UIUC System Reading Group
Fall 2020

The seminar will be online via Zoom due to COVID-19. Please use this Zoom link.

Thursday 3:30-4:30pm

UIUC SysNet seminar 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 (IG) if you need one credit.

Date Topic Speaker
Aug 24 Introduction and organization Indy Gupta
Tianyin Xu
Rui Yang
Sep 3 Paper writing exercise Indy Gupta
Sep 10 Paper writing exercise Indy Gupta
Sep 17 Flashield: A Hybrid Key-value Cache that Controls Flash Write Amplification (pdf)
NSDI, 2019.
Ali Zaidi
Sep 24 Practice talk:
Baechi: Fast Device Placement of Machine Learning Graphs
SOCC, 2020
Beomyeol Jeon
Oct 1 Severless Computing (slides)
[Read] Sequoia: Enabling Quality-of-Service in Serverless Computing (pdf)
SOCC, 2020
Le Xu
Oct 8 Writer's workshop (draft will be available in the seminar) Andrew Bumsok Yoo
Practice talk:
Testing Configuration Changes in Context to Prevent Production Failures
OSDI, 2020
Xudong Sun
Oct 22 IoT System (slides)
Approximate Query Service on Autonomous IoT Cameras (pdf)
MobiSys, 2020
Rui Yang
Oct 29 A Comparison of Software and Hardware Techniques for x86 Virtualization (pdf)
ASPLOS, 2006.
Jovan Stojkovic
Nov 5 On-Camera Video Analytics (slides)
Reducto: On-Camera Filtering for Resource-Effectient Real-Time Video Analytics (pdf)
SIGCOMM, 2020.
Hongpeng Guo
Nov 12 CSER: Communication-efficient SGD with Error Reset (slides)
NeurIPS, 2021;
Understanding, Detecting and Localizing Partial Failures in Large System Software
(pdf) (slides)
NSDI, 2020.
Cong Xie

Lilia Tang
Nov 19 ScaleCheck: A Single-Machine Approach for Discovering Scalability Bugs in Large
Distributed Systems (pdf)
FAST, 2019
Jinghao Jia
Nov 26 Happy Thanksgiving!
Dec 3 Paxos Made Wireless: Consensus in the Air (pdf)
EWSN, 2019
Anna Karanika
Jiyu Hu