Faculty Profile for Dr. Ziliang Zong

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Dr. Ziliang Zong
Professor — Computer Science
phone: (512) 245-8344

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Zong is an Associate Professor of the Computer Science Department and the recipient of the 2015 Texas State University Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Auburn University in 2008 with the Distinguished Dissertation Award. He received B.S.(2002) and M.S.(2005) degrees in Computer Science from Shandong University, China. Dr. Zong serves as the associate editor of Sustainable Computing Journal (SUSCOM).

Research Interests

Energy-Efficient Computing and Systems, Big Data Analytics, Parallel Programming, and Mobile Computing

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Chen, D. Y., Soto, N., Tuttle, J. F., & Zong, Z. L. (2024). Understanding Multi-Dimensional Efficiency of Fine-Tuning Large Language Models Using SpeedUp, MemoryUp, and EnergyUp.
  • Everman, B., Chen, D. Y., Soto, N., Zhang, O., & Zong, Z. L. (2023). Evaluating the Carbon Impact of Large Language Models at the Inference Stage.
  • Hwang, N., Li, A., Zhang, S., & Zong, Z. L. (2023). Reducing Cloud Expenditures and Carbon Emissions via Virtual Machine Migration and Downsizing.
  • Song, A., Chen, D. Y., & Zong, Z. L. (2023). Unveiling the Truth: An Analysis of the Energy and Carbon Footprint of Training an OPT Model using DeepSpeed on the H100 GPU.
  • Biswas, D., Rahman, M. M. M., Zong, Z., & Tesic, J. (2022). Improving the Energy Efficiency of Real-time DNN Object Detection via Compression, Transfer Learning, and Scale Prediction. IEEE.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University. August 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Research Paper Award, Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA). 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Service Award, College of Science and Engineering, Texas State University. August 25, 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University. August 24, 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award, Auburn University. June 1, 2010

Selected Grants

  • Zong, Ziliang. “Energy Efficient Deep Learning” NVIDIA Equipment Grant. (Funded: 2016). Grant.
  • Zong, Ziliang. From Data to Sustainability: A Global Analysis of Carbon Intensity for Green Cloud Computing, Texas State Center for Analytics and Data Science, Institutional (Higher Ed), $6000. (Funded: January 2024 - December 2024). Grant.
  • Zong, Ziliang. REU Supplemental Award, NSF, Federal, $16000. (Funded: May 2022 - August 2023). Grant.
  • Yuan, Yihong (Principal), Zong, Ziliang (Co-Principal). Improve the Prediction of Urban Fire Incidents through Machine Learning and Spatial Point Pattern Analysis, Microsoft, Inc., Private / Foundation / Corporate, $15000. (Submitted: October 3, 2021, Funded: November 1, 2021 - October 31, 2022). Grant.
  • Zong, Ziliang (Principal). REU Supplemental Award, NSF, Federal, $16000. (Funded: May 2020 - May 2021). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Green Software Foundation
Policy Committee
September 2021-Present
Faculty Search Committee
September 2021-Present
Green Software Foundation
August 2021-Present
Connected Infrastructure for Education, Demonstration, and Applied Research (CIEDAR)