Benjamin Reidys

About Me

My name is Benjamin Reidys. I am a 4th year Ph.D. student at the Computer Science Department of the University of Illinois 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.

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 software-defined data centers through network/storage co-design. You can find my full CV here.

My Research

Here are a few highlights from my research projects:

Under construction, please return soon :)

Selected Publications

RackBlox: A Software-Defined Rack-Scale Storage System with Network-Storage Co-Design. Benjamin Reidys, Yuqi Xue, Daixuan Li, Bharat Sukhwani, Wen-mei Hwu, Deming Chen, Sameh Asaad, Jian Huang. In Proceedings of the 29th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP'23)
Full Talk Slides: [PDF]. Poster: [PDF]. Code: [Github]
- Artifact Evaluated! Badge Available Badge Functional
- Travel supported by the SOSP 2023 Travel Scholarship, Thanks SOSP!
- Selected for presentation at NVMW '24! (Nominated for the Memorable Paper Award!)
- Selected for presentation at CSL Student Conference '24! (Winner of a Student Presentation Award!)
- Selected for presentation at HotInfra'23!

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: [PDF]. Poster: [PDF]. Code: [Github]
- Artifact Evaluated! Badge Available Badge Functional Badge Reproduced
- Travel supported by the Usenix Student Grant Program, Thanks Usenix!

RSSD: Defend against Ransomware with Hardware-Isolated Network-Storage Codesign and Post-Attack Analysis. Benjamin Reidys, Peng Liu, Jian Huang. In Proceedings of the 27th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS'22)
Slides: [PDF], Videos: Long talk, Short talk, Lightning talk.
- Travel supported by the ASPLOS Travel Grant, Thanks ASPLOS!
- Selected for presentation at NVMW'22!

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!


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA | August 2020 - Present
Ph.D. in Computer Science | Advised by Prof. Jian Huang

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA | August 2016 - May 2020
B.Sc. in Computer Science and Math


I have served in the artifact evaluation committee for the following conferences:

  • FAST (2024)
  • OSDI (2023)
  • ATC (2023)
  • ASPLOS (2023)
  • EuroSys (2023)
  • MICRO (2023)


In my spare time, I enjoy cycling!
Below is a picture from one of my prouder cycling achievements: summiting the Mortirolo in Italy.

I am also an avid reader! Feel free to reach out with great book recommendations or connect with me on Goodreads.