Antonia Zhai is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and
Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
She received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University
in 2005 for her research on developing advanced compiler technology to exploit the potential
of thread-level speculation for general-purpose applications. Prior to that, she received
her B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. degrees in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto in
1996 and 1998, respectively.
She is interested in developing novel compiler optimizations and architecture features not
only to improve the performance for such processors, but also to enhance non-performance
features, such as programmability, security, testability and reliability.