• seattle skyline
  • mount baker
  • madison party (my wedding)
  • enchantments
  • quality darts, champaign
  • great lakes brewing, cleveland
  • dog bar
  • mount baker
  • mount baker
  • enchantments
  • tough mudder
  • mailbox peak

Hi, I'm John Alsop and this is my website. I'm a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working under Professor Sarita Adve. I grew up in Minnesota, went to undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and now live in Champaign, Illinois. I recently spent half a year in Seattle working at AMD Research.

My research interests lie in computer architecture, heterogeneous computing, memory coherence and consistency, and parallel programming models. My current work aims to improve the efficiency of emerging heterogeneous memory systems.

My other passions include movies, trivia night, snowboarding, hiking, pool, darts, beer, card games, yard games, board games, video games, and generally spending time with friends and family enjoying any of the above. In particular, I like to enjoy those things with my wife Rory and my dog Maeby.