Joseph (Joe) Izraelevitz
Citizenship: USA
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Research Interests

In the near future, DRAM is likely to be augmented or replaced by a variety of new main memory technologies, all of which share an interesting property: they are nonvolatile (their contents survive power outages). This nonvolatility raises intriguing possibilities for fault tolerance and for displacement of traditional I/O. My dissertation research lies at the intersection of Nonvolatile Memory Technologies and Parallel Programming. Specifically, I build both theoretical and practical infrastructure to give application programmers safe, high-performance, and reliable access to coming nonvolatile memory. This area is still in its infancy, but is rapidly growing in relevance as the technology becomes commercially available. In the future, I plan to work to integrate nonvolatile memory into the full system stack, exploring topics in operating systems, crash consistency, and compilers. More broadly, I plan to further leverage my knowledge and experience to explore intermittently powered devices, such as those expected in the Internet of Things.


Work Experience


I have published in top-tier venues including full papers in ASPLOS, DISC×2, PACT, ACM TOPC, PPoPP, and ICPP, and short or workshop papers at SPAAx2, PODC, TRANSACTx2 and NVMWx2. My work in industrial labs has resulted in four patent applications.

Conference and Journal Publications

Other Peer-reviewed Publications (Workshop papers, brief announcements, etc.)

Patent Applications

Unrefereed Publications (TRs, theses, etc.)

Manuscripts in Progress

Teaching Experience

Mentored Students

Undergraduate and junior graduate students at the Univ. of Rochester have the opportunity, as part of some seminar courses, to work on independent research projects with senior graduate students. Often, these projects turn into full-fledged research collaborations that continue after the end of the class, generally with minimal faculty supervision. Through this arrangement, I have been the primary research mentor for three students.


Honors and awards