About me

Hi! I’m Adel Ejjeh, a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Computer Science department. I am co-advised by Prof. Sarita Adve and Prof. Rob Rutenbar. I am also working closely with Prof. Vikram Adve and his group. My primary area of research is Computer Architecture and Compilers.

Research Interests

I am interested in the emergence of FPGAs in heterogeneous systems, and as such how to make these devices easier to use for those without a hardware background. Specifically, I am looking into leveraging compiler techniques to automate the process of generating efficient implementations from high-level languages, as well as redesigning the FPGA memory subsystem to improve host-deveice interaction in heterogeneous systems.

Academic Background

I hold a Master of Engineering (‘15) and a Bachelor of Engineering (‘12), both in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the American University of Beirut. During my master’s degree, I was advised by Prof. Haitham Akkary and my thesis involved designing a latency-tolerant, speculative multithreading architecture and application programming interface and implementing a cycle-accurate performance simulator for it.

Personal Background

I come from a small country in the Middle East called Lebanon. It is a very beautiful country, sitting on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The capital city, Beirut, has always been known as a top tourist attraction; if you are in the area, you should definitely visit! I moved to the US in 2015 to pursue my PhD degree. My hobbies include playing the piano, reading, and playing video games.