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Appointment of Assistant Professor Murali Annavaram to the Robert G. and Mary G. Lane Early Career Chair


April 12, 2011 —

Assistant Professor Murali Annavaram of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering has been appointed to the Robert G. and Mary G. Lane Early Career Chair. The appointment recognizes Murali's exceptional distinction and promise as a junior faculty member in his field.

Murali Annavaram has been on the Viterbi faculty since 2007. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2001.

Prior to his appointment at USC, he was a senior research scientist at the Intel Microprocessor Research Labs working on energy efficient server design and 3D stacking architectures. In 2007 he was a visiting researcher at the Nokia Research Center, Palo Alto, working on virtual trip line based traffic sensing. His work on Energy-Per-Instruction-Throttling at Intel is implemented in Intel Core i7 processors to turbo-boost performance at a fixed power budget. His work on Virtual-Trip-Lines at Nokia formed the foundation of the Nokia Traffic Works product that provides real time traffic sensing in mobile phones.

His research at USC focuses on the energy efficiency and reliability of computing platforms, and the energy efficient management of body area sensor networks for continuous and real-time health monitoring. He also focuses on computer systems architecture to explore reliability challenges of future CMOS technologies. Murali received an IBM Faculty Partnership award in 2009 and an NSF CAREER award in 2010. He also received the Stevens Institute's Innovation Inside curriculum award for jointly developing a mobile systems design course. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM.