UIUC Systems Reading Group
Spring 2020

The seminar will be online via Zoom due to COVID-19. Please use this Zoom link (password announced in the SysNet Slack).

Wednesday 3-4pm at Siebel Center 3403 (direction)

UIUC SysNet seminar is a weekly meetup for anyone interested in systems and networking 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 1 credit.

Date Topic Speaker
Jan 22 Introduction and organization (slides) Faria Kalim
Tianyin Xu
Indy Gupta
Jan 29 The Evolution of Stream Processing Systems (slides)
[Read] The Aurora and Borealis Stream Processing Engines (pdf)
Faria Kalim
Feb 5 Unique Challenges and Opportunities in Designing Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (slides)
[Read] Coverage-based Greybox Fuzzing as Markov Chain (pdf)
Saurabh Jha
Feb 7 Special Seminar, jointly held with SE Seminar, 12pm-1:30pm, Siebel 4124
Automating Failure Diagnosis for Distributed Systems
Yongle Zhang (University of Toronto)
Feb 12 Performance engineering for microservices (slides)
[Read] Seer: Leveraging Big Data to Navigate the Complexity of Performance Debugging in Cloud Microservices (pdf)
Haoran Qiu
Feb 19 Toward Communication-Efficient and Secure Distributed Machine Learning
(Practice Talk for Prelim)
Cong Xie
Feb 26 Dealing with Gray Failures (slides)
[Read] Deepview: Virtual Disk Failure Diagnosis and Pattern Detection for Azure (pdf)
Andrew Yoo
Mar 4 Programmable Network Dataplanes Guilherme Bueno
Mateus Saquetti
Mar 11 Consistent Transactions for Internet of Things
(Practice Talk for PhD Defense)
Shegufta Ahsan Bakht
Mar 18 Spring Break Sleep/Food/Drink
Mar 25 Livia: Data-Centric Computing Throughout the Memory Hierarchy
Read pdf
Le Xu
Apr 1 Why you should not worship SOSP/OSDI papers? Tianyin Xu
Apr 8 Configuration Management in Distributed Systems
[Read] Rex: Preventing Bugs and Misconfiguration in Large Services Using Correlated Change Analysis (pdf)
Yuanliang Zhang
Apr 15 A Linux in Unikernel Clothing (pdf)
(Practice Talk for EuroSys'20)
Hsuan-Chi Kuo
Apr 22 Preventing Wi-Fi Privacy Leakage
[Read] Can Ferris Bueller Still Have His Day Off? Protecting Privacy in the Wireless Era (pdf)
Federico Cifuentes-Urtubey
Apr 29 Sol: Fast Distributed Computation Over Slow Networks (pdf) Rui Yang