PhD Theses

Damla Senol Cali, defended 15 July 2021
Thesis title: “Accelerating Genome Sequence Analysis via Efficient Hardware/Algorithm Co-Design”
[Slides (pptx) (pdf)]


Nastaran Hajinazar, defended 4 June 2021
Thesis title: “Data-Centric and Data-Aware Frameworks for Fundamentally Efficient Data Handling in Modern Computing Systems”


Gagandeep Singh, March 2021 (defended 29 March 2021)
Thesis title: “Designing, Modeling, and Optimizing Data-Intensive Computing Systems”
[Slides (pptx) (pdf)]

Amirali Boroumand, December 2020 (defended 17 November 2020)
Thesis title: “Practical Mechanisms for Reducing Processor-Memory Data Movement in Modern Workloads”
[Slides (pptx) (pdf)]


Nandita Vijaykumar, December 2019 (defended 11 October 2019)
Thesis title: “Enhancing Programmability, Portability, and Performance with Rich Cross-Layer Abstractions”
[Slides (pptx) (pdf)]
[Thesis arXiv (pdf)]


Kevin Hsieh, October 2019 (defended 5 September 2019)
Thesis title: “Machine Learning Systems for Highly-Distributed and Rapidly-Growing Data”
[Slides (pptx) (pdf)]
[Thesis arXiv (pdf)]
[Video PhD thesis talk]


Justin Meza, May 2019 (defended December 2018).
Thesis title: “Large Scale Studies of Memory, Storage, and Network Failures in a Modern Data Center”
[Slides (pptx) (pdf)]
[Thesis arXiv (pdf)]


Mohammed Alser, August 2018 (defended June 2018).
Thesis title: “Accelerating the Understanding of Life’s Code Through Better Algorithms and Hardware Design”
[Slides (pptx) (pdf)]
[Thesis arXiv (pdf)]
Thesis awards:
IEEE Turkey Doctoral Dissertation Award
Yasser Arafat Award (The Best Palestinian PhD Student in Turkey)


Yixin Luo, May 2018 (defended February 2018).
Thesis title: “Architectural Techniques for Improving NAND Flash Memory Reliability”
[Slides (pptx) (pdf)]
[Thesis arXiv (pdf)]
[Video PhD thesis talk]


Kevin Chang, May 2017 (defended May 2017).
Thesis title: “Understanding and Improving the Latency of DRAM-Based Memory Systems”
[Slides (pptx) (pdf)]
[Thesis arXiv (pdf)]


Rachata Ausavarungnirun, May 2017 (defended May 2017).
Thesis title: “Techniques for Shared Resource Management in Systems with Throughput Processors”
[Slides (pptx) (pdf)]
[Thesis arXiv (pdf)]


Gennady Pekhimenko, August 2016 (defended July 2016).
Thesis title: “Practical Data Compression for Modern Memory Hierarchies”
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Slides (pptx) (pdf)]
[Thesis arXiv (pdf)]


Vivek Seshadri, May 2016 (defended April 2016).
Thesis title: “Simple DRAM and Virtual Memory Abstractions to Enable Highly Efficient Memory Subsystems”
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Slides (pptx) (pdf)]
[Thesis arXiv (pdf)]
[Video PhD thesis talk]


Donghyuk Lee, May 2016 (defended December 2015).
Thesis title: “Reducing DRAM Latency at Low Cost by Exploiting Heterogeneity”
[
Slides (pptx) (pdf)]
[Thesis arXiv (pdf)]


Yoongu Kim, August 2015 (defended May 2015).
Thesis title: “Architectural Techniques to Enhance DRAM Scaling”
[Slides (pptx) (pdf)]


Lavanya Subramanian, August 2015 (defended April 2015).
Thesis title: “Providing High and Controllable Performance in Multicore Systems Through Shared Resource Management”
[
Slides (pptx) (pdf)]
[Thesis arXiv (pdf)]