?
    A: Very beautiful landscape but long winters.


    Luckily, I got the domain, and redirect some sub-domains to my pages in other websites. Try it now! And don't be surprised if you enter "" and reach my FB page :D