MASS Lab has 3-4 Ph.D. openings in Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 with the following research interests.
If you are interested in these positions, please send me an email with your resume and transcripts. Please include your experience of programming in your first email. Find more information about DEADLINE, English Requirements, Course Requirements, and Qualification Policy. For application, you can choose "Communictns, Network & Sys Mdl" as the research direction, and mention my name in your research interest inside your personal statement.
Tongping Liu is interested in the security, performance, and reliability of software systems, especially with the following focuses:
Software Reliability: OOPSLA'09, SOSP'11, ASE'17
System Security: ICSE'16, CCS'17, PLDI'18, Security'18, Micro'18
BIG DATA and Cloud Computing: ICDCS 2015
Performance of Parallel Applications: OOPSLA'11, PPoPP'14, CGO'16, EuroSys'17
Resource Management of Operating Systems: OSDI'08, SIGCSE'18
Note: 7 papers (marked as red) are published in prestigious venues choosen by CSRankings (4 papers in the optional list), and 11 papers (all red ones and blue ones) are classified as A and 3 papers are ranked as B in CCF's ranking.
Our research is generously supported by:
08/2020: Watcher is accepted to OOPSLA. Congratulations to Hongyu!
08/2020: Prober is accepted to ASE. Congratulations to Hongyu!
01/2020: Welcome the joining of Xin Zhao and Jin Zhou.
08/2019: I moved to University of Massachusetts Amherst.
05/2019: Congratulations to Hongyu and Sam for defending their thesis successfully!
10/2018: Causer is accepted to CGO. Congratulations to Hongyu and Sam!
08/2018: Invited to serve at PLDI'19 External Review Committee.
07/2018: Sampler is accepted by Micro'18. Congratulations to Sam and Hongyu!
06/2018: SPX grant (around $500,000) proposal is funded by NSF. Many thanks to NSF and Bo Wu.
05/2018: Guarder is accepted by USENIX Security 2018. Congratualations to Sam and Hongyu!
02/2018: iReplayer paper is finally accepted by PLDI 2018 after many years of work on it. Congratualations to Hongyu and Sam!
12/2017: Our research about secure allocator got the Mozilla Research Grant, thank Mozilla for the support. Our target is to get our allocator to be used by FireFox!
10/2017: The paper "A User Space-based Project for Practicing Core Memory Management Concepts" is accepted by SIGCSE 2018. Congratulations to Sam and Corey!
09/2017: Congratulating Sam and Hongyu for getting Carlos Alvarez Graduate Fellowship!
08/2017: FreeGuard paper is accepted by CCS 2017. Congratulations to Sam, Hongyu and Corey!
07/2017: UnDead paper is accepted by ASE 2017. Congratulations to Jinpeng, Sam and Hongyu!
05/2017: Corey Crosser graduated and will join West Point (United States Military Academy) as an instructor in EECS department!
05/2017: Jinpeng successfully defended his master thesis!
01/2017: SyncPerf paper is accepted by EuroSys 2017. Congratulations to Mejbah!
02/2016: One sole-PI grant (CRII) is awarded.
01/2016: Sam Silvestro (Ph.D.) joined the lab.
12/2015: DoubleTake paper is accepted by ICSE 2016
11/2015: Cheetah paper is accepted by CGO 2016
08/2015: Dr. Liu got the Google Faculty Awards
08/2015: Hongyu Liu and Jinpeng Zhou joined the lab.
04/2015: FORSEER paper is accepted by ICDCS 2015.
I am currently working with the following students:
Ph.D. students: Hongyu Liu    (09/2015 -- 12/2019), Intern at Alibaba DAMO Academy
Ph.D.: Sam Silvestro (01/2016 -- 08/2019): First Employment--Practice of Professor at University of Texas at San Antonio
Masters: Jinpeng Zhou, Corey Crosser
Other mentored students (Project, REU, independent study): Mohammad Mejbah ul Alam // Javier Guzman, Al Amin Hossain, Bharadwaj Prabhala, // Zachary Rodriguez, Danny Tsang, Charles Dix, Riley Marfin, Kyle Haley, Joseph Rocha,
Program Committee: PPoPP 2015 (ERC), ICCCN 2015, ICPADS 2016, ICCCN 2016, ICSDE2017, COMPSAC
2018, TrustCom 2018, SETTA 2018, PLDI 2019 (ERC), ISMM 2019
Reviewer: Journal of Systems and Software, Journal of Computational Science, NCS17,
CCGrid 2017, TDSC, TPDS, IJICT, TCC, TC, ICDCS 2013, Middleware 2013, ICDCS 2014