I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a cooperating faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of California, Riverside. I am now leading the Extreme Storage & Computer Architecture Laboratory. I am interested in diverse research topics that allow applications or programmers to more efficiently use modern heterogeneous hardware components. Together with my students, we have demonstrated how intelligent storage devices can help improve performance, power and energy for data-intensive systems. Our work has been recognized by IEEE Micro “Top Picks from the 2019 Computer Architecture Conferences” (IEEE MICRO Top Picks 2020) and Facebook Research Award, 2018. Prior to joining UCR, I served as an assistant professor for the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State University . I was a PostDoc of the Non-volatile Systems Laboratory and a lecturer of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of California, San Diego with Professor Steven Swanson. My thesis work with Professor Dean Tullsen is data-triggered threads, also selected by IEEE MICRO Top Picks in 2012.