Michael R. Jantz
Ph.D. Candidate (expected graduation: July 2014)

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Information and Telecommunication Technology Center
The University of Kansas

Contact info

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
2041 Eaton Hall, 1520 West 15th St, Lawrence KS

Information and Telecommunication Technology Center (ITTC)
145 Nichols Hall, 2335 Irving Hill Road, Lawrence, KS 66045

phone: 316-259-6110
email: mjantz <at> ittc <dot> ku <dot> edu

About Me

I am a graduate student in Computer Science at the University of Kansas (KU). I have received both my Bachelors (May '08) and Masters (July '10) in Computer Science from KU. I regularly work as the graduate teaching assistant for the introductory operating systems course at KU (EECS678), and I am President of the KU Beta Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

In Summer and Fall 2012, I interned with Intel Corporation in Chandler, Arizona, where I helped create a novel memory management framework that provides application-level control over the distribution of memory resources. I returned to Intel for a second internship in Summer 2013, and I continue to explore the potential of cross-layer memory management as part of my doctoral dissertation.


My current research interests are in optimizing software with compilers and runtime systems. In particular, I'm interested in:

  • Backend compiler optimizations and how to apply them (including phase ordering/selection)
  • Dynamic compilation for managed language applications
  • Cross-layer approaches to memory management to improve performance and power efficiency

See my projects page for a description of my current research projects.