Zhou, Yuanyuan graduated with the B.S. degree in 1992. Since 2009, she is a Qualcomm Chair Professor at University of California, San Diego. She received the Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in Computer Science. From 2000-2002, she co-founded a storage startup called Emphora in Princeton, NJ. In 2007, She co-founded Pattern Insight, which deployed solutions used by many large companies and with a good exit to VMware in 2012. She is an ACM fellow and an IEEE Fellow, and Winner of 2015's ACM Mark Weiser Award.