Reliable and High Performance Computing
Researchers are investigating whether recalling text messages, calls, and Facebook likes could be a useful log-in strategy.
Associate Professor Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia won a 2014 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award, an award from the Provost that recognizes recently promoted faculty who have shown special promise in their fields.
CSL Professor Vikram Adve has been named a 2014 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). In his citation he was recognized “[f]or developing the LLVM compiler and for contributions to parallel computing and software security.” He is one of 49 ACM members being recognized this year for their contributions to computing.
Professors Steven Lumetta, Brian Cunningham and John Dallesasse have won a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to work further on their research into turning smartphones into biodetectors that rival lab machines.
Assistant Professor Shobha Vasudevan has made a major impact in her field in a short amount of time. The IEEE Council of Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) recently presented Vasudevan with the Early Career Award “for outstanding contributions to design verification including assertion generation and coverage analysis."
CS graduate student Man-Ki Yoon received the Roberto Padovani Scholarship from Qualcomm. The Roberto Padovani Scholarship program was created in 2008 to recognize Qualcomm Research interns who demonstrate extraordinary technical talent during their summer internships.
Since CSL professor Wen-mei Hwu co-founded MulticoreWare six years ago, the company has grown from a small startup to the leading provider of GPU-accelerated software and GPU-computing infrastructure software, used by such tech giants as Amazon and Google.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Professor Wen-mei W. Hwu has been named the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society B. Ramakrishna Rau Award for his work in Instruction-Level Parallelism.
While many mobile device applications are backed by cloud servers and storage, the current programming technology is tedious and potentially error prone. According to Illinois’ Gul Agha, developing individual application parts is not difficult, but developing an entire system is far more challenging and there’s currently no way to map user-level application code to the computational resources available in a flexible way.
CSL researchers received the inaugural Best Paper Award at last month’s 2014 IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN). Additionally, graduate student Cuong Pham was recognized for his outstanding PhD research in this area and was awarded the William C. Carter Award at DSN.