The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Title: Making Storage Big: Enabling Ultra-Scale Storage Systems with Emerging Memory/ Storage Technologies
Date: March 27, 2017 (Monday)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Venue: Room 121, 1/F, Ho Sin-hang Engineering Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T.
Speaker: Dr. Ming-Chang Yang
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan



Emerging non-volatile memory and storage technologies have opened up new design opportunities for the next generation memory/storage systems. In particular, in order to provide ultra-scale storage capacity for the coming big data era, Triple-Level-Cell (TLC) flash memory and Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technologies are presented in the designs of ultra-scale flash storage devices and huge-capacity Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). However, when the emerging memory/storage technologies keep scaling up the storage systems, new challenges will be encountered. This talk will present two novel flash memory management designs to overcome the scalability and the performance challenges observed in ultra-scale flash-memory based storage devices. Meanwhile, this talk will also introduce a new design at the host system to remedy the long latency behavior of the latest Host-Aware Shingled Magnetic Recording (HA-SMR) drive. In the end, this talk will address some important research topics when other emerging non-volatile memory technologies (such as STT-RAM, ReRAM and PCM) are considered.



Ming-Chang Yang received his B.S. degree in Department of Computer Science from National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 2010. He received his Master and Ph.D. degrees, under the supervision of Prof. Tei-Wei Kuo, in Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 2012 and 2016, respectively. From Aug. 2015 to July 2016, he was a visiting scholar, under the supervision of Prof. David Hung-Chang Du, in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA. Now he is a postdoctoral research fellow at Institute of Information Science (IIS), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, since Jan. 2017.

Dr. Yang has published more than twenty research papers in major highly-reputable international journals and conferences. They were mainly published in top journals (e.g., IEEE TC, IEEE TCAD, IEEE TVLSI, and ACM TECS) and top-rated conferences (e.g., ACM/IEEE DAC, and ACM/IEEE CODES+ISSS). He has also been granted for many scholarships and research awards. He awarded TSIA PhD Student Semiconductor Award from Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA) in 2016, because of his research achievements on flash memory. Dr. Yang also serves as an editor for the transaction, as a program committee member for the international conference, and as a reviewer for premier journals and conferences. Now he is the information director for ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS), and the web chair and the program committee member for IEEE Non-Volatile Memory Systems and Applications Symposium (NVMSA) 2017. His primary research interests including emerging non-volatile memory and storage technologies, memory and storage systems, big data systems, energy-efficient embedded and IoT systems, the next-generation memory/storage architecture designs, in-memory computing, and cloud computing systems.


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