received my Ph.D., S.M. and S.B. degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering
Computer Science at the Massachusetts
of Technology. There I was a member of the Computation Structures Group
within the Laboratory of Computer
Science (now combined with the former Artificial Intelligence
Laboratory to form CSAIL.)
were Professor Arvind
and Dr. Larry Rudolph.
research interests at MIT were parallel computer architecture,
architecture, simulation, parallel run-time systems and
compilers. I was an architect of the StarT-Voyager machine as
well as the StarT-NG
machine. I am a research affilate of CSAIL.
After completing my Ph.D. and before coming to UT, I was a system architect at Avici Systems, a company that designs high-end, scalable core routers. Our routers are extremely scalable, capable of Terabit front panel capacities, and are extremely reliable. They mad3 up AT&T's core backbone network for seven years. I worked in the system architecture team that was responsible for overall system architecture, component architecture and software architecture. I lead all of Avici's architectural simulation efforts, architected traffic managers and helped with switch fabric and network processor architecture.
I was a
member of the Board of Directors of Dharmacon, a company that produces
siRNA and custom RNA oligos, until the company
acquired by Fisher Scientific in 2004. I developed the original
database system that managed Dharmacon's operations from synthesis and
assurance to quote generation, shipping/invoicing and customer service.
For some reason,
I've done a lot of conference organization. I was the general
chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization
(IISWC) in 2009.
I was the
arrangements chairperson of the High Performance
Computer Architecture (HPCA)
conference held in Austin, Texas in February of 2006. Our banquet
was the finance chairperson of the International
on Supercomputing (ICS) held in Seattle in 2007 and the ICS held in
I taught a
one week summer course at the ACACES
2010 Sixth International Summer School on Advanced Computer
Architecture and Compilation for High-Performance and Embedded Systems
in Terrassa, Spain.