The study was led by Shijia Wei, a Ph.D. candidate in the Cockrell School’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; his adviser, assistant professor Mohit Tiwari; and colleagues, professor Michael Orshansky and associate professor Andreas Gerstlauer.
Computer architecture is the study of the interface between the hardware and software in computer systems, ranging from supercomputers to servers to desktop computers to notebooks to handheld computers. The program of study emphasizes design tradeoffs in implementing those interfaces both in hardware and software. There are undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs specializing in Computer Architecture and Embedded Processors.
Together with collaborators at the University of California, Riverside they have been awarded a $1M grant to study application of machine learning techniques for performance and power prediction in early design stages of future computer systems.
Qualcomm encourages partnerships among engineers from hardware, software, and systems maintain close relationships with key universities to keep track of their latest discoveries and facilitate new collaborations. The Qualcomm Faculty Award (QFA) is one of the programs that the company uses to support key professors and their research at leading universities identified by the company.
Ramesh Yerraballi has been selected to hold a Dad’s Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship during Fall 2017. Established by the University of Texas System Board of Regents in 1983, faculty members considered to the fellowships should be actively engaged in the instruction of freshman undergraduates. This award recognizes Yerraballi’s excellence in teaching and his commitment to undergraduate education. Nina Telang was the last ECE recipient in 2014-2015.
Prof. Yale Patt of Texas ECE has been named the recipient of the 2017 Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship (FCTF). The Friar Society, the university’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, awards the Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship annually to one outstanding undergraduate professor and celebrates excellence in undergraduate teaching.
CAL is a semi-annual forum for publication of new, high-quality ideas in the form of short, critically refereed, technical papers.
The award recognizes an individual serving as an active member of SIGMICRO who has contributed significantly to SIGMICRO and provided important service to the processor microarchitecture and microsystems community.
Prof. Gerstlauer received the grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his research project titled, “Resilient hardware design using controlled fault acceptance."
To help mobile device users maximize their limited battery storage, electrical and computer engineering professor Vijay Janapa Reddi and graduate student Yuhao Zhu have developed what they are calling “GreenWeb."
Prof. Janapa Reddi received this honor "in recognition for outstanding contributions to the field of electrical and computer engineering and presentation of his lecture on energy efficiency and mobile computing."
Prof. Vijay Janapa Reddi was awarded the 2016 IEEE TCCA Young Computer Architect Award in recognition of outstanding research contributions in mobile computing and resilient architectures.
Texas ECE PhD candidate Yuhao Zhu has been named a recipient of a 2016 Google PhD Fellowship in Mobile Computing. In 2009, Google created the PhD Fellowship program "to recognize and support outstanding graduate students doing exceptional research in Computer Science and related disciplines. Now in its seventh year, our fellowship programs have collectively supported over 200 graduate students in Australia, China and East Asia, India, North America, Europe and the Middle East who seek to shape and influence the future of technology."
Yale Patt has been honored by The Franklin Institute with the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science. He is receiving the medal for his “pioneering contributions to the design of modern microprocessors that achieve higher performance by automatically identifying computer instructions that can be performed simultaneously.”
Texas ECE student Xinnian Zheng has received the "Stamatis Vassiliadis Best Paper Award" at the 15th International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling and Simulation (SAMOS) that took place in Samos, Greece on July 20-23, 2015.
Texas ECE graduate student Austin Harris has received the best paper award at the prestigious International Conference on Architectural support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, ASPLOS 2015 .
This month marks the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law, an observation that every couple of years, computer chip manufacturers manage to squeeze twice as many transistors onto a computer chip. Moore’s Law embodies the exponential increase in raw computing power that unleashed a blizzard of tech innovations.
Prof. Tiwari received the award for his research on “Exo-Core: An Architecture to Detect Malware as Computational Anomalies.”
Prof. Yale Patt and his students co-authored four of the ten papers selected as winners of the Micro Test of Time Award for the most influential papers published in past Micro conferences that have had significant impact in the field.
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.
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced today that Yale Patt, professor and Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, is one of four professors from the Cockrell School of Engineering to be elected to the prestigious academy this year.
Mattan Erez, an associate professor in the Cockrell School's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is one of three faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin to be selected to receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
Prof. Alex Dimakis of UT ECE gave the keynote Address at the First International Workshop on Big Dynamic Distributed Data (BD3), in conjunction with the 39th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), in Trento, Italy on August 30, 2013. Prof. Dimakis's address was titled "Coding Theory for Large-Scale Storage."
Dr. Mattan Erez's research focus is computer architecture. Specifically, he is interested in the critical aspects of locality, parallelism and bandwidth constraints to overcome the limitations of today's architectures. One goal is to improve cooperation between the hardware, compiler and programmer in order to enable new levels of performance, efficiency and code-portability.
Dr. Derek Chiou displays a motherboard that includes reconfigurable hardware he is using to develop a simulator that is thousands of times faster than current simulators. Once developed, the new simulator will enable computer architects and users to better evaluate the complex behavior of computer systems. Chiou received a $300,000 Department of Energy grant for the research.