Short Bio

Dr. Xiaoyi Lu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The University of California, Merced, USA. He is the founder and director of Parallel and Distributed Systems Laboratory (PADSYS). Previously (2018-2020), he was a Research Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University (OSU). His current research interests include parallel and distributed computing, high-performance interconnects, advanced I/O technologies, Big Data Analytics, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, and Deep Learning system software. He has published more than 100 papers in major international conferences, workshops, and journals with multiple Best (Student) Paper Awards or Nominations. He has delivered more than 100 times of invited talks, tutorials, and presentations worldwide. He has been actively involved in various professional activities in academic journals and conferences. Many of Dr. Lu’s research outcomes (e.g, PMIdioBench; RDMA for Hadoop, Spark, TensorFlow, Memcached, and Kafka; MVAPICH2-Virt; DataMPI; LingCloud; NeuroHPC) are made publicly available to the community and currently being used by hundreds of organizations all over the world. Please see my main personal page for more information.

Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Systems for HPC, Big Data, AI, Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, and others
  • High-Performance Communication and I/O Technologies (e.g., RDMA/PMEM/NVMe)
  • Container- and Hypervisor-based Virtualization
  • Performance, Scalability, Fault tolerance, QoS, and others


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