Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

John Shen

Source: College of Engineering

Contact Info:
Carnegie Mellon University
Silicon Valley
Building 23
Moffett Field, CA 94035

Phone: 650-335-2812

Office: B23-201B





John Paul Shen was a Nokia Fellow and the founding director of Nokia Research Center - North America Lab. NRC-NAL had research teams pursuing a wide range of research projects in mobile Internet and mobile computing. In six years (2007-2012), NRC-NAL filed over 100 patents, published over 200 papers, hosted about 100 Ph.D. interns, and collaborated with a dozen universities. Prior to joining Nokia in late 2006, John was the Director of the Microarchitecture Research Lab at Intel. MRL had research teams in Santa Clara, Portland, and Austin, pursuing research on aggressive ILP and TLP microarchitectures for IA32 and IA64 processors. Prior to joining Intel in 2000, John was a tenured Full Professor in the ECE Department at CMU, where he supervised a total of 17 Ph.D. students and dozens of M.S. students, received multiple teaching awards, and published two books and more than 100 research papers. One of his books, “Modern Processor Design: Fundamentals of Superscalar Processors” was used in the EE382A Advanced Processor Architecture course at Stanford, where he co-taught the EE382A course. After spending 15 years in the industry, all in the Silicon Valley, he returned to CMU in the fall of 2015 as a tenured Full Professor in the ECE Department, and is based at the Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley campus.


B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California