The NVSL has two goals: To produce world-class researchers and to be a world leader in understanding how memory technologies will impact future computing systems. We are always looking for new students, post-docs, and visitors to help realize these goals.
The NVSL builds real systems to identify, understand, and solve real problems. Our systems typically involve hardware, software, and the boundary between them. Building real systems means our work has impact.
- We publish our work in top systems and architectures conferences like OSDI, SOSP, ASPLOS, ISCA, and MICRO.
- Our work is frequently covered in the popular press: EETimes, MIT Technology Review, Engadget, Slashdot, and The New York Times.
- Projects in the NVSL have changed how industry builds systems: Our work on flash security changed how SSD manufactures protect erased data from recovery, the techniques we developed for persistent memory programming are at the heart of libraries released by Intel, our NOVA file system is running at companies around world and is quickly becoming the de facto standard for persistent memory file systems.
The NVSL trains students to frame world-changing research questions, devise solutions, and build real systems that solve important problems. You will also learn how to convey those solutions to your peers, other researchers, and the wider world. Our work cannot have impact if no one knows about it.
Other NVSL alumns have gone on to be faculty at universities across the country. Yiying Zhang is now a professor here at UCSD, Jack Sampson is at Penn State, Hung Wei Tseng is at UC Irvine, and Joe Izraelevitz is now a professor at CU Boulder.