Alum Murali Annavaram elected IEEE fellow for contributions to heterogeneous architectures for energy-efficient computing systems
University of Michigan alum Murali Annavaram (PhD CE 2001) has been named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2021, “for contributions to heterogeneous architectures for energy-efficient computing systems.”
Murali Annavaram has been a faculty member in the Ming-Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering and in the Department of Computer Science (joint appointment) at the University of Southern California since 2007. His research spans diverse topics: energy proportional server designs, superconducting computer architectures, scaling of machine learning systems, data privacy and security, and near data processing. He is the inaugural director of the USC-Meta Center for Research and Education in AI and Learning.
Prior to his appointment at USC, Annavaram was a senior research scientist at the Intel Microprocessor Research Labs from 2001 to 2007 working on energy efficient server design and 3D stacking architectures. In 2007 he was a visiting researcher at the Nokia Research Center in Palo Alto, working on virtual trip line based traffic sensing. He was a visiting Facebook faculty scientist during 2020. He co-authored Parallel Computer Organization and Design, a widely used textbook to teach both the basic and advanced principles of computer architecture. Annavaram received the PhD degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2001.
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