About Me

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, working broadly in the area of computer architecture. I hold an affiliate appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois, and an adjunct appointment in Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

My research incorporates several aspects of designing data-centric computer architectures and systems. I am particularly interested in processing-in-memory, introducing interactions between different levels of the compute stack that allow the levels to cooperate with each other, and architectures for emerging platforms and application domains.

Prior to joining Illinois, I was a postdoc and then a systems scientist in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at CMU, working in the SAFARI Research Group led by Prof. Onur Mutlu. Before moving to CMU, I was a graduate student in the M3 Architecture Group, which is part of the Computer Systems Laboratory at Cornell University. At Cornell, I designed efficient, high-performance memory systems for multicore architectures.

Research Interests

  • Data-centric computing / processing-in-memory
  • Memory and storage systems
  • New interfaces between compute stack layers
  • Architectures for emerging platforms/domains


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At Illinois



  • Ph.D., Computer Engineering
    Cornell University, August 2014
  • M.S., Computer Engineering
    Cornell University, January 2014
  • B.S., Computer Engineering
    B.S., Computer Science
    State University of New York at Binghamton (Binghamton University), May 2007

Select Awards & Honors

  • CMU Wimmer Faculty Fellow, 2019
  • Cornell ECE Director's Ph.D. Teaching Assistant Award, 2013
  • NDSEG Fellowship, 2008-2011
  • Cornell University Fellowship, 2007
  • Binghamton Foundation Award for Student Excellence, 2007
  • University Award for Student Excellence, 2007
  • Kunis Scholarship for Computing Excellence, 2003-2007