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Dr. Timothy M. Pinkston is a Professor in the Computer Engineering Division of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering and Senior Associate Dean of Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California (see more in here). His research interests are in the area of communication architectures for parallel computing systems which include multicore and multiprocessor systems. He is known for his contributions to the design and analysis of interconnection networks and routing algorithms, having published over 100 technical articles and book chapters on related topics, including a 114-page book chapter co-authored with Professor Jose Duato entitled "Interconnection Networks," which appears in the 4th edition of Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, by John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson (see here for instructional slides).

Recently, he served three years as a Program Director in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) of the National Science Foundation where he managed an award portfolio of approximately $10 million (FY'07) for CISE's Computer Systems Architecture Program and $40 million (FY'08) for CISE's flagship Expeditions in Computing Program in its inaugural year. Prior to going to the NSF, Dr. Pinkston served as the Director of the Computer Engineering Division at USC. His professional service includes serving on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) and on the IEEE TPDS Editor-in-Chief search and re-appointment committees. He has taken on leadership roles and membership in many conferences and workshops in the field, including ISCA, HPCA, ICPP, IPDPS, NOCS and HiPC. He recently served as the Program Chair for ICPADS'06, the General Chair for IPDPS'07, and the Program Chair for HPCA'09.

Dr. Pinkston received his Ph.D. and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and his B.S.E.E. degree from The Ohio State University (OSU) where he is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Engineering and the Minority Engineering Program of OSU. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.


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Editorial Service:

Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Special Section on On-Chip Networks, Vol. 16, No. 2, February, 2005.

Guest Editor, SPIE Optical Networks Magazine, Special Issue on Using Optics in Parallel and Distributed Computing and Communication, Vol. 4, No. 4, July/August, 2003.

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems Journal, 1999-2002.

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General Chair, The 21st Int'l Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS'07), Long Beach, CA, April 2007.

Program Chair, The 12th Int'l Conf. on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS'06), Minneapolis, MN, July 2006.

Program Chair, The 10th Int'l Conf. on High Perfermance Computing (HiPC'03), Hyderabad, India, December 2003.

Program Co-Chair, The 4th Int'l Conf. on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnects (MPPOI'97), Montreal, CA, June 1997.

Program Vice-Chair, The 10th Int'l Conf. on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS'04), Communication Networks and Systems Track, Newport Beach, CA, July 2004.

Program Vice-Chair, Euro-Par 2003, Topic 14: Routing and Communication in Interconnection Networks, Klagenfurt, Austria, August 26-29, 2003.

Workshops Co-Chair, The 35th Int'l Conf. on Parallel Processing (ICPP'06), Columbus, OH, August 2006.

Workshops Chair, The 30th Int'l Conf. on Parallel Processing (ICPP'01), Valencia, Spain, September 2001.

Tutorials Chair, The 31st Int'l Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA'04), Munich, Germany, June 2004.

Publicity Co-Chair, The 34th Int'l Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP'05), Oslo, Norway, June 2005.

Finance Chair, The 2nd Int'l Conf. on Cluster Computing (Cluster'01), Newport Beach, CA, October 2001.

Panel Moderator, Hot Interconnects Symposium (HotI'06), "Challenges for Future Interconnection Networks: Power, Reliability, Performance Scalability?", Stanford, CA, August 2006.

Panel Moderator, The 8th Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA'02) Panel, "What Will Have The Greatest Impact In 2010: Processor, Memory, or Interconnnect Architecture?" Boston, MA, 2002.

Panel Moderator, Workshop on Communication Architectures for Clusters (CAC'01), "InfiniBand: The De Facto Future Standard for System and Local Area Networks or Just a Scalable Replacement for PCI Buses?", San Francisco, CA, 2001.

Panelist, "Parallel Processing--The First 35 Years, the Next 35 Years", The 35th Int'l Conf. on Parallel Processing (ICPP'06), Columbus, OH, August 2006.

Program Committee Member (since 2000): HPCA'05,'03; ISCA'01; IPDPS'04,'03; ICPP'06,'05,'03-'00; CAC'06-'01; NOCS'07; ARCS'06; SAN'04,'03; SNAPI'03; CS&I'02; WON'02,'01; ICDCS-21'01;

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