KIWAN MAENG

Ph.D. Candidate · Electrical and Computer Engineering · Carnegie Mellon University
[CV]

I am a Ph.D. candidate studying computer engineering at CMU. My advisor is Professor Brandon Lucia. I am interested in building platforms, new programming models and runtime systems for energy-harvesting devices. Energy-harvesting devices have no reliable power source (e.g., battery) attached and instead operates on a scarce and unpredictable energy gathered by its harvester (e.g., solar panel). I seek to broaden the possibilities of the energy-harvesting devices using co-design of hardwares, compilers and runtime systems.

I am also an amateur webtoonist. Check out my work if you know Korean. Otherwise, do not bother.

Email: kwmaeng91 [at] gmail [dot] com

Publications

Supporting Peripherals in Intermittent Systems with Just-In-Time Checkpoints

Kiwan Maeng, Brandon Lucia
PLDI 2019 [PDF]

Adaptive Dynamic Checkpointing for Safe Efficient Intermittent Computing

Kiwan Maeng, Brandon Lucia
OSDI 2018 [PDF]

Alpaca: Intermittent Execution Without Checkpoints

Kiwan Maeng, Alexei Colin, Brandon Lucia

Intermittent Computing: Challenges and Opportunities

Brandon Lucia, Vignesh Balaji, Alexei Colin, Kiwan Maeng, and Emily Ruppel
SNAPL 2017 [PDF]

Education & Experience

Carnegie Mellon University

Ph.D. candidate, ECE
Advised by Prof. Brandon Lucia
2016 - Current

Seoul National University

B.S, ECE
GPA: 4.14 / 4.30 (Summa Cum Laude)
*Spent 3 years for military duty. Graduated in 7 semester.
2010 - 2016*

Awards & Honors

  • KFAS Scholarship (Full funding for Ph.D. studies through 2016 ~ Current)
  • Summa Cum Laude (B.S., Seoul National University)
  • National Scholarship for Science and Engineering (Full funding for undergraduate tuition through 2010 ~ 2016)

Webtoon

I am also an amateur webtoon--(web + cartoon)--ist. I mainly work on Facebook, but my work has also been published! It is about scientists and engineers. Do not bother clicking the link if you cannot read Korean :)

I only draw when I have spare time, which means new episode rarely comes out. Still I have things to boast:

Miscellaneous

I am deeply into voluntary teaching. I worked as a teacher in various centers and organized / participated in a number of volunteering camps back in Korea. Here in the US I am less involved.. Though I teach Korean from time to time!

I love musicals and concerts, especially rocks. If you are a rock star, please consider visiting Pittsburgh when you plan for a tour.

I love detective novels, especially Japanese ones. If you know a good one please let me know.