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Tianyin Xu



PhD Student

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, M/C 0404
La Jolla, CA 92093-0404

Short Biography
Curriculum Vitae
Professional Services
Teaching Experiences
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Extra Göttingen non est vita,
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Short Biography

Hi, my name is Tianyin. I'm a system guy, an optimistic day dreamer, a modern hippie with the 60s idea, and a crazy fan of FC Barcelona. I'm currently in my 3rd year as a PhD student in Operating System Research (Opera) Group, UC San Diego (UCSD). My advisor is Yuanyuan Zhou (YY), the coolest advisor I've ever known. In Opera, the biggest lesson I've learned is to be serious to research: to work on real problems and to build useful things that can really make a difference, instead of playing games.

Before joining UCSD, I worked as a research staff in University of Goettingen. I received both my B.Sc. and M.Eng. Degrees in Computer Science from Nanjing University, China in 2007 and 2010, respectively. In 2012, I interned in NetApp ATG, where I got the chance to play with real storage systems. In 2013, I interned in Whova (check it out if you haven't) which is an awesome startup spun off from Opera.


Here're my always out-of-date Curriculum Vitae and Short Biography in 100 Words.


My research interests are in Computer Systems and Networks, with the goal of making computer systems and networks more manageable, scalable, reliable, and available.

As system people, I'm interested in all kinds of inter-disciplinary black magics and hacks such as compiler techniques, machine learning, statistics, etc. The spirit of system research is problem-oriented. System people should be able to use any kind of weapon to kill the dragon (*NOT* Don Quixote's windmills!).

If you are looking for some of my papers, here is a list of my publications.

Selected Awards (More)

2011  Outstanding Master's Degree Thesis of Jiangsu Province, China

2010  LiSUM Scholarship (1000 Euros per month, 6 months in all)

2009  IBM Chinese Excellent Student Scholarship (8000 RMB)

2009  Best Paper Award for International Conference on Communications

2008  HP Chinese Excellent Student Scholarship (4000 RMB)

Professional Services

Program committee of ICNP PhD Forum 2013, 2014; MobiSys PhD Forum 2014

Web chair of HotPOST 2012, 2013, 2014

Scribe of ACM SIGCOMM 2010 [Report]

Teaching Experiences

2014 Operating Systems (CSE 221), Fall quarter, UC San Diego

2014 Design and Analysis of Algorithms (CSE 101), Summer session, UC San Diego

2014 Principles of Computer Operating Systems (CSE 120), Spring quarter, UC San Diego

2013 Operating Systems (CSE 221), Fall quarter, UC San Diego

2012 Design and Analysis of Algorithms (CSE 101), Fall quarter, UC San Diego

2010 Advanced Topics in Computer Networking, Winter Semester, University of Goettingen

2007 Operating System, Fall Semester, Nanjing University


Soccer (Playing career | Album | To be a Barça fan!), Travel (Backpacking), Hiking, Bicycling, The game of Go, Drinking, Reading, Movies, Myth, Amphibians and Reptiles...

Contact Me

Mail: 9500 Gilman Drive, M/C 0404, La Jolla, CA 92093-0404

Phone: 1-858-888-3220
Email: xuty1985 AT gmail.com


Last modified: 2013-6-3 by Tianyin Xu