Michael R. Jantz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
College of Engineering
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Contact info

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
605 Min H. Kao Building, 1520 Middle Dr., Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2250

email (preferred): mrjantz <at> utk <dot> edu
office phone: 865-974-5470

About Me

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kansas in 2014, and I am currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. My research interests are in the areas of compilers, operating systems, and runtime systems (virtual machines). In particular, our group explores innovative system tools and techniques to achieve faster, safer and more efficient execution on modern and emerging architectures. Some of the topics we are currently working on in include:

  • Organizing objects in the runtime heap to exploit features in emerging heterogeneous memory architectures
  • Cross-layer approaches to memory management to improve performance and power efficiency
  • Dynamic compilation policies for managed language applications
  • Static compiler optimizations, and how to apply them (including phase ordering / selection)

See the CORSys group page for more details about our current research projects.


I am teaching COSC 494/594: Runtime Systems for Spring 2019. I host materials for all of my courses on UTK's Canvas site.

My CV is available here.