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ARPERS stands for Architecture Research for PErformance, Reliability, and Security (ARPERS). ARPERS research group focuses on computer architecture  exploration and modeling to support cross-cutting design issues such as security, performance, quality of service, and reliability. More information about our group can be found by visiting our Research and Publications web-pages. ARPERS was founded in 2002 and is led by Professor Yan Solihin

Yan Solihin is a Charles N. Millican Chair Professor of Computer Science at University of Central Florida, Director for Cybersecurity and Privacy Cluster, and an IEEE Fellow. (Charles N. Millican was the founding president of UCF). 

  • He obtained his B.S. degree in computer science from Institut Teknologi Bandung 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 2010 and 2005 IBM Faculty Partnership Award, 2004 NSF Faculty Early Career Award, and 1997 AT&T Leadership Award. He is well known for pioneering cache sharing fairness and Quality of Service (QoS), efficient counter mode memory encryption, and Bonsai Merkle Tree, which have significantly influenced Intel Cache Allocation Technology and Secure Guard eXtension (SGX)'s Memory Encryption Engine (MEE). In 2017, he received IEEE Fellow for contributions to shared cache hierarchies and secure processors”. He is listed in the HPCA Hall of Fame and ISCA Hall of Fame.  

From 2002-2018, he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NCSU. He joined as an Assistant Professor in 2002, was promoted with tenure early to Associate Professorship in 2007, and was promoted early to Professorship in 2012. From 2015-2018, he was 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), and Scalability and Parallelism in the eXtreme (SPX). He co-founded the NSF/Intel Partnership on Foundational Microarchitecture Research (FoMR) program. 

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 more than 90 journal/conference papers, and more than 40 US patents. He has delivered 67 invited talks/seminars, including several keynote presentations and multi-day tutorials. His research has received MICRO Best Paper Runner-up Award (2017), IEEE Micro Top Picks (2011), and several Best Paper nominations/finalists (ISPASS 2013, IPDPS 2012, and HPCA 2005). 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. His research has been covered by the IEEE Spectrum, US News, PC World, HPCWire, Slashdot, and others. He has written two graduate-level textbooks: 

   

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Note to Prospective Students and Postdocs

We are constantly looking for graduate students to work on interesting and pressing problems in this area. We are specifically looking for students with strong analytical and problem solving skills, strong programming skills, and background knowledge in computer architecture, systems software, and compilers. If you are interested in joining ARPERS, send an email to Dr Yan Solihin (first name dot last name at ucf dot edu if you are not a robot)

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ARPERS activities are currently funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Samsung Electronics Corporation, Intel, IBM through Faculty Partnership Award, North Carolina State University, and through equipment grants from IBM and HP.


 
 
 
 
 

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Dr. Yan Solihin 

2400A Engineering Building II

Campus Box 7256 NC State University Raleigh NC USA 27695

Voice       :   919-513-2965                                                                                                                                                                 
Fax          :   919-513-7075

E-Mail      :  solihin [at] ncsu.edu                                                                                                                                                     
Web-Page :  http://sites.google.com/site/arpersncsu/

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