Yang Seok Ki

Vice President
Samsung Electronics

Dr. Yang Seok Ki is a Vice President of Memory Solutions Lab (MSL) at Samsung Semiconductor Inc. in San Jose, California. Since joining Samsung in 2011, he has led various advanced development projects including SmartSSD, Key-Value SSD, CXL Memory Expander, Memory Semantic SSD, etc. In addition, he led the NVMe Key Value Standard, SNIA Key Value API, SNIA Computational Storage Architecture and API. He is a member of the Open Computing Project (OCP) Future Technology Initiative (FTI). Prior to joining Samsung, he worked for Oracle's Server Technology Group. Prior to his industrial career, he was involved in High Performance Computing (HPC), Grid Computing, and Cloud research at the Institute of Information Sciences 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, and his Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Computer Engineering from Seoul National University. He also completed the Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP) from the University of California, Berkeley.

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