Felix Xiaozhu Lin


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Asst. Prof. PhD in CS Purdue ECE CV Contact

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”.

Research (Publication)

I care about systems software – mostly for computers consuming power roughly in the (10 Milliwatt, 500 Watt) range. Today they include sensors, smart phones/devices, and edge servers.

Overview slides

At Purdue, I work with a group of students who share interest in systems software. See XSEL.

Our current work bases on two premises:

1. Old kernels (e.g. Linux) are firmware

2. New OSes are defined by scenarios

My PhD work was on OS kernels for smartphones, e.g. the K2 project which won an award in ASPLOS’14. I continue to care about mobile/wearables, e.g. deep learning on them (WWW’19 & MobiCom’18).

See our group page for all projects.


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