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Benjamin Reidys

Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant


Champaign, IL, USA

breidys2 [at] illinois [dot] edu

About Me

My name is Benjamin Reidys. I am a 3rd year Ph.D. student at the Computer Science Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working with Professor Jian Huang as a member of the Systems Platform Research Group.
Before starting my Ph.D., I studied Computer Science and Mathematics at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, USA.
Primarily, my research uses techniques from Operating Systems, Networking, and some Machine Learning to improve the performance and usability of Memory and Storage Systems. Currently, I am focused on improving the data center scale storage systems through network/storage codesign. You can find my full CV here.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

Ph.D. in Computer Science
Advised by Jian Huang
Systems Platform Research Group
August 2020 - Present

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

B.Sc. in Computer Science and Math
August 2016 - May 2020

Selected Publications

BlockFlex: Enabling Storage Harvesting with Software-Defined Flash in Modern Cloud Platforms. Benjamin Reidys*, Jinghan Sun*, Anirudh Badam, Shadi Noghabi, Jian Huang. In Proceedings of the 16th Usenix Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI'22)
*co-primary authors
Full Talk Slides: [PPT] [PDF]. Poster: [PDF]. Code: [Github]
- Artifact Evaluated! Badge Available Badge Functional Badge Reproduced
- Travel supported by the Usenix Student Grant Program, Thanks Usenix!
Distributed Data Persistency. Apostolos Kokolis, Antonis Psistakis, Benjamin Reidys, Jian Huang, Josep Torrellas. In Proceedings of the 54th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO '21)
- Selected for IEEE Micro Top Picks '22!
UniHeap: Managing Persistent Objects Across Managed Runtimes for Non-Volatile Memory. Daixuan Li, Benjamin Reidys, Jinghan Sun, Thomas Shull, Josep Torrellas, Jian Huang. In Proceedings of the 14th ACM International System and Storage Conference (SYSTOR '21)
- Selected for presentation at NVMW'22!


Artifact Evaluation Committees:

- MICRO '23
- EuroSys '23
- ASPLOS '23