Siyuan Chai

Siyuan Chai

Incoming CS PhD



Hi! Here’s Siyuan (柴思远)! I am an incoming CS Ph.D. at UIUC. I will be working with Prof. Tianyin Xu in the Fall. I finished my undergraduate at Northwestern University. My current research interest focuses on operating systems, memory and network verification.

Right now, I am a research intern at Tencent working on network verification. At Northwestern, I am working closely with Prof. Peter Dinda in Prescience Lab. We focus on kernel-level development and operating system designs. I am also part of Image and Video Processing Lab led by Prof. Aggelos Katsaggelos. I worked on AI in Medical Imaging there.


  • Operating System
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Memory
  • Network Verification


  • M.S. in Computer Science, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2021

    Northwestern University

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2026



CS 343 Operating Systems @ Northwestern

peer mentor, with Professor Peter Dinda (Winter 2021)

CS 336 Design & Analysis of Algorithms @ Northwestern

peer mentor, with Professor Jason Hartline (Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Spring 2021)
peer mentor, with Professor Konstantin Makarychev (Winter 2020)

ESE 205 Introduction to Engineering Design @ WashU

Teaching Assistant, with Professor James Feher (Spring 2018)


Besides academics, I love long-distanced running and cycling. I recently grow intrigued by Peking Opera; check this out if you want to get a taste of it.