Prof. Shen is a full professor in Computer Science and the Director of High Performance Intelligent Computing at North Carolina State University (NCSU). He joined NCSU in August 2014 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire as a tenured associate professor. Before that, he was an Adina Allen Term Distinguished Associate Professor at the College of William and Mary. He received his Ph.D. from University of Rochester in 2006. He leads the PICTure research group.

His Research lies in the broad fields of Programming Systems and Machine Learning, with an emphasis on enabling extreme-scale data-intensive computing and intelligent computing through innovations in compilers,runtime systems, and Machine Learning algorithms. As a pioneer in manycore and GPU code compilation and optimizations, his research has influenced the development of modern heterogeneous programming systems and machine learning systems. His contributions to the field have been recognized through awards such as the DOE Early Career Award, NSF CAREER Award, Google Faculty Research Award, and IBM CAS Faculty Fellow Award. He was honored with University Faculty Scholars Award "as an emerging academic leader who turns research into solutions to society’s most pressing issues". His research has been sponsored by NSF, DOE, and NIH. He is an ACM Distinguished Member, ACM Distinguished Speaker, and a senior member of IEEE.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Shen co-founded CoCoPIE Inc., a company dedicated to enhancing AI deployment. He has been a consultant or member of the advisory boards to several leading IT companies, including Intel, Microsoft, Huawei, Cisco, Meta.

Research Areas

  • Architecture and Operating Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Agents
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Sciences and Analytics
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Scientific and High Performance Computing
  • Software Engineering and Programming Languages

CSC Spring Courses

  • CSC 766-001 LEC Code Optimization   F 9:35am-12:20pm   Room: 2117 Textiles Complex


  • ACM Distinguished Member - 2018
  • University Faculty Scholar - 2017-18
  • ACM Distinguished Speaker - 2016-2019
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member - 2016
  • IBM Canada CAS Faculty Research Fellow - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Google Faculty Research Award - 2015
  • Adina Allen Term Distinguished Associate Professor 2012
  • DOE (Department of Energy) Early CAREER Award - 2011
  • Nominee of Virginia Outstanding Professor Award - 2011
  • NSF (National Science Foundation) CAREER Award - 2010
  • ACM PPoPP Best Paper Award 2010


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