About Me

I am a Research Assistant working with Ce Zhang at ETH Zurich. My research focus on speeding up machine learning systems and making them more accessible to users. Prior to joining ETH as a Ph.D student, I got my Master's degree in Computer Science at ETH Zurich in 2017 and my Bachelor's degree in Machine Intelligence at Peking University in 2014.


  • June.15th, 2018: I am really excited to be a intern with Umar Farooq Minhas at Databse Group, Microsoft Research Redmond working on updatable learned index this summer.
  • May.18th, 2018: Our work "MLBench: Benchmarking Machine Learning Services Against Human Experts" is accepted at VLDB 2018.
  • Mar.20th, 2018: Our work "PSFGAN: a generative adversarial network system for separating quasar point sources and host galaxy light" is accepted by Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS).
  • Aug.10th, 2017: I presented our ZipML paper at ICML 2017.
  • Jun.26th, 2017: Our work "Scalable Inference of Decision Tree Ensembles: Flexible Design for CPU-FPGA Platforms" is accepted at FPL 2017.
  • Jun.20th, 2017: I got ICML travel award for this year. Big thank you to ICML commitee!
  • May.12th, 2017: Our ZipML work "The ZipML Framework for Training Models with End-to-End Low Precision: The Cans, the Cannots, and a Little Bit of Deep Learning" is accepted at ICML 2017
  • May.10th, 2017: I gave a talk "Faster Machine Learning via Low-Precision Communication and Computation" with Dan Alistarh at Nvidia GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2017.


Scalable Inference of Decision Tree Ensembles: Flexible Design for CPU-FPGA Platforms
Muhsen Owaida, Hantian Zhang, Ce Zhang, Gustavo Alonso
FPL 2017

MLBench: Benchmarking Machine Learning Services Against Human Experts
Yu Liu, Hantian Zhang, Luyuan Zeng, Wentao Wu, Ce Zhang
VLDB 2018

Generative adversarial networks as a tool to recover structural information from cryo-electron microscopy data
Min Su, Hantian Zhang, Kevin Schawinski, Ce Zhang, Michael A Cianfrocco
bioRxiv 2018


  • M.S., ETH Zurich, 2014.9 - 2017.4
  • B.S., Peking University, 2010.9 - 2014.6