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Nam Sung Kim

 

I am an associate professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an IEEE Fellow. Prior to joining the University of Illinois in the fall of 2015, I was an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where I was early-tenured in 2013. My interdisciplinary research incorporates device, circuit, architecture, and software for power-efficient computing. My research has been supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), BAE Systems, AMD, IBM, Samsung, and Microsoft; the total funding amount provided/pledged by these agencies is close to 4 million dollars to date. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin, Madison, I was a senior research scientist at Intel from 2004 to 2008, where I conducted research in power-efficient digital circuit and process architecture. I have published more than 140 refereed articles to highly-selective conferences and journals in the field of digital circuit, processor architecture, and computer-aided design. The top five most frequently cited papers have more than 3000 citations and the total number of citations of all his papers is over 6700. I was a recipient of the IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC) Student Design Contest Award in 2001, Intel Fellowship in 2002, the IEEE International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO) Best Paper Award in 2003, NSF CAREER Award in 2010, IBM Faculty Award in 2011 and 2012, and the University of Wisconsin Villas Associates Award in 2015. I am listed in the IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) Hall of Fame and IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO). I earned a PhD degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Master and Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Current Students

Name

Research Area

Zhenhong Liu

Approximate computing, GPU architecture

Hadi Asgharimoghaddam

Near data processing architecture

Mohammad Alian

Distributed computer system architecture for emerging big-data applications

Ahmed Abulila

Storage system architecture

Choungki Song[1]

Memory system architecture

Michael Mishikin[2]

GPU architecture

Seung Won Min

Ultra low-power processor architecture

Youjie Li

Architecture for machine learning

Yu-Hsuan Tseng

Neuromorphic computing

Conor Gardner

Neuromorphic computing

Past Ph.D. and Post-doctoral Students

Name

First Employment

Abhishek Sinkar

Oracle

Syed Gilani

AMD

Daniel Chang

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology as an assistant professor

Jungseob Lee

Intel

Amin Farmahini[3]

AMD co-advised with Prof. Katherine Morrow

Hamid Reza Ghasemi

AMD

David Palframan[4]

ARM

Hao Wang

Samsung

Paula Aguilera[5]

Intel

Dahoon Kim

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology as an assistant professor

 



[1] He is at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and co-advised with Professor Lipasti.

[2] He is at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and co-advised with Professor Lipasti.

[3] He was co-advised with Professor Katherine Morrow

[4] He was co-advised with Professor Mikko Lipasti.

[5]  She was co-advised with Professor Katherine Morrow.