Monday, July 29, 2013

Welcome Hadi Esmaeilzadeh

Welcome to the newest faculty member of the School of Computer Science, Hadi Esmaeilzadeh, who will start as an assistant professor in August. Hadi comes from the CS department at the University of Washington where he will receive his PhD also in August advised by Doug Burger and Luis Ceze.

Hadi specializes in computer architecture, notably for his work on dark silicon. About 2005, we hit the power limits needed to create faster processors. Moore's law continued and instead we began to put multiple CPUs or cores on a chip. But as our multicore computers gains more cores we will soon hit power issues powering all the cores at once. The paradigm of Dark Silicon seeks to address that problem by keeping only a fraction of the cores powered while the rest remain "dark". This work was chosen as a CACM Research Highlight.
Hadi work on Power-Performance Measurement was also chosen as a CACM Research Highlight.

Great to have Hadi aboard, a great addition to our already amazing architecture group.

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