Mohammad Reza Jokar is a 3rd year Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department of University of Chicago. His research interests include computer architecture, memory systems, photonic computing, and photonic interconnection networks. His current focus is on designing architectures for photonic computing in data centers.
He received his M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, where he worked on the use of nonvolatile memories in the memory hierarchy.


  • 2016-present : Ph.D. in Computer Science
    University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. (GPA= 3.85 / 4)
  • 2012-2014 : M.Sc. in Computer Engineering
    Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. (GPA= 18.83 / 20)
  • 2008-2012 : B.Sc. in Computer Engineering
    Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran. (GPA= 17.07 / 20)
  • Publications

  • Jokar M. R., Zhang L., & Chong F. (2018). Cooperative NV-NUMA: Prolonging Non-Volatile Memory Lifetime through Bandwidth Sharing. International Symposium on Memory Systems (MemSys), Washington, DC.
  • Jokar M. R., Zhang L., Li Y., & Chong F. (2017). Investigating Energy-Efficient Technologies for Next-Generation Optical Interconnection Networks. TECHCON, Austin, TX.
  • Jokar M. R., Arjomand, M., & Sarbazi-Azad, H. (2016). Sequoia: A high-endurance NVM-based cache architecture. IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, 24(3), 954-967.
  • Skills

  • Programming Languages : C/C++, C#, Python, MATLAB
  • Simulation Tools : Gem5, Virtutech Simics, GPGPU-Sim, CACTI, Booksim
  • HDL : Verilog, VHDL
  • Operating Systems : Windows, Linux
  • Typesetting : Microsoft Office, LATEX
  • Contact

  • Office : Ryerson Hall, Room 275, University of Chicago, 1100 E 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
  • Email : jokar at uchicago dot edu