June 16, 2011
Assistant Professor Onur Mutlu has received the 2011 IEEE Computer Society TCCA Young Computer Architect Award "in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of computer architecture in both research and education." The annual award, presented by the Technical Committee on Computer Architecture (TCCA), recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of computer architecture by an individual who received their Ph.D. within six years of their nomination. This is the first year the award was presented, making Mutlu the inaugural recipient.
Mutlu, who directs the SAFARI research group at Carnegie Mellon, is investigating novel and efficient hardware/software cooperative techniques to overcome fundamental performance, security, robustness, reliability and efficiency challenges in current and future computer systems. His recent research has focused on designing very scalable, efficient and dependable many-core systems; quality of service in many-core systems; enabling and exploiting emerging memory technologies; heterogeneous systems; interconnection networks; and hardware/software cooperative techniques support to improve programmer productivity. He received bachelor's degrees in computer engineering and psychology in 2000 from the University of Michigan, and a master's in 2002 and Ph.D. in 2006 in computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the ECE faculty, he worked at Microsoft Research, Intel and Advanced Micro Devices.
Mutlu accepted the award, which comes with an honorarium and plaque, at the 38th International Symposium on Computer Architecture, held earlier this month in San Jose, Calif.
For more on Mutlu's research, visit www.ece.cmu.edu/~omutlu. His publications are available at www.ece.cmu.edu/~omutlu/projects.htm. To read the official press release on his award, visit the Carnegie Mellon News.
Assistant Professor of ECE Onur Mutlu