Jacob Nelson


Update: I recently joined Microsoft Research! More info to come.

I work at the intersection of systems and computer architecture. I explore how software and hardware can work together to make datacenter applications faster and more efficient.

I was formerly a grad student and then postdoc in the Sampa research group at UW CSE; I completed my Ph.D. in December 2014 under the supervision of Luis Ceze, Mark Oskin, and Simon Kahan. My thesis work was Grappa, a runtime system designed to improve the performance of data-intensive and irregular applications fon commodity clusters.


My Thesis