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 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.

We have a few summer internship openings. If you also enjoy building systems, please contact me with your CV.

Recent Research Highlights

We are interested in building practical, reliable, secure, and high-performance systems. 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, Army Research, SK Hynix, Western Digital, NetApp, Google, Intel, and IBM Research.


Recent Awards

  • IEEE Micro Top Picks, 2020
  • Google Faculty Research Award, 2018
  • NetApp Faculty Fellowship Award, 2018
  • NSF CRII Award, 2018
  • CoC Dissertation Award, Georgia Tech, 2017
  • Microsoft Research Outstanding Project Award, 2017
  • IEEE Micro Top Picks Honorable Mention, 2016
  • Best Paper Award, USENIX ATC, 2015

Program Committee

  • USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems (HotStorage), 2020, 2021
  • USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), 2020
  • USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC), 2018, 2019, 2020
  • ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), 2018 ERC, 2020 ERC
  • IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO), 2020, 2021
  • ACM Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), 2020 ERC
  • IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), 2018 ERC, 2020, 2021 ERC
  • ACM Symposium on Memory Systems (MEMSYS), 2019
  • Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW), 2019, 2020
  • ACM SIGOPS Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems (APSys), 2020, 2021
  • IEEE Cluster, 2018, 2019
  • International Parallel Data Systems Workshop (PDSW) in conjunction with SC, 2018, 2019

  • Reviewer

  • IEEE Transactions on Computers: Special Issue on Hardware Security, 2020
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2020
  • ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization, 2019, 2020
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, 2019
  • IEEE Computer Architecture Letters, 2017, 2018
  • ACM Transactions on Storage, 2016

  • Organizing Committee

  • IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS), Registration Chair, 2021
  • USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storge and File Systems (HotStorage), Session Chair, 2020
  • USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC), Session Chair, 2020
  • USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), Session Chair, 2020
  • IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO), Session Chair, 2019
  • Non-Volatile Memories Workshop, Session Chair, 2018
  • ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS VEE, Web Chair, 2015