Department of Computer Science and the College
Shan Lu’s research focuses on software reliability, particularly the detection, diagnosis, and repair of concurrency and performance bugs in large software systems. She also serves as the information director of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Operating Systems.
In 2014, Lu’s performance and potential to make substantial contributions in her field were recognized through her selection as an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. She also received the Distinguished Alumni Educator Award from the University of Illinois Department of Computer Science in 2013, as well as a National Science Foundation Career Award in 2010. One of her co-authored papers won the Best Paper Award at the 11th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST 2013), while another was honored with an ACM-SIGPLAN CACM Research Highlights nomination in 2011.
Lu received her PhD in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in 2008. She also holds a BS in computer science from the University of Science and Technology of China, in Hefei. Previously Lu was the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, from 2009 to 2014.
Lu joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2014.