I am a PhD candidate (ABD status, having completed all requirements but my dissertation) in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, where I am advised by Onur Mutlu. I am also a John and Claire Bertucci Graduate Fellow. My research focuses on designing reliable, high-performance, and energy-efficient memory architectures.
I received my BS at the University of California at Los Angeles in Computer Science in 2010 and my MS at Carnegie Mellon University in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2014. I interned at Google during the summer of 2014, where I worked with Partha Ranganathan, Jichuan Chang, Kim Hazelwood, Joel Coburn, and Rama Govindaraju. I interned at Facebook from 2013 to 2014, where I worked with Qiang Wu and Sanjeev Kumar, and again from the fall of 2014, where I worked with Qiang Wu and Yee Jiun Song. I also 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.
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I research reliable, high-performance, and energy-efficient memory architectures in Onur Mutlu's SAFARI group at CMU. Below are a selection of my publications.
HanBin Yoon, Justin Meza, Naveen Muralimanohar, Norman P. Jouppi, and Onur Mutlu: Efficient Data Mapping and Buffering Techniques for Multi-Level Cell Phase-Change Memories. To appear in ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimizations, 2014.
Yixin Luo, Sriram Govindan, Bikash Sharma, Mark Santaniello, Justin Meza, Aman Kansal, Jie Liu, Badriddine Khessib, Kushagra Vaid, and Onur Mutlu: Characterizing Application Memory Error Vulnerability to Optimize Data Center Cost via Heterogeneous-Reliability Memory. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, 2014.
Featured on ZDNet — "How good does memory need to be?"
Justin Meza, Yixin Luo, Samira Khan, Jishen Zhao, Yuan Xie, and Onur Mutlu: A Case for Efficient Hardware/Software Cooperative Management of Storage and Memory. Workshop on Energy-Efficient Design, 2013.
HanBin Yoon, Justin Meza, Rachata Ausavarungnirun, Rachael Harding, and Onur Mutlu: Row Buffer Locality-Aware Caching Policies for Hybrid Memories. International Conference on Computer Design, 2012.
Best Paper Award in Computer Systems and Applications Track
Justin Meza, Jing Li, and Onur Mutlu: A Case for Small Row Buffers in Non-Volatile Main Memories. International Conference on Computer Design, 2012, Poster Session.
Justin Meza, Jing Li, and Onur Mutlu: Evaluating Row Buffer Locality in Future Non-Volatile Main Memories. SAFARI Technical Report, 2012.
Justin Meza, Jichuan Chang, HanBin Yoon, Onur Mutlu, and Parthasarathy Ranganathan: Enabling Efficient and Scalable Hybrid Memories Using Fine-Granularity DRAM Cache Management. Computer Architecture Letters, 2012.
Jichuan Chang, Justin Meza, Parthasarathy Ranganathan, Cullen Bash, and Amip Shah: Totally Green: Evaluating and Designing Servers for Lifecycle Environmental Impact. International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, 2012.
Pick of the Month in December 2012 IEEE Sustainable Computing Register
John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson: Chapter 6 Exercises in Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach. Fifth Edition, Elsevier, 2012.
HanBin Yoon, Justin Meza, Rachata Ausavarungnirun, Rachael Harding, and Onur Mutlu: Row Buffer Locality-Aware Data Placement in Hybrid Memories. SAFARI Technical Report, 2011.
Jichuan Chang, Justin Meza, Parthasarathy Ranganathan, Cullen Bash, and Amip Shah: Green Server Design: Beyond Operational Energy to Sustainability. Workshop on Power-Aware Computing and Systems, 2010.
Justin Meza, Rocky Shih, Amip Shah, Parthasarathy Ranganathan, Jichuan Chang, and Cullen Bash: Lifecycle-Based Data Center Design. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2010.
Justin Meza, Mehul A. Shah, Parthasarathy Ranganathan, Mike Fitzner, and Judson Veazey: Tracking the Power in an Enterprise Decision Support System. International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, 2009.
Stavros Harizopoulos, Mehul A. Shah, Justin Meza, and Parthasarathy Ranganathan. Energy Efficiency: The New Holy Grail of Data Management Systems Research. Conference on Innovative Data Systems, 2009.
Suzanne Rivoire, Mehul A. Shah, Parthasarathy Ranganathan, Christos Kozyrakis, and Justin Meza: Models and Metrics to Enable Energy-Efficiency Optimizations. IEEE Computer, Volume 40, Issue 12, 2007.
Sometimes, when I work at a company, I submit patent applications for my inventions. Below is a list of the patents for which I am an inventor.
I work on a variety of open- and closed-sourced projects (the open source projects I contribute to can be found on my GitHub). Below is a selection of the projects I contribute to.
LOLCODE — I wrote and maintain the most widely-used interpreter for the LOLCODE esoteric programming langugage. I now maintain the LOLCODE specification as well as its website.
inet — inet is a simple TCP/UDP communication library written in C. It abstracts away the icky socket and protocal interfaces into a more declarative host-based model of communication.
triad — triad is an implementation of the Chord peer-to-peer lookup service in C. It maps 64b integers to IP addresses and can be used as the underlying service-discovery layer for a distributed system.
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 traveling around, working toward completing my PhD at CMU. My Chinese name is 梅杰士.
I’m an avid music fan and when I have free time, I enjoy playing the electric bass guitar and keyboard. I also enjoy art (mainly 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 generally useful books that I like to keep within arm's reach: