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 attended graudate school at the University of Kansas and interned with Software Services Group at Intel Corporation. I received my PhD in Computer Science in 2014. In 2020, I received the NSF CAREER award for my proposal on using applications to guide data management on emerging complex memory systems.

My research interests are in the areas of compilers, operating systems, and runtime systems (including high-level language virtual machines). In particular, our group investigates innovative system tools and techniques to achieve faster, safer and more efficient execution on modern and emerging architectures. My research investigates 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. Specific projects include:

  • Profiling and analysis tools to distinguish program data with different expected usage patterns and access rates.
  • Application-guided approaches for managing memory to improve performance and power efficiency
  • Static and dynamic binary instrumentation to identify and eliminate vulnerabilities related to spatial memory issues.

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


I am teaching COSC 461: Compilers and COSC 530: Computer Systems Organization for Fall 2020. I host materials for all of my courses on UTK's Canvas site.

My CV is available here.