Jian Huang

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Computer Science (Affiliate)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Office: CSL 212, 1308 W Main St, Urbana, IL 61801
Email: jianh at illinois dot edu, Phone: 217-300-3104


I enjoy building systems. My research interests lie in the areas of computer systems, including memory/storage systems, operating systems, systems architecture, systems security, distributed systems, and especially the intersections of them.

I lead the Systems and Platform Research Group at UIUC.

Before I joined UIUC in January 2018, I worked on a startup company. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in August 2017. During my Ph.D study, I specialized in building memory and storage systems that have benefited platforms spanning from wearables to mobiles to large-scale data centers.

I am always looking for motivated Ph.D. students. If you also enjoy building systems, please contact me with your CV.

Recent Research Highlights

The goal of my research is to build practical, reliable, secure and high-performance systems, and to bridge all layers of the system stack from hardware platforms to applications. In my research group, we conduct systems research for a variety of computing platforms spanning from IoT devices to Virtual Reality to mobiles to large-scale data centers, and build systems that support and enable new and emerging data-intensive applications.

Our research contributions have been published at top-tier systems, architecture, and security conferences, some of them are being transferred into products and have been featured by CACM, the Register, CBR, PCWorld, ZDNet, and many other media agencies.

Our research is supported in part by NSF, NetApp, SK Hynix, Intel, Google, and IBM Research.


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