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Shan Lu    Shan Lu
    Associate Professor
    Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
    Email: shanlu @
    Phone: (773)702-3184
    Ryerson Hall 257A
    1100 E. 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

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Academic Career


Recent Publications

    (Complete publication list)
  1. PCatch: Automatically Detecting Performance Cascading Bugs in Cloud Systems [EuroSys'18]
  2. How not to structure your database-backed web applications: a study of performance bugs in the wild [ICSE'18]
  3. FCatch: Automatically detecting time-of-fault bugs in cloud systems [ASPLOS'18]
  4. Understanding and Auto-Adjusting Performance-Sensitive Configurations [ASPLOS'18]
  5. Skyway: Connecting Managed Heaps in Distributed Big Data Systems [ASPLOS'18]
  6. Understanding Database Performance Inefficiencies in Real-world Web Applications [CIKM'17]
  7. Performance Diagnosis for Inefficient Loops [ICSE'17]
  8. Efficient Detection of Thread Safety Violations via Coverage-Guided Generation of Concurrent Tests [ICSE'17]
  9. DCatch: Automatically Detecting Distributed Concurrency Bugs in Cloud Systems [ASPLOS'17]
  10. Low-Overhead and Fully Automated Statistical Debugging with Abstraction Refinement [OOPSLA'16]
  11. Early Detection of Configuration Errors to Reduce Failure Damage [OSDI'16] (Won USENIX OSDI'16 Best Paper Award )
  12. Yak: A High-Performance Big-Data-Friendly Garbage Collector [OSDI'16]
  13. Understanding and Generating High Quality Patches for Concurrency Bugs [FSE'16]
  14. TaxDC: A Comprehensive Taxonomy of Non-Deterministic Concurrency Bugs in Cloud Distributed Systems [ASPLOS '16]
  15. Interruptable Tasks: Treating Memory Pressure As Interrupts for Highly Scalable Data-Parallel Programs [SOSP '15]
  16. What change history tells us about thread synchronization [FSE '15]
  17. CARAMEL: Detecting and Fixing Performance Problems That Have Non-Intrusive Fixes [ICSE'15] (Won SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award )
  18. Validating Library Usage Interactively [CAV '13]
  19. A Study of Linux File System Evolution [FAST' 13] (Won USENIX Fast'13 Best Paper Award )
  20. Toddler: Detecting Performance Problems via Similar Memory-Access Patterns [ICSE '13]
  21. Automated Concurrency-Bug Fixing [OSDI '12]
  22. ...

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