My thesis work focuses on configuration and management of large-scale software systems. Here is some of my recent work.
Systems Approaches to Tackling Configuration Errors: A Survey [pdf]
Tianyin Xu and Yuanyuan Zhou
ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Volume 47, Number 4, Article 70, Jul. 2015.
Hey, You Have Given Me Too Many Knobs! Understanding and Dealing with Over-Designed Configuration in System Software [pdf]
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), Aug. 31-Sep. 4, 2015, Bergamo, Italy.
EnCore: Exploiting System Environment and Correlation Information for Misconfiguration Detection [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 [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.
Certainly, I'm also interested in other system topics, namely mobile systems, storage systems, and social networks. You can find the complete list of my papers at Google Scholar. The following lists some of the work I really enjoyed.
Saving Mobile App Developers from Network Disruptions
Xinxin Jin, Peng Huang, Tianyin Xu, and Yuanyuan Zhou
Proceedings of the 11th ACM European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys'16), Apr. 18-21, 2016, London, UK.
Exploring Cross-Application Cellular Traffic Optimization with Baidu TrafficGuard
Zhenhua Li, Weiwei Wang, Tianyin Xu, Xin Zhong, Xiang-Yang Li, Yunhao Liu, Christo Wilson, and Ben Y. Zhao
Proceedings of the 13th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI'16), Mar. 16-18, 2016, Santa Clara, CA, USA.
Offline Downloading in China: A Comparative Study [pdf]
Zhenhua Li, Christo Wilson, Tianyin Xu, Yao Liu, Zhen Lu, and Yinlong Wang
Proceedings of the 15th ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC'15), Oct. 28-30, 2015, Tokyo, Japan.
Towards Network-level Efficiency for Cloud Storage Services [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.
Scaling Microblogging Services with Divergent Traffic Demands [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.