As the need for faster computers grows, current technologies are unable to provide solutions that are sustainable.
Boston University Assistant Professor Ayse Coskun (ECE) is researching energy efficient 3-D stacked systems to help solve this problem.
Coskun’s Q&A in the July issue of Circuit Cellar is an example of the computer engineering community’s rising interest in her research on energy efficiency and thermal challenges.
Coskun joined BU’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in Fall 2009 and has taught computer engineering classes including Introduction to Embedded Systems and Introduction to Software Engineering since Spring 2010.
This March, Coskun received a $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for early career development and her research project, “3D Stacked Systems for Energy-Efficient Computing: Innovative Strategies in Modeling and Runtime Management.” In May 2011, she was awarded the A. Richard Newton Graduate Scholarship at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) for her project, “3-D Systems for Low-Power High-Performance Computing.”
Circuit Cellar believes her research “could change the way electrical engineers and chip manufacturers think about energy efficiency for years to come.”
Her research focuses on software optimization for green computing; thermal modeling and management of 3D stack architectures; and design and runtime management of many core systems. Coskun is an affiliated member of the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE) and Center for Computational Science at BU. She is also a junior fellow at the new Hariri Computing Institute.
–Sneha Dasgupta (COM ’13)