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