Haonan Lu

Research Assistant

Research Interest

I have been doing research in distributed systems. In particular, one line of my work studies the consistency-performance tradeoffs in large-scale production systems. My current research focus is latency and throughput properties of distributed read-only transactions, i.e., what is the lowest latency and highest throughput read-only transactions could theoretically achieve.

Work Experience

Research Contractor at Facebook

September 2014 - January 2016

I am working on a research project that involves data consistency in large-scale distributed systems.

System Research Intern at Facebook

May 2014 - August 2014

Summer internship at Facebook working on a research project that analyzes and resolves consistency issues in large-scale, geo-replicated storage systems.


Brian Goodchild, Yi-Ching Chiu, Rob Hansen, Haonan Lu, Matt Calder, Matthew Luckie, Wyatt Lloyd, David Choffnes, and Ethan Katz-Bassett. "The Record Route Option is an Option!" IMC 2017, London, UK, November 1-3, 2017.

Haonan Lu, Christopher Hodsdon, Khiem Ngo, Shuai Mu, Wyatt Lloyd. "The SNOW Theorem and Latency-Optimal Read-Only Transactions" OSDI 2016, Savannah, GA, November 2-4, 2016.

Haonan Lu, Kaushik Veeraraghavan, Philippe Ajoux, Jim Hunt, Yee Jiun Song, Wendy Tobagus, Sanjeev Kumar, Wyatt Lloyd. "Existential Consistency: Measuring and Understanding Consistency at Facebook" SOSP 2015, Monterey, CA, October 5-7, 2015.

Haonan Lu, Shuaiyuan Zhou, Zhenghao Zhang. "Retransmission Rate Selection for Block-based Partial Packet Recovery" IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, Anaheim, CA, Dec 3-7, 2012.

Haonan Lu. "Internet-based Interface for Database Management System" FSU Undergraduate Research Symposium 2012, Tallahassee, FL, 2012.

Selected Awards

Best Research Assistant Award

USC, Los Angeles, CA. 2015

Viterbi School of Engineering Ph.D. Fellowship

USC, Los Angeles, CA. 2013 - present

Honors Thesis Award

FSU, Tallahassee, FL. 2012

Southern Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

FSU, Tallahassee, FL. 2010 - 2012