I am a final-year electrical engineering Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University interested in systems and networking. My current research focuses on building systems for low-latency, gaze-contingent video compression with Phil Levis and Keith Winstein. In the past, I've worked on a range of projects, from researching how to build hardware component knowledge bases using training data generation and multi-task learning with Phil Levis and Chris Ré, to creating drivers at NVIDIA, to implementing optimizations for Linux networking at Google.

Before Stanford, I graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University, where I received a B.S. in computer engineering and worked mainly on embedded systems and FPGA reliability with Mike Wirthlin.

After graduation, I will be joining Google's network infrastructure team full-time as a software engineer.


Select publications, in reverse chronological order.

Peer-Reviewed Papers

Creating Hardware Component Knowledge Bases with Training Data Generation and Multi-task Learning
L. Hsiao, S. Wu, N. Chiang, C. Ré, and P. Levis
ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS), Sept. 2020

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Automating the Generation of Hardware Component Knowledge Bases
L. Hsiao, S. Wu, N. Chiang, C. Ré, and P. Levis
Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Embedded Systems (LCTES), Jun. 2019

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Fonduer: Knowledge Base Construction from Richly Formatted Data
S. Wu, L. Hsiao, X. Cheng, B. Hancock, T. Rekatsinas, P. Levis, and C. Ré
ACM Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), May 2018

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Smart Contracts for Machine-to-Machine Communication: Possibilities and Limitations
Y. Hanada, L. Hsiao, and P. Levis
IEEE Conference on Internet of Things and Intelligence Systems (IOTAIS), Nov. 2018


Estimating Soft Processor Soft Error Sensitivity through Fault Injection
N. Harward, M. Gardiner, L. Hsiao, M. Wirthlin
IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM), May 2015

A Fault Injection System for Measuring Soft Processor Design Sensitivity on Virtex-5 FPGAs
N. Harward, M. Gardiner, L. Hsiao, M. Wirthlin
Workshop on FPGAs for Aerospace Applications (FASA), Sept. 2014


The Price of Free Illegal Live Streaming Services
H. Ayers and L. Hsiao
arXiv, Jan. 2019

TCPTuner: Congestion Control Your Way
K. Miller and L. Hsiao
arXiv, May 2016