2023 Northeastern Systems Day

The 2023 Northeastern Systems Day took place on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023, in room ISEC-655 (Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex, 805 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02120).

Northeastern Systems Day is a day-long student-led event to bring together members of the Northeastern University community who conduct computer systems research.

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Call for participation

We solicit talks about ongoing research in the area of computer systems. We are broadly interested in topics in this space, including, but not limited to, operating systems, file and storage systems, distributed systems, cloud computing, mobile systems, reliable systems, system security, machine learning systems, big data systems, embedded systems, system virtualization, and management and troubleshooting of complex systems.

To propose a talk, please send an email to Jian Zhang <zhang.jian3@northeastern.edu> for registering your talk, and includes one or two paragraphs describing:

  • The title of your talk
  • Your name and department
  • The length of your talk (we encourage the length to be 15min)
  • An abstract of your talk


Please submit the following online form to register for this event: https://forms.gle/tzrdPnMw7ocAVMUo8 (closed)


Use Slack to ask questions of speakers, organizers, and fellow attendees!

Time Speaker Topic
08:30AM Breakfast available  
09:20AM - 09:30AM Andrea Stith Opening remark
  Correctness (9:30) Session Chair: Shuwen Sun
09:30AM - 09:50AM Ankit Kumar Formal Analysis of GossipSub
09:50AM - 10:10AM Jian Zhang Viper: a fast snapshot isolation checker
10:10AM - 10:30AM Changming Liu On-device symbolic execution for embedded systems
10:30AM - 11:00AM Break  
  ML and storage (11:00) Session Chair: Peng Gu
11:00AM - 11:20AM Baolin Li MISO: exploiting multi-instance GPU capability on multi-tenant GPU clusters
11:20AM - 11:40AM Brent Zhao Updatable Learned Mapping for Computer Systems with Portfolio Method
11:40AM - 12:00PM Effy Wang Cache performance modeling with workload distributions
12:00PM - 12:20PM Kaustubh Shivdikar The evolution of Graph neural network accelerators
12:20PM - 12:30pm Issac Khor Approaches to Page-Sharing between Virtual Machines
12:30PM - 01:30PM Lunch  
  Distributed systems and networking (1:30PM) Session Chair: Willam Rhodes
1:30PM - 1:50PM Ryan Yang & Soufiane Jounaid SLFS: a File System Design with Serverless Paradigms
1:50PM - 2:10PM Ben Weintraub A Flash(bot) in the Pan: Measuring Maximal Extractable Value in Private Pools
2:10PM - 2:30PM Yao Xu Collective Vector Clocks: Low-Overhead Transparent Checkpointing for MPI
2:30PM - 2:50PM Shuwen Sun Toward Flexible Auditing for In-Network Functionality
2:50PM - 3:20PM Break  
  Conclusion (3:20PM)  
3:20PM - 4:00PM Panelists: Jon Bell, Ji-Yong Shin, Cheng Tan, Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Andrea Stith Panel: Systems Research
  Moderator: Shuwen Sun  
4:00PM Award ceremony and ending social  



Please send any questions to Cheng Tan <c.tan@northeastern.edu> and Ji-Yong Shin <j.shin@northeastern.edu>.

Organizing committee

Role People
General Chair Bryant Curto, Shuwen Sun
Coordinator Shuwen Sun, Soufiane Jounaid, Peng Gu
Web Chair Ryan Yang
Registration Chair Jian Zhang
Food Chair Brent Zhao
Marketing Chair Bryant Curto
Session Chair Shuwen Sun, Peng Gu, William Rhodes
Faculty Contact Ji-Yong Shin, Cheng Tan