Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

March 29, 2018

Lucia and students receive Best Paper Award at ASPLOS

Brandon Lucia, Alexei Colin, and Emily Ruppel received a Best Paper Award at the 23rd Association for Computing Machinery’s International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS). The paper discusses Capybara, a software interface that smartly apportions energy collected in battery-free, energy-harvesting devices. These devices draw energy from the environment, such as from solar or thermal energy. A problem these devices face is obviating inefficient energy use during peak energy demands. Capybara solves this by dynamically matching a device’s energy capacity to its applications’ energy needs. The interface trumped conventional energy allocation systems and enabled applications to react to a situation's energy needs. Read the paper.