Faculty / PI

Photograph of Prof. Ayse K. Coskun

Prof. Ayse K. Coskun is a full professor at Boston University (BU) at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, where she leads the Performance and Energy Aware Computing Laboratory (PeacLab) to solve problems towards making computer systems more intelligent and energy-efficient. Coskun is also the Director of the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE) and serves on the Steering Committee of the Hariri Institute of Computing at BU.

Coskun’s research interests intersect design automation, computer systems, and architecture. Her research outcomes are widely recognized and culminated in several technical awards, including the NSF CAREER Award, the IEEE CEDA Ernest Kuh Early Career Award, and an IBM Faculty Award. Coskun has been an avid collaborator of industry (collaborators include IBM TJ Watson, Oracle, AMD, Intel, and others) and received several patents during her time at Sun Microsystems (now Oracle). Her research team has been committed to releasing their software artifacts and tools to the open-source community. Coskun’s team has also carried out many domestic and international collaborations successfully, such as with research groups at EPFL, CEA-LETI in France, Sandia National Laboratories, Brown University, and MIT.

Coskun is currently the (interim) Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development at the College of Engineering at BU. Coskun recently served as the interim Associate Dean of Educational Initiatives at the College, where she oversaw innovative programs that enrich student experiences. Following her passion in increasing diversity in STEM fields, Coskun has regularly taught in outreach programs, mentored high school students in her lab, and founded a new forum called “Advancing Diversity in EDA” (DivEDA). She previously served in the IEEE CEDA Executive Committee and currently is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design.

Coskun received her PhD degree in Computer Engineering from University of California San Diego at the System Energy Efficiency Lab and her BS degree in Microelectronics Engineering, with a minor in Physics, from Sabanci University in Turkey.

Contact Info:
Email: acoskun@bu.edu
Phone: (617) 358-3641
Office: Photonics 338, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston, MA, 02215