Jian Huang

I completed my Ph.D. in the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech, advised by Moin Qureshi and Karsten Schwan. 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, through the software/hardware co-design approach. 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 jian.huang@gatech.edu

I will join the ECE department at UIUC as a tenure-track assistant professor in Spring 2018. I am looking for self-motivated students. If you also enjoy building systems, please feel free to contact me at jianh@illinois.edu.

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), 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.