Christopher Batten is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and graduate field member of Computer Science at Cornell. He is a member of the Computer Systems Laboratory, which works on hardware and software techniques for improving the cost, performance, programmability, reliability, and energy efficiency of future computer systems. Professor Batten received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2007 to 2009, he was a visiting scholar in the Parallel Computing Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Batten received his M.Phil. in engineering as a Churchill Scholar at the University of Cambridge in 2000, and received his B.S. in electrical engineering as a Jefferson Scholar from the University of Virginia in 1999.
Professor Batten's primary research interest is in energy-efficient parallel computer architecture for both high-performance and embedded applications. He is also interested in parallel programming methodologies, hardware specialization, interconnection networks, VLSI chip-design methodologies, and the intersection between computer architecture and future emerging technologies.
Computer Architecture, VLSI Circuits and Systems
- 2016. "Asymmetry-Aware Work-Stealing Schedulers." Paper presented at 43rd ACM/IEEE Int'l Conf. on Computer Architecture (ISCA), June. .
- 2015. "Pydgin: Generating Fast Instruction Set Simulators from Simple Architecture Descriptions with Meta-Tracing JIT Compilers." Paper presented at IEEE Int'l Symp. on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS), March. .
- 2014. "Architectural Specialization for Inter-Iteration Loop Dependence Patterns." Paper presented at 47th ACM/IEEE Int'l Symp. on Micoarchitecture (MICRO), December. .
- 2014. "Accelerating Irregular Algorithms on GPGPUs Using Fine-Grain Hardware Worklists." Paper presented at 47th ACM/IEEE Intl'l Symp. on Micoarchitecture (MICRO), December. .
- 2014. "Enabling Realistic Fine-Grain Voltage Scaling with Reconfigurable Power Distribution Networks." Paper presented at 47th ACM/IEEE Int'l Symp. on Micoarchitecture (MICRO), December. .
Selected Awards and Honors
- Cornell Engineering Research Excellence Award (College of Engineering, Cornell University) 2015
- AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award (Air Force Office of Scientific Research) 2015
- Michael Tien '72 Excellence in Teaching Award (College of Engineering, Cornell University) 2013
- NSF Early CAREER Award (National Science Foundation) 2012
- DARPA Young Faculty Award (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) 2012
- BS (Electrical Engineering), University of Virginia, 1999
- M.Phil (Engineering), University of Cambridge, 2000
- Ph D (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010