I am an assistant professor at ICE, DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology). Before joining DGIST in July 2017, I worked as an assistant professor at Inha University from March 2016 to June 2017. I was a postdoctoral associate in the Computation Structures Group (CSG) at MIT CSAIL advised by Prof. Arvind. At MIT, I worked on the development of system software for high-performance storage systems, in particular, for non-volatile memory systems. I earned the PhD and MS degrees in computer science and engineering from the Seoul National University (SNU) in 2013 and 2007, respectively, and received the BE degree in electrical engineering from the Korea University in 2005. At SNU, I was a member of the Computer Architecture and Embedded System Laboratory (CARES) led by Prof. Jihong Kim. My current research interests include system software, storage systems, operating systems, and embedded software.


Academic Activities

– Conference Committee:
  • Program Committee, USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), 2017, 2019, 2020
  • Publicity/Session Chair, IEEE Non-Volatile Memory Systems and Applications Symposium (NVMSA), 2020
  • Publicity Chair, International Workshop on File and Storage Systems (FISS), 2019
  • Organizing Committee, Operating System Support for Next Generation Large Scale NVRAM (NVRAMOS), 2017 – 2020
– Journal Editor & Reviewer:
  • IEMEK Journal of Embedded Systems and Applications (Editorial Member)
  • ACM Transactions on Storage
  • IEEE Computer Architecture Letters
  • IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing
  • IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems
  • Elsevier Microelectronics Journal
  • Springer Design Automation for Embedded Systems
  • IEICE Electronics Express Reviewer
  • MDPI Information
  • Journal of Computer Science and Technology
  • Journal of Computing Science and Engineering
  • Journal of KIISE: Computer Systems and Theory
  • ETRI Journal


  • July 2020, Best Paper Award, USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC’20)   
  • April 2018, Best Paper Award Nomination, IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS’18)
  • Nov 2013 – Oct 2014, Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, National Research Foundation of Korea
  • Mar 2011 – Aug 2013, Samsung Electronics Fellowship, Samsung Electronics
  • Oct 2010, Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship, Microsoft
  • Sep 2009 – Aug 2010, National Graduate Science & Technology Fellowship, Korea Student Aid Foundation (KOSAF)
  • Nov 2009, Best Paper Award, Institute of Embedded Engineering of Korea (IEMEK)
  • Sep 2004, Sep 2003, Best Honors Scholarships, Korea University
  • Mar 2004, Mar 1998, Honors Scholarships, Korea University
  • Dec 2002, Outstanding Employee Award, Bridgetec
  • Jan 2012, Student Travel Grant (USENIX FAST ‘12), The USENIX Association
  • Jul 2010, Student Travel Grant (ISCA ‘10), The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Sep 2009, Student Travel Grant (USENIX ATC ‘09), The USENIX Association

Work Experience

  • Bridgetec Corp., Software Engineer, Korea, 1999.10 – 2002.12. (Military Service)