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Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts University

Mark Hempstead is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts University. His research group, the Tufts Computer Architecture Lab, investigates methods to increase energy efficiency across the boundaries of circuits, architecture, and systems. His research has been applied to a range of platforms from embedded systems, IoT, chip multiprocessors, and high performance computing. Currently, they are exploring the performance and energy benefits of heterogeneity in future many-accelerator architectures; power-aware hardware and software for Android devices; and methodologies for communication-aware workload characterization. His group has published innovations in several different research communities including high performance computer architecture, embedded systems, workload characterization, mobile-systems, and the Internet-of-Things (IoT).

Dr. Hempstead received a BS in Computer Engineering from Tufts University and his MS and PhD in Engineering from Harvard University working with Professors David Brooks and Gu-Yeon Wei. Prior to joining Tufts University in 2015 he was an Assistant Professor at Drexel University. He received the NSF CAREER award in 2014 and the Drexel College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award in 2014. He was honored for his achievements in teaching with the 2014 Drexel University Allen Rothwarf Award for Teaching Excellence given to one junior faculty member a year. He was the winner of the industry sponsored SRC student design contest in 2006 and Best Paper Nominee in HPCA 2012. Before beginning a faculty position at Drexel University, Mark spent five months in the Cambridge, UK R&D group of ARM Ltd.


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    Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts University