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Ji-Yong Shin

440 Gates Hall
Department of Computer Science
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853


Photo taken by Lucifer Falls in Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca, NY.

I graduated with a Ph.D. degree (conferral date: Jan 2017) from the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University. During my degree program, I worked with Prof. Hakim Weatherspoon on designing and implementing cloud storage systems and novel datacenter network architectures. Before I came to Cornell, I received a M.S. degree in Computer Science from KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea and a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Industrial Engineering with a minor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. I recently moved to Yale University to work as a Postdoctoral Associate. Please visit my new webpage which can be reached through the link at the top of this page.

Publications [Google Scholar]

- Conference and Journal Papers

- Technical Reports

  • "On the Feasibility of Completely Wireless Data Centers," Ji-Yong Shin, Emin Gün Sirer, Hakim Weatherspoon, and Darko Kirovski, Cornell University Technical Report,
    URI:, May 2011. (Includes experimental results that are not in the ACM/IEEE ANCS and IEEE/ACM ToN versions above.)

- Patents

- Thesis and Dissertation

  • "Isolation in Cloud Storage," Ji-Yong Shin, Ph.D. Dissertation, Cornell University, 2017.
  • "Scheduling Flash Requests in SSD to Improve Response Time," Ji-Yong Shin, Master's Thesis, Division of Computer Science, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 2009.


- Internships

  • Google (Technical Infrastructure Team), Mountain View, CA, U.S.A., May 2015 - Aug 2015.
  • Microsoft Research Silicon Valley Center3, Mountain View, CA, U.S.A., May 2011 - Aug 2011.
  • IBM T.J. Watson Research (Dynamic Optimization Group), Hawthorne4, NY, U.S.A., Feb 2010 - May 2010.
  • Microsoft Research (Machine Learning and Applied Statistics Group), Redmond, WA, U.S.A., Sep 2009 - Nov 2009.
  • Microsoft Research Asia (Platforms and Devices Center5), Beijing, China, Sep 2008 - Feb 2009.

- Teachings

  • Teaching Assistant, Advanced Systems (CS6410), Cornell University, Fall 2011.
  • Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Computing Using Matlab (CS1112), Cornell University, Spring 2011.
  • Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Computing Using Matlab (CS1112), Cornell University, Fall 2010.
  • Teaching Assistant, Design and Analysis of Algorithm (CS500), KAIST, Spring 2008.
  • Teaching Assistant, Embedded Computer Systems (CS310), KAIST, Fall 2007.

- Services

  • Program Committee, International Workshop on Accelerating Data Management Systems Using Modern Processor and Storage Architectures (ADMS)2, 2011, 2012, and 2013.


Honors and Awards

  • USENIX FAST Student Grant, 2016.
  • ACM SOSP Student Scholarship, 2015.
  • ACM SOSP Student Scholarship, 2013.
  • USENIX FAST Student Grant, 2013.
  • Best Paper Award, ACM/IEEE ANCS, 2012
    - On the Feasibility of Completely Wireless Datacenters.
  • 2nd Place Award, Student Poster Presentation, EMC University Day, 2012.
    - Gecko: A Contention-Oblivious Design for Cloud Storage.
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, KAIST, 2008.
    - CS310 Embedded Computer Systems.
  • KAIST Fellowship, Korean Government, 2007 - 2009.
  • High Honors Student, Yonsei Univ. Fall, 2005.
  • Honors Student, Yonsei Univ. Spring, 2005.

1Assigned to Microsoft Corporation.
2Collocated with International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB).
3Silicon Valley lab closed in 2014.
4Hawthorne lab closed in 2012, and consolidated to IBM T.J. Watson lab, Yorktown Heights.
5Consolidated to Hardware Computing Group.

This page was last updated on Nov 16, 2016
by Ji-Yong Shin.