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Prof. Margaret Martonosi

Professor, Princeton University
Researcher in low-power computing
IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award 2018 Winner

New Metrics and Models for a Post-ISA Era: Managing complexity and scaling performance in Heterogeneous Parallelism and Internet-of-Things

Pushed by both application and technology trends, today’s computer systems employ unprecedented levels of heterogeneity, parallelism, and complexity as they seek to extend performance scaling and support new application domains. From datacenters to Internet-of-Things devices, these scaling gains come at the expense of degraded hardware-software abstraction layers, increased complexity at the hardware-software interface, and increased challenges for software reliability, interoperability, and performance portability This talk will explore how new metrics, models, and analysis techniques can be effective in this “Post-ISA” era of shifting abstractions. The talk will cover hardware and software design opportunities, methods for formal verification, and a look into the implications on technologies like IoT.

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Margaret Martonosi is the Hugh Trumbull Adams ’35 Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, where she has been on the faculty since 1994. She is also Director of Princeton University’s Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education. Martonosi’s research interests are in computer architecture and mobile computing. Her work has included the development of the Wattch power modeling tool and the Princeton ZebraNet mobile sensor network project for the design and real-world deployment of zebra tracking collars in Kenya. Her current research focuses on hardware-software interface approaches to manage heterogeneous parallelism and power-performance tradeoffs in systems ranging from smartphones to chip multiprocessors to large-scale data centers. Martonosi is a Fellow of both IEEE and ACM. Notable awards include the 2018 IEEE Technical Achievement Award, the 2010 Princeton University Graduate Mentoring Award, and the 2013 Anita Borg Institute Technical Leadership Award. Her research has earned four recent Test-of-Time Paper Awards: the 2015 ISCA Long-Term Influential Paper Award, 2017 ACM SIGMOBILE Test-of-Time Award, 2017 ACM SenSys Test-of-Time Paper award, and 2018 (Inaugural) HPCA Test-of-Time Paper award.