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 affiliate appointments in the Coordinated Science Laboratory and in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois.

I lead the ARCANA Research Group (ARCANA Research Group Logo), where we explore 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

  • Intel Rising Star Faculty Award, 2023
  • 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