My email is “myfirstname dot mylastname at gmail dot com”, and my resume can be found here (Last updated: 01/29/2018).

I am a PhD student in Purdue University Computer Science department under the supervision of Prof. Suresh Jagannathan and Dr. Roopsha Samanta.

My current research interest is about combining advanced Machine Learning techniques and Programming Languages techniques. I believe the PL approach can play an important role in enhancing ML, making it safer and more interpretable.

I have also looked at plenty of other problems in the past, including but not limited to Relaxed Memory Models, Concurrency Logics and Liveness properties, Verified Compilation, etc.. I am broadly interested in them.

Before joining Purdue, I got my Bachelor’s degree at Tongji University (同济大学).

While an undergrad, I was once an exchange student at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) in Fall 2012, and once an intern at Intel, Shanghai in Spring 2013.

After coming to Purdue, I’ve also attended Oregon Programming Languages Summer School (OPLSS).


I was born in 12/1992, I want to (and claim to) be reliable & knowledgable & interesting! :D

To pronounce my first name, ‘X’ is like “sh”. ʃ-u-an-k-ang.. I know it may not be easy to pronounce for some, so also feel free to call me Lin as well.

Where to find me online

  • 微信 / Wechat – where most of my daily communication (in addition to emails) happens.
  • 豆瓣 – where I record all my book and movie footprints.
  • Goodreads
  • 微博 – where I post something non-postable in Wechat..
  • Instagram
  • Github
  • Facebook – less active..
  • 知乎 – but now I periodically change to random pwd to avoid too much time consumption..
  • 即刻 – my personal news input feed.
  • 得到 – my personal school of life-long knowledge acquiring.
  • Bilibili – 23333
  • 雪球 – just started..
  • ……

Physical Footprints

I was born in Longyan (龙岩), my beloved “small” hometown in Fujian (福建) province, southeast China.

As an undergrad, I live in Shanghai, the magnificent city (魔都), for 4 years. During that period, I also visited Singapore once (for traveling).

In fall 2012, I was an exchange student at Rose-Hulman and came to Indiana. One year later, I returned to Indiana, this time staying at Purdue for the next 5-6 years.

Below is my footprints within US (updated 12/26/2016), I love sightseeing and I still have so so so many places to explore in this large country!
my footprints


I like to send postcards to friends and relatives during my travel. I am so event-driven, i.e. without an event, I may never talk to them privately.. Sending postcards is one of my best chances to share joy and updates with them. :)

As once introduced in [1], I try to make every postcard unique! I’ll try my best to prepare unique photos/patterns, and unique greetings! So, if you’d like to subscribe to my aperiodic postcards (normally only during my travel), like/comment here. :)

If you’d like to send postcards to me (even better!):

Xuankang Lin
305 N University St
West Lafayette, IN 47907


I am a “reasonable soccer fanatic”! My favorite team is AC Milan, one of the world’s most popular and storied clubs. Though it had bad performance in recent years..

Actually, my pen-name Andriy was named after Andriy Shevchenko, a legendary striker in Milan, when I first got introduced to soccer and English in around 2001.

Besides, I am good at badminton; I also love swimming and running.

Even More on FAQ

  • Q: Since you are from Fujian (福建), do you speak Hakka (客家话) or Minnan (闽南话)?

    A: Sorry, I don’t. We have our own Longyan Dialect (龙岩话). Although my skill in that is quite limited cause it’s only used while talking with my grandparents. And oddly, I don’t have much accent as some of my “Hujian” fellows do.. 😅

  • Q: Are you an extrovert or introvert?

    A: I thought about this many times. Now I completely call myself “introvert”. I don’t feel comfortable walking to a stranger and introduce myself (THAT’S WHY I WROTE A BLOG AND LET YOU READ IT YOURSELF!), I am just saving the energy for intimate friends. But when have to, I don’t mind being in the spotlight.

    Here is a more straightforward interpretation – my MBTI test INTJ-T (architect):

    • Introverted – 77% vs 23% - Extroverted
    • Intuitive – 66% vs 34% - Observant
    • Thinking – 62% vs 38% - Feeling
    • Judging – 91% vs 9% - Prospecting
    • Turbulent – 52% vs 48% Assertive
  • Q: What are some of your happy moments?

    A: Instead of picking some concrete ones, here are several scenarios I’d feel joyful/blessed:

    1. Envisions when making plans;
    2. Prospects after sorting out a book list (for reading all of them!);
    3. Outlooks during recovering after workouts (for getting stronger!).

    To summarize, when there are full of possibilities! 😄

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