Jun Yuan

a.k.a Jun Yuan Murray

Assistant Professor at Pace University

Office: 215, 163 William Street
Email: jyuan2 (At) pace (Dot) edu
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Pace University
One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038-2613, USA

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Stony Brook University, 2016.
M.Eng. in Computer Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2007.
B.Eng. in Computer Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2004.
B.Econ. in Finance , Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2004.

About Me

I am an assistant professor at Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems of Pace Univeirsity. Prior to joining Pace in fall 2018, I was a research scientist at Stony Brook University, working under Prof. Michael Bender. Previously, I was an assistant professor at Farmingdale State College of SUNY from fall 2016 to January 2018.

I received my Ph.D in 2016 from the CS Department at Stony Brook University. I was very lucky to be supervised by my advisor Prof. Rob Johnson. I have been working with Prof. Don Porter and Prof. Michael Bender on the project BetrFS since 2013.

I do research in the general areas of security, systems and theory. Currently my research focuses on the co-designing new data structures and file systems to build better storage systems. Though being a fairly recent convert to the operating systems research, I really enjoy applying innovative theoretical solutions to challenging system problems and building systems that are fast, durable and robust.

Prior to my foray into systems research, I worked with Prof. Rob Johnson for years in the areas of programming language, software security and usable privacy until my long maternity leave in 2013. New and cool ideas on security/privacy field still interest me, especially the ideas with a theoretical background and real world impact. Prior to coming to Stony Brook, I was at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, where I did research in the area of Image Watermarking and Copyright Protection, as well as Software Reverse Engineering.

I also work for Percona on the PerconaFT project(formally TokuTek ft-index), an opensource implementation of B^e-tree, based on which we built BetrFS. I am highly interested in any collaboration opportunity related to BetrFS. If you feel BetrFS might be a good fit for your system/storage media, we should talk.

Selected Publications(Complete Publication: Google Scholar)

Selected Projects

Selected Courses

  • CSE608 Advanced Computer Security
  • CSE537 Artificial Intelligence
  • CSE548 Analysis of Algorithms
  • CSE532 Theory of Database Systems
  • CSE541 Logic in Computer Science
  • CSE624 Advanced Operating Systems
  • CSE506 Operating Systems
  • CSE534 Compiler Design
  • Teaching [moved to blackboard]

  • BCS120 Foundations of Computer Programming I
  • BCS130 Website Development I
  • CS488: Computer Networks and the Internet (Pace)
  • Industry Experience

    Software Engineer Percona, Durham, NC 2015/09-Date
    Contracted Software Engineer/Project Assistant CA Technologies Innovation Center, CEWIT, Stony Brook, NY 2012/12-2013/08
    Research Intern CNITSEC Source Code Review Lab, Beijing, China 2005/11-2006/02


  • I live with my family on beautiful long island. I am very lucky to be married to my best friend, the science geek John Murray. I am also a proud mother of Kelvin Murray.
  • I grew up in a small rural town in China. I have learned most of my English from the cartoon "Gargoyles" and the drama "Friends".