Shawn Zhong is a third Ph.D. student at UW-Madison with research interests in storage systems. He developed an online simulator that supports the entire MIPS32 instruction set, and an online visualizer for xv6 file system image. He used to work at a conversation-based data analytics startup where he developed the recommendation engine for the next command, implemented PDF generation for conversation sessions, and introduced packages that greatly improved the front-end development speed.
At school, Shawn is a peer mentor for OS, note-taker for various math class, and an ACM-ICPC team staff. He was nominated at the departmental ceremony for writing tutorials related to the OS class and actively answering questions in the class forum. He attended ACM-ICPC for three years and achieved #9 out of 209 in 2018 regional.