Institute for Information Sciences

Mohammad Alian

Assistant Professor, EECS
Primary office:
Nichols Hall
Room 253


Brief Bio:

Dr. Alian joined the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Kansas as an Assistant Professor in August 2020.

His research explores opportunities in the intersection of computer architecture and networking to build efficient datacenters. His goal is to unlock the potentials of hardware and operating system co-design in architecting application-transparent, near-data processing hardware for improving datacenter's performance, energy efficiency, and scalability.


PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC, 2020

MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UW-Madison, 2015

BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, 2013


EECS-743 Advanced Computer Architecture: Spring 2021

EECS-645 Computer Architecture: Spring 2022

EECS-388 Embedded Systems: Fall 2020, Fall 2021

Research Interests:

Computer Architecture and Systems: performance, simulation

Operating Systems and Networking: datacenter networking, I/O subsystem





Selected Awards & Honors

Best paper finalist in IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC) 2018

Best paper finalist in IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO) 2018

Honorable mention in IEEE MICRO Top Picks 2017

Best paper finalist in IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software(ISPASS) 2017

Best paper finalist in IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture(HPCA) 2017

KU Today
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times