Kai Zeng

I am a staff engineer in Data Analytics and Intelligence Lab, Alibaba DAMO Academy. Before joining Alibaba, I was a senior scientist at Cloud and Information Service Lab, Microsoft. I used to be a postdoc in AMPlab at University of California Berkeley, working with Professor Ion Stoica. I received my PhD in Computer Science from UCLA, supervised by Professor Carlo Zaniolo, and Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering from Zhejiang University. My research interest lies in large scale data intensive systems.

Selected Awards

  • SIGMOD Best Demo Award, 2014
  • SIGMOD Best Paper Award, 2012
  • One of 10-Year Ten Best Undergraduates of National Schools of Software, Awarded by Chinese Ministry of Education, 2011
  • SIGMOD Best Demo Honorable Mention, 2010
  • Chu Kochen Scholarship, 2009


  • G-OLA/iOLAP: Incremental Execution Engine for Interactive Analysis on Big Data
  • Analytical Bootstrap for Approximiate Query Processing
  • Trinity.RDF for Querying Web-Scale RDF Data
  • XSeq for Complex Event Processing over XML Streams
  • K*SQL for Complex Event Processing over Streams/Sequences

Research Experience

  • Software Engineer Intern, Databricks Inc. (04/2015~07/2015)
  • Research Intern, IBM Almaden Research (06/2013~09/2013)
  • Research Intern, Microsoft Research Asia (06/2011~12/2011)
  • SDE Intern, Optimizer Group, Teradata (06/2010~09/2010)
  • RSDE Intern, Microsoft (11/2008~03/2009)

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