Tiancheng Xu

Hi :) I am Tiancheng Xu, a 1st-year Ph.D. student at Rice CS, working with Prof. Scott Rixner and Prof. Alan Cox.

I am fascinated by nearly every layer of CS. My passion is in understanding, building, and hacking complex systems. With that, I work on Computer Systems & Architecture.

I am increasingly obsessed with the notion of Abstraction [0, 1], as well as answering or reading answers to the question in different contexts: what is the right abstraction and how do we implement that correctly?

Prior to Rice, I spent two wonderful years at University of Rochester CS (M.S.). I had great fun working with Dr. Yuhao Zhu, and I was fortunate to be instructed by Dr. Sreepathi Pai. I completed my undergrad study in IoT at Huazhong University of Science and Technology. During my senior year, I worked with Dr. Xin Yang and Dr. Hien Nguyen Van.

In my spare time, I do weightlifting a lot.


[2020/06] Had lots of fun voluteering at PLDI!

[2020/05] Graduating from University of Rochester. 🎓


  • 1. Tigris: Architecture and Algorithms for 3D Perception in Point Clouds [ PDF | ACM Link | arXiv | Artifact ] Tiancheng Xu*, Boyuan Tian*, Yuhao Zhu (* Co-primary authors) [MICRO'19] The 52nd Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture
    Best Paper Nominee
  • 2. Mesorasi: Enabling Efficient Point Cloud Analytics via Delayed-Aggregation Artifacts (source code) coming soon Yu Feng, Boyuan Tian, Tiancheng Xu, Paul Whatmough, Yuhao Zhu [MICRO'20] The 53rd Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture

Research Artifacts

Services & Awards

  • Student Volunteer-ship: PLDI 2020.
  • Ken Kennedy Institute Computational Science and Engineering Fellowship.
  • Student Travel Grant: HPCA 2020, IISWC 2019, MICRO 2019.

Email: tx10 [AT] rice [DOT] edu