Felix Xiaozhu Lin


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Felix Xiaozhu Lin

Asst. Prof. PhD in CS Purdue ECE

PhD in Computer Science (Rice 2014), MS in CS (Tsinghua 2008), and BS in Automation (Tsinghua 2006). Grew up in Chongqing “the city of hills”.


I care about systems software, mainly for computers of which power in the (10 mW, 500 W) range. These cover IoT sensors, edge nodes, and (single) servers. My current work base on two theses:

  1. OS are defined by important apps
  2. Commodity kernels (e.g. Linux) are essentially firmware

Sample projects:

App-defined OS

Taming OS kernels

At Purdue, I work with a group of graduate students who (sometimes) buy my arguments above. See the group page for paper list, etc.


Why Purdue Computer Eng? | Center for Resilient Infrastructures, Systems, and Processes (CRISP) | CompE graduate seminar | To PhD applicants | To signature requesters | Name in Chinese