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Prof. Yale Patt and Milad Hashemi receive Best of CAL Letter Award

Texas ECE professor Yale Patt and his former PhD student, Milad Hashemi, along with their Intel collaborators, have received one of three Best of CAL in 2016 letter awards. CAL is a semi-annual forum for publication of new, high-quality ideas in the form of short, critically refereed, technical papers. The award is given by the Editorial Board of IEEE Computer Architecture Letters, which is a peer-reviewed forum for publishing early, high-impact results in the areas of uni- and multiprocessor computer systems, computer architecture, microarchitecture, workload characterization, performance evaluation and simulation techniques, and power-aware computing.

The Board recognized their letter "Efficient Execution of Bursty Applications," authored by Milad Hashemi, Yale Patt, Debbie Marr, and Doug Carmean. The letter is based on the work that Milad started while he was an intern at Intel two years ago. Yale, Milad and their co-authors will present their work and follow-up results at the 23rd IEEE Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture. This year, the Best of CAL session will take place Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Hilton Austin Hotel.

Prof. Patt holds the Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Centennial Chair in Engineering and title of University Distinguished Teaching Professor. He has served on the Steering Committee for IEEE/ACM MICRO since 1986, and served as General Chair of the flagship conference MICRO-21 in 1988 and MICRO-34 in 2001. Patt was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2014 and has received numerous awards including the 1995 IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Medal, the 1999 IEEE W.W. McDowell Award, the 2005 IEEE Charles Babbage Award, the 2011 IEEE B. Ramakrishna Rau Award, and the 2013 IEEE Computer Society Harry H. Goode Memorial Award.

Milad Hashemi graduated last August with a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and served as a member of the HPS research group under the advisement of professor Patt. He is currently working on the Platforms team at Google. Debbie Marr is a research manager at Intel and was one of Patt Yale's students at Michigan. Doug Carmean is an Intel Fellow and was Milad's mentor at Intel.