I am an Assistant Professor and Y. T. Lo Faculty Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and an affiliated Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I lead the Systems Platform Research Group. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in August 2017. During my Ph.D study, I specialized in building storage systems for platforms spanning from wearables to mobiles to large-scale data centers. My Ph.D. dissertation received the College of Computing Dissertation Award at Georgia Tech.

I have been working on memory and storage systems, with a focus on their access Interface, architecture Specialization, and development Approaches (the ISA of memory and storage systems). My research received the inaugural ACM SIGMICRO Early Career Award, NSF CAREER Award, NSF CRII Award, Dean's Award for Early Innovation, IEEE Micro Top Picks, USENIX Best Paper Award, and a few industry awards. Some of them have been transferred into products and featured by popular media agencies.

Most recently, I am superexcited to build sustainable AI infrastructures and platforms with computer architecture and systems techniques to accelerate the AI-driven knowledge discovery and retrieval. We also organized the first Workshop on Hot Topics in System Infrastructure (HotInfra'23).

I have 2-3 Postdoc openings in my research group on the following research topics: AI infrastructure, memory/storage architecture/systems, and data systems.

Program Committee
  • IEEE Micro Top Picks, 2024
  • Young Architect Workshop: A Workshop for Early-Stage Graduate Students in Computer Architecture, 2024
  • USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems (HotStorage), 2020, 2021, 2022
  • USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), 2020, 2024
  • USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC), 2018, 2019, 2020
  • ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), 2018 ERC, 2020 ERC, 2022 ERC, 2023 ERC, 2024
  • IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO), 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • ACM Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), 2020 ERC, 2024
  • IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), 2018 ERC, 2020, 2021 ERC, 2023, 2024
  • The European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys), 2023, 2024, 2025
  • ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS), 2024
  • IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2022, 2023, 2024
  • ACM Symposium on Memory Systems (MEMSYS), 2019
  • Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW), 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • 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
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2022, 2023
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers: Special Issue on Hardware Security, 2020
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization, 2019, 2020, 2022
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, 2019
  • IEEE Computer Architecture Letters, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • ACM Transactions on Storage, 2016
Organizing Committee
  • The first Workshop on Hot Topics in System Infrastructure (HotInfra'23), Organizing Committee and Program Chair, 2023
  • 14th Annual Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW'23), Program Co-Chair, 2023
  • 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