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Jakob Eriksson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science


Building & Room:

1309 SEO


851 S. Morgan St, MC 152, Chicago, IL, 60607

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I grew up in Sweden, got my M.Sc. in CS at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Wasted a few years on dot-coms, before graduating with a Ph.D. from U.C. Riverside in '06. I then spent a two-year postdoc at MIT. I've been a faculty member of the UIC Department of Computer Science since 2009, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015.

My wife Prof. Devroye is in the ECE department. We live in the near-west suburb of Oak Park together with our two children Matilda and Oskar.

Research Interests:

My current research interests lie primarily in computer systems, including operating systems and unusual runtimes. I've worked on deterministic execution, high-performance messaging systems, rack-scale cluster computing, and more. You can read more about my research projects on my research lab's web.


Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2006