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Computer systems are increasingly bottlenecked by data movement costs and are no longer able to keep up with the “big data” explosion. This trend is compounded by the fact that data in memory is stored without any consideration of data content, usage patterns, or how data are grouped into higher-level objects. Many algorithms also exhibit poor temporal locality (because they only touch data items once) and poor spatial locality (because they exhibit irregular access patterns across vast data sizes), making caches inefficient. MORE >

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At the beginning of July 2018, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering Vijay Narayanan has been appointed to the A. Robert Noll Chair in Engineering by the Penn State College of Engineering. Vijay is also a research task leader with CRISP. Congratulations to Professor Narayanan! 

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Congratulations to Kevin Skadron, Mircea Stan, Wei Huang, Sivakumar Velusamy, Karthik Sankaranarayanan and David Tarjan on receiving the ACM SIGARCH and IEEE-CS TCCA ISCA Influential Paper Award.

Zhiru Zhang, UCLA MS ’03, PhD ’07 received the Rising Professional Alumni Award at the UCLA Samueli 2018 awards dinner. Zhang is now an assistant professor of computer science at Cornell University.