Shan Lu is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago.
She received her Ph.D. at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 2008. She was the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Sciences at University of Wisconsin, Madison, from 2009 to 2014. Her research focuses on software reliability and efficiency, particularly detecting, diagnosing, and fixing functional and performance bugs in large software systems.
Shan is an ACM Distinguished Member (2019 class), an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (2014), a Distinguished Educator Alumnus from Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois (2013), and NSF Career Award recipient (2010).
Her co-authored papers won Google Scholar Classic Paper 2017, Best Paper Awards at ACM-SIGOPS SOSP 2019, USENIX OSDI 2016 and USENIX FAST 2013, 3 ACM-SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awards at ICSE 2019, ICSE 2015 and FSE 2014, an ACM CHI Honorable Mention Award 2021, an ACM-SIGPLAN Research Highlight Award at PLDI 2011, and an IEEE Micro Top Picks in ASPLOS 2006. Shan is also a member of the informal ASPLOS Hall of Fame.
Shan currently serves as the Chair of ACM-SIGOPS (2019 –), the Vice Chair of ACM SIG Governing Board Executive Committee (2021–2022), Member-at-Large of ACM SIG Governing Board Executive Committee (2020 — 2022), and the Associate Editor for IEEE Computer Architecture Letters. She serves/served as the technical program co-chair for International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) in 2022, USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI) in 2020, USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC) in 2015, and ACM Asia-Pacific Systems Workshop (APSys) in 2018.
Focus Areas: Software Reliability, Systems
Shan’s research focuses on software reliability, particularly detecting, diagnosing, and fixing concurrency bugs and performance bugs in large software systems.