UIUC Systems Reading Group
Fall 2019

Thursday 4–5pm at Siebel 3405 (direction)

The reading group is a weekly meetup for anyone interested in systems research at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

We discuss recent significant work (e.g., published at top-tier conferences), critique each other's projects, and identify new research directions/ideas.

Join us on Slack: uiuc-sysnet.slack.com

Please register CS 591 (SN) if you need 1 credit.

Date Topic Speaker
Aug 29 Introduction and organization
We decide to crack the ice cream at the SC Lawn and meet there.
Tianyin will first go to SC 3405 at 4pm in case some folks are not on SysNet Slack.
Rui will hold a sign and gather folks on the lawn.
Tianyin Xu
Sep 5 (no speaker)
Sep 17 Jointly held with SE Seminar, Siebel 4124, 4--6pm
Practical GUI Testing of Android Applications via Model Abstraction and Refinement
ICSE 2019 (paper)
Wenyu Wang
Sep 19 Towards Automated Configuration of Systems with Non-Functional Constraints
HotOS 2017 (paper)
Xudong Sun
Sep 24 Jointly held with SE Seminar, Siebel 4124, 4p--6pm
The Seven Sins: Security Smells in Infrastructure as Code Scripts
ICSE 2019 (paper)
Qingrong Chen
Sep 26 µTune: Auto-Tuned Threading for OLDI Microservices
OSDI 2018 (paper)
Andrew Yoo
Oct 3 Lineage-driven Fault Injection
SIGMOD 2015 (paper)
Saurabh Jha
Oct 10 The Mystery Machine: End-to-end Performance Analysis of Large-scale Internet Services
OSDI 2014 (paper)
Jack Chen
Oct 17 Intro Reading and Feedback
(we will reading and commenting on Austin's intro)
Austin Kuo
Oct 24 Capturing and Enhancing In Situ System Observability for Failure Detection
OSDI 2018 (paper)
Haoran Qiu
Oct 31 Cancelled due to most people attending SOSP
Nov 7 On Cross-stack Configuration Errors
ICSE 2017 (paper)
Sam Cheng
Nov 14 Cancelled due to Tianyin's unexpected trip.
Nov 21 FaRM: Fast Remote Memory
NSDI 2014 (paper)
Rohan Tabish
Nov 28 Happy Thanksgiving!
Dec 3 Donald B. Gillies Memorial Lecture, 3:30--4:30pm at Siebel 2405 (link)
Systems Research - Construed Broadly
Margo Seltzer (University of British Columbia)
Dec 5 Practice Talk
Medley: A Novel Distributed Failure Detector for IoT Networks
Middleware 2019 (paper)
Rui Yang
Dec 9 Distinguished Lecture Series, 3:30--4:30pm at Siebel 2405 (link)
Optimism in the Limit: Software System Scalability
Eddie Kohler (Harvard University)
Dec 16 CS Speakers Series, 3:30--4:30pm at Siebel 2405 (link)
Dependability Meets Data Analytics
Saurabh Bagchi (Purdue University)