Shenglin Zhang (张圣林)

I am now an assistant professor at the College of Software, Nankai University. My research interests focus on AIOps, including anomaly detection, failure diagnosis, root cause analysis, and failure prediction, etc., for service/network management. Before joining Nankai University, I got my Ph. D. in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University, and I was awarded the “Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation of Tsinghua University”. My advisers were Professor Dan Pei and Professor Ying Liu. During January 2016 to May 2016, I went to the School of Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology as a visiting scholar, supervised by Professor Jun (Jim) Xu. Before going to Tsinghua University, I attended Xidian University and received my B.S. in Network Engineering in 2012. I did my internship in Baidu, one of the largest search engines in the world, from January 2014 to April 2017. I have published 20+ papers (as first or corresponding author) in international conferences including IJCAIACM SIGMETRICS, ACM CoNEXTIEEE ISSRE, IEEE ICME,  IEEE/ACM IWQOS, IEEE ICCCN, IEEE IPCCC, etc., and peer-reviewed journals including IEEE Transactions on Services ComputingIEEE Access, SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, etc. In addition, the paper “Robust and Rapid Adaption for Concept Drift in Software System Anomaly Detection”, of which I was the corresponding author, won the Best Research Paper Award at ISSRE 2018. From November 2017 to May 2018, Prof. Dan Pei and I successfully launched AIOps Challenge, which is the first competition in the area of AIOps. In addition, we also successfully organized the First AIOps Workshop on May 19, 2018.

Research Interests

  • Failure detection, diagnosis, and prediction for service/network management
  • Software change assessment in Internet-based services

Professional Activities

  • Member of The Professional Committee of Internet at CCF
  • IEEE Member
  • ACM Member
  • TPC Member of IEEE ISSRE 2019/2020
  • Reviewer of IEEE Wireless Communications
  • Reviewer of KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
  • TPC member of the workshop “Advances in Software-Defined Networking and Security” at ICCCS 2018
  • Guest editor of the special issue “Improving Network Measurement Using Reconfigurable Devices” at International Journal of Reconfigurable Computing



  • A Study on Anomaly Detection Based on Logs of Diverse Syntax & Semantics for Network Devices in Datacenter Networks, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2020.1-2022.12, PI
  • A Study on Log Based Anomaly Detection for Network Devices in Datacenter Networks, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2019.6-2022.5, PI
  • Frontier technology in AIOps, Baidu, 2017.10~2022.10, PI
  • A study on failure prediction for switches in next-generation networks, CERNET Technological Innovation Project for Next Generation Internet, 2018.12-2019.12, PI

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2018 .   Best Research Paper Award, IEEE ISSRE 2018
  • 2017 .   Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Tsinghua University
  • 2016 .   Souhu Research and Development Scholarship, Tsinghua University
  • 2015 .   China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) Scholarship, Tsinghua University
  • 2014 .  Guanghua First-class Scholarship, Tsinghua University
  • 2011 .  National Scholarship, Ministry of Education
  • 2011 .  Honorable Mention, Mathematical Contest in Modeling (USA)
  • 2010 .  National Scholarship, Ministry of Education
  • 2010 .  First-class Award of Shaanxi Province, National Mathematical Modeling Contest
  • 2009 . National Encouragement Scholarship, Ministry of Education

Invited Talks

  • PreFix: Switch Failure Prediction in Datacenter Networks, CCF ICoC 2018, 2018.9.9


Selected publications can be found here.

Media Links


  • Email: zhangsl at
  • Address: Room 407, Zone 3, Nankai University TEDA College, Binhaixin District, 300457 Tianjin.

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