Honors and Awards

 

Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Computer Engineering, Northwestern University, 2016

High-Performance and Energy-Efficient Computer System Design Using Photonic Interconnects (Yigit Demir)

 

NSF CAREER Award, CISE-CCF, The National Science Foundation (NSF), 2015

Energy-Efficient and Energy-Proportional Silicon-Photonic Manycore Architectures

 

Interview, IEEE Computer, October 2013

The Impact of Dynamic Directories on Multicore Interconnects

(article originally appeared in IEEE Computer Special Issue on Multicore Memory Coherence, October 2013)

 

Fellow, Searle Center for Teaching Excellence, 2012

Northwestern University

 

IEEE Micro Spotlight Paper, February 2012

Toward Dark Silicon in Servers

(article originally appeared in IEEE Micro Special Issue on Big Chips, July/August 2011)

 

Keynote Talk, 9th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (ISPDC), 2010

When Core Multiplicity Doesn't Add Up

 

IEEE Micro Top Picks from Computer Architecture Conferences, 2010

Near-Optimal Cache Block Placement with Reactive Nonuniform Cache Architectures

(one of the 12 papers selected from all computer architecture conferences as "the year's most significant research papers in computer architecture based on novelty and long-term impact")

 

June and Donald Brewer Chair, 2009–2011
Northwestern University

 

Best Demonstration Award, 22nd IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2006
Simultaneous Query Pipelines in Qpipe

 

Technical Award for Contributions to the Alpha Microprocessor, 2000
Compaq Computer Corporation, Marlborough, MA

 

Best Computer Engineering Poster Award, EECS Fair, Northwestern University, March 2015

b-HiVE: A Bit-Level History-Based Error Model with Value Correlation for Voltage-Scaled Integer and Floating Point Units

 

Second Computer Engineering Poster Award, EECS Fair, Northwestern University, March 2015

Towards Energy-Efficient Photonic Interconnects

 

Second Computer Engineering Poster Award, EECS Fair, Northwestern University, February 2014

EcoLaser: Adaptive Laser Control for Energy Efficient On-Chip Photonic Interconnects

 

Third EECS Poster Award, EECS Fair, Northwestern University, February 2013

Galaxy: Pushing the Power and Bandwidth Walls with Optically-Connected Disintegrated Processors

 

FORTH Fellowship, 1993–1995
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Greece