James Tuck

James Tuck

Tuck received his BE (1999) from Vanderbilt University and his MS (2003) and PhD (2007) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His overall research focus is in computer architecture and compiler design, with the main focus on chip multiprocessors (CMPs) and hardware and compiler support for aggressive speculative execution. Tuck has been awarded two IEEE Micro Top Picks Paper Awards, honoring the papers most likely to impact industry, for his work on speculative execution. Tuck is a member of Tau Beta Phi, the IEEE Computer Society, and the ACM.


2007 - Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
2003 - M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
1999 - B.E. in Computer Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

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Nature’s Databank

February 13, 2020

A hurdle that DNA data storage faces is finding a way to retrieve a specific file from a collection of records instead of every file in that collection, however attaching short labels to data sequences only yields 30,000 unique labels. NC State’s James Tuck is leading the solution increasing the number of labels to roughly 900 million.

Boffins create software that is 20 per cent faster

April 6, 2010

The paper with the catch title ‘MMT: Exploiting Fine-Grained Parallelism in Dynamic Memory Management,’ was penned by North Carolina State University (NCSU) researchers Devesh Tiwari, Sanghoon Lee, James Tuck, and Yan Solihin


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