Yan Solihin

Yan Solihin

Yan Solihin is a tenured Full Professor of ECE at NCSU. He joined NCSU in 2002. Currently, Yan Solihin is also a Program Director at the Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) at the National Science Foundation. His responsibilities include managing the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC), Computer Systems Research (CSR), Scalability and Parallelism in the eXtreme (SPX), NSF/Intel Partnership on Foundational Microarchitecture Research (FoMR) programs, among others.

He obtained his B.S. degree in computer science from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) in 1995, B.S. degree in Mathematics from Universitas Terbuka Indonesia in 1995, M.A.Sc degree in computer engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 1997, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999 and 2002. He is a recipient of 2017 MICRO Best Paper Runner-up Award, 2010 and 2005 IBM Faculty Partnership Award, 2004 NSF Faculty Early Career Award, and 1997 AT&T Leadership Award. He is listed in the HPCA Hall of Fame. His research has been selected for Best Paper Award finalist/nomination for ISPASS 2013, IPDPS 2012, and HPCA 2005. His research has been covered by the IEEE Spectrum, US News, PC World, HPCWire, Slashdot, and others. He is an IEEE Fellow.

His research interests include computer architecture, especially architecture support for security, memory hierarchy design, non-volatile memory architecture, programming models, and workload cloning. He has published 90+ journal/conference papers, and 40+ US patents. He has delivered 70+ invited talks/seminars, including several keynote presentations and multi-day tutorials. He has released several software packages to the public: ACAPP - a cache performance model toolset, HeapServer - a secure heap management library, Scaltool - parallel program scalability pinpointer, and Fodex - a forensic document examination toolset. He has written two graduate-level textbook:


2002 - PhD in Computer Science, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
1999 - MS in Computer Science, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
1997 - MASc in Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
1995 - BS in Mathematics, Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia
1995 - BS in Computer Science, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Awards & Honors

2017 - Elevation to IEEE Fellow
2017 - MICRO Best Paper Runner-up Award
2008 - GCOE Visiting Professor, Waseda University, Japan
2005 - Best Paper Award Nomination, 11th IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), 2005
2010, 2005 - IBM Faculty Partnership Award
2004 - NSF Early Career Award
2001 - Best Paper Award, The 5th Workshop on Multithreaded Execution, Architecture, and Compilation


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