Greg Byrd

Professor Associate Department Head
 Engineering Building II (EB2) 3108
 Campus Box 7911


Dr. Byrd's primary research is in the area of high-performance parallel systems and servers. He is interested in mechanisms which reduce communication overhead in parallel and distributed systems. Other areas of interest include computer architecture, network processing, service-oriented computing, and network security.

Before joining NC State, Dr. Byrd was a principal scientist at Celotek Corporation, where he developed software and protocols for the CellCase family of encryptors for ATM networks. He also worked at MCNC, in both the NC Supercomputing Center and the High Performance Computation and Communications group.


  • Ph.D. 1998
    Electrical Engineering
    Stanford University
  • Master's 1985
    Electrical Engineering
    Stanford University
  • Bachelor's 1984
    Computer Engineering
    Clemson University

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 - IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award
  • 2012 - COE Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2012 - ECE William F. Lane Teaching Award

Recent News

Byrd Elected as First Vice President of IEEE Computer Society

Posted on November 28, 2017 | Filed Under: Faculty and News

Dr. Gregory T. Byrd, professor and Associate Department Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at NC State University was elected by the IEEE Computer Society as the 2018 First Vice President.

How students are tackling unstructured data indexing with POWER8

Posted on January 13, 2015 | Filed Under: News and Smart

North Carolina State University is one of the participants in the Innov8 with POWER8 Challenge. Utilizing technology from IBM and OpenPOWER Foundation members including NVIDIA, Mellanox and Altera, I’m overseeing a team that is working on a …

Byrd elected to IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors

Posted on November 13, 2014 | Filed Under: News

“I am honored to be elected to the Board by fellow computer engineers and computer scientists.  Service on the Board is a chance to contribute to the profession, and a chance to work with very creative and dedicated people”


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