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Xue "Shelley" Lin

Assistant Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering



  • 320 Dana
  • 617.373.4030

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Research Focus

Adversarial machine learning; deep learning acceleration and hardware implementation; cyber-physical systems


Joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering department in January 2017.


  • PhD, University of Southern California, 2016

Research Overview

Adversarial machine learning; deep learning acceleration and hardware implementation; cyber-physical systems

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • P. Zhao, S. Liu, Y.Wang, X. Lin, An ADMM-Based Universal Framework for Adversarial Attacks on Deep Neural Networks, Proceedings of ACM Multimedia (ACM MM), 2018
  • S. Wang, X. Wang, P. Zhao, D.Kaeli, P. Chin, X.Lin, Defensive Dropout for Hardening Deep Neural Networks Under Adversarial Attacks ,Proceedings of International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), 2018
  • Y. Wang, C. Ding, G. Yuan, S.Liao, Z. Li, X. Ma, B. Yuan, X.Qian, J. Tang, Q. Qiu, X.Lin, Towards Ultra-High Performance and Energy Efficiency of Deep Learning Systems: An Algorithm-Hardware Co-Optimization Framework, Proceedings of the 32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-18), 2018
  • Mengshu Sun, Yuankun Xue, Paul Bogdan, Jian Tang, Yanzhi Wang, and Xue Lin, Hierarchical and Hybrid Energy Storage Devices in Data Centers: Architecture, Control and Provisioning, PLOS ONE, 2018
  • Q. Xie, X. Lin, Y. Wang, S. Chen, Performance Comparisons Between 7nm Finfet and Conventional Bulk CMOS Standard Cell Libraries, IEEE Transaction Circuits and Systems II, 62(8), 2015, 761-765
  • Y. Wang, X. Lin, M. Pedram, A Near-Optimal Model-Based Control Algorithm for Households Equipped with Residential Photovoltaic Power Generation and Energy Storage Systems, IEEE Transaction Sustainable Energy, 2015, 1-10
  • X. Lin, Y. Wang, Q. Xie, M. Pedram, Task Scheduling with Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling for Energy Minimization in the Mobile Cloud Computing Environment, IEEE Transaction Services Computing, 8(2), 2014, 175-186
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Sep 17, 2019

Protecting Autonomous Systems From Adversarial Attacks

ECE Assistant Professor Xue “Shelley” Lin is the PI of a $500K NSF grant, in collaboration with Alfred Chen from the University of California Irvine, for the “Design of Secured Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems Against Adversarial Machine Learning Attacks.”


Jul 11, 2019

$1.2M NSF Grant to Secure Deep Neural Networks

ECE Professor Yunsi Fei, Assistant Professor Xue (Shelley) Lin, and Khoury Associate Professor Thomas Wahl were awarded a $1.2M NSF grant for “Protecting Confidentiality and Integrity of Deep Neural Networks against Side-Channel and Fault Attacks”.


Jun 05, 2019

Lin to Lead $1.2M Grant to Reduce DNN Computation and Storage Requirements

ECE Assistant Professor Xue (Shelley) Lin will lead a $1.2M NSF grant, in collaboration with ECE Professor Miriam Leeser and Massoud Pedram from the University of Southern California, on developing “A Unified Software/Hardware Framework of DNN Computation and Storage Reduction Using ADMM”.


Sep 14, 2017

Lin & Kaeli to Work on $800K NSF Grant Collaboration

ECE Assistant Professor Xue Lin and Professor David Kaeli in collaboration with CUNY City College received an $800K NSF grant to develop “A Framework of Simultaneous Acceleration and Storage Reduction on Deep Neural Networks Using Structured Matrices”.


Jan 20, 2017

New Faculty Spotlight: Xue Lin

Xue Lin joins the Electrical & Computer Engineering department in January 2017 as an Assistant Professor.

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