About MeI am currently a full professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Boston University. I am also serving as the interim Associate Dean of Educational Initiatives at the College of Engineering. I received my PhD degree from the Computer Science and Engineering Department at UC San Diego in 2009 as a member of the System Energy Efficiency Lab.
My research interests are broadly in design automation, computer architecture, and embedded systems, particularly focusing on energy efficiency, thermal challenges, and using analytics for intelligent system management. I received the Ernest Kuh Early Career Award in 2017 for my contributions to energy-efficient system-level design and an IBM Faculty Award in 2020 for my work on applying AI-based methods for DevSecOps.
Current research directions include (1) design of future energy-efficient computer systems using new integration technologies (e.g., 3D-stacking, silicon photonic networks-on-chip, emerging on-chip cooling), (2) applied machine learning for improving cloud and HPC performance, and (3) sustainability in data centers via integration into smart grid programs. A brief overview of recent research accomplishments is here (updated Spring 2020).
Prior to joining BU, I worked at Sun Microsystems (now Oracle), San Diego. My recent industry partnerships include projects with IBM TJ Watson, AMD, Oracle, and others. My team has carried out many domestic and international collaborations successfully, such as with research groups at EPFL, CEA-LETI in France, Brown University, and MIT.
I am an affiliated member of the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE) and a former Junior Fellow of the Hariri Institute of Computing at BU. I currently serve as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on CAD and the IEEE Transactions on Computers. Until recently, as a member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Council on Design Automation (CEDA), I represented CEDA in the Design Automation Conference (DAC) Executive Committee. In 2018, I was the Program Chair of the Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) conference.