Linh Thi Xuan PHAN
Associate Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Computer and Information Science Department
Levine 576
3330 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6389
Phone:   +1 (215) 898-2012
Email:   linhphan AT cis.upenn.edu

[Curriculum vitae]

     Teaching . Students . Honors & Awards . Publications . Software . Service
 
    My research interests span the areas of real-time, embedded, cyber-physical systems (such as automotive, avionic, and medical systems) and distributed systems. I am especially interested in theoretical models, analysis methods, design techniques and systems support for building efficient large-scale cyber-physical systems with provable safety, security and performance guarantees. Recently, I have been working on reliable virtualization and cloud infrastructure that can provide strong real-time performance and service guarantees for safety-critical and mission-critical systems, the Internet of Things, and network function virtualization. I am also working on techniques for defending cyber-physical systems and the cloud against DeDOS and malicious attacks, as well as methods for diagnosing performance problems in data centers.

    I am a member of the PRECISE Center, the Real-Time Systems Group, and the Distributed Systems Group. I am also the co-director of the DATS program.

    DATS Program Office Hours: Please email me to make an appointment.
    Current PhD students
    Max Demoulin (co-advise with Boon Thau Loo)
    Neeraj Gandhi
    Robert Gifford (co-advise with Andreas Haeberlen)
    Karan Newatia (co-advise with Andreas Haeberlen)
    Honors & Awards
  • Best Paper Award in Multi-Robot Systems Finalist, International Conference on Robotics and Automation (2021)
  • Outstanding Paper Award, International Conference on Real-Time Networks and Systems (2021)
  • Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2020
  • Best Paper Award, Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (2019)
  • Best Student Paper Award, Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (2019)
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2018
  • Outstanding Paper Award, Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (2018)
  • Member of the inaugural class of the ACM Future of Computing Academy (2017)
  • Best Paper Award Nominee, Real-Time Systems Symposium (2013)
  • Best Paper Award Nominee, International Conference on Embedded Software (2010)
  • NUS Dean's Graduate Research Excellence (2009)
  • NUS Graduate Scholarship (2003 to 2007)
  • Singapore Scholarship (1999 to 2003)
    Software
  • CARTS: Compositional analysis tool for real-time systems
  • RT-Xen: Real-time Xen virtualization platform
    Service
  • Co-Director, MSE in Data Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • Member, SEAS Faculty Council, University of Pennsylvania, July 2019 --
  • Secretary/Treasurer, ACM SIGBED, July 2019 -- June 2021
  • Executive Member, IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems (TCRTS), January 2016 -- December 2019
  • PC Chair, ACM SIGBED International Conference on Embedded Software (EMSOFT), 2021
  • PC Co-Chair, ACM SIGBED International Conference on Embedded Software (EMSOFT), 2020
  • Track Chair, IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS), 2018
  • PC Chair, DATE - Topic E3: Model-based Design and Verification (DATE), 2015, 2016
  • PC Co-Chair, Workshop on Compositional Theory and Technology for Real-Time Embedded Systems (CRTS), 2011.
  • PC Co-Chair, Workshop on Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems (APRES), 2011.
  • Publication Chair, Embedded Systems Week (ESWeek), 2017
  • Publicity Chair, IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA), 2013.
  • Web Chair, Cyber-Physical Systems Week, 2013.
  • Work-In-Progress Chair, Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS), 2013.
  • Program Committee Member
    • IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS), 2014, 2015, 2017.
    • IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017.
    • Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2015, 2016.
    • Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), 2014, 2015, 2016.
    • ACM/IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software (EMSOFT), 2015, 2016
    • ACM SIGPLAN/SIGBED Conference on Languages, Compilers, Tools and Theory for Embedded Systems (LCTES), 2015.
    • IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), 2013.
    • IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA), 2013
    • Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS), 2013, 2015, 2016.
    • IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Networks, and Applications (CPSNA), 2013.
    • IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
    • IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), 2013.
    • IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium, Work-In-Progress, 2012.
    • IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS), Work-In-Progress, 2010, 2011, 2012.
    • Workshop on Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems (APRES), 2012, 2013.
    • International Workshop on Grid Friendly Computing (GFC), 2013.
    • Workshop on Compositional Theory and Technology for Real-Time Embedded Systems (CRTS), 2010, 2012, 2013.
    • Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems, Networks, and Applications (CPSNA), 2011, 2012.
    • International Workshop on Worst-case Traverse Time (WCTT), 2011, 2012.
    • RTSS@Work, 2011, 2012.
    • International Conference on Embedded and Multimedia Computing (EMC), 2010, 2011.
    • Brazilian Workshop on Real-Time Systems (WTR), 2011.
Last updated: July 2019