PUMPS 2013 Instructors

Wen-mei W. Hwu: Wen-mei W. Hwu is the Walter J. (“Jerry”) Sanders III-Advanced Micro Devices Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Coordinated Science Laboratory of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Hwu received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, 1987.

His research interests are in the areas of architecture,implementation,software for high-performance computer systems, and parallel processing. He is a Principal Investigator(PI) for the petascale Blue Waters system, is co-director of the Intel and Microsoft funded Universal Parallel Computing Research Center (UPCRC), and PI for the world's first NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence. At the Illinois Coordinated Science Lab,he is the director of the OpenIMPACT project, which has delivered new compiler and computer architecture technologies to the computer industry since 1987. He also serves as the Soft Systems Theme leader of the MARCO/DARPA Gigascale Silicon Research Center (GSRC) and on the Executive Committees of both the GSRC and the MARCO/DARPA Center for Circuit and System Solutions (C2S2).

For his contributions to the areas of compiler optimization and computer architecture, he received the 1993 Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Award, the 1994 Xerox Award for Faculty Research, the 1994 University Scholar Award of the University of Illinois, the 1997 Eta Kappa Nu Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award, the 1998 ACM SigArch Maurice Wilkes Award, the 1999 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, the 2001 Tau Beta Pi Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award, and the 2002 ComputerWorld Honors Archive Medal. He is a fellow of IEEE and of the ACM.

From 1997 to 1999, Prof. Hwu served as chairman of the Computer Engineering Program at the University of Illinois. In 2007 he introduced a new engineering course in massively parallel processing, which he co-taught with David Kirk, Chief Scientist of NVIDIA. In 2008, he was named co-director of one of two Universal Parallel Computing Research Centers sponsored by Microsoft and Intel.

David B. Kirk: David Kirk is an NVIDIA Fellow and served as NVIDIA's chief scientist from 1997 to 2009, a role in which he led the development of graphics technology for today's most popular consumer entertainment platforms. He also serves on the U.S. Commerce Department's Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee. Kirk was honored by the California Institute of Technology in 2009 with a Distinguished Alumni Award, its highest honor, for his work in the graphics-technology industry. In 2006, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his role in bringing high-performance graphics to personal computers. He received the SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award in 2002 for his role in bringing high-performance computer graphics systems to the mass market. Prior to coming NVIDIA, Kirk served from 1993 to 1996 as chief scientist and head of technology for Crystal Dynamics, a video game manufacturing company. From 1989 to 1991, he was an engineer for the Apollo Systems Division of HP.

Kirk is the inventor of 50 patents and patent applications relating to graphics design and has published more than 50 articles on graphics technology. He holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and MS and PhD degrees in computer science from Caltech.

Isaac Gelado: Isaac studied Telecommunications Engineering in the Universidad de Valladolid. During his fourth year at university, he started working as scholarship holder in Telefónica I+D, where he was working until July 2004. On December 2003, he read his Master Thesis, a distributed sniffer based on CORBA, which he licensed as GPL.
On July 2010, he got his PhD from UPC, and started working as a post-doctoral researcher in the IMPACT Research Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Besides his research activities, Isaac also assisted as Teacher Assistant in the ECE408/CS483 : Applied Parallel Programming (fall 2012) course.

On December 2012, he came back to Spain to work as senior researcher at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, where he is involved in the Mont-Blanc project.

Rosa M. Badia: Rosa Badia holds a PhD on Computer Science (1994) from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). She is a Scientific Researcher from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and manager of the Grid Computing and Cluster research group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

She was involved in teaching and research activities at the UPC from 1989 to 2008, where she was an Associated Professor since year 1997. From 1999 to 2005 she was involved in research and development activities at the European Center of Parallelism of Barcelona (CEPBA).

Her current research interest are: performance prediction and modelling of MPI programs and programming models for complex platforms (from multicore to the Grid/Cloud). She has published more than 90 papers in international conferences and journals in the topics of her research. She has participated in several European projects and currently she is currently participating in projects NUBA (at Spanish level), TERAFLUX and OGF-Europe and she is a member of HiPEAC NoE.

Xavier Martorell: Xavier Martorell received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Technical University of Catalunya (UPC) in 1991 and 1999, respectively. Since 1992 he has lectured on operating systems, parallel runtime systems and OS administration. He has been an associate professor in the Computer Architecture Department at UPC since 2001.

His research interests cover the areas of operating systems, runtime systems, compilers and applications for high-performance multiprocessor systems. Dr. Martorell has participated in several long-term research projects with other universities and industries, primarily in the framework of the European Union ESPRIT, IST and FET programs. He spent one year working with the BG/L team in the IBM Watson Research Center.

He has coauthored more than 60 publications in international journals and conferences. He is currently the Manager of the Parallel Programming Models team at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. He is participating in the HiPEAC Network of Excellence and in the SARC and ACOTES European projects.

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