Mai Zheng
1290 Frenger Mall, Science Hall (SH) 150
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: (575) 646-2464
Email: zheng AT nmsu DOT edu
I'm an assistant professor in the CS department at NMSU. I received my Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. [Complete bio ...]

My research interests are in the broad areas of computer systems. I'm particularly interested in anything related to data storage (e.g., non-volatile memory, file systems, big data & cloud storage, GPU memory, data-intensive computing). I'm starting the Data Storage Lab@NMSU, where we play with the latest storage technologies and strive to advance the reliability and performance for data, for people.


I'm always looking for talented students who are curious about how computer systems work and are interested in improving the design, implementation, evaluation, and application of various computer systems. Feel free to browse through my publications and let me know if anything interests you. If you have experience in building systems, that's great! Let's talk and see if we have mutual interests. If you come from a different background, that's OK, too. As a junior faculty member, I'm more than happy to pass my hands-on experience to you and help you grow and succeed, as long as you are hardworking, responsible, determined, and have the desire to become an expert in a challenging and high-impact area in the near future.

Currently, I'm fortunate to work with the following students, who sometimes listen to me:

  • Ph.D. Students
    Jinrui Cao (Spring 2016 ~ Present)

  • Master Students
    Simeng Wang (Spring 2016 ~ Present)
    Om Rameshwar Gatla (Summer 2016 ~ Present)
    Muhammad Hameed (Spring 2017 ~ Present)

  • Undergraduate Students
    Danny V. Murillo (NSF BIGDatA REU program)
    Yiliang Shi (NSF BIGDatA REU program)

- REU students and mentors, Summer 2016

Mai Zheng
Assistant Professor