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José Martínez receives Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

José Martínez was recently honored as the 2015 recipient of the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This award is given annually to one faculty member in recognition of extraordinary teaching.

Martínez is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a graduate field member of Computer Science and a member of the Computer Systems Laboratory at Cornell. His research work has earned several awards; among them: two IEEE Micro Top Picks papers; a HPCA Best Paper award; Best Paper nominations at MICRO and HPCA; a NSF CAREER award; two IBM Faculty awards; and one of the inaugural UIUC Computer Science Outstanding Educator Alumnus awards. On the teaching side, he has been recognized with two Kenneth A. Goldman '71 Excellence in Teaching College awards, as a 2007 Merrill Presidential Teacher, and as the 2011 Professor of the Year by the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. Prof. Martínez graduated in 1996 from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, and earned MS (1999) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Prof. Martínez's research area is computer architecture. His research interests include reconfigurable and self-optimizing architectures, architectural impact of disruptive technologies (e.g., on-chip nano photonics), and hardware-software interaction.

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