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Murali Annavaram elected ACM Senior Member

May 11, 2009 —

Murali Annavaram was recently elected to the rank of Senior Member by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The criteria for advancement to this rank are: technical leadership (including research and education); technical contributions (including publications and textbooks); and professional contributions (service).

Murali received the B.Tech. degree in computer science from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India in 1993, the M.S. in computer science and engineering from Colorado State University in 1996, and the Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan in 2001. He was a senior research scientist at Intel Microprocessor Research Lab (MRL) in Austin, TX from 2001 through 2007, and a visiting faculty researcher at the Nokia Palo Alto Research Center in 2007. He joined USC in 2007, and is now assistant professor and a member of the Computer Engineering division of the Ming Hsieh EE Department.

His technical specialties are: computer architecture, VLSI, computer architecture, 3D stacking, mobiquitous computing, and wireless systems and networks. He is known for his work on energy-per-instruction (EPI) throttling, and the impact of device variability on timing and die stacking technology. He has also investigated the software aspects of architecture, such as accurate prefetching and workload characterization. His research has been published in top journals and conferences such as the Conference on High Performance Computer Architecture, the International Symposium on Computer Architecture, and the International Symposium on Micro-Architecture. He has a total of more than 26 papers published or accepted, and 8 patents granted or pending.

This is an excellent recognition of his accomplishments in engineering research and teaching.


By: Alexander A. Sawchuk, Chair and Professor, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems