B.S. ​Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)Ph.D. ​University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), 2012Post-Doc ​Carnegie Mellon University, 2015

"We live in a society where data-centric computation is disrupting all aspects of our lives. With the rising volumes of data, our systems must be able to store, analyze, and transform massive amount of data for useful computation."

Samira Khan, Assistant Professor


Research interests include:

Computer Architecture, Grid/Cloud/High-performance Computing, Programming Languages and Compilers



I am an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at University of Virginia (UVA), where I lead the research group ShiftLab . Before joining UVA, I was a post doctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, funded by Intel Labs and NSF GOALI award. I have received my Ph.D. from the University of Texas at San Antonio.


  • NSF CRII Award
  • NSF GOALI Award
  • Best Paper Nomination, 20th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) 2014
  • Rising Stars in EECS, UC Berkeley 2014

Research Interests

  • Computer Architecture
  • Grid/Cloud/High-performance Computing
  • Programming Languages and Compilers

Selected Publications

  • Design-Induced Latency Variation in Modern DRAM Chips: Characterization, Analysis, and Latency Reduction Mechanisms. International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS). Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA, June 2017. Donghyuk Lee, Samira Khan, Lavanya Subramanian, Saugata Ghose, Rachata Ausavarungnirun, Gennady Pekhimenko, Vivek Seshadri, and Onur Mutlu
  • SoftMC: A Flexible and Practical Open-Source Infrastructure for Enabling Experimental DRAM Studies. 23rd International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA). Austin, TX, USA, February 2017. Hasan Hassan, Nandita Vijaykumar, Samira Khan, , Saugata Ghose, Kevin Chang, Gennady Pekhimenko, Donghyuk Lee, Oguz Ergin, and Onur Mutlu
  • The Efficacy of Error Mitigation Techniques for DRAM Retention Failures: A Comparative Experimental Study. ACM International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS). Austin, Texas, June 2014. ABS Samira Khan, Donghyuk Lee, Yoongu Kim, Alaa Alameldeen, Chris Wilkerson, and Onur Mutlu
  • Dual-Scheme Checkpointing: A Software-Transparent Mechanism for Supporting Crash Consistency in Persistent Memory Systems. 20th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA). Orlando, Florida, February 2014. Best Paper Session ABS Samira Khan, Alaa Alameldeen, Chris Wilkerson, Onur Mutlu, and Daniel Jimenez
  • Sampling Dead Block Prediction Last-Level Caches. 43rd International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO). Atlanta, Georgia, December 2010 ABS Samira Khan, Yingying Tian, and Daniel A. Jimenez