I am a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania pursuing my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, where I am advised by Onur Mutlu. I am interested in designing reliable, high-performance, and energy-efficient memory architectures.
I recently interned at Facebook, where I worked with Qiang Wu. I received my BS at the University of California at Los Angeles in Computer Science in 2010 and I interned at Hewlett-Packard Labs in Palo Alto, California from 2006 to 2012, under the guidance of Rich Friedrich, Partha Ranganathan, Mehul Shah, and Jichuan Chang.
My full name is Justin James Meza (my last name is pronounced "meɪzʌ" in IPA) and I'm of Caucasian and Mexican descent. I grew up near Los Angeles, California, although I'm currently in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania working toward my PhD at CMU.
These days, I spend all of my time performing research. I’m an avid music fan and when I used to have free time, I enjoyed playing the electric bass guitar and keyboard. I also enjoy art (oil paints and gouache!), reading, writing, and, of course, programming :). I run on Verve and Philz coffee. I have a personal blog, but I only rarely post on it.
These are some of my favorite authors of fiction:
… and some reference books that I like to keep within arm's reach:
I'm occasionally asked about my favorite places to dine. I tend to enjoy places that (1) taste exceptionally good and (2) are not priced disproportionately compared to their taste. Here are some of my recommendations in the order that I thought of them: