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ACM 2009 Honorees include Two Ming Hsieh Department Faculty Members

"Members ... who have demonstrated performance that sets them apart from their peers.

May 13, 2009 —

Murali Annavaram and Timothy Pinkston of the Computer Engineering division have won election as Senior Members of the Association for Computing Machinery.

The Senior Member Grade recognizes those ACM members with at least 10 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous Professional Membership who have demonstrated performance that sets them apart from their peers.

Annavaram
Annavaram joined USC in 2007, and is now assistant professor and a member of the Computer Engineering division. 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. 

Pinkston
Pinkston, a Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Computer Engineering Division, joined USC in 1993.  His research interests are in the areas of computer system architecture and communication architectures for distributed and parallel processing systems, including 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 book chapter entitled "Interconnection Networks" in the 4th edition of Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach.

He has served in leadership roles in many of the top conferences in the field including the International Symposium on Computer Architecture, the International Conference on High Performance Computer Architecture, the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, and the International Symposium on High Performance Computing. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE.

"Our department joins me in congratulating Murali and Timothy on their election as ACM Senior Members," said Hsieh Department Systems Chair Alexander Sawchuk. "This is an excellent recognition of department accomplishments in engineering research and teaching."