Sishuai Gong
Ph.D. Student
Reliable and Secure Systems Lab
Department of Computer Science
Purdue University

Email: sishuai [at] purdue [dot] edu


About Me

I am a 5th year PhD student at the Department of Computer Science, Purdue Univeristy. I am fortunate to be advised by Professor Pedro Fonseca and work with other pepole in the Reliable and Secure Systems Lab. Before joining Purdue, I obtained my B.S. degree in Computer Science from University of Science and Technology of China in 2019.

I am broadly interested in operating system research. My recent research focuses on improving the reliability and security of real-world kernels, with particular interests in kernel concurrency testing.



  • Snowcat: Efficient Kernel Concurrency Testing using a Learned Coverage Predictor
    Sishuai Gong, Dinglan Peng, Deniz Altınbüken, Pedro Fonseca, Petros Maniatis.
    In the 29th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP'23)
    [pdf] [appendix] [slides] [code] 🚜

  • KIT: Testing OS-level Virtualization for Functional Interference Bugs
    Congyu Liu, Sishuai Gong, Pedro Fonseca.
    In the 28th Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS'23)
    [pdf] [slides] [code]

  • Snowboard: Finding Kernel Concurrency Bugs through Systematic Inter-thread Communication Analysis
    Sishuai Gong, Deniz Altınbüken, Pedro Fonseca, Petros Maniatis.
    In the 28th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP'21)
    [pdf] [poster] [slides] [code] 🏂

  • On-Demand-Fork: A Microsecond Fork for Memory-Intensive and Latency-Sensitive Applications
    Kaiyang Zhao, Sishuai Gong, Pedro Fonseca.
    In the 16th European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys'21)
    [pdf] [slides] [code]

  • InspectorGadget: A Framework for Inferring TCP Congestion Control Algorithms and Protocol Configurations
    Sishuai Gong, Usama Naseer, Theophilus Benson.
    In the IFIP Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA'20)


Work Experience

  • Microsoft Research, Redmond/Virtual, WA.
    Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Group
    Research Intern (May 2022 - July 2022)

  • Brown University, Providence, RI.
    Research Intern (August 2018 - October 2018)


Last update: 2023-10-24