Gokhan Memik is a Professor and the chair of the Computer Engineering division at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of Northwestern University. He received the B.S. degree in Computer Engineering in 1998 from Bogazici University and PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2003 under the direction of William H. Mangione-Smith. He was associated with Bimtek, a startup company providing internet solutions between 1997 and 2000, and BlueFront Defenses, a startup company that designs hardware-based network security solutions, between 2000 and 2002, and held summer internships at HP Labs in 2000 and 2002.
His research area is computer architecture. He is the author of 2 book chapters and over 130 refereed journal/conference publications. Papers co-authored by him have been nominated for a best paper award at DAC (2005) and MICRO (2008), won the Best Student Paper Award at Supercomputing (2007) and the Samsung Pay Best Paper Award at WristSense (2017). Some of his works have influenced widely-used commercial processors. He is also the co-author of NetBench and MineBench, two widely used benchmarking suites for networking and data mining applications, respectively. He has served in over 50 program committees, was the co-chair for the Advanced Networking and Communications Hardware Workshop (ANCHOR) held in conjunction with ISCA between 2004 and 2006, the program co-chair of 2007 International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO-40), and the architecture track co-chair of 2018 International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS). He is an associate editor for International Journal on Reconfigurable Computing.
Gokhan Memik is the recipient of the Wissner-Slivka Junior Chair (2006), National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2008), Department of Energy Early CAREER PI Award (2005), Searle Teaching Excellence Fellowship (2004), Henry Samueli Excellence in Teaching Award (2002), and Henry Samueli Fellowship (2001).