Minghua Ma (马明华)

Ph.D. candidate of Computer Science & Technology, Tsinghua University
Email: mmh16 (at) mails.tsinghua.edu.cn
Address: East Main Building 9-323, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 100084


  • 09.2016 – now: Tsinghua UniversityPh.D. student in computer science under the supervision of Prof. Dan Pei.
  • 09.2019 – 09.2020: Georgia Institute of Technology, visiting Ph.D. student in computer science under the supervision of Prof. Jun (Jim) Xu.

Research Interests

AIOps (AI for IT Operations; Autonomous IT Operations), mainly focusing on anomaly detection, root cause diagnosis and capacity management. 

Professional Experience

  • 08.2019: SIGCOMM 19 volunteer.
  • 12.2018 – 09.2019: Research intern in Alibaba.
  • 12.2016 – 04.2018: Research intern in Sogou TED (Technology and Engineering Department).
  • 04.2015 – 12.2016: Team member of Enterprise WiFi Measurement.


  • Automatic and Generic Periodicity Adaptation for KPI Anomaly Detection 
    Nengwen Zhao, Jing Zhu , Yao Wang, Minghua Ma, Wenchi Zhang, Dapeng Liu, Ming Zhang, Dan Pei
    IEEE TNSM (IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management), 2019. TH-CPL B
  • Robust and Rapid Adaption for Concept Drift in Software System Anomaly Detection
    Minghua Ma, Shenglin Zhang, Dan Pei, Xin Huang, Hongwei Dai
    ISSRE 2018 Best Paper, Memphis, TN, USA, October 15-18, 2018. TH-CPL A
  • You Can Hide, But Your Periodic Schedule Can’t
    Minghua Ma, Kai Zhao, Kaixin Sui, Lei Xu, Yong Li, Dan Pei
    IWQoS 2017, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain, 14-16 June 2017. (Short paper) TH-CPL B
  • EDUM: Classroom Education Measurements via Large-scale WiFi Networks
    Mengyu Zhou, Minghua Ma, Yangkun Zhang, Kaixin Sui, Dan Pei, Thomas Moscibroda
    UbiComp 2016, Heidelberg, Germany, Sep 2016. TH-CPL A
  • Characterizing and Improving WiFi Latency in Large-Scale Operational Networks
    Kaixin Sui, Mengyu Zhou, Dapeng Liu, Minghua Ma, Dan Pei, Youjian Zhao, Zimu Li, Thomas Moscibroda
    MobiSys 2016, Singapore, June 2016. TH-CPL A
  • MobiCamp: a Campus-wide Testbed for Studying Mobile Physical Activities
    Mengyu Zhou, Kaixin Sui, Minghua Ma, Youjian Zhao, Dan Pei, Thomas Moscibroda
    WPA 2016, Singapore, June 2016. (MobiSys 2016 Workshop)
  • Your Trajectory Privacy Can Be Breached Even If You Walk in Groups
    Kaixin Sui, Youjian Zhao, Dapeng Liu, Minghua Ma, Lei Xu, Li Zimu, Dan Pei
    IWQoS 2016, Beijing, China, June 2016. (Short paper) TH-CPL B
  • WiFi can Be the Weakest Link of Round Trip Network Latency
    Changhua Pei, Youjian Zhao, Guo Chen, Ruming Tang, Yuan Meng, Minghua Ma, Ken Ling, Dan Pei
    INFOCOM 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA, Apr 2016. TH-CPL A

Teaching Assistant

  • Autumn 2018: Software Engineering 
    Instructors: Professor Dan Pei and Xiaoying Bai.
    Compulsory undergraduate students course. Designed a software project demands for students and acted as a project manager.
  • Spring 2017:  Advanced Network Management
    Instructor: Professor Dan Pei.
    International master students course. Designed problem sets and a project of anomaly detection.

Selected Awards

  • Best Paper Award, 29th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2018).
  • Best Paper Award, 10th International Doctoral Forum (Shenzhen 2018).
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