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Christopher Francis Batten

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  • Christopher Francis Batten
  • Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Address: 323 Frank H T Rhodes Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-2672
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Biography

Professor Christopher Batten has been an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University since January 2010. 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 new Parallel Computing Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley which is tackling parallel architecture and software for mobile platforms. 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.

Research Interests

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.

Teaching Interests

Computer Architecture, VLSI Circuits and Systems

Selected Publications

  • Srinath, S., B. Ilbeyi, M. Tan, G. Liu, Z. Zhang, Christopher Batten. 2014. "Architectural Specialization for Inter-Iteration Loop Dependence Patterns." Paper presented at 47th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Micoarchitecture (MICRO), December.
  • Kim, J., Christopher Batten. 2014. "Accelerating Irregular Algorithms on GPGPUs Using Fine-Grain Hardware Worklists." Paper presented at 47th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Micoarchitecture (MICRO), December.
  • Godycki, W., C. Torng, I. Bukreyev, A. Apsel, Christopher Batten. 2014. "Enabling Realistic Fine-Grain Voltage Scaling with Reconfigurable Power Distribution Networks." Paper presented at 47th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Micoarchitecture (MICRO), December.
  • Lockhart, D., G. Zibrat, Christopher Batten. 2014. "PyMTL: A Unified Framework for Vertically Integrated Computer Architecture Research." Paper presented at 47th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Micoarchitecture (MICRO), December.
  • Kim, Ji, Christopher Torng, Srinath Srinath, Derek Lockhart, Christopher Batten. 2013. "Microarchitectural Mechanisms to Exploit Value Structure in Fine-Grain SIMT Architectures." Paper presented at 40th ACM/IEEE Int'l Symp. on Computer Architecture (ISCA), June.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award 2012
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award 2012
  • Michael Tien '72 Excellence in Teaching Award (College of Engineering, Cornell University) 2013
  • Young Investigator Program Award (Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)) 2015
  • Cornell Engineering Research Excellence Award (Cornell University College of Engineering) 2015

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Education

  • 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