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Ph.D. Student Positions in University of Virginia Computer Science Department

The Department of Computer Science at University of Virginia invites applications for multiple Ph.D. student positions under the supervision of Dr. Chang Lou, starting in Fall 2024.

Dr. Chang Lou’s research interests are distributed systems, operating systems, and cloud computing. His work centers on improving system reliability and availability. A major focus is enhancing the capabilities of cloud systems to detect, localize, and respond to complex failures during runtime. He has published multiple works on top system conferences including OSDI, NSDI, and ATC. His contributions received recognition including USENIX NSDI Best Paper Award in 2020 for his work on partial failures. In addition, his research on handling memory leaks in cloud infrastructure has been successfully deployed across millions of servers within Microsoft Azure.

Applicants should possess a strong academic background in computer science or related fields. Experience with system research is highly recommended but not mandatory. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate strong programming skills, a strong capacity for communication, and a passion for innovation.

To apply, please submit your application materials at https://engineering.virginia.edu/departments/computer-science/cs-graduate-program. The deadline for application is December 15th. Please refer to https://changlousys.github.io/ for the latest information or contact Dr. Lou through email: chlou@virginia.edu.

About UVA and its CS department
The University of Virginia, founded by the third US President Thomas Jefferson in 1819, is a prestigious institution with a rich history and a strong commitment to academic excellence. UVA was ranked as the No. 3 spot among public universities in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Rankings, after the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Los Angeles. The Computer Science Department, part of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, prides itself on a collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment. It boasts state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated faculty members, and an outstanding track record of producing innovative research with real-world impact. UVA CS department was ranked as the No. 24 in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Rankings.

About Charlottesville
Charlottesville is a historic and picturesque city located in Virginia, nestled at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Centered around the University of Virginia, the city boasts a rich academic atmosphere and a deep cultural heritage. In Charlottesville, visitors can explore Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, and appreciate early American history. The surrounding countryside is dotted with vineyards, breweries, and scenic trails, providing ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the natural beauty of the region. With its friendly community, vibrant arts scene, and historical landmarks, Charlottesville is a unique and captivating destination. Charlottesville is also the gateway to Shenandoah National Park, a spectacular natural sanctuary that stretches across the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here, visitors can immerse themselves in a world of majestic waterfalls, lush forests, and diverse wildlife, making it a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Charlottesville is consistently ranked by national publications as one of the best places to live in the United States.


弗吉尼亚大学计算机科学系现邀请您申请在Dr. Chang Lou指导下的博士生职位,入学时间为2024年秋季。Dr. Chang Lou的研究领域为分布式系统,操作系统和云计算。他的研究专注于提升系统的可靠性和高可用性。主要的研究方向包括提高云系统在运行时检测、定位和应对复杂故障的能力。他曾在系统领域顶级会议OSDI,NSDI和ATC上多次发表论文。研究获得代表性荣誉包括2020年因其在部分故障方面的工作而获得的USENIX NSDI最佳论文奖。此外,他在处理云基础设施中的内存泄漏方面的研究已经在Microsoft Azure生态系统的数百万台服务器上成功部署。

申请者应具有计算机科学或相关领域的扎实学术背景。具有系统研究经验者优先,但并非必要条件。成功的候选人应具备出色的编程能力、沟通能力和对创新的热情。申请时,请提交您的申请材料于https://engineering.virginia.edu/departments/computer-science/cs-graduate-program 。申请截止期限为12月15日。

最新信息欢迎参考实验室主页:https://changlousys.github.io/ 或致信电子邮件至chlou@virginia.edu .