Yiying Zhang

Assistant Professor
School of Electrical and Computer and Engineering
Department of Computer Science (Courtesy)
Purdue University

465 Northwestern Ave
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2035
Office: EE 330

Phone: (765) 494-5916

Email: yiying@purdue.edu

CV      Research Lab

I am looking for motivated students with skills in building and hacking complex software and/or hardware systems and a passion for doing fun research in the broad systems area. Please contact me directly if you are interested in joining WukLab. For more information about Purdue Computer Engineering and grad admission, please visit here.

My main research interests span operating systems, distributed systems, computer architecture, and datacenter networking. I also work on the intersection of systems and security, programming language, and ML/AI. I lead WukLab, a systems research lab at Purdue. I am currently exploring new ways to build software, hardware, and networking systems for the next-generation datacenters. Find more about my ongoing research on resource disaggregation, non-volatile memory, and datacenter networking. In the past, I have worked on various aspects of file and storage systems.

I have served (or will serve) as a program committee member of WORD'19 (co-chair), SoCC'19, HotOS'19, SOSP'19, FAST'19, ASPLOS'19, OSDI'18, SoCC'18, USENIX ATC'18, ASPLOS'18, SoCC'17, HotStorage'17, ASPLOS'17 (external), Micro'16 (external), FAST'16, SoCC'15, Micro'15 (external), MSST'15, INFLOW'15, and HotStorage'14.

I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was then a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California,San Diego.

Recent Publications

Understanding Real-World Concurrency Bugs in Go
Tengfei Tu, Xiaoyu Liu, Linhai Song, Yiying Zhang
To Appear at the 24th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS '19)

LegoOS: A Disseminated, Distributed OS for Hardware Resource Disaggregation
Yizhou Shan, Yutong Huang, Yilun Chen, Yiying Zhang
Proceedings of the 13th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '18) (Best Paper Award)

LITE Kernel RDMA Support for Datacenter Applications
Shin-Yeh Tsai, Yiying Zhang
Proceedings of the 26th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '17)

Distributed Shared Persistent Memory
Yizhou Shan, Shin-Yeh Tsai, Yiying Zhang
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2017 (SoCC '17)

Full publication list



LegoOS is featured in the Frontiers Magazine. Read more.


Workshop proposal accepted to ASPLOS'19. I will co-chair the 1st Workshop on Resource Disaggregation (WORD'19).


Go concurrency bug paper accepted to ASPLOS'19.


Gave a talk on resource disaggregation at UT Austin.


Gave a talk on resource disaggregation at University of Washington.


Gave a talk on resource disaggregation at Stanford.


Gave a talk on resource disaggregation at UC Berkeley.


LegoOS won best paper award at OSDI'18.


Gave a talk on resource disaggregation at USC.


Gave a talk on resource disaggregation at IBM Research TJ Watson.


Gave a talk on resource disaggregation at Samsung Research.


LegoOS paper accepted to OSDI'18.


Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016: ECE 469 Operating Systems Engineering (undergraduate level)
Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016: ECE 695 Modern Datacenter Systems (graduate level)
Fall 2015: ECE 565 Computer Architecture (graduate level)