YALE COMPUTER ENGINEERING SEMINAR SERIES
Prof. Diana Marculescu. Carnegie Mellon University
Title: The Quest for Energy Aware Computing
Host: Prof. Jakub Szefer, Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Abstract: How do natural systems endure and how is nature inherently renewable? Can we learn from the supreme engineer -‐ nature -‐ how to design systems that are either energy aware by themselves or aid in achieving true sustainability in man-‐made systems? Electronic system design has benefited from decades of reliable and predictable functionality, but this trend is likely to slow down in future technology nodes. To support a path toward energy aware computing, a holistic approach toward addressing energy awareness, reliability, and variability at all the levels in the system is required. Furthermore, while design tools and methodologies for individual systems is relatively mature, achieving true energy efficiency for many real-‐life applications is still emerging. This talk will discuss our work on achieving superior performance and power efficiency for silicon systems in the presence of challenges induced by manufacturing process uncertainties and will unravel applications of classic tool sets to the design and analysis of large scale real-‐life applications.
Bio: Diana Marculescu is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. She received the Dipl. Ing. degree in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, in 1991 and 1998, respectively. Her current research interests include energy-‐ and reliability-‐aware computing, and CAD for non-‐silicon applications, including e-‐textiles, computational biology, and sustainability.
Diana was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Faculty Career Award from 2000 to 2004, the ACM SIGDA Technical Leadership Award in 2003, the Carnegie Institute of Technology George Tallman Ladd Research Award in 2004, and the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference in 2005, the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Computer Design in 2008, the Best Paper Award at the International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design in 2009, and the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Trans. on Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) Systems in 2011. She was the Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Design Automation from 2005 to 2009. Diana is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computers and has served in the same position for the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems and the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems. She was selected as an ELATE Fellow (2013-‐2014), and is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2013-‐2017) and the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award (2014). Diana is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.