John R. Emmons

First year computer science PhD student at Stanford University

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Email: [email protected]
Links: Github, Google Scholar, Linkedin
Vitals: CV/Resume

Recent news (April 28, 2017):

I just got back from ServerlessConf in Austin, Texas. Big thanks to the conference organizers for inviting me and for financially supporting my visit. Take at look at my /r/programming post that piqued the interest of the ServerlessConf team.

I also recently attended NSDI'17! It was a great conference. Check out the ExCamera [slides] [pdf] submission and the demo I prepared for the talk!

Research interests:

My research interests are broadly at the intersection of computer systems and machine learning (specifically computer vision). My current work focuses on building systems that explore the trade-off space between accuracy and throughput for deep neural network based visual queries on video.

Biographical sketch:

I am first year PhD student at Stanford University studying computer science (co-advised by Keith Winstein and Silvio Savarese). During my undergrad, I participated in the engineering dual degree program between Washington University in St. Louis and Drake University. I have an MS degree in computer science and three BS degrees in (1) computer engineering, (2) electrical engineering, and (3) computer science, mathematics and physics (triple major).

In my spare time, I run long-distance road races, competing mostly in marathons and half marathons. My most recent success was the San Francisco Marathon (mile 9, mile 19); I finished in 3:02:14, placing 68th of 6067 participants and 9th in my age division.

Publications: (bibtex)

Daniel Kang, John Emmons, Firas Abuzaid, Peter Bailis, Matei Zaharia. "Optimizing Deep CNN-Based Queries over Video Streams at Scale". VLDB. Aug. 2017. [pdf]

Hongyi Xin, Sunny Nahar, Richard Zhu, John Emmons, Gennady Pekhimenko, Carl Kingsford, Can Alkan, and Onur Mutlu. "Optimal Seed Solver: Optimizing Seed Selection in Read Mapping". Oxford Bioinformatics, Nov. 2015. [pdf][supp]

Hongyi Xin, John Greth, John Emmons, Gennady Pekhimenko, Carl Kingsford, Can Alkan, and Onur Mutlu. "Shifted Hamming Distance: A Fast and Accurate SIMD-Friendly Filter for Local Alignment in Read Mapping". Oxford Bioinformatics, Dec. 2014. [pdf]

Igor A. Ivanov, Anatoli S. Kheifets, Klaus Bartschat, John Emmons, Sean M. Buczek, Elena V. Gryzlova, and Alexei N. Grum-Grzhimailo. "Displacement effect in strong-field atomic ionization by an XUV pulse". Physical Review Letters A. Oct. 2014. [pdf]

Last updated: Jul 2, 2017