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Yuanyuan (YY) Zhou

YY is a Qualcomm Chair Professor in Mobile Computing at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) since 2009. Her area of expertise includes computer reliability, data center management, and mobile systems. She obtained her MS and Ph.D from Princeton University. She is an ACM Fellow (2013) and IEEE Fellow (2015), Sloan Research Fellow (2007) and the winner of ACM Mark Weiser award (2015). She is always proud of her former and current Ph.D students, six of whom have joined top universities as tenured or tenure-track faculty. Several of her research has been commercialized as products and used by thousands of companies for software quality assurance or data center security monitoring. In parallel to her academic career, she has also co-founded three companies, with the first two successfully acquired by public companies such as VmWare. Since 2014, she has been busy with her third startup, Whova. It has gained substantial customer traction worldwide and has helped more than 8000 conferences/events in 85 countries, providing her deeper insights in understanding mobile app and web app development process and its unique challenges.