“ARTS: Available, Robust and Trustworthy Software”
Speaker: Dr. Yuanyuan Zhou , University of Illinois, Urbana ChampaignContact:
Date: April 20 2006
Time: 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: Patil/Kiva, 32-G449
Host: Prof. Barbara Liskov, CSAIL
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As computers have been widely used in almost every aspect of our daily life, the issues related to computer system dependability is becoming increasingly important. Unfortunately, software errors significantly affect system reliability and availability. To improve software dependability, our ARTS project investigates novel solutions to address software error detection, diagnosis and recovery in a synergistic way. Our error detection techniques include both static checking by automatically mining source code for specification and violations, and efficient dynamic monitoring by exploring general and novel hardware support. Our software failure recovery approach is based on an innovative, generic and non-intrusive bug avoidance therapy that can recover from a variety of common software failures, including both deterministic and non-deterministic ones. Our online diagnosis solution provides automatic online error analysis during production runs on customers' machines to make programmers' off-line debugging more efficient and effective without requiring customers' private execution traces or core dump information.
In this talk, I will give an overview of our ARTS project and then focus on our recently proposed bug avoidance therapy for recovering software failures.
Yuanyuan Zhou is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Univ of Illinois at Urbana Champaign since 2002. Prior to UIUC, she worked at NEC Research Institute as a scientist after completing her Ph.D at Princeton in 2000. Her research interests span the areas of operating systems, architecture, storage systems and software reliability. She was the recipient for the NSF Career-2004 award, the CRA-W Anita-Borg Early Career Award 2005, the DOE Early Career Principle Investigator Award 2005, the IBM Faculty Award 2004 & 2005, and the IBM SUR-2003 award. Two of her papers were among the 14 papers selected into the IEEE Micro Special Issue on Top Picks from architecture conferences of 2004. Recently, one of her SOSP papers was selected for fast forwarding to ACM Transactions on Computer Systems Special Issue on Best Papers from SOSP 2005.
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