I am a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), under the supervision of Prof. Tim Kraska. I am a member of the MIT Database Group and the Data System and AI Lab (DSAIL) at MIT.

Before that, I spent one year at the Database Group of Brown University and worked at Hulu as a software developer for two years. I received my bachelor degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University, under the guidance of Prof. Guoliang Li.

My name is 尚泽远 in Chinese, and it is “Tse-Yüan Shang” in Wade-Giles romanization. If you would like to know more about me (especially about my research), please feel free to reach out to me at zeyuanxy@gmail.com.

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Research Interests

  • Systems for Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning for Systems
  • Large-scale Interactive Data Analytics



  • 2019-04, our paper Balance-Aware Distributed String Similarity-Based Query Processing System got accepted by VLDB 2019, a collaboration with folks from Tsinghua University when I was an undergrad there.
  • 2019-04, I received SIGMOD Student Travel Award, thanks very much to the Travel Award Selection Committee of SIGMOD 2019!
  • 2019-03, our paper Democratizing Data Science through Interactive Curation of ML Pipelines got accepted by SIGMOD 2019. Looking forward to visiting Amsterdam in this June!
  • 2018-12, our paper How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Re-optimization got accepted by ICDE 2019.
  • 2018-07, I received the Ashar Aziz Presidential Fellowship from MIT, really appreciate it!