ArchLab Paper Receives Best Paper Award at the 24th ACM International Conference on ASPLOS

April 15, 2019

UCSB ArchLab Paper Receives Best Paper Award at the 24th ACM International Conference

By Sandra Dieron, PR Assistant, Computer Science


UCSB’s ArchLab, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Sherwood of UCSB’s Computer Science Department, recently received the Best Paper Award at the 24th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS).

Dr. Sherwood and graduate student Georgios Tzimpragos of the UCSB Computer Science department and ArchLab, along with Dr. Dmitri Strukov of the UCSB Electrical and Computer Engineering department, and their co-authors submitted the award-winning paper, “Boosted Race Trees for Low Energy Classification,” to the 24th ACM International Conference, and the paper deals with in-sensor processing, classification, decision trees, and race logic.

Dr. Sherwood joined the UCSB Computer Science Department in 2003 and has worked on a broad set of research problems relating to both hardware and software. He currently runs many ongoing funded projects through the ArchLab. Since joining UCSB he has been the recipient of the 2009 Northrop Grumman Teaching Excellence Award, the NSF Career Award, the UCSB Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, Best paper awards from several top conferences, and on 5 separate occasions his papers have been selected by a board of industry and academic panelists as an "IEEE Micro Top Pick" for their impact and importance.

Georgios Tzimpragos is a graduate student with the Computer Science Department under the direction of Timothy Sherwood. Georgios is also a research affiliate of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as well as UCSB’s ArchLab. He is interested in digital design and computer architecture and he will be working with novel application specific hardware designs.

Dr. Dmitri Strukov is a professor in UCSB’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department. His research interests focus on computer engineering. Dr. Strukov additionally runs a research group, called the Strukov Research Group, focuses on the development of novel ways to perform computation.

The 24th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) was held in Providence, Rhode Island on April 13th – April 17th. ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research spanning computer architecture and hardware, programming languages and compilers, operating systems and networking.

Congratulations to UCSB’s own Drs. Sherwood and Strukov, Georgios Tzimpragos, and their co-authors on the Best Paper Award!