Chi-Keung Luk's Research Interests:

My research interests span computer architecture, compilers, and programming languages. Let me take this opportunity to share with you what I have been doing and what I want to do next.

What I am doing for my Ph.D.:

My Ph.D. thesis is on Optimizing the Cache Performance of Non-Numeric Applications, advised by Prof. Todd C. Mowry. This is a very important problem to address for three major reasons: My study has contributed a number of software and hardware techniques for improving the cache performance (and hence overall performance) of non-numeric codes. These techniques include: They are characterized by both their novelty and practicality. If you are really interested in knowing more about them, check with my thesis contributions here.

What I did for my Masters:

I designed a multiparadigm language and implemented a prototype of it, under the supervision of Prof. Kam-Wing Ng. My language named I+ integrates three attractive programming paradigms: object-oriented, logic, and functional. In addition to the design and implementation issues, my masters thesis also demonstrates some potential applications that could be effectively written using I+.

What I want to do next:

There are quite some problems that I want to learn and hopefully to tackle eventually. I am particularly interested in the following few: