Greg Byrd

Professor Associate Department Head


 Engineering Building II (EB2) 3108
 Campus Box 7911


Dr. Byrd's primary research is in the areas of quantum computing and high-performance parallel systems. 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

Research Focus

  • Computer Architecture and Systems
  • Memory Systems / Memory Management
  • Parallel and Distributed Computer Architecture


  • IEEE Computer Society
    Senior Member

Awards & Honors

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

Recent News

The Institute will be led by UMD Computer Science Professor Andrew Childs (second from right), along with NC State ECE researchers. John T. Consoli / University of Maryland
NC State Collaborates on New $25M NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation

Posted on September 2, 2021 | Filed Under: Research

The Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation includes faculty from NC State ECE, and will significantly add to the vibrant quantum research ecosystem established along the East Coast.

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 …


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