ECE Distinguished Lecture in Computer Eng.: Power-Aware Computing: Then, Now, and into the Future
Thursday, January 30, 2014
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
ECE Conference Room 302, 3rd Floor
Bossone Research Enterprise Center
Computer systems have faced significant power challenges at many points in their history, but over the past 20 years, these challenges have shifted from mainly being addressed at the devices and circuits level, to their current position as first-order constraints for architects and software developers. With power concerns creeping up the implementation layers, while application-level changes alter the nature of computation being performed, the natural approaches and opportunities for power mitigation require constant innovation. My talk will discuss work both by my own group and by the field overall to address power challenges while meeting performance targets on platforms from smartphones to datacenters.
Margaret Martonosi is the Hugh Trumbull Adams '35 Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, where she has been on the faculty since 1994. Martonosi's research focuses on computer architecture and mobile computing, particularly power-efficient systems. Past projects include the Wattch power modeling tool and the ZebraNet mobile sensor network, which was deployed for wildlife tracking in Kenya. Martonosi is a Fellow of both IEEE and ACM. Her major awards include Princeton University's 2010 Graduate Mentoring Award, the Anita Borg Institute's 2013 Technical Leadership Award, and NCWIT's 2013 Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award.