His research areas include computer architecture/compilers, parallel programming, and computer security, and he has co-authored more than 30 research papers in leading CS conferences and journals with over 2,500 citations. His work has been recognized with various awards, including ACM ASPLOS Most Influential Paper Award (2014), HiPEAC Paper Award (2012), and IEEE PACT Top Paper (2010). Before joining SKKU, he was a research associate at Princeton University, where he conducted research on multicore software optimization. He received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from MIT.