Prof. Derek Chiou has been named the recipient of the 2014 IBM Faculty Award. The IBM Faculty Award program is a competitive worldwide program intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities worldwide and those in IBM research, development and services organizations.
Prof. Chiou is part of a multi-institutional team working on the FPGA Accelerator Research Infrastructure Cloud (FAbRIC). FAbRIC is an open, shared resource of reconfigurable hardware systems intended to decrease the costs of the systems and the cost of tools needed to program such systems by making the highest performance computational power available to all researchers.
Prof. Chiou is currently on leave from the university as he works full-time as a Principal Hardware Architect for Microsoft.