Christopher Batten receives Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching
Assistant Professor Christopher Batten was recently honored as the 2016 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.
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.
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.