I am a resident physician
at the University of
I am a graduate of
the Medical Scholars
Program (M.D./Ph.D.) at
the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. I received my
Ph.D. in computer science,
focusing on microarchitectural support for dynamic language runtimes.
My advisor was Craig
I contribute to the development of several
open source projects.
- N. Riley. “Explicit Software Speculation for Dynamic
Language Runtimes.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, May 2009. (PDF)
- N. Riley, C. Zilles. “Transactional Runtime Extensions for
Apr. 2008. (PDF)
- N. Riley, C. Zilles. “Hardware Transactional Memory Support
for Lightweight Dynamic Language Evolution.” OOPSLA Dynamic Languages Symposium, Oct. 2006. (PDF)
- N. Riley, C. Zilles. “Probabilistic Counter Updates for Predictor
Hysteresis and Stratification.” HPCA-12, Feb. 2006. (PDF)
- N. Riley, C. Zilles. “Probabilistic Counter Updates for
Predictor Hysteresis and Bias.” IEEE Computer Architecture
Letters, Volume 4, Aug. 2005. (PDF)
My recreational interests include software
design, bicycling, skiing, martial arts, and playing
See my weblog and Twitter for current news.
My father lives in New York. Our Web site is rileys.us.
Last updated on 4 July 2014.