85 Engineer's Way
Charlottesville, VA 22908


Felix Xiaozhu Lin joined the Department of Computer Science as an associate professor in August 2020. Prior to his appointment at UVA Engineering, Lin was a tenured associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He earned a bachelor’s in automation in 2006 and a master’s in computer science in 2008 from Tsinghua University. In 2014, Lin completed his doctoral research and received a Ph.D. in computer science from Rice University. The same year, he joined Purdue University as an assistant professor. Lin’s research focuses on methods to accelerate and safeguard software systems.

Associate professor Lin is a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2019; a Google Faculty Research Award, 2016; the National Science Foundation Computer and Information Science and Engineering Research Initiation Initiative Award, 2015; and, a Best Paper Award from the Association of Computing Machinery International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), 2014.


PhD, Rice University, 2014

Research Interests

Systems Software at the intersection of OS, Compilers, and Architecture

Selected Publications

"Approximate query service on autonomous IoT cameras" In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1 Mengwei Xu, Xiwen Zhang, Yunxin Liu, Gang Huang, Xuanzhe Liu, and Felix Xiaozhu Lin
"Transkernel: bridging monolithic kernels to peripheral cores" In Proceedings of the 2019 USENIX Conference on Usenix Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC '19). USENIX Association, USA, 675–691. Liwei Guo, Shuang Zhai, Yi Qiao, and Felix Xiaozhu Lin
"StreamBox-HBM: Stream Analytics on High Bandwidth Hybrid Memory" In Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS '19). Association fo Hongyu Miao, Myeongjae Jeon, Gennady Pekhimenko, Kathryn S. McKinley, and Felix Xiaozhu Lin

Courses Taught

CS6456 Fall 2020


NSF Career Award 2019
Google Faculty Award 2016
ASPLOS Best Paper Award 2014