Ron C. Chiang portrait

Ron C. Chiang

Associate Professor
Ph.D., George Washington University
OSS 311
By appointment


My passion is to tackle complex computer system problems with creative designs in algorithms and architectures. At a high level, my research interests include distributed systems, cloud computing, and high performance computer architectures. I am especially interested in task and resource management algorithms and the design of advanced virtualization systems.

Selected Publications:

(See full list on Dr. Chiang's Google site)

  • “Matrix: Achieving Predictable Virtual Machine Performance in the Clouds,” ICAC 2014
  • “Swiper: Exploiting Virtual Machine Vulnerability in Third-Party Clouds with Competition for I/O Resources,” TPDS
  • “UniCache: Hypervisor Managed Data Storage in RAM and Flash,” CLOUD 2014
  • “Flashy Prefetching for High-Performance Flash Drives,” MSST 2012
  • “TRACON: Interference-Aware Scheduling for Data-Intensive Applications in Virtualized Environments,” TPDS and SC 2011 (Best Student Paper Award Finalist)
  • “Energy-aware Writes to Non-volatile Main Memory,” HotPower 2011 (A "Best of HotPower" paper)
  • “Heterogeneity in Computing: Insights from a Worksharing Scheduling Problem,” IJFCS and IPDPS 2010

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Student Paper Award Finalist of SC11
  • A “Best of the HotPower” paper at HotPower11
  • Awarded housing and registration grant from SC11
  • Being selected to participate in the SC11 Student Volunteer Program
  • Distinguished Performance Award for Technology from the Ministry of Economic Affairs in 2005
  • First Prize in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering,Tamkang University, during the academic year 1998-1999


  • “Memory Space Utilization Method for Highly Efficient Java Application Management and Installation Method Thereof,” R.O.C. patent no. I234739

Courses taught at UST:

  • Foundations of Software Development -- SEIS 601
  • Software Engineering -- SEIS 610

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