Jian Huang

I am joining the ECE at UIUC as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Spring 2018. My research interests lie in the areas of computer systems, including operating systems, systems architecture, systems reliability and security, distributed systems, and especially the intersections of them. I enjoy building systems. The goal of my research is to build practical, reliable, secure and high performance systems, and to bridge all layers of the system stack from hardware platforms to applications.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in 2017. During my PhD study, I specialize in building memory and storage systems that have benefited platforms spanning from wearables to mobiles to large-scale data centers.

I can be reached at jianh@illinois.edu

I am looking for motivated students. If you also enjoy building systems, please feel free to contact me with your CV.

Recent Research Highlights

Selected Publications

Google Scholar

Recent Awards

  • Microsoft Research Outstanding Project Award, 2017
  • IEEE Micro Top Picks Honorable Mention, 2016
  • Best Paper Award, USENIX ATC, 2015
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, 2015
  • Travel Grants: FAST'17, HPCA'17, SOSP'15, Diversity'15, SoCC'15, USENIX ATC'15, ISCA'15, NVMW'15, HPCA'14, IPDPS'14


  • Program Committee: USENIX ATC (2018), ISCA (2018, EPC), HPCA (2018, ERC), ASPLOS (2018, Shadow PC)
  • Reviewer: CAL (2017), ACM Transactions on Storage (2016)
  • Web chair for ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS VEE (2015)


  • Teaching Assistant, CS 7210: Distributed Computing, Fall 2015
  • Teaching Assistant, CS 6210: Advanced Operating System, Fall 2013


    I love hiking, I made my first visit to the summit of Mount Adams (12, 281 feet) in July, 2013.