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Jun Yang

University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Arizona, September 2002; M.S. in Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh, June 1999; M.A. in Applied Mathematics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, August 1997; B.S. in Computer Science, Nanjing University, P. R. China, June 1995.

Dr. Yang is a professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  


Her group has strengths in computer architecture, microprocessor architectures and memory technologies addressing issues in performance, security, and reliability. Recent foci are on architectural security threats and defenses, GPU architecture, DRAM and processing-in-memory, acceleration for machine learning, and error mitigation for quantum mitigation. In the area of quantum computing, Dr. Yang aims to enhance its fidelity from various angles such as suppressing noise, post processing, developing error correction code etc.


Title Position Email
Yanan Guo Graduate Student
Liang Liu Graduate Student
Aditya Pawar Graduate Student
Xin Xin Graduate Student
Kaiwen Zhao Graduate Student
Most Cited Publications

“A Durable and Energy Efficient Main Memory Using Phase Change Memory Technology”, Ping Zhou, Bo Zhao, Jun Yang, Youtao Zhang, Proceedings of the 36th Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture, pp. 14-23, 2009.
“Phase-Change Technology and the Future of Main Memory”, Benjamin C. Lee, Ping Zhou, Jun Yang, Youtao Zhang, Bo Zhao, Engin Ipek, Onur Mutlu, IEEE Micro, vol. 30, no. 1, 2010.
“Energy Reduction for STT-RAM Using Early Write Termination”, Ping Zhou, Bo Zhao, Jun Yang, Youtao Zhang, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, pp. 264-268, 2009.
“Frequent Value Compression in Data Caches”, Jun Yang, Youtao Zhang, Rajiv Gupta, Proceedings of the 33rd annual ACM/IEEE international symposium on Microarchitecture, 2000.

Recent Publications

Yilun Zhao, Yanan Guo, Yuan Yao, Amanda Dumi, Devin M Mulvey, Shiv Upadhyay, Youao Zhang, Keneth D Jordan, Jun Yang, Xulong Tang "Q-GPU: A Recipe of Optimizations for Quantum Circuit Simulation Using GPUs," in Proceedings of the 28th IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture, 2022.
“Eavesdropping user credentials via GPU side channels on smartphones”, Boyuan Yang, Ruirong Chen, Kai Huang, Jun Yang, Wei Gao, Proceedings of the 27th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, pp. 285-299, 2022.
“Adversarial Prefetch: New Cross-Core Cache Side Channel Attacks”, Yanan Guo, Andrew Zigerelli, Youtao Zhang, Jun Yang, In IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2022.