Shan Lu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago.

She received her Ph.D. at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 2008. She was the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Sciences at University of Wisconsin, Madison, from 2009 to 2014. Her research focuses on software reliability, particularly detecting, diagnosing, and fixing concurrency bugs and performance bugs in large software systems.

Shan has won Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in 2014, Distinguished Alumni Educator Award from Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois in 2013, and NSF Career Award in 2010.

Her co-authored papers won Google Scholar Classic Paper 2017, Best Paper Awards at USENIX OSDI 2016 and USENIX FAST 2013, ACM-SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awards at ICSE 2015 and FSE 2014, an ACM-SIGPLAN Research Highlight Award in 2011, and an IEEE Micro Top Picks in 2006. Shan is also a member of the informal ASPLOS Hall of Fame.

Shan currently serves as the Vice Chair of ACM-SIGOPS (2015--) and the Associate Editor for IEEE Computer Architecture Letters. She also served as the technical program co-chair for USENIX Annual Technical Conference in 2015.