Tianyin Xu's Publications
My current research focus is configuration and management of large-scale software systems. Here are some of my recent papers.
Systems Approaches to Tackling Configuration Errors: A Survey [Draft: pdf]
Tianyin Xu and Yuanyuan Zhou
ACM Computing Surveys.
Hey, You Have Given Me Too Many Knobs! ---Understanding and Dealing with Over-Designed Configuration in System Software (to appear)
Tianyin Xu, Long Jin, Xuepeng Fan, Yuanyuan Zhou, Shankar Pasupathy, and Rukma Talwadker
Proceedings of the 10th Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE'15), Oct. 31-Sep. 4, 2015, Bergamo, Italy.
EnCore: Exploiting System Environment and Correlation Information for Misconfiguration Detection [Paper: pdf]
Jiaqi Zhang, Lakshminarayanan Renganarayana, Xiaolan Zhang, Niyu Ge, Vasanth Bala, Tianyin Xu, and Yuanyuan Zhou
Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS'14), Mar. 1-5, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
Do Not Blame Users for Misconfigurations [Paper: pdf]
Tianyin Xu, Jiaqi Zhang, Peng Huang, Jing Zheng, Tianwei Sheng, Ding Yuan, Yuanyuan Zhou, and Shankar Pasupathy
Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP'13), Nov. 3-6, 2013, Farmington, PA, USA.
I'm also interested in some other system topics, namely mobile systems, storage systems, and social networks. Sometimes I do math stuff for fun but I don't have a strong believe in it. Here is a list of projects I enjoyed. You can find the complete list of my publications on Google Scholar.
Towards Network-level Efficiency for Cloud Storage Services [Paper: pdf]
Zhenhua Li, Cheng Jin, Tianyin Xu, Christo Wilson, Yao Liu, Linsong Cheng, Yunhao Liu, Yafei Dai, and Zhi-Li Zhang
Proceedings of the 14th ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC'14), Nov. 5-7, 2014, Vancouver, Canada.
Optimizing Cost for Online Social Networks on Geo-Distributed Clouds [Paper: pdf | Conference version: pdf]
Lei Jiao, Jun Li, Tianyin Xu, Wei Du, and Xiaoming Fu
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Oct. 15, 2014.
Scaling Microblogging Services with Divergent Traffic Demands [Paper: pdf]
Tianyin Xu, Yang Chen, Lei Jiao, Ben Y. Zhao, Pan Hui, and Xiaoming Fu
Proceedings of the ACM/IFIP/USENIX 12th International Middleware Conference (Middleware'11), Dec. 12-16, 2011, Lisbon, Portugal.
Supporting VCR-like Operations in Derivative Tree-Based P2P Streaming Systems [Paper: pdf | Best paper: award]
Tianyin Xu, Jianzhong Chen, Wenzhong Li, Sanglu Lu, Yang Guo, and Mounir Hamdi
Proceedings of the 44th IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'09), Jun. 14-18, 2009, Dresden, Germany.