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Yang Seok Ki

CXL Director


Dr. Yang Seok Ki is currently serving as the Vice President of Memory Solutions Lab (MSL) at Samsung Semiconductor Inc., located in San Jose, California. He has been a part of the Samsung team since 2011, during which time he has overseen the development of multiple advanced development projects such as computational storage device, object storage device, CXL memory expander, Memory Semantic SSD, and CXL memory box. Additionally, he has spearheaded the creation of the NVMe Key Value Standard, SNIA Key Value API, SNIA Computational Storage Architecture and API. Dr. Ki is also a member of the Open Computing Project (OCP) Future Technology Initiative (FTI), chairing the data-centric computing workstream. Prior to joining Samsung, Dr. Ki worked for Oracle’s Server Technology Group. He also conducted research in High Performance Computing (HPC), Grid Computing, and Cloud at Information Science Institute at the University of Southern California and the Center for Networked Systems at the University of California, San Diego. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from Seoul National University in Korea, as well as his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Engineering from the same institution. Dr. Ki has completed the Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP) from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Ki has been granted over 70 patents for his inventions and has authored more than 50 papers.