Michael R. Jantz, Ph.D.
Associate 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: mrjantz <at> utk <dot> edu

About Me

I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Before coming to UTK, I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Kansas in 2014.

At UTK, I lead the CORSys Research Group, which aims to design and build innovative system tools and techniques to achieve faster, safer, and more efficient execution on modern and emerging architectures. We have investigated and published work on a variety of topics related to compute performance and efficiency, program profiling and analysis, runtime data management and compilation policies, as well as secure execution of program binaries.

Our work is supported by a variety of government and industrial institutions, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Energy, and Intel Corporation. In 2020, I received the NSF CAREER award for my proposal on using applications to guide data management on emerging complex memory systems. Further details about our group and current research projects are available on the CORSys group page.


I am teaching COSC 461: Introduction to Compilers and COSC 530: Computer Systems Organization for fall 2022. I host materials for all of my courses on UTK's Canvas site.