Jeehoon Kang (강지훈)

We are currently seeking enthusiastic students at all academic levels who are interested in designing and verifying concurrent and parallel systems. If this interests you, please review these instructions and then contact Jeehoon as soon as possible.

Jeehoon Kang

I am a Tenure-Track Associate Professor at the KAIST School of Computing and the Principal Investigator at the Concurrency and Parallelism Laboratory. Additionally, I serve as an Adjunct Faculty at the Graduate School of AI Semiconductor, the Department of Semiconductor System Engineering, and the Graduate School of Quantum Science And Technology. My Ph.D. in Computer Science was earned at Seoul National University, supervised by Prof. Chung-Kil Hur. I was also advised by Prof. Kwangkeun Yi.

My work is centered around designing and verifying concurrent and parallel systems. These systems range from micro-architectures to programming languages and algorithms, aiming to substantially enhance performance and reduce power consumption. This work is crucial for the impending era of extensive data processing.



  • (2019) Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering. Seoul National University (thesis, supervisor: Prof. Chung-Kil Hur).


  • Chief R&D Officer at FuriosaAI, from September 2017 to the present.
    (Focus: deep learning accelerator and its compiler)

  • Intern (Researcher) at MPI-SWS, from September 2015 to December 2015.
    (Focus: relaxed-memory concurrency; Advisor: Dr. Derek Dreyer)

  • Intern (Software Engineer) at Google Korea, from June 2008 to August 2008.
    (Focus: machine translation)


For more information on my research projects and publications, please visit the projects and publications pages.


Details about my lectures can be found on the lectures page.

Professional Activities

Open Source Contributions

  • Crossbeam: a concurrency library in Rust
  • Crellvm: a verified credible compilation framework for LLVM
  • SepCompCert: verification of separate compilation of CompCert

Invited Talks

  • iRRAM-Coq: Fearless Verification of Exact Real Arithmetic Programs.
    The 1st Workshop on Real Verification (RV 2017).

Awards and Honors

  • 황규영 학술진흥기금 커리어 어워드, KAIST 전산학부, 2023.

  • Distinguished Paper Award, ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL), 2022.

  • Doctoral Dissertation Award, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, 2019.

  • Distinguished Paper Award, ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Languages Design and Implementation (PLDI), 2017.