Illyoung Choi

PhD Student

Office: 725

Interests: Distributed computing, cloud storage systems, bioinformatics


Illyoung Choi is a fifth year of Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Arizona, advised by Professor John Hartman. He researches efficient transfer of large-scale scientific data between computing clusters. Before joining the University of Arizona, he worked as a software engineer for seven years. He received M.S. in Computer Science at the University of Arizona in 2014 and B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in 2009.

Research Interests

My current research interests are in Distributed Computing and Cloud Storage Systems. I am also interested in large-scale Metagenomic data analysis.

What long-term project do you want to work on?

I would like to work on storage system projects that are practical for scientists or engineers.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

It is a lot of fun working with large-scale data. Small change can make a big performance improvement of large-scale computations.

What are your career goals?

I’m pursuing a research career in industry.

Tell us something interesting about yourself!

I am a big fan of k-pop. My 18-months-old son also enjoys k-pop.